In a shocking turn of events, a major villain in Baldur’s Gate 3 recently fell not to a sword or spell, but to the corpse of his deceased mother. Utilized as the ultimate weapon by an inventive player, this kill method is as bizarre as it is unprecedented.
Baldur’s Gate 3 offers players a highly customizable gaming experience, replete with a vast selection of character roles and styles of play. Developed by Larian Studios, the game drops players into a world full of possibilities. From villain to Paladin to romancing Bard, the game offers a multitude of options.
The game’s combat system takes a cue from D&D, offering players practically free rein within the limits of the game's rules. If a player can conceive of a strategy or approach, the game likely allows for it. Tactics, whether cunning or outrageous, find a home within this open-world game.
Occasionally, the strategies employed by players bear the question of morality, showcasing the ethics-free side of creative gameplay. A particularly noteworthy example comes in the form of a player who dispatched the villain Gortash in the most unusual way imaginable: with the body of Gortash’s own departed mother.
The player responsible for this surprising kill was identified as user 'Syntactics2411'. In advance of confronting Gortash, the player thought to incorporate an external element - Gortash’s mother - into their tactics. Their actions resulted in one of the least conventional means of murder seen within the game so far.
Prior to meeting with the villain, the user visited Gortash’s mother. Rather than seeking a peaceful conversation, the player dispatched the older character in a brutal act of murder. The lifeless body was then stored away, to be brandished as a weapon in an upcoming battle.
Assigned to carry the corpse was the character Karlach, who held a personal score to settle with Gortash. After positioning the character for the upcoming battle, the player proceeded with their unique plan of attack. When the moment came, Karlach presented Gortash’s mother as an unexpected weapon.
Gortash fell to the startling weapon, slain not by sword or spell but by his own mother's corpse. The player’s offbeat strategy had proven successful, prompting reflection on the freedom of action and shocking possibilities in Baldur’s Gate 3.
Debate arose as to whether Gortash was deserving of such a demise, but there was no denying the satisfaction drawn from inventing such a novel method of elimination. The kill, while shocking, served as a reminder of how Baldur's Gate is a game that offers a wide array of possibilities to its players.