Baldur’s Gate 3 Player Triggers Dark Game Over Screen by Discarding Key Item

A Baldur’s Gate 3 player discovers an unexpected game over screen after disposing of an important Act 3 item.

A Surprising Turn of Events in Baldur’s Gate 3

A Baldur’s Gate 3 player recently encountered a surprising turn of events while attempting to discard a crucial item in Act 3 of the game. The player, known as BOB_BestOfBugs on YouTube, found out that Larian Studios had implemented a failsafe mechanism to prevent players from permanently losing one of Act 3's most vital key items.

The Importance of Netherstones

In Baldur’s Gate 3, players are tasked with collecting three Netherstones to aid them in defeating The Absolute, who is revealed to be the Elder Brain. While the game prevents players from directly throwing away Netherstones, the player realized that they could place the item in a container and discard the container instead.

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An Unexpected Cutscene

As soon as the container with the Netherstone was thrown into an abyss, a cutscene triggered. The player encountered The Emperor, who berated them for their foolishness and reminded them that the three stones are their only hope against the Elder Brain. To make matters worse, the Elder Brain appeared and transformed the player into a mind flayer, resulting in an unavoidable game over screen that read, "A Netherstone is lost. The only path now leads to her..." The player was given the option to load a previous save and try again.

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While the chances of stumbling upon this ending by accident are slim, Larian Studios' inclusion of this dark game over screen demonstrates their foresight and understanding of player behavior. The developers anticipated the creative and experimental approaches that players would employ and implemented safeguards to ensure the game's seamless progression.

A Player-Driven Experience

It's important to note that this unique ending adds to the overall dynamic and player-driven experience that Baldur’s Gate 3 offers. Players are encouraged to make choices and explore different possibilities within the game.

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