Baldur’s Gate 3 is a real success and a particularly imposing RPG. So much so that certain portions of the game remained secret for a very long time.
The lifespan of Baldur’s Gate 3 is titanic. It’s quite simple, depending on your choices and your desire to complete the side quests, your gaming experience can vary between 75 hours (in a straight line) and 200 hours. Obviously, among the lot, we can expect a few surprises and even hidden segments. It is the least we can say.
A secret segment of Baldur’s Gate 3 (spoiler-free)
Some time ago, Neil Newborn, voice actor for Baldur’s Gate 3 who plays Astarion, explained that there was a significant portion of the game that no one had yet discovered. Indeed, according to him, Baldur’s Gate 3 would hide around two hours of gameplay that is extremely difficult to find. The game, with its massive amount of content, multiple possible paths, and hundreds of characters to meet offers impressive replayability. Which explains why it can be difficult to discover certain segments. Moreover, many recent comments on the YouTube clip seem to indicate that many players have still not found this secret, almost a month after he mentioned it.
So far, fans have tried just about everything they could imagine to find every aspect of the game. Nonetheless, players continue to discover new dialogue, like this scene where Karlach breaks the fourth wall and speaks directly to the player of Baldur’s Gate 3, so players shouldn’t be too surprised to learn that there are even more things to discover in this massive RPG.
RPG developers love to slip in secrets. In Skyrim at the time, we could for example find a reference to the film 300, with the presence of the corpse of the Persian who is thrown into the well by Leonidas. We can therefore imagine how a title like Baldur’s Gate 3 is an ideal playground for slipping in secrets.
The explanation (spoiler)
Warning, this portion of the news contains spoilers. The quest still remains a secret for many, but some players were still able to discover it, as explained by the Larian studio itself. Neil’s comments came from a book signing he did shortly after the game launched. Since then, players have found the quest and lines he was talking about. In fact, there is an off-the-beaten-path quest at Rosymorn Monastery that rewards you with a nice mace called Blood of Lathander. If you’re not careful or try to steal the mace, you can activate a terrifying solar weapon. If you kill (intentionally or not) Astarion with this solar weapon and then resurrect him once you return to camp, you will be in for a nice surprise.
In Divinity: Original Sin 2, we could also discover somewhat secret dialogues and quests. Larian is therefore not his first attempt.