One player recently discovered that there is a Baldur’s Gate 3 special game over scene. Let’s see the details.
Interesting Baldur’s Gate 3 special game over scene
Note: Baldur’s Gate 3 act 3 spoilers ahead.
The vast majority of the third act in Baldur’s Gate 3 is dedicated to tracking down the three Netherstones meant to help the player take on The Absolute, which reveals itself as the Elder Brain by this point in the story. One of those items will already be in the adventuring party’s possession from the end of Act 2, while the remaining two MacGuffins will drive the plot of the RPG’s final act.
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And while the developers made sure that the Netherstones can neither be sold nor thrown like most other items in Baldur’s Gate 3, one player still found a way to get rid of them. Triggering an extra special game over scene in the process.
The player took advantage of the fact that this trio of quest items can be placed in a container and then the canister itself gotten rid of, having stored one of their Netherstones in a vase before chucking the jar into an abyss.
This immediately prompted a cutscene where The Emperor from Baldur’s Gate 3 labeled the perpetrator of the throw as a “fool,” declaring that all their efforts to stop the Elder Brain are now in vain.
Just in case the player isn’t too bothered by name-calling, the cutscene ends with the Elder Brain transforming their character into a Mind Flayer, which is something that they’ve been tasked with avoiding since the opening moments of Baldur’s Gate 3.
The Netherbrain in this unique cutscene also appears to take on The Emperor’s squid like face, which is possibly the game’s subtle way of communicating that the friendly Mind Flayer stopped bestowing the mind control protections upon the player from the moment he realized he can no longer use them to advance his goals, which is fairly consistent with his character.
Players who want to experience this Baldur’s Gate 3 special game over scene themselves should make sure to save their game before trying any shenanigans with the Netherstones. There is at least one known bug that stops the cutscene from triggering, with some player reports indicating that placing the stones on Orin’s body will simply make them disappear and hence soft lock the party from finishing the game.
Baldur’s Gate 3 is available now on PC and PS5. Xbox Series X/S port is expected to launch in late 2023.