Baldur’s Gate 3: Quick Start Guide
A novelty that has been waiting for so long. Baldur’s Gate 3 has always been one of the favorites on the list of upcoming games for those who love projects like Diablo, Divinity: Original Sin, Pathfinder or Pillars of Eternity.
This game can perhaps be called quite difficultsince it uses all those principles inherent in original DnD… Therefore, the Wotpack editors will try to help make it easier for you to get used to the world of the Forgotten Realms.
System requirements for Baldur’s Gate 3
- OS: Windows 10 x64 (32-bit versions not supported)
- CPU: Intel i5-4690 / AMD FX 4350
- RAM: 16 GB
- Video card: Nvidia GTX 780 / AMD Radeon R9 280X
- Free disk space: 70 GB
A few words about the plot in Baldur’s Gate 3
History in Baldur’s Gate 3 not connected with the previous parts of the series – it happens in about one hundred years after the events presented in the Throne of Baal, where a brutal carnage unfolded for the divine power of the dead god of the assassins of Baal. In the third part of Baldur’s Gate, it all begins since the invasion of the illithids (also known as the mind flayers) to the city of the same name – Baldur’s Gate…
As a result, some of the inhabitants were kidnapped, sent to the invaders’ ship, and then they turned into Mind Flayers. This can be explained implantation of an embryo into themthat feeds on the host’s brain.
Your hero is one of those who got on the illithid ship and went through the process of infection with one of the embryos. In the prologue, he will arrange an escape from the ship, which very few people succeed in. Later, in the first act, the tasks change. In addition to recruiting allies, he will have to find a way to extract the parasite from himself.
Baldur’s Gate 3 Beginner Tips
Each project has its own zest and its difficulties, which may interfere with fully enjoying the gameplay. Here are some tips to make the game easier:
- Try as often as possible persist. This is made possible by the unlimited number of possible saves. This is what will allow in the future to save yourself from incorrectly performed tasks and dissatisfaction with the chosen solutions.
The Wotpack editors do not welcome the Save & Load tactics, as a result of which only successful games will be in the player’s history. This completely ruins the idea of randomness and can ruin the experience of the project as a whole. We are for everything to happen as it should.
- How can you analyze more carefully their opponents. This can be done by right clicking on them. The analysis will allow you to identify the strengths and weaknesses of your enemies and, in accordance with this, it is better to plan a strategy to combat them.
- Correctly place team members on the battlefield… Ideally, you should make it so that ranged characters have an advantage in height (it is easier for them to hit, and their enemies are harder), and melee characters can easily get close to opponents.
- Use traps and the environment in their favor… Fire, slippery surfaces or explosive objects – if desired, all of this can be directed at more weakening opponents…
- Required render harmless traps, which in Baldur’s Gate 3 are equally dangerous to both enemies and heroes… And if in the previous tip we mentioned the possibility of using them in battle against enemies, then here we will rather talk about traps while traveling. It so happens that they are capable of not only cripple, but also kill hero, and with a “successful” coincidence – put the whole team at once… Therefore, they need to be neutralized, and it is advisable to do this to someone who has a better skill associated with this action.
It is still worth saving before working with the trap, since an unsuccessful action can deprive you of your tools and activate it. Better to come to her later and neutralize her with a higher chance of success and gaining additional experience.
- Shoot down enemies from high ledges… Pretty situational advice, but still. The player’s heroes have a bonus action called “Push“. With him, you can achieve the weakening of the enemy, and with a certain location – even kill. Yes, yes, if there is an abyss behind the enemy, you can simply take and push him there, having achieved, at least, large one-time damage, but as a maximum – death from a fall. Fast and simple, as they say.
- If you feel like your team will not pull out a fight with the enemy, – You can skip his. This can be done with most of them. In the world of RPGs, this is a really good idea, as victory won’t always come easily. Try to slip past stronger enemies, or simply find another path to your final destination.
- Good prepare for skill tests… Why is this needed? The fact is that afterwards it will be impossible to repeat. For everything to go well, choose a character with well-developed skills and traits, and then take the test.
Make a save before passing it and boot from it if the attempt failed.
- How can you take a closer look at the area… Some treasures, crates, and interactive objects light up when you hold down the Alt key, while others don’t. Try to go everywhere in general – what if you can find a large amount of valuable prey?
- Look for alternative optionswhere you can go. You can often get to seemingly inaccessible places by jumping, for example, on a higher located ledge or on the other side of the river.
- Try as possible faster recruit their first comrades. After completing the prologue, a solo adventure begins, but already in the first major area, you can find a couple of potential recruiting candidates.
Objectives in the Prologue and Chapter 1 of Baldur’s Gate 3
Below is a list of all the missions available in the prologue and act 1 of Baldur’s Gate 3.
- The escape with nautiloid.
- Explore ruin.
- Find missing parcel.
- Hunting on the mushroom picker.
- Find a night song.
- Release Laezel.
- Hunt down the devil.
- Explore beach.
- Protect myconid.
- Delete parasite.
- Save gnome.
- Save the grand duke.
- Save the caught person.
- Save Volo.
- Save Arabella.
- Save Mairin.
- Save goblin Sazu.
- Save refugees.
- Search basement.
Yes, there are many quests for early access. But this is also good – you can fully enjoy the game.
Companion Quests in Baldur’s Gate 3
Below is a list of all the companion quests available in Early Access:
- Daughter of Darkness – Shadowwhart… A companion can be found north of the beach. Her quest tells about the worship of the elf goddess of darkness and night, which she carefully hides.
- Blade Frontier – Will. He trains tiefling children in the Druid Grove. He needs help clearing the goblin camp and saving Mintara.
- Warrior of Gityanka – Laezel… Finding her is a little more difficult – from the altar where Gail appeared, you need to go to the right and up. She is locked in a cage in the tiefling camp. She needs to get to the tiefling manger in order to be healed.
- Pale elf – Astarion… Located southwest of the Cliffs, next to the destroyed illithid ship. According to his quest, the main character must protect him from persecution because of the status of Astarion – a powerful master vampire.
- Waterdeep Wizard – Gail… He can be seen at the Cliffs by the Road Altar of Wanderings near the wrecked illithid ship. According to the quest, a special magic sphere with great destructive power is found inside Gale. And so that it does not detonate, he needs to absorb artifacts. The player will help him in this.
Completing each of the quests will improve your partner’s disposition to the player.
Baldur’s Gate 3 Early Access Plot
Here is a list of locations available in Early Access Baldur’s Gate 3… There are interesting places to visit, important NPCs, monsters, and unique treasures or secrets:
- Map M1… Nautiloid (flying ship on which the prologue takes place).
- Map M2… Overgrown ruins and cliffs by the road.
- Map M3… Grove of the Druids and Grove of Sylvanus.
Secrets and Puzzles in Baldur’s Gate 3
Below is a list of the secrets found in Baldur’s Gate 3. To uncover them, you need to go through difficult puzzles. But this will allow you to open secret passages or find something.
- Myrnat and the Talking Brain… The first riddle that can be found in the prologue. If you solve everything correctly, then you can get a temporary companion in the form of an Intellect Devourer.
- Closed chest… Lies in Nautiloid. Can be opened if there is a special key. There are pretty good things to start with.
- Prisoners in capsules… They can be found in the prologue while exploring the terminal. By controlling it, you can find a cleric named Shadowwhart.
- Overgrown ruins – how to get into it? The first dungeon you can visit can be accessed in three ways:
Method number 1 – Beach… Here Shadowwhart can be found trying to get there. If you walk around, you can find cracker tools. Before opening the door with their help, it is better to save.
Method number 2 – Chapel… A group of people will be on duty from the back. The player needs to get rid of it by force or words. Then – break open the door or convince the guard to let in.
Method number 3 – Luke… Moving east from the church, you can find an abyss closed by a door in the form of wooden planks. It also needs to be hacked. This is the longest, but also the safest, method that does not require any interaction.
- Chest near the nest of honey owls… To open the chest, you need to solve a puzzle in which you need to find and read a prayer.
- Runed Stone Slabs in the Emerald Grove… A fairly large puzzle in the Grove of the Druids, the solution of which opens up access to a secret room with rare treasures.
Classes in Baldur’s Gate 3
The Early Access version of Baldur’s Gate 3 has 6 character classes:
- Warrior… Strength or Dexterity swing first. Stamina and Wisdom are not that important for this class.
- Pathfinder… The same as the Warrior.
- Dodger… The most important thing for this class is to level up Dexterity. All other parameters come later.
- Priest… You need to download the Wisdom parameter first. Standard Strength, Dexterity and Endurance swing to second.
- Witch… He needs Charisma. The rest is pumped over later.
- Wizard… Intelligence is the first thing he needs. All the rest – then.
Baldur’s Gate 3 Game Duration
The Early Access version of Baldur’s Gate 3 includes a prologue and the first of three acts, which will take you about 25-30 hours… The game time can be significantly increased by trying to create more characters and experiment with their assembliesas well as the possible formation of groups.
Baldur’s Gate 3 also has many options and minor changes in each quest, depending on various factors: previously made decisions, developed character attributes, or attitude to the game world.
A new part of the video game is now in its early stages of development. However, many will gladly purchase it, because the price for it is not too high.