Baldur’s Gate 3: A Story of Freedom and Consequence
Baldur’s Gate 3 is designed to give players the freedom to engage with the story and game however they choose, but this doesn’t always mean that in-game allies are obliged to follow the flow of events. Specifically, the recruitment of the popular companion Minthara requires participants to join a raid that comrades Karlach and Wyll strongly disapprove of. Consequently, if Minthara becomes part of the team, the aforementioned allies will cease relations with the main character, which indicates the start of a dark journey.
Maintaining Companionship Amidst Conflict
However, some players are eager to maintain the companionship of Karlach and Wyll while still participating in the raid. A player recently claimed to have discovered a strategy that allows this.
The method involves even further deception and manipulation. The player claimed that one must first recruit the good characters, eliminate them, and then resurrect them after the evil act is carried out. 'If you recruit both Karlach and Wyll, kill them in camp, raid the grove, and then resurrect them after you’ve had the goblin celebration,' the player elaborated.
Once all the steps are executed, the game will acknowledge that something isn't right. The resurrected characters will inquire about the happenings at the grove but will opt to stay in the party.
Future Updates: A Crimp in the Plot?
However, not all Baldur’s Gate 3 players are convinced that this dark plot approach will withstand future updates. It is being considered as a glitch that developers at Larian Studios will likely address in future patches. 'This is most likely a bug…Don’t be surprised if Wyll and Karlach drop dead at some point when a new patch is implemented,' points out a comment.
Players who have already tested this strategy and similar methods state that the game enforces course correction. One player reported, 'Tried this several times last night. It worked with Karlach, but Wyll leaves immediately when the fight starts.' Another player observed, 'This must be a new bug, because I killed Wyll… raided the grove and got a pop-up he left (although his body stayed for a while). Think this was like 3 weeks back…'
A Warning for Players
Given these potential issues, it might be a better idea for players to stay clear of this trick to avoid possible complications if Larian rolls out a fix that retroactively impacts past decisions.