Players Demand DLC to Complete Particular Storyline After Success of Baldur’s Gate 3

Following the success of Baldur’s Gate 3, players are requesting for a DLC from Larian Studios, believing they've found the ideal story for a companion storyline.

Baldur's Gate 3: User Generated Storyline

Baldur’s Gate 3 has recently launched on PS5 and established itself on the PC platform, shaking up the gaming world. It has been so well-received, that some are touting it as a 'Game Of The Year' contender, even alongside other successful titles like TotK and Starfield. Part of the appeal of Baldur's Gate 3 is the ardent storytelling and charismatic companions, which players can form deep relationships with.

In the fashion of Dungeons & Dragons, not all storylines of these companions have a happy ending. This is particularly true for one highly-liked character. Players have birthed an ideal DLC setting that would allow players to seek retribution for the companion’s unfortunate fate.

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The widely favored DLC setting for the character Karlach has been discovered by Baldur’s Gate 3 players. Karlach's tragic backstory and her current life zeal resonated with many players. She became a popular favorite mainly due to her aspiration to liberate herself from Zariel’s control, which made her companion storyline a crucial one. However, the story ends in despair, with Karlach either dying, being turned into a Mind Flayer, or being forced to return to Zariel to save herself. But now, an ideal DLC setting and design have been suggested by a Baldur's Gate 3 player, with the intention to 'help Karlach regain her heart.'

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The community responded enthusiastically to this idea with some stating they 'would devote their entire life savings to help Larian make this come true.' Most reactions were centered around wanting 'nothing short of beating Zariel into the ground and tearing out her still-beating heart to fix the best girl.' Along with this unexpected wave of support, some players expressed a few opposing views. They stated that a DLC ending like this could disregard 'all the avenues we had pursued to try to find a fix for her in BG3,' and could nullify those who chose to kill her early on, or opted for other alternative paths.

Possible DLC Development?

According to the timeline, the events of the 'Descent into Avernus' campaign, which was suggested as the inspiration for the DLC, have already occurred in Baldur’s Gate 3. But there could be ways for players to venture back and assist Karlach, possibly through a side DLC, that doesn’t negatively affect those who made different choices. However, there's not much information available yet regarding the development of a DLC.