Unexpected Combat Encounter in Baldur’s Gate 3

An attempt at playing with Baldur’s Gate 3’s beloved character, Scratch the dog, resulted in an unexpected combat situation.

Baldur's Gate 3: The Tale of Scratch

In the popular game, Baldur's Gate 3, there is a range of compelling characters that players can interact with. Among them is the adorable and faithful dog character, Scratch.

Meeting Scratch

In act 1 of the game, players get the opportunity to meet Scratch and invite him to join their camp. In the camp, players can engage with Scratch, unlocking the option to have Scratch as a kind of familiar and earn an achievement for playing fetch with him.

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An Unexpected Turn

However, one player discovered a less pleasant side to this activity. When attempting to unlock the gameplay achievement, the player accidentally triggered Scratch's aggressiveness by hitting him with the fetch ball. His subsequent reaction included hostility and attacks on the player.

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The player could have pacified Scratch with the Animal Friendship spell, but unfortunately, at this moment, the player was out of spell slots. This left the player with the distasteful option of either fighting back against Scratch or trying to flee. Upon attempting to escape, the player discovered that their non-party companions had also turned hostile.

The Resolution

Ultimately, the player sought to resolve the issue by loading a previous save point, which resulted in losing about an hour and a half of gameplay progress.

A Positive Viewpoint

While the experience was unpleasant, some positive sentiment came from it as well. The player and other game communities admired the way their camp companions rallied to defend Scratch, showing unexpected loyalties. The players might bear the responsibility of standing up to a mindflayer invasion, but it's clear that characters, even ones with violent tendencies, wouldn't tolerate offenses against the camp's best boy.