Baldur’s Gate 3 player stats have plenty of surprises

Baldur’s Gate 3 player stats have plenty of surprises
Images via Larian Studios

Written by 

Joseph Kime


6th Dec 2023 17:10

Fans have undoubtedly embraced Baldur's Gate 3 for all of its prospective weirdness, and some have gone all-in on it. It's not surprising, as even in the real world, our Dungeons & Dragons campaigns seem to dissolve into the most bizarre and strange circumstances.

It was only natural that our adventures in Baldur's Gate 3 would follow suit, but new statistics from Larian Studios have revealed just how weird Baldur's Gate 3 fans have been acting.

Baldur's Gate 3 stats reveal a huge player completion rate

Larian Studios has taken to Twitter to share an infographic of the antics that players have been getting up to since Baldur's Gate 3 launched in August 2023. While some are to be expected, others are… well, a little stranger.

The team has revealed that 1.3 million players have completed the huge title, with most of them choosing to play as Gale as their origin character, prioritising the Paladin class and Elf race.

Shadowheart has proven herself to be the most popular romantic interest of the game, with over 50% of players reaching the final act of her romance arc, closely followed by Karlach, and Lae'zel.

Plus, you'll be glad to know that Scratch has received 48.5 million pets. After all, it's what he deserves. That's all well and good, but before long, the stats descend into exactly the kind of chaos you'd expect.

Baldur's Gate 3 stats reveal just how weird it is

We knew that some bizarre antics were afoot in Baldur's Gate 3, but to see it all put on paper only accentuates the strangeness of it all.

Across their adventures, 1.24 million players have been transformed into a wheel of cheese, 2 million have survived an attack from dinosaurs, and when they've been given the chance, 66% of players asked that Halsin didn't try to have sex with them while fronting as a bear.

Given that the ability to bang a bear was something that Larian really went ham on before release, at least that's something that you draw the line at accusations of bestiality. To be perfectly honest, we feel a little outed by these stats. We didn't need to be a part of the bear-shagging statistic, yet, here we are. Embrace the embarrassment. 

Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.

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