Clown sex could be Baldur’s Gate 3's most terrifying experience

Clown sex could be Baldur’s Gate 3's most terrifying experience
Larian Studios | Polygon

Written by 

Joseph Kime


12th Sep 2023 10:55

Baldur's Gate 3 has an awful lot going for it, with the bizarre endlessness of Dungeons & Dragons being introduced as a part of its dynamics. Still, there's one thing that a lot of players are showing up for. You don't need us to tell you what that is.

The sheer sum of romance options in Baldur's Gate 3 has allured randy gamers everywhere, and now, there's a discovered feature that's going to really tick the right boxes for some. If you thought having your way with a bear was as NSFW as things could get, have you tried Baldur's Gate 3 clown sex?

SPOILER WARNING: The following contains spoilers for the Shadowheart romance arc and Baldur's Gate Act 3.


Baldur's Gate 3 clown sex is a thing

Shadowheart in clown makeup skinny dipping in Baldur's Gate 3.
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Larian Studios | Polygon

Come on, we thought we were past this. The third act of Baldur's Gate 3 really cranks up the weird when it comes to bumping uglies with companions, as Polygon has reported that things for them got weird.

Entering the Circus of Last Days, journalist Nicole Clark's playthrough took a bizarre turn when her partner took up the offer of face paint for their companion, Shadowheart. They seemingly didn't know that it'd be clown face paint that couldn't be removed until the next long rest.

Heading for a long rest to take it off, first, Shadowheart had a few things to say to Clark's partner, which devolved into skinny-dipping and a very inappropriate moment, especially for someone incredibly afraid of clowns.

Clark writes, "Obviously, I was watching the whole thing (kinky) and helped my partner make sensible dialogue choices while he hyperventilated. We were in this together." It seems that coulrophobia (a fear of clowns) wasn't something the BG3 team took into account. 

The face paint stayed on the whole time, and it clearly had an effect on Clark's partner. Even without a (reasonable, to be honest) fear of clowns, it's still a bit strange. We knew there'd be unusual bonking, but this is a touch kinky.

You can keep the clown makeup forever

Dribbles the Clown in Baldur's Gate 3.
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Larian Studios

If you're not as horribly afraid of clowns (and are actually pretty into them), then there's great news. A Badlur's Gate 3 bug is apparently forcing players and companions to keep their face paint, no matter how many long rests you take.

You can take it off by applying another face paint kit, but you can simply keep the haunting clown visage on if that's what you're into. We're not ones to judge if you want to head under the big top for some steamy circus tricks. 

Joseph Kime
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Joseph Kime
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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