Parties of bears are breaking Baldur’s Gate 3

Parties of bears are breaking Baldur’s Gate 3
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Written by 

Joseph Kime

Published 

8th Aug 2023 11:25

While Baldur's Gate 3 may have benefitted from there being no other big games on the market right now, it's still a banger in its own right. The Dungeons & Dragons adventure has gripped players all over the world, truly dominating developer expectations and hosting absurd sums of concurrent players.

It's a huge win for the team, and a bigger win for the wider world of RPG games - and players are really taking the game's freedom and running with it. Nobody has exemplified this more than one player who has taken over the world as a pack of bears. No, really.

Gangs of bears are dominating Baldur's Gate 3

A bear from Baldur's Gate 3, bloodied around the mouth and snarling.
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Christopher Livingstone, writer for PCGamer, has revealed just how far you can push the limits of Baldur's Gate 3's absurdity. He's making his way through the game as a pack of bears.

Respeccing his characters so that they're all archers with the ability to summon bears, Livingstone has left all of them behind and let the bears do all the talking.

The article he's written has detailed just how far through the game he can reach as his new furry posse, scratching into oblivion enemies that don't seem nearly alarmed enough to be surrounded by a pack of bears. Baldur's Gate 3 itself doesn't seem prepared for the bears themselves, though.

Baldur's Gate 3 is bowing to the whims of four bears

A Baldur's Gate 3 bear smirking, in the now-infamous Druid sex scene from the game.
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According to Livingstone, when attacking a collection of tieflings, the turn-based combat simply doesn't begin, and they stand there motionless as bears turn them into shredded meat.

Plus, in an attack upon some bandits, one of the enemies mysteriously "succumbs to death" without the game really attributing this to a full-on bear attack. Alongside NSFW, bears have become an odd standout of Baldur's Gate 3.

Playing as a party of bears is an incredibly bizarre way to journey through the game, but this is the real joy of Baldur's Gate 3. You can do it any way you want to - even if you want to take on the world as a small pack of mardy brown bears. There's that RPG magic.

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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