How to move the scuffed rock in Baldur's Gate 3

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The team looking at the Scuffed Rock in Baldur's Gate 3.
September 15 - Read on to know how to move the scuffed rock in Baldur's Gate 3.

If you're struggling to figure out how to move the scuffed rock in Baldur's Gate 3, you've fallen into a precarious design choice by Larian Studios. For a game all about multiple paths, choices, and skill checks, this one sometimes does away with the lot, neglecting to tell you how to do something that, in reality, matches up with how many other things in the game work. ,

But the solution isn't too difficult. Down below, we'll run down how to find and move the curious boulder. It's hidden away, and rather than gift you some nice rewards for taking the challenge of simply finding it, you're expected to work for what's beyond reach. It's cruel, but shifting it is simple. You might just have to come back later.

How to move the scuffed rock in Baldur's Gate 3

You'll find the Scuffed Rock in a small cove right where Asterion is found shortly after you wash up on the beach following the prologue.

A map showing the location of the Scuffed Rock in Baldur's Gate 3 in relation to where Asterion is found.
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Just head to the nearby Mind Flayer pod and angle your camera off the cliff toward the ocean and you should see a path leading across the water and to a displaced boulder. That's the scuffed rock.

With the path to the rock too rough to simply walk down, you'll have to use your Jump skill to get there. Get close to the edge by the pod and press Z on your keyboard. Target the path below to jump down.

Head down the path and use Jump again to launch yourself diagonally along the end of the path to the cove where the rock is nestled.

An in-game screenshot showing the party preparing to jump to the hidden cove where the Scuffed Rock waits.
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To move the scuffed rock, you'll need an undisclosed Strength (STR) stat high enough for a character to throw the rock. Lae'zel can clear the check, but if you've found the rock before finding her, you'll either have to come back later, or level up the Fighter or Paladin class enough to muster the strength stat on your main character.

What's under the Scuffed Rock in Baldur's Gate 3?

Unless the loot is randomised, you should find the following loot beneath the Scuffed Rock:

  • 17 Gold
  • Ruby
  • Harper's Map
  • Harper's Notebook
  • Potion of Speed

Need more early-game pointers? Check out how to change dice skins if you're looking to add a bit of personal flair to your run. Did you ignore the yelling in the tutorial area? Then consider reloading to free Shadowheart from her pod before you flub your relationship with her early on. She's hard to please.

For more articles like this, take a look at our Guides and Baldur's Gate 3 page.