What to do after beating Baldur's Gate 3

What to do after beating Baldur's Gate 3, the game with characters sitting on grass under northern lights

What to do after beating Baldur's Gate 3, the game with characters sitting on grass under northern lights

Let’s see what to do after beating Baldur’s Gate 3. The latest RPG by Larian Studios, Baldur's Gate 3, has tons of content to offer to players. The game is jam-packed with things to do, and it can take well over 200 hours for you to finish your first playthrough. However, even when you beat the game for the first time, there’s still more to discover.

This story-rich Dungeons and Dragons game is so addictive that it can hook you in for hundreds of hours. If you're done with your initial run of the game, there are still many secrets to uncover, optional quests to complete, and different builds to try. We will explain the various different game features you can try out after completing the main storyline.

To learn more about starting a different run of the game, be sure to check out our Baldur's Gate 3 class tier list. We've also got plenty of guides on what archetype to choose, as well as unlocking the ability to dual archetype.

Baldur's Gate 3 - What to do after beating the game

So here are some of the many things you can immediately try after your first playthrough of Baldur's Gate 3.

Multiple choices for a new playthrough after beating Baldur's Gate 3 for different storylines
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Start another playthrough

Regardless of how extensive and detailed your first run of the game was, you can’t see everything it has to offer by beating the game once. So here are a few things you can try for your second playthrough of Baldur's Gate 3.

  • Play the game again with a different approach. Try tweaking your difficulty to Tactician and make the combat subsequently more challenging. It'll give you a better appreciation of game mechanics and resource management.
  • Choose alternate story paths in your second playthrough. Try out varying dialogue options and dangle into the criminal underbelly of Faerun by making immoral choices. You could even use Illithid abilities to appease the Mind Flayer. So make some different choices and see how this varying path affects your story.
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  • Choose a completely new build and playstyle.

These alternate choices should give you an entirely different flavour of the game, which is where the RPG mechanics of Baldur's Gate 3 truly shine.

Try new playstyles and active gameplay by playing coop with friends after beating Baldur's Gate 3
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Participate in co-op

If you have been playing solo, now is the time to get your friends involved in a multiplayer co-op adventure. You will see how the game not only becomes more fun but also more approachable when your friends replace the AI companion in your journey. D&D adventures are best experienced with friends, and with the multiplayer option for Baldur's Gate 3, you can take on the forces of darkness with a party of four.

Play as an origin character such as the dark urge after beating the Baldur's Gate 3 for unique gameplay
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Play as an Origin Character in Baldur's Gate 3

If you’re interested in knowing more lore behind your companions in the game, you can start a playthrough by selecting one of the Origin characters. It may, however, drastically affect your gameplay, since each Origin character has unique quirks you must cater to. For example, playing as The Dark Urge fills you with the desire to kill every living being, even your companions. So the need to suppress this urge becomes an interesting gameplay feature.

Stay tuned for more on Larian Studios' latest, and be sure to check out how to multiclass as well as other helpful guides like how to solve the Silent Library puzzle.

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