Game Over screens

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Before reaching the narrative ending of Baldur's Gate 3, players can possibly encounter a Game Over screen as the result of a conversation option or failed condition during a combat encounter. Reaching a Game Over will not offer scenes or conversations that conclude the overall story of the campaign, but will instead cause a screen to appear that prompts the player to reload from a prior save.

Narrative endings that conclude the story through the final quest, Confront the Elder Brain, can be found in Endings.

List of Game Over screens[edit | edit source]

Note: Some game-over triggers may not fire during co-op gameplay. Keep in mind that this information is not always accessible for a single contributor to confirm.

Ceremorphosis[edit | edit source]

Fail to prevent your own ceremorphosis, or do something that causes you to lose what protection you had against it. There is more than one opportunity for this to happen.

Gale[edit | edit source]

When Gale of Waterdeep is recruited as a Companion or played as an Origin, a large number of unique triggers for Game Over screens become available surrounding the explosion of his Netherese Orb.

  • Fail to prevent the Orb from exploding after becoming aware of its existence.

Prologue[edit | edit source]

  • Fail to reach the transponder within the 15 allotted turns (without dying in combat).[Needs Verification]

Act One[edit | edit source]

  • In Case of Death... - Triggered by failing to complete this quest within three long rests of when it is started.
  • Crèche Y'llek (multiple intersecting quests) - Triggered during conversation with Vlaakith, by selecting conversation options that convince her to "prove her godhood" to the party.
  • Find the Blood of Lathander - Triggered by attempting to take 'the blood' by "using force" and failing to escape or stop the big trap from firing before the turn counter runs out.

Act Two[edit | edit source]

Act Three[edit | edit source]

  • Help Your Protector - Triggered in combat, if your 'protector' ends up hitting zero hit points.
  • Fulfill the Deal - Triggered in conversation if the player first causes The Emperor to abandon the party, then refuse to sign Raphael's deal -- assuming the party does not already possess the Orphic Hammer.
  • House of Hope - Triggered during conversation with Haarlep, by selecting conversation options that result in you "giving up" both your mind and your body.
  • Iron Throne - Triggered if the player fails to escape the area before the turn counter expires.
  • Confront the Elder Brain (multiple):
    • Triggered if the player fails to finish casting a specific spell before the turn counter expires.