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Baldur’s Gate 3 Gale just won’t stop dying

Baldur’s Gate 3 has been out for a little under a week but already Larian Studios have taken note of some of the weird, but wonderful situations that have popped up over people’s time with their game.

In a community update posted on Steam, Larian have revealed their ‘death map’ – which highlights areas where TPK (total party kills) happen the most – as well as interesting stats like how many times the Owlbear cub has killed players, alongside how many people got flattened when trying to disturb an intimate moment between Ogres and Bug Bears.

But what really caught our eye was that in the early access of Baldur’s Gate 3, human wizard Gale has seemingly got the short end of the stick.

“A strange point of interest is for instance that there are lots of deaths where you first meet Gale.” Larian said in their update, later stating that it isn’t just you dying through Gale-related activities. Gale seemingly is just a magnet for trouble. “Gale died 333757 times. Gale has a party-member kill-rate 4 times higher than any NPC in the game, so maybe he deserved it?”

As someone who has yet to take Gale anywhere, I have a feeling that may have been the best choice. After all, Gale is a wizard and they are well-known in D&D circles to be extremely powerful, but remarkably squishy, too.

Larian Studios also mentioned something very important: this is early days still, and they encourage players to play the way they want to. So, if you haven’t played yet but are eager to do so, give Baldur’s Gate 3 a try, maybe even try not to kill Gale too, and see for yourselves if this is the game for you!

Aimee Hart

[She/They] Aimee Hart is Editor-in-Chief of Gayming Magazine. She specializes in queer fandom, video games and tabletop, having started her career writing for numerous websites like The Verge, Polygon, Input Magazine and more. Her goal now is to boost LGBTQ+ voices in the video games industry.