Baldur's Gate 3 pyromaniac saved every explosive they found to blow up the final boss in a PC-melting explosion

Baldur's Gate 3
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Baldur's Gate 3 is a challenging game, but as one player recently discovered, you can breeze through even the toughest of battles with enough explosives.

Over on the Baldur's Gate 3 subreddit, user MissQueeney described how they managed a quick and very deadly victory against the game's final boss by saving up every single explosive object they came across in the game. We're talking hundreds of barrels, bombs, and any and all other objects that go boom being lobbed at the big baddie all at once.

Explaining their method, the player says, "I put [the explosives] in a separate chest all game... then I pulled them all into a bag already in my inventory. I hiked it solo all the way to the last boss, which was the hardest part because of the over-encumbered rules." The heavy load meant they couldn't perform simple physical actions such as jumping or using ladders.

Having finally made it to the last boss, they then painstakingly put every explosive into position around their foe. "[I] then flew to a far corner and lobbed a fireball", MissQueeney says. The damage is so great you can't even see the impact; instead, it's just a screen full of numbers showing the damage dealt. We're betting that their PC wasn't thrilled about this approach...

Saved every explosive I found for last boss. from r/BaldursGate3

If you're looking for a straightforward victory in the final battle, it's certainly an effective method, though if you're rather keen on keeping your system's GPU intact, you might want to try a different approach. Earlier this month, a Baldur's Gate 3 player revealed a way to bypass the final challenge using a common potion, which may lack the spectacle of MissQueeney's technique but is much less devastating for your hardware.

Also adopting a peculiar playstyle is GamesRadar+'s Jasmine Gould-Wilson, who got good at Baldur's Gate 3 by refusing to play it properly

Anne-Marie Ostler
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Originally from Ireland, I moved to the UK in 2014 to pursue a Games Journalism and PR degree at Staffordshire University. Following that, I've freelanced for GamesMaster, Games TM, Official PlayStation Magazine and, more recently, Play and GamesRadar+. My love of gaming sprang from successfully defeating that first Goomba in Super Mario Bros on the NES. These days, PlayStation is my jam. When not gaming or writing, I can usually be found scouring the internet for anything Tomb Raider related to add to my out of control memorabilia collection.