Baldur’s Gate 3 community plans on fighting off its inner demons in The Dark Urge origin

Baldur’s Gate 3 community plans on fighting off its inner demons in The Dark Urge origin
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Baldur’s Gate 3 developer Larian Studios’ recent Panel from Hell showcase gave viewers an even better look at all of the fascinating features that players can expect once the highly anticipated open world RPG entry drops. However, none have arguably been more interesting – or graphic – than the revelation of a special Origin called The Dark Urge.

For those unfamiliar, The Dark Urge essentially gives your character a mysteriously dark background and a narrative plot that revolves around your every waking moment being interrupted by intrusive, murderous thoughts. This captivating, yet gruesome origin story was further exhibited during Larian Studios’ in-depth preview event wherein a few gory gameplay scenes saw the player character chop a potential Baldur’s Gate 3 companion’s hand off after they saw it extended out of a portal.

Now, it won’t all be blood and barbarity for those that choose to walk this destructive path as there will seemingly be other options that’ll allow you to fight off your character’s inner demons, no matter how difficult it may be. And, based on some of the comments under a specific Baldur’s Gate 3 subreddit post, it appears a few players are already planning on doing just that with The Dark Urge origin.

A user named ralanr said: “The Dark Urge is interesting to me and I really want to try one that’s fighting against their instincts. Given the party line up I’m looking at, I’m struggling between a Paladin or Ranger, both mechanically and lore-wise.” “As a Paladin, going down a path of righteousness to push against your evil urges sounds great. But being a Ranger who isolated themselves to prevent harming others also feels good,” they continued.

Another responder named brspppp shared a similar plan after noting that they’ll try to be like Dexter with how they’ll “let the urge take over against evil characters and try to resist it against normal folk.” Bob1358292637, on the other ‘hand’ (no pun intended), seems to be planning on doing the opposite as they said: “I really wanna try this too, but the scene with Gale’s arm also makes me think The Dark Urge will have the most interesting options for an evil play through.”

With that said, no matter what path you decide to walk in Baldur’s Gate 3, it’s safe to say that you’ll still be faced with a mountain of difficult choices even if you don’t decide to go with The Dark Urge origin. So to make your adventure easier, we suggest checking out our guides on Baldur’s Gate 3 quests, Baldur’s Gate 3 feats, and Baldur’s Gate 3 backgrounds beforehand so you know what to expect.