Baldur’s Gate 3: New Origin Character Revealed The Dark Urge

Baldur’s Gate 3 New Origin Character, called The Dark Urge, will give players the opportunity to play a powerful, yet evil persona.

Baldur's Gate 3 Dark Urge Character
Baldur’s Gate 3 Dark Urge Character Selection
Source: Larian Studios

Baldur’s Gate 3 Origin Characters

An Origin Story in Baldur’s Gate 3 is where you can choose to play one of the companions or party members you can recruit in the game. In the Character Creation screen, instead of creating a custom character with race, appearance, and class of your choice, you would select a pre-existing character.

At launch the following characters will be available:

  • Astarion
  • Lae’zel
  • Gale
  • Shadowheart
  • Wyll
  • Karlach

Playing this way will give you additional insight to certain companion characters! Especially given that companions can leave your party or be lost/perish along your journey with a custom built character, this grants a way for players to really get to know companion backstories in a way they may not be able to otherwise.

Baldur's Gate 3 Karlach New Origin Character
Baldur’s Gate 3: Karlach, New Origin Character
Source: Larian Studios

Baldur’s Gate 3: New Origin Character Revealed The Dark Urge

The Dark Urge is another Origin Story players will gain access to when the game launches on PC August 3rd and for Playstation on September 6th. Unlike other Origin story characters where you get to play as one of the game’s companions, the Dark Urge allows you to create your own custom character using the standard Character Creator.

You remember nothing of your past besides that you walked a path paved with blood. As you venture on, you find yourself inescapably drawn towards unimaginable cruelties. Where do these thoughts come from?

Dark Urge Origin – Larian studios

In the final Panel From Hell Livestream the developers at Larian Studios highlighted a couple scenarios showing how these thoughts and feelings can effect the character and your play-through. In one sequence, the Dark Urge character comes upon a portal, with a wizard’s hand reaching through asking for help. Your dark thoughts tempt you with the idea of tearing it off – and if you choose that option, you’ll shockingly find those dark fantasies becoming real.

At night while resting in camp a Dark Urge character will especially struggle with these dark thoughts. Will you choose to give in and encourage these whispers without caring where they come from? Or will you resist and search for answers?

Baldur's Gate 3 The Dark Urge Example Character
Source: Larian Studios

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