What is the Dark Urge in Baldur’s Gate 3?

What is this new thing coming in Baldur's Gate 3?
Baldur's Gate 3 Dark Urge
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Another virtual attempt at the world of Dungeons and Dragons was made and it’s called Baldur’s Gate 3. As a casual player of DnD, I can say that this game will surely draw a lot of eyes from regular DnD players (at least those that like video games) and be subject to their judgment.

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Having in mind that Baldur’s Gate 3 is bringing to life one of the most famous tabletop games out there, no wonder the questions about it are plentiful. One thing that bugged many people was what exactly is the Dark Urge in the game and how significant is it. We’ve decided to delve into the matter and here’s what we’ve found out.

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Dark Urge in Baldur’s Gate 3 Explained

Dark Urge is the 7th origin character in the game, whose story is unknown (at least at the start) as he doesn’t remember anything from his past life. The released information from the starting storyline of this character hints that he is in close relations with Bhaal, the Lord of Murder.

The information available now also signals that playing with this character will tilt the game towards darker gameplay with more creepy and horror elements. Even though the gameplay allows for various choices to be made, this is something that is probably going to be the case no matter what choices you make with Dark Urge.

As we were able to see from the game’s Early Release showcase, the Dark Urge has some dark urges (pun intended) within him, and from the very start you’re faced with a choice of whether to give in to them or resist them. All in all, if you like characters with dark thoughts then definitely try out Dark Urge and do your playthrough with him.


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Đorđe Ivanović

Đorđe Ivanović (Djordje Ivanovic) is Managing Editor of Gamer Journalist and has been with the site since 2022. He has a BA in Journalism and five years of professional writing experience behind him, with a recent personal focus on gaming and technology niches. His GJ coverage includes Path of Exile, Ragnarok Origin, and Blizzard hit games like Diablo, WoW, and Overwatch alongside other live service games.
In his free time, you will find this adamant fan of Dota solving some sort of puzzle games, and getting familiar with board gaming.

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