Baldur’s Gate 3 Player Spent The Month Murdering 583 NPCs

A dragon man stands in a Baldur's Gate 3 cave.
A dragon man stands in a Baldur's Gate 3 cave.

For the past few weeks, Reddit user and Baldur’s Gate 3 player u/caufenkamp has been using the BG3 sub to catalogue their guilty pleasure: genociding NPCs. They hit a new milestone on August 26, having murdered and left to rot 583 NPCs from the D&D role-playing game’s Act 1 and Act 2.

Blame it, at least partially, on the Dark Urge, an opaque origin story that inflicts your character with sadistic thoughts, many of which players feel a dark urge to execute.

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“Jeffrey Dahmer simulator,” observed someone in a popular comment.

By August 26, caufenkamp’s murder pile reached extraordinary new heights. You can barely even tell they took the time to sort the NPCs by type, like goblin, because many lifeless bodies overlap each other like flesh pasta.

“Kind of messy,” caufenkamp said about the assortment on Reddit. “Still lose some corpses, monsters, and animals randomly,” but they let them go—“I’m not necessarily going out of my way to murder people,” they continued.

Tell it to the judge. In any case, this serial killer seems destined for performance jail. Caufenkamp’s most recent Reddit update indicates their skeleton closet is causing “some performance problems outside of the camp map” as they work their way through Act 3.

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