Baldur's Gate: Inspiring Easter Eggs Since 1998

25 Feb 2017
In an effort to cast light on several of the games that have incorporated an Easter Egg or two in honor of BioWare's original Baldur's Gate series, Beamdog has penned this quick list that may or may not contain some that you haven't noticed before. Here are a couple from fairly recent releases:
4. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

CD Projekt RED has many Baldur's Gate Easter eggs hidden in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, so we'll only mention a few.

During his adventures, Geralt can find a unique steel sword called Daystar, a reference to the sword guarded by a lich in Athkatla in Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn.

Silver Pantaloons can be found in both Baldur's Gate and The Witcher 3. While not terribly useful to Geralt, players in Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn should hold onto them to create the Big Metal Unit full plate armor in Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal.

5. Pillars of Eternity

For many, Obsidian Entertainment's Pillars of Eternity was a return to classic RPGs. No wonder there are Baldur's Gate Easter eggs in this game.

One of the most obvious is the Pillars of Eternity pre-order reward, an in-game Giant Miniature Space Piglet pet.

Here's a trickier one: in Gilded Vale players can visit The Black Hound inn, a name that might be a reference to a cancelled Baldur's Gate 3 project.
 
 

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