Baldur’s Gate 3: All Acts [Explained]

With the story divided into 3 acts, players who are interested must know just how long Baldurs Gate 3 and each of its acts are.

Once you are done with creating your character, whether it be Sorcerer, Druid, Warlock, or Paladin, that’s when your playthrough of Baldur’s Gate 3 starts. As such, you may be interested in knowing the number of Baldurs Gate 3 acts as it may give you a better understanding of how long the story is.

Key Takeaways
  • The story of Baldur’s Gate 3 is divided into three acts.
  • The first act is more of an extended tutorial, as it will focus on introducing characters and setting up the story.
  • The second act in BG3 is where the story starts to get serious as players visit new locations and meet potential companions.
  • In the third act, players must only beat the antagonist and finish the story of Baldur’s Gate 3.

Baldurs Gate 3 Acts

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Starting of Baldur’s Gate 3 [Image Taken by eXputer]
The way Baldurs Gate 3 is divided into three acts may remind some RPG fans of Cyberpunk 2077. There is an opening act, the middle act, and then the climax or finale act. In case you were enjoying Baldur’s Gate 3 too much and are disappointed that it only has three acts, then worry not.

Each act is filled to the brim with content and a ton of characters to romance, both humanoids and a bear. Players are sure to get their money’s worth whether they focus on the side content or not.

Each BG3 Act And Its Length

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Gameplay of Baldur’s Gate 3 [Image Captured by eXputer]
Baldur’s Gate 3 is quite vast, it will take the average player up to 80 hours to finish, but if you are a completionist, it can take as much as 150 hours to be done with Baldur’s Gate 3 thoroughly. Here, I will give a general overview of what the player is supposed to do in each act and how long it will take to end it.

Act 1

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Escaping the Ship- Act 1 [Image Credit: eXputer]
Players can think of Act 1 as an extended tutorial as it primarily focuses on introducing new characters, forming a party, and setting up the story while you are dealing with the Illithoid Tadpole in your head. This act will most likely take 20-30 hours to complete. I recommend doing as many side quests and exploration as possible during this act.

Act 2

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Gerringothe Thorm– Act 2 [Image Captured by Us]
Act 2 is when you’ll reach the actual meat of Baldur’s Gate 3. As players uncover the actual threat, they will be required to find the three Netherstones. In this act, players will be taken to brand new locations, meet potential companions, and generally just progress through the primary and important bits of the story.

This act is also the longest act of Baldur’s Gate 3, as it will take the players around 40-50 hours to finish it.

Act 3

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Mission from Act 3 [Image Taken by eXputer]
Act 3 is when it is time to say your goodbyes as you will reach the end of the story. In this act, you will only be required to beat the main antagonist of Baldur’s Gate 3. This is very easily the shortest act and shouldn’t take you more than a few hours to complete, provided that you solely stick to the main missions. This Subreddit Post may give you a better understanding of just how long each act is.

And with that, my guide on Baldurs Gate 3 acts comes to an end. Baldur’s Gate 3 is filled with items to uncover; why not read the Baldur’s Gate 3 BEST Magic Items guide while you are at it? Or, in case you are interested in builds, then I have a BEST Build guide prepared for you as well, but that’s all from me.

Do let me know what you think about Baldur’s Gate 3 in the comment section below.


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Hammad Ijaz is a Guides Writer on eXputer who is into various gaming genres. He has this pure passion for enjoying games and then reflecting that passion back into his writing. Along with a gaming experience of 10+ years, he also has many years of writing experience. Hammad further solidifies his status as a true gamer by showcasing hundreds of hours of game time on Warframe, Witcher 3, and Elden Ring. Feel free to explore his extensive gaming library on Steam.

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