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Baldur’s Gate 3 Parasite Time Limit Explained: A Detailed Guide with Madison Benson

Baldur’s Gate 3: Is There a Time Limit to Remove the Parasitic Tadpole from Your Character?

Embarking on your Baldur’s Gate 3 playthrough, you find yourself aboard a Nautiloid ship, surrounded by individuals infected with a brain tadpole. A shocking revelation follows: you, too, carry the parasite, destined to transform into an Illithid Mind Flayer. However, your character is not like the others. Let’s explore whether there is a time limit to remove the parasitic tadpole in Baldur’s Gate 3.

The good news is that you have no time constraint when it comes to removing the tadpole from your character’s brain. You have the freedom to progress through the main story, complete side quests, and rest at camp at your own pace. Unless there is a time-sensitive side mission, you can leisurely explore the world, engage with NPCs, and soak in the breathtaking sights without worrying about the parasite’s progression.

Instead, your interactions with specific characters and the choices you make during the main story determine the impact of the tadpole. *Careful, spoilers ahead*.

As you progress in Baldur’s Gate 3, you will discover that most people infected by the brain tadpole eventually transform into Mind Flayers. However, your character is safeguarded by a mysterious figure that appears in your dreams, which is why there is no immediate time limit on parasite removal.

Throughout the game, this dream visitor will unveil the reasons why your character resists complete transformation and provide valuable guidance. Whether you choose to follow their advice or not is entirely up to you. Your choices will not impose a time limit on your character, but they will impact the branching paths of dialogue, adding depth to your gameplay experience.

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Baldur’s Gate 3 is available on PC, Mac, PlayStation 5, and coming soon to Xbox Series X|S. Don’t forget to check out our guide on how to find Arabella’s parents in BG3 for a thrilling side adventure while delving deeper into the secrets of the brain parasite.


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