Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Free Darkheart

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Let’s discover together, in this dedicated guide, how to free Cuoreoscuro in Baldur’s Gate 3 and the reasons why you should definitely do it

Meanwhile, the Nintendo Direct of September 2023 brought a breath of fresh air to the Nintendo Switch portfolio, Baldur’s Gate 3 has finally left early access on PS5 too and is gradually sucking up hours and hours of our existence. The magical world created by the guys at Larian Studios is a great competitor to the second important title of this month, Starfield, equaling the level of media attention captured in recent days.

How to free Darkheart in Baldur’s Gate 3? We’ll tell you!

In the meantime we have decided to bring you a series of Baldur’s Gate 3 themed guides to help you take your first steps in the immense game world created by the guys at Larian. A world also full of NPCs of various kinds, some good-hearted, others decidedly darker. In this case we want to talk to you about Cuoreoscuro who, despite its name, can become a faithful ally during your adventures. Let’s find out how to free Darkheart in Baldur’s Gate 3!

Baldur's Gate 3: How to Free Darkheart

Damned Mind Flayers | Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Free Darkheart

Freeing Darkheart from the Mind Flayer capsule that imprisons her is quite simple and will not involve any risk for the player, so we highly recommend you do so. First of all, Examine the console to the right of Darkheart’s capsule and you will immediately notice that there is a cavity in which to insert something, which you currently do not have. Head to the meat door in the room east of where Darkheart is. You will see another being locked in a capsule right in front of you, go past him and reach the end of the room.

Near the Cartilage Chest you will find a dead Thrall. Loot the corpse to find a Rune. Return to the Darkheart console and insert the rune into the cavity, then choose to place your hand on the console. Something will activate in your mind, select Illithid. This will open the capsule and Darkheart will be officially freed, becoming your ally for the rest of the Nautiloid tutorial.

Baldur's Gate 3: How to Free Darkheart

Should we do it? | Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Free Darkheart

Yes, you should definitely spend a few minutes freeing Darkheart. Mainly because, as you may have noticed, it’s pretty simple to do and there is no penalty for the player in freeing it. Furthermore, Darkheart is quite useful for defeating the enemies in the next room, especially in the fight with Commander Zhalk, an optional boss, and his giant magical greatsword. Getting rid of her will also allow you to have a significant increase in affinity in your relationship with her when you meet her again. In short: do it, it doesn’t cost you anything!

Baldur's Gate 3: How to Free Darkheart

Good fun!

And this was therefore how to free Cuoreoscuro in Baldur’s Gate 3. Let us know if you are playing the Larian title below in the comments and continue to follow us here, on, for all the news, guides and reviews on videogames and tech! And if you are interested in game keys at advantageous prices, we recommend you take a look at the InstantGaming catalogue!