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BG3 Toll House Basement Secret Room Guide

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Some players will burn through a game such as Baldur’s Gate 3 as quickly as they can, following the story and then quickly moving on to the next game. Personally, I’m the complete opposite, wanting to find and sell every spoon and bone I can find and explore every corner of the map imaginable. One such corner that’s easy to miss in BG3 is the secret room hidden in the Toll House basement. If you want to get in there too, follow my guide below. 

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You’ll find the Toll House (1) by heading north from the Blighted Village, then heading east once you've crossed the bridge, and finally north where you found Karlach. Alternatively, if you're returning, you can port into the Risen Road. You’ll need to enter the basement through the Toll House, enter its vault using a key you’ll find nearby, and then use the chairs you’ll find in the vault in the correct manner to open the door to the secret. 

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The key to the vault is just to the south of the house itself (2, above) on the path leading up to it from where you meet Karlach (see map and images), but if you want to practice your skills, use Speak with Dead on the Tax Collector outside on the path (not the one in the basement) and he’ll reveal he dropped the key. 

Once you have the key, approach the Toll House. You’ll find Anders and two henchmen inside. Having already met them, and not having Karlackh in my party, they simply ignored me and seemed to have no interest in the basement, the hatch to which was unlocked. This means you can enter the basement (via the hatch, pictured) without any issue.

How to get Into the Secret Room in the Toll House Basement

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Once in the basement, you’ll see the Dead Toll Collector next to a large Vault Door to the east. Use the key you got outside to open the vault, but be careful as there are traps just inside. There are eight vent traps on the floor in total (four in each room), so you’ll do well to deactivate them all before you go any further. If you can’t deactivate them (you’ll need to pass a Perception check and then Disarm each one), then you’ll simply have to walk carefully around them. 

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You can also plainly see the not-so-secret room on both the map and behind the wall, complete with a fancy-looking Gilded Chest. Here you'll find a Stone Chair on either side of the wall blocking you from getting into the secret room. Place two companions or large objects on the two chairs, at which time you’ll see a click on the screen and the wall will open.

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Unfortunately, you’re not finished yet. There is a marble plate trap just inside the door, as well as two more vent traps. However, once they’re dealt with, you’re free to ransack the room. The pick of the items is a Great Axe +1 on the weapon rack on the table in the middle of the room, plus some Gloves of Heroism in the wooden chest.

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Chris Marling
Chris Marling is a writer and editor with more than 20 years of experience across newspapers, magazines, and websites. Based in the UK, he has written professionally on everything from tech to tearooms. But his real passion is gaming, going right back to the Atari 2600 - and especially RPGs and MMOs. He cut his teeth on games such as The Realm and Anarchy Online. But 20 years on still gets excited about exploring each new world. When not online, you'll find him gaming analog-style around the table. Chris has had five of his own board games published, including Pioneer Days and Armageddon.

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