BG3 Shadowheart Romance Scene Bug Solution

Shadowheart is one of the first companions that you will meet in Baldur’s Gate 3. A Half-Elf Cleric of Shar, she is handy with a healing spell as well as with her mace. And, like other companions in the game, she is likewise romancable. Her romance gradually builds over the course of the game, as you get to know her better and she learns to trust you. However, there is a point when the romance can bug out. Namely, instead of you getting the romance scene with Shadowheart at the beach, this cutscene won’t trigger at all. But don’t worry, as there is a solution for the BG3 Shadowheart romance scene bug. Read on to learn how this can be done.

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BG3 Shadowheart Romance Scene Bug Solution
BG3 Shadowheart Romance Scene Bug Solution

How to Fix Shadowheart Romance Scene Bug in Baldur’s Gate 3

So, the first thing that you need to be aware of here is that you should take care when romancing multiple characters. If you go around kissing other characters and declaring your love for them, she might take this as a sign that you don’t want to be in a relationship with her and break up. In case this happens, then you are going to need to load a previous save. The exception to this rule seems to be Halsin. He can ask you to be in an open relationship, and Shadowheart can agree to this. The next important thing is that you absolutely need to back her up during the Dark Justiciar quest in Act 2.

Don’t forget that you need to talk to Nightsong after you have taken care of the final boss of Act 2. Now, it’s important that you don’t yet proceed to Baldur’s Gate until you have talked to Shadowheart herself after this. The dialogue option you are looking for is “She needs to do something.” After that, take a long rest and leave for the city of BG. Go through the opening content there and then return to the camp. Her hair should be white at this point. Take a long rest and the cutscene should trigger now. We’d like to thank Reddit user SweatyInitiative557 for figuring this out.

Alternatively, you should first make sure that there are no other cutscenes that need to play and which are preventing Shadowheart’s beach romance scene. So do several long rests to make certain this isn’t the case. If you still aren’t getting the scene, the next step is to – kill Shadowheart. Leave the camp and then return to it. Use Withers to resurrect her and then leave the camp and initiate a long rest. Some players have reported that they needed to do this entire process twice. Many thanks to the posters in this Reddit thread for coming up with this solution. Finally, if none of these solutions are working for you, this is something that is almost certainly going to be fixed soon in an upcoming patch.

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    Shadowheart’s beach romance scene can trigger in the middle of act 3.
    You just need to do 2 or 3 times : initiate long rest, dialog/kiss her, speak with others if needed, rest, dialog/kiss her, leave camp.
    On 2nd or 3rd she has something special to tell and ask to meet her when everybody sleeps, rest, beach scene starts.

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