How to Fit Into Small Holes, Crevices, Passages and Cracks in Baldur’s Gate 3

Learn here how you can fit into small holes and other crevices in Baldur's Gate 3!

by J.R. Waugh
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In an RPG, no door is meant to be left unopened, especially in Baldur’s Gate 3. The game affords tons of freedom to its players, but sometimes people might be stumped as to how they can proceed. This is especially the case if you’ve suddenly found yourself robbed by a small character, only for them to escape into a small passage where you can’t follow. Even if you’re a larger creature, there’s a way for you to get into small holes, crevices, passages, and cracks in Baldur’s Gate 3.

How Do You Get Into Small Passages and Holes in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3)?

To fit into small passages, holes, crevices, and more in Baldur’s Gate 3, you must become small enough to fit. In the words of Creed Bratton, “Have you tried making everything smaller?” There are a number of tricks you can use to do this:

  • Use the Shapeshift or Disguise Self Spell to turn into a Halfling or Gnome
    • Deluxe BG3 owners will get this spell free with the Mask of the Shapeshifter item
  • Use Enlarge – Reduce to fit inside (accessible to Sorcerers and Wizards)
  • Use Wild Shape to take the form of a small creature like a cat (accessible to Druids)
  • Consume a Potion of Diminution
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  • Baldurs-Gate-3-BG3-Small-Holes-Cracks-Crevices-Orifices-Disguise-Self-Gnome

Related: How to Move the Cellar Bookcase in Baldur’s Gate 3

It turns out that there are plenty of methods you can use to get into the passages before you. In a game where magic is central to much of its plot, it’s no surprise that the mechanics reflect it. Naturally, if you’re already a small character, you won’t have trouble getting into those areas, and players who choose races with greater statures will recognize the versatility of Gnomes and Halflings here.

There are plenty of uses for this ability, but my first instance where it was directly helpful was when I was pickpocketed by some Tiefling youngsters beneath Emerald Grove. With the above tricks, you can trail them to their hideaway, along with passages you find in the future, and get what you’re looking for!

- This article was updated on August 8th, 2023

About The Author

J.R. is a content creator with AOTF and has been covering gaming and entertainment in the industry since 2022. Along with a B.A. in History from the University of Cincinnati, he has studied at the University of Birmingham, UK, and part of his M.A. at the University of Waterloo. You'll find J.R. particularly at home writing about the hottest manga and anime. He is highly passionate about horror, strategy, and RPGs, and anything about Star Trek or LOTR. When not ranting about fan theories or writing guides, J.R. also manages his local movie theater.