Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Fix the Slack Skinned Head Bug in BG3

Another bug.

A picture of the Slack Skinned Head from BG3

Any bug you encounter can be frustrating, especially if it prevents progress in Baldur’s Gate 3. Luckily, many of these problems have either been fixed by Larian Studios or the community has found a workaround for them. Here’s how to fix the Slack Skinned Head bug in BG3.

How to Fix The Slack Skinned Head Bug in BG3

To fix the Slack Skinned Head bug in Baldur’s Gate 3, you’ll have a few different options to work with. According to the Steam community message boards, players have been sharing a few different fixes for them. You can find a list of fixes for the problem below.

  • Restart your game and try again.
  • Switch to using DirectX11 if you’re running the game on Vulkan
  • Interact with the pedestal next to the head instead of talking to the head directly.

These three fixes seem to be working for players who are encountering the bug that prevents players from accessing the dialogue options and moving the story of Baldur’s Gate 3 forward.

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To clarify point 1, you need to do a full restart of the game, not just a quicksave load. Shut Baldur’s Gate 3 down and relaunch the application to fix the Slack Skinned Head bug.

You can also skip this encounter entirely, but you’ll lose out on some helpful info and extra lore. While it’s not ideal, if it is truly blocking your progress, we recommend skipping it and maybe watching a Youtube video to get caught up. We don’t love the solution, but it’s better than being soft-locked permanently.

Well, that’s everything you need to know about how to fix the Slack Skinned Head bug in Baldur’s Gate 3. There’s plenty to explore in the game and plenty of sites to see. While you’re navigating the messy depths of Moonrise Towers, maybe make a pit stop to help your old pal Zevlor.

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Jesse Vitelli

Jesse loves most games, but he really loves games that he can play together with friends and family. This usually means late nights in Destiny 2 or FFXIV. You can also find him thinking about his ever-expanding backlog of games he won't play and being constantly dehydrated. Do not contact him.