Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Free Hope in BG3

Orpheus isn't the only one locked away

Hope Baldur's Gate 3
Screenshot by Prima Games.

One of the only kind souls you meet in the House of Hope is Hope herself, and even if she might get you caught a few times, she needs saving in Baldur’s Gate 3. If you want as much help as you can get against Raphael, then you will need to free her as soon as you can, and I can guide you through the solution.

Where to Find Hope in Baldur’s Gate 3

You can find where Hope is being held captive by going toward the Outer Portals room in the House of Hope and taking a right before the entrance, there you will find a hatch that leads to her prison, but this hatch will be locked initially. Until you have everything you need from the Archives and the Boudoir, you won’t be able to go down this way.

Screenshot by Prima Games.

After searching the Archives and getting caught, Hope’s spirit guided me back to the hatch and I was able to find her true imprisoned body that way. But you can bypass all these steps by jumping down a level.

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In the same area where you would find the hatch, you can jump over the edge. I suggest using Flight on your full party because there are some sentries waiting below. You will also need to get the Orphic Hammer before you can accomplish the rest, so don’t go down unless you have it.

How to Free Hope in Baldur’s Gate 3

To free Hope in Baldur’s Gate 3, you need to have the Orphic Hammer. For those of you who already have it, simply take the hammer to her prison and destroy the giant red crystals. I would suggest killing all the enemies in the area and then having your strongest character whack the crystals into dust. With that, Hope’s true form is returned and she will follow you for the time being in BG3.

Screenshot by Prima Games.

If you are in the House of Hope without the hammer, that means you left it behind, or you didn’t accept Raphael’s deal. In that case, you need to get a pass from the Archivist to enter the Boudoir. With the pass, go back to the Boudoir and get a safe key from Haarlep. Then finish by moving the painting on the northwest side of the room.

Underneath the painting is the safe with the Orphic Hammer and the password for your contract. Now just head to the prison and free Hope from her chains in BG3.

With the House of Hope out of the way, find out if you should free Orpheus or not in Baldur’s Gate 3 before you start swinging the hammer anymore.

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Daniel Wenerowicz

Dan has been writing gaming guides, news, and features for three years after graduating with a BA in writing . You can find him covering Call of Duty for eternity, action-adventure games, and nearly any other major release.