How to Complete Stop the Presses in Baldur’s Gate 3?

How to complete “Stop the Press” in Baldur’s Gate 3?

In Baldur’s Gate 3, the side mission “Stop the Presses” is a time-sensitive mission that adds suspense and realism to the game. To successfully complete this task, follow these steps:

1. Activation:

The quest activates when you talk to the NPC Estra Stir, who is located near the entrance to the Lower City southeast of the Basilik’s Gate waypoint.

2. Avoid taking long breaks:

Don’t rest for a long time after receiving the mission, otherwise the mission will automatically fail. Failing a mission will negatively affect your reputation with NPCs and shopkeepers.

3. Take action now:

To succeed, start and complete the quest immediately after talking to Estella. Go to Baldur’s Mouth Gazette and try to convince Ettvard Needle not to publish the negative article. If unsuccessful, you need to sneak into the building.

4. Infiltrate:

Sneak through the front door or find your way behind the building through the second-floor door. In turn-based mode, strategically plan your character’s actions.

5. Useful abilities:

Abilities like Mist Step, Flying, Wild Form, Invisibility Potions/Scrolls, Karate, and Dimension Gates are useful for stealth. These abilities help you access different areas and avoid guards.

6. Enter the basement:

Use Fly, Jump or Wild Shape to reach the second floor back door. Alternatively, you can use a nearby building to jump to the top of Baldur’s Mouth Gazette. Break the barricade there and enter the elevator, which takes you to the basement.

7. Steel Observer:

In the basement, you may encounter the Iron Warden. If you have disabled the Steel Watch Foundry, you can move it freely. Otherwise, keep your distance to avoid them.

8. Positive articles:

Your goal is to replace negative articles with positive ones. Find alternative positive articles in the basement, such as “The Cutest Cat You’ve Ever Seen” or “Make Big Money by Trading with Adventurers.” Avoid looting irrelevant items to prevent potential errors.

9. Printing press interaction:

Talk to the sentient printer and choose to insert the positive article you picked up. If you rescue Dory the Elf in Act II and talk to the machine first, it may be more friendly and direct you to positive articles.

10. Escape and rest:

If necessary, escape the basement while remaining invisible. You may encounter guards, but they’ll kick you out. Return to camp for a rest or two.

11. Task completed:

Check your mission log to confirm your success. Afterwards, you’ll notice improved interactions with shopkeepers and NPCs in the area.

By following these steps, you will complete the “Stop the Media” side quest in Baldur’s Gate 3 and enjoy the benefits of a positive outcome.

Baldur’s Gate 3

“Baldur’s Gate 3” is developed and published by Larian Studios. It is the third game in the famous “Baldur’s Gate” series and is inspired by the “Dungeons and Dragons” tabletop role-playing system. The game originally hit the market via Early Access on October 6, 2020, and is available on macOS, Windows, and the Stadia streaming service. After an extended early access period, the full version of the game officially launched on Windows on August 3, 2023. It is expected to release on macOS and PlayStation 5 soon, with a expected debut on September 6, 2023, while the Stadia version has unfortunately been abandoned due to the Stadia platform shutdown.

Baldur’s Gate 3 received critical acclaim, with critics praising its captivating gameplay mechanics, intricate narrative, rich content, and the freedom it offers players to shape their journey.


“Baldur’s Gate 3” gameplay

Baldur’s Gate 3 is a role-playing video game that seamlessly blends single-player and cooperative multiplayer experiences. Within the game’s dynamic framework, players are free to craft their own character, form a party with a selection of pre-built characters, and embark on a mission-driven narrative. There is an extra dimension where players can choose to take one of their characters online to join forces with other players to create a collaborative team. This online cooperative multiplayer mode enhances the social aspect of the game.

Much like its predecessor, Baldur’s Gate 3 sticks to a turn-based combat system, reminiscent of Larian Studios’ earlier titles such as Divination: Original Sin and Divinity: Original Sin II. The combat system is coordinated with the Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition rules to facilitate strategic engagements and tactical decisions that define the game’s complex combat.

“Baldur’s Gate 3” trailer

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