Baldur’s Gate 3 – Where To Find A Shovel and How To Use It

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Looking for a shovel in Baldur’s Gate 3? Look no further. Read on to learn where you can easily locate this essential tool early on in the game.

Now available to play on PC, Baldur’s Gate 3 spent years in the making prior to its wildly successful launch last week. Based on the lore popularized by Dungeons & Dragons, you can now thoroughly explore the fantastical world of Faerûn in the third installment to the video game series. As you venture alongside your party members, you’ll encounter a cast of characters to befriend, romance, or oppose. Of course, you’ll also need to get a lay of the land to obtain necessary resources and collectibles to make the most of your gameplay experience. On your journey, you might have noticed areas in which you can dig for loot, though obtaining what’s hidden may prove impossible without a shovel. Here’s where you can get one.

How to Find a Shovel in Baldur’s Gate 3

In the north outskirts of Blighted Village in Baldur’s Gate 3, you can find two shovels on the ground near some loose soil. Nearby lies a sleeping Bugbear, adding some difficulty to the task of snagging these discarded tools. This won’t be an easy feat if you’re at a low level, but sneaking can help you get in and out without waking the beast from its slumber. Moreover, those who have first gained a solid amount of experience may be able to face off against this foe and claim the two shovels without issue.

On your Baldur’s Gate 3 playthrough, you’ll find many areas in which you can dig up loot with the help of a shovel, which is a randomized loot drop itself. This means the exact locations in which you can find a shovel will vary with each playthrough — except for one. While you have a fairly good chance of finding a shovel inside any accessible loot container, there’s a fixed spot where you can pick up a couple of shovels in the game’s first act.

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Once you’re able to get your hands on the essential tool, you can get to digging up loot across the landscape of Faerûn. For more on Baldur’s Gate 3, check out these related guides from our team: How to Romance everyone, How to Free Shadowheart and Where to find Halsin.

Where To Find A Shovel In Baldur’s Gate 3 – FAQ

Where are shovels located in BG3?

You can find a shovel in Blighted Village, Overgrown Ruins, Between Emerald Grove Environs and Road Side Cliffs.

What does a shovel do in Balder’s Gate 3?

You can use a shovel to dig up loot and treasures


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