The Antique Key in the Arcane Tower of Baldur’s Gate 3 is puzzling: What exactly does it open? Our guide provides the answer to this question.
Here’s the deal: In the Arcane Tower of Baldur’s Gate 3, you’ll find the Antique Key, provided you’ve taken down and looted the structure’s guards. This is because one of the aforementioned “animated armors” carries the presumed door opener with it; however, there is no indication as to which keyhole it fits into.
This guide will tell you the purpose of the Antique Key, but this much is revealed in advance: This thing is one of the most disappointing keys in Baldur’s Gate 3. Really.
What the Antique Key Opens in the Arcane Tower of Baldur’s Gate 3
Well? Ready for the disappointment? You see, the Antique Key does not open a massive treasure chamber, nor does it fit into the heart of one of your companions. No, the mysterious key simply opens the front door of the Arcane Tower. Period. It is not connected with any unknown side or main quest; this old key is just a simple front door key.
We didn’t promise too little, did we? In the screenshot above you can see which door is meant. So unlock it, kick the door a few times and then throw away the Antique Key. You could also take the key to the hollow in Underdark and throw it into the “camp” of green mushrooms there. One shot with the bow or crossbow is enough, and the exploded mushroom will set the whole place on fire with a crash.
In this sense, down with the boring keys!