The Chest of the Mundane once reduced the weight of items put in it. But that’s no longer the case following the August 25 update. Since being encumbered affects how you play and can be quite annoying if you’re like me and pick up every item you see, this magic trunk was an invaluable tool. Indeed, it made inventory management non-existent. But now, it doesn’t work that way. You may be wondering if you can fix the Chest of the Mundane bug in Baldur’s Gate 3.
Can You Fix the Chest of the Mundane Bug in Baldur’s Gate 3?
Well, the thing is that you can’t fix the Chest of the Mundane bug in Baldur’s Gate 3. That’s because this new version of this magic pockets device isn’t actually a bug. Instead, it’s how the strongbox was meant to work in the first place.
Previously, you could put the Chest of the Mundane in your inventory, and then add items to it to reduce the weight of each item. That original Chest of the Mundane functionality was the bug, which effectively let you carry more items without being encumbered. But because it was never meant to reduce the weight of items, this new “broken” version instead makes the Chest of the Mundane work as intended. That’s according to the Patch 1 notes of Baldur’s Gate 3.
You’ll probably be disappointed to hear that there isn’t a fix for this. I know I was. However, it’s possible someone will create a mod that functions similarly in the future. It was nice to never worry about encumbrance, after all.
So, it looks like we’ll have to start dealing with the regular item weight again. And that’s even after picking up the Chest of the Mundane from the Arcane Tower in the Underdark. Now, it acts more like a traditional Bag of Holding than something infinite.
Luckily, you can still send items to your camp to grab later so you don’t carry too much weight. But there’s no fix for the Chest of the Mundane in Baldur’s Gate 3 because its former ability was the bug. It’s sad to lose this tool, but it’s a minor point in a game filled with adventure. From here, head to our BG3 guides hub for information on topics like how to get and use Sussur Bloom or how to defeat Filro the Forgotten.