Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Solve the Vault Puzzle in Act 3

Solve the vault puzzle in the Counting House in Baldur's Gate 3!

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If you’re hunting after Minsc, you’ll end up going to the bank in Baldur’s Gate, which is called the Counting House. There’s only one door to the vault, and it’s locked by a tile-based puzzle. But searching for the code you need can be challenging, as you’ll have to pass some skill checks and deal with guards. Here’s how to solve the vault puzzle in Act 3 of Baldur’s Gate 3.

How to Solve the Vault Puzzle in Act 3 of Baldur’s Gate 3

The vault puzzle is simple enough, but the book that has the code is on the second floor. The vault itself is located in the basement.

How to Find the Code

If you want to dig through the books, you’ll want to use Astarion, especially if you aren’t playing as a Rogue. Have Astarion Stealth to the second floor, then use invisibility to get past the guards. Otherwise, a Druid can turn into a cat and slip into the Bank Manager’s room where the book is.

In the book, you’ll find that it talks about an event that happened in the year 1356. As you might’ve guessed, that’s the code to enter the vault. Since you don’t need to read the book before actually solving the puzzle, having the answer lets you skip a potential fight, or a Stealth section if you do it perfectly.

Entering the Code

Because of the control scheme, actually entering the vault code can be tough. Stepping over the wrong number when you’re trying to get to the next one will reset the puzzle. To avoid this, it’s best to ungroup somebody from your party and have them run over the numbers 1-3-5-6 while the rest of the group waits on the side.

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That’s how to solve the vault puzzle in Act 3 of Baldur’s Gate 3. The puzzle itself is simple, but getting the code is hard if you want to avoid fighting the guards. For more help, check our BG3 guides hub for topics like how to get to the House of Hope or if you should free Orpheus.

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Melissa Sarnowski

Melissa Sarnowski turned her hobbies of gaming and writing into a job through freelancing with the help of an English degree. If she isn't playing games and writing guides for them, she's spending time with her family or her dog.