BG3 Zhentarim Basement: How To Find & Enter

This guide will show you how to enter the Zhentarim Basement (Hideout), and how to navigate the challenges in Baldur's Gate 3.

The Zhentarim Hideout is a key location in BG3, serving as the headquarters for a group of criminals known as the Zhentarim Gang. We will provide step-by-step instructions on locating and entering the Zhentarim Basement in Baldur’s Gate 3.

How Do You Enter the Zhentarim Basement in Baldur’s Gate 3

Where To Find Zhentarim Basement In Baldur's Gate 3
To begin your search for the Zhentarim Hideout, you must first arrive at the city of Baldur’s Gate. From there, you should go to the northwestern part of the map, specifically to the area known as Waukeen’s Rest. You can use the fast travel system to move around the map quickly.

Upon arriving at Waukeen’s Rest, look for a small house near the cliffside’s edge. This house serves as the entrance to the Zhentarim Hideout, although it may appear differently at first glance. To enter the hideout, you must first navigate a series of challenges.

When you approach the small house, you will notice a pile of debris and rubble blocking the entrance. To clear a path forward, you must interact with the objects surrounding the house and remove them individually. Look for crates, barrels, and other items you can push aside or destroy to create an opening.

How to Pass Salazon

Once you have cleared enough space to enter the building, you will encounter a guard named Salazon. He initially refuses to allow you inside unless you possess the correct password.

If you previously helped Rugan with his Gnolls problem and he gave you the password, the doorman will let you pass freely. Otherwise, you’ll need to convince or deceive him through persuasion or deception checks. Failing these checks could trigger hostile action.

Final Step to Zhentarim Hideout

After passing the doorman, you’ll see a small basement with a ladder leading down. At the bottom of the ladder, you will see a brown wardrobe in the corner of the room. Approaching the wardrobe will reveal a hidden passageway that leads to the Zhentarim Hideout.

Upon entering the hideout, you will notice a fast-travel station near the entrance. However, before proceeding any further, you must first deal with the gang leader. You can choose to use persuasion or intimidation to try and convince her that you mean no harm. If successful, she will allow you to pass through the gates and explore the hideout.

This is all about Zhentarim Basement in Baldur’s Gate 3. To help you more with such choices and tips & tricks on this game do check our BG3 guides section.