Things to Know Before Launching Baldur’s Gate 3 – Frequently Asked Questions Answered

Things to Know Before Launching Baldurs Gate 3 Frequently Things to Know Before Launching Baldur's Gate 3 - Frequently Asked Questions Answered

Along with the release of RPG Baldur’s Gate 3, the developers have prepared an article where they answered the most frequently asked questions. It contains all the most important information that should be known to those who are just starting their journey. The portal has translated the questions and answers into Russian for you.

General issues

What is Baldur’s Gate 3?

Baldur’s Gate 3 is a story-driven, party-based RPG set in the Dungeons & Dragons universe where your choices shape a story of camaraderie and betrayal, survival and sacrifice, and the lure of absolute power.

Do I have to play Baldur’s Gate 1 and 2 to enjoy Baldur’s Gate 3?

Baldur’s Gate 3 is a new adventure set in the Forgotten Realms and focuses on new characters. You’ll see familiar places and faces if you’ve played Baldur’s Gate 1 and 2, but you don’t need to play them to enjoy Baldur’s Gate 3.

What platforms can I play the game on?

Baldur’s Gate 3 is currently out on PC via Steam, GOG and Nvidia GeForce NOW.

Baldur’s Gate 3 will be released on PS5 on September 6th (September 3rd for Digital Deluxe Edition owners). The release on Mac (via Steam, GOG, GeForce NOW) is scheduled for September 6th. Information about other platforms is being specified.

What other platforms will the game be released on? Will it be released on Xbox?

Our goal is to release our games on as many platforms as possible. We are optimistic about Baldur’s Gate 3 on Xbox Series X, but in order to announce and release the game on Xbox, we need to make sure it works without compromise across the entire Xbox X|S ecosystem in multiplayer and split screen. We have already made a lot of efforts to achieve this, and we will continue to do so. As with the PS5 version, it will be released when it’s ready.

I have a problem, where can I get help?

Be sure to check out our Frequently Asked Questions page on the website For help and reporting issues, please email

Can I use a controller?

Baldur’s Gate 3 has full controller support on PC.

What languages ​​is BG3 available in? What are the minimum system requirements?

More details can be found on our store page Steam.

How to play Baldur’s Gate 3 with GeForce NOW?

Now you can play Baldur’s Gate 3 on more devices with GeForce NOW, from low end PCs to unsupported devices. All you have to do is go to the NVidia website and follow the instructions to create an account (this requires you to have the game in your Steam library): More information can be found in NVidia’s GeForce NOW FAQ:

What is the difference between DX11 and Vulkan mode?

Vulkan provides a potential performance boost over DX11 in most cases, although it may be somewhat less stable for now. Baldur’s Gate 3 defaults to DX11 mode. Please note that Vulkan is driver sensitive and it may take some experimentation to determine which driver performs best.

What game engine is being used?

Baldur’s Gate 3 is powered by the new proprietary Divinity 4.0 engine.

Content Information

Who are the heroes of history?

Heroes with a story are playable characters, each with their own story, their own desires, and their own attitude to the world around them. You can relive the story of Baldur’s Gate 3 through the eyes of one of them, or hire them as companions for your journey. Your actions and decisions as a player will greatly influence the development of their own stories.

If you take them as a companion, then their past experience and worldview will determine what they think about your actions and behavior. Everything you say or do can affect your relationship with them and decide whether they become your friends, lovers, rivals, or sworn enemies.

What are the heroes with history in the game?

The heroes with history are: Astarion, Gale, Laezel, Shadowheart, Karlach, Will, and Dark Seduction.

Unlike other playable heroes in Baldur’s Gate 3, Dark Seduction is a fully customizable character. You can change its class, appearance, gender, and even its name. He cannot be taken as a companion.

Can I change the class of heroes and history when recruiting them?

Yes! In Baldur’s Gate 3, you can change the class of not only your chosen protagonist, but also playable companions, as well as pre-made heroes with a story.

It should be remembered that the class of some characters is closely intertwined with their history, and changing the class will not change this.

Can I create my own character?

Yes, you can create your own character.

If you create a character, you will have the freedom to define your race, class, and appearance, while also being included in the Baldur’s Gate 3 story through your personal connection to the events that take place.

What is the maximum level in the game?

12th level.

What difficulty levels are available?

In addition to the standard “Balance” mode, you can complete the game in the “Traveler” and “Tactical” modes.

In Traveler mode, the combat becomes more forgiving so that players can fully immerse themselves in the narrative layer of this adventure. In this mode, friendly NPCs are harder to kill, vendor prices are reduced by 20%, and you get a +2 starting skill bonus at the start of the game.

Tactics mode is a real testing ground for your skills. Here the enemies become deadly and their artificial intelligence becomes tougher. This means that they will attack the most vulnerable opponents with a low armor class, as well as use every opportunity to land a decisive blow. In addition, for this mode, many battles have been specially changed: some enemies received additional support in the form of reinforcements, spells, or consumable items.

Will there be modding support?

Modding will be supported some time after launch. We love what our modding community has done with DOS2 and look forward to seeing their work for BG3.

Can you pet a dog?

There are several dogs in the game and you can pet some of them!

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Multiplayer Information

Does the game have multiplayer?

Yes, the game has an online multiplayer game for 4 players. In four-player online multiplayer, players can either start the journey together or join a friend’s solo game for the duration of the adventure. In this case, they will take on the role of a companion.

Is cross-platform multiplayer supported?

Baldur’s Gate 3 currently supports cross-play multiplayer between Steam and GOG on PC.

Is there support for split screen play?


Is the game a sequel to Baldur’s Gate 1 and 2?

Yes. The game takes place 100 years after the events of Baldur’s Gate 2 and shortly after the events of Descent into Avernus. We don’t want to reveal anything about the story, but it will be closely related to the previous games.

How is the storyline related to D&D?

Baldur’s Gate 3 takes place immediately after the events of Descent into Avernus. The holy city of Elturel disappeared from the Forgotten Realms and sank into Avern, the first layer of the Nine Hells. In our canon, he was rescued by a group of heroes. The game is based on D&D 5th edition rules and was developed in close collaboration with Wizards of the Coast.

Is the squad in the game permanent or can you change its members throughout the adventure?

Recruited companions will be in the camp when they are not in your squad. There you can take them to the squad.

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