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Baldur's Gate 3

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Baldur's Gate 3
Baldur's Gate 3 cover
Larian Studios
Divinity 4.0
Release dates
Windows Early access
macOS (OS X) Early access
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Turn-based
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Multiple select, Point and select
Genres RPG
Themes Fantasy
Series Baldur's Gate
Baldur's Gate 3 on HowLongToBeat
Baldur's Gate 3 on IGDB
Baldur's Gate 3 on MobyGames
Baldur's Gate 3 on Wikipedia
Baldur's Gate
Subseries of Dungeons & Dragons
Baldur's Gate 1998
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn 2000
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition 2012
Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition 2013
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2021
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II 2022
Baldur's Gate 3 2023

Baldur's Gate 3 is an upcoming singleplayer and multiplayer bird's-eye view RPG game in the Baldur's Gate series.

The game was released in early access on October 6, 2020. The full release is scheduled for August 31, 2023.

General information

Official forums
Developer Discord server Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Unofficial wiki
Fextralife wiki


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
macOS (OS X)
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macOS (OS X)

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Larian Studios\Baldur's Gate 3\
macOS (OS X) $HOME/Documents/Larian Studios/Baldur's Gate 3/
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1086940/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Larian Studios\Baldur's Gate 3\PlayerProfiles\
macOS (OS X) $HOME/Documents/Larian Studios/Baldur's Gate 3/PlayerProfiles/
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1086940/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Must opt-in within Options Menu.
Steam Cloud


Video settings
Video settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Hor+ scaling.[2]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, SMAA and TAA. DLSS added in patch 6.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Framerate cap can be manually configured (10-240 FPS) or entirely disabled.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Requires running the game in DirectX 11 mode.
Supports FidelityFX Super Resolution.



Audio settings
Audio settings
Gameplay settings
Gameplay settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
Versus, Co-op
LAN play
Online play
Versus, Co-op
Also supports cross-platform multiplayer.[1]

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Metal support
Vulkan 1.1
Executable 32-bit 64-bitARM Notes
macOS (OS X)


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-4690
AMD FX-4350
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 150 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 780
AMD Radeon R9 280X
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Default API is Vulkan 1.1. DirectX 11 API also provided. The minimum requirements might decrease over the course of Early Access, as performance improves.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.15.6
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i7 2.6 GHz Quad Core
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 150 MB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon RX 460
Intel Iris Plus Graphics
4 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1086940/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1086940) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Steam - Baldur's Gate III - last accessed on 2019-06-06
  2. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-10-08
    Screenshots taken at 2560x1080 (native), 3840x1080, 5760x1080, 1920x1080 and compared.
  3. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-10-08
    Applying a custom 3840x2160 resolution in the settings resulted in a significant decrease in FPS.
  4. Does Baldur’s Gate 3 Have Controller Support? - last accessed on 2020-10-09
  5. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-10-09
    Tested on a 5.1 sound system and used Orban Loudness Meter to confirm the use of the rear speakers.