Early Access Information
Why are we doing Early Access?
We’ve learned that working directly with our players during development makes our games better. RPGs this large, with so many permutations, thrive from feedback as new features and fixes are incrementally added to the game. Early Access gives players a chance to participate in development and it gives us an opportunity to explore different game ideas with a live community. We want to learn how you play the game and use that to make it a better experience for everyone.
What is the release date for Early Access?
6th of October 10am PST - assuming everything works out exactly as it should.
What is the price for Early Access?
$59.99 USD or your regional equivalent.
If I buy Early Access, will I have to purchase the game again when the full game releases?
No, you only need to purchase the game once. If you buy Early Access, you will also get 1.0 when it releases.
Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?
We are creating our most ambitious RPG yet, and pricing won’t change during development of the game, into release.
How much content is in Early Access?
The Early Access version of Baldur’s Gate 3 includes Act 1 of the game which, in one playthrough, is approximately 25 hours of self-contained content.
How long will the game be in Early Access?
Though Act 1 (the content for Early Access) is defined, Acts 2 and 3 are work in progress. It’s therefore difficult to predict when 1.0 will launch. We anticipate Baldur’s Gate 3 being in Early Access for at least one year but we’ll have to see how it goes. It’ll be ready when it’s ready.
How will updates be handled during Early Access and how often will I see updates?
The frequency of the updates depends on our development speed, which makes it hard to give you a roadmap right now. We will always monitor your feedback and roll out fixes whenever necessary. Follow our socials to catch the latest information
Will Early Access saves be compatible with the full release?
No. Due to the amount of updates and changes expected during the Early Access stage, saves made during Early Access will not be compatible with the full version of the game when it releases.
Is there going to be a perma-death option similar to D&D?
Difficulty options won't be available during Early Access, but we will be looking at feedback as we decide what kind of options to include. These may include implementations of perma-death.
Can I use a controller?
Controllers will not be supported on PC at Early Access launch. We will work to get this into the game during the EA period. Early controller support is available on Stadia but expect a lot of improvements.
Can I get achievements in Early Access?
No, there will not be any achievements for Early Access.
Will there be trading cards in Early Access?
No, there will not be trading cards in Early Access.
Will there be modding support in Early Access?
We loved what our modding community did with DOS2, and we’re excited to see what they’ll do with BG3. Modding will be supported, but somewhere after 1.0, not during EA. Again, we really need to focus on working with feedback and creating the game.
What languages are available for Early Access?
English, Simplified Chinese, French, German, Polish, Russian, Spanish.
What is the best way to report issues/feedback to the team?
The Larian Forums - http://forums.larian.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=cfrm
Steam Forums - https://steamcommunity.com/app/1086940/discussions/
Discord - discord.gg/larianstudios
Reddit - https://www.reddit.com/r/BaldursGate3