Baldur's Gate 3

General Information

What is Baldur’s Gate 3?
Baldur’s Gate 3 is an expansive, cinematic, player-driven RPG based on 5e D&D. It features a rich character creation system where players can create an avatar based on many different D&D races, select their cantrips, skills & abilities, and enter a world where their actions truly define the story.

Do I need to have played Baldur’s Gate 1 & 2 to be able to enjoy Baldur’s Gate 3?
Baldur’s Gate 3 is a new story, and a new adventure, with new characters. We don’t want to spoil too much, but when you explore the world for the first time, you’ll enjoy the story from a fresh perspective, but if you’ve played the previous games, you’ll quickly start to join many dots. But those dots aren’t required to enjoy your own personal adventure in the Forgotten Realms.

What edition of Dungeons and Dragons is this game using?
Baldur’s Gate 3 is using the fifth edition (5e) rules.

How long has the game been in development for?
A small team first started working on story and game design in late 2016. In January 2017 we received the official go from Wizards of the Coast in Seattle, while we were in the middle of Divinity: Original Sin 2's Early Access period. The team grew slowly before the whole team was briefed later in 2017 after the full release of DOS2 that September.

What game engine is being used?
Baldur’s Gate 3 has been built using the new Divinity 4.0 engine.

What platforms can I play the game on?
In Early Access you can play the game on Stadia or on PC and Mac via Steam/GOG.

Is Baldur’s Gate 3 on Stadia/Mac going to be developed at the same pace as PC?
We strive to keep all versions over all platforms in sync. During EA we will also aim to support cross platform multiplayer.

Is the game coming to Playstation/Xbox/Nintendo Switch?
Right now we are focusing on the PC/Mac and Stadia release.

Are there any plans for a collectors edition?
We’re looking into a few cool ideas, but this isn’t for Early Access.

How long will the final game be?
We don’t know yet.

I have an issue, where can I get help?
Make sure you check out our Frequently Asked Questions page over at You can also get help at our forums, or via email at


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