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?
 You can play the full game on PC as of August 3rd, 2023 via Steam/GOG/GeForce NOW. The game will also be avaliable to play on Playstation 5 on September 6th, 2023!

How do I play Baldur’s Gate 3 through GeForce Now?
You can now experience Baldur’s Gate 3 across more devices with GeForce NOW, from underpowered PCs to unsupported devices. All you have to do is head to NVidia’s website and follow their steps to create a membership (you will need to own the game in your library):
You can find more information on NVidia’s GeForce NOW FAQ:

Is the game coming to Playstation/Xbox/Mac/Nintendo Switch?

Baldur's Gate 3 is available as Early Access for Mac players and will be releasing the full verison at a later date. Please keep your eyes on our community pages for any future announcements!

Xbox players, we’ve seen your questions about if/when you can expect Baldur’s Gate 3 on Xbox. We’ve had an Xbox version of Baldur’s Gate 3 in the works for some time, but we have run into some technical issues – particularly with split-screen co-op. We are still working on an Xbox version of BG3, but we’re not yet confident enough to announce it. We don’t like announcing anything until we’re ready, because we don’t want to get peoples hopes up until we’re sure we can deliver.

There’s no platform exclusivity preventing us from releasing BG3 on Xbox day and date, should that be a technical possibility. If and when we do announce further platforms, we want to make sure each version lives up to our standards & expectations. Thanks for understanding!

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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