Baldur’s Gate 3 is a story-rich, party-based RPG set in the universe of Dungeons & Dragons, where your choices shape a tale of fellowship and betrayal, survival and sacrifice, and the lure of absolute power.
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Release Date:
Oct 6, 2020

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Through releasing Divinity: Original Sin and Divinity: Original Sin 2, we’ve learned that working directly with our players during development makes our games better. RPGs this large, with so many avenues for player choice and exploration, 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 to find what works best. We want to learn how you play the game and use that to make it a better experience for everyone.

Will I enjoy BG3 in Early Access?
Having been in Early Access for a while, Baldur’s Gate 3 is a relatively stable experience with many hours of content. However, though we incrementally add classes and features in the lead-up to launch, it contains approximately 1/3rd of the game.

Only buy the game now if you’d like an early look, or if you want to participate in community feedback ahead of the full launch. Otherwise, we suggest you wait until version 1.0 releases – that way, you’ll be able to enjoy the full story of Baldur’s Gate 3 along with all of the playable classes, races, skills and spells that will be included in the full game – and you’ll get less of the bugs.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Baldur’s Gate 3 releases August 31, 2023.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full release of BG3 will include all of the classes and races, and most of the spells and skills contained in the D&D Player’s Handbook, as well as Act 2 & Act 3 of the story of Baldur’s Gate 3.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“As of Patch 9 (14 Dec 2022), the Early Access version of Baldur’s Gate 3 includes Act 1 of the game – that’s approx 25-35 hours of content, and potentially much more than that if you’re someone who likes to create new characters to explore different paths. Player levels are currently capped at 5.

(Last updated 14 Dec 2022)

Current Playable Races: Humans, Elves, Half-Elves, Halflings, Dwarves, Drow, Half-Drow, Githyanki, Gnome

Current Playable Classes: Fighter, Wizard, Rogue, Ranger, Cleric, Warlock, Druid, Sorcerer, Barbarian, Bard, Paladin

(Last updated 14 Dec 2022)

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price of the game will remain $59.99 USD / £49.99 GBP / 59,99€ EUR at launch. As Steam makes periodic changes to their recommended regional pricing to reflect changes in purchasing power and currencies around the world, the price in other currencies may change to reflect Steam’s most recent recommendations.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Since we announced BG3, community discussion and feedback has shaped what we’ve said and done. Though we have a strong vision for the game that runs throughout our team of 350+ people, our goal is to create a game that gets our audience – you! – excited, and to maintain a healthy relationship with those who take the time to provide feedback and help us to improve.

We use data collection tools to help us better balance the game, but we also listen to feedback wherever conversations about BG3 are happening and we use that to drive internal debate. Working with your thoughts, feedback and gameplay data helps us to better understand how our ideas are received and how they can be improved.”
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About This Game

Gather your party, and return to the Forgotten Realms in a tale of fellowship and betrayal, sacrifice and survival, and the lure of absolute power.

Mysterious abilities are awakening inside you, drawn from a Mind Flayer parasite planted in your brain. Resist, and turn darkness against itself. Or embrace corruption, and become ultimate evil.

From the creators of Divinity: Original Sin 2 comes a next-generation RPG, set in the world of Dungeons and Dragons.

Choose from a wide selection of D&D races and classes, or play as an origin character with a hand-crafted background. Adventure, loot, battle and romance as you journey through the Forgotten Realms and beyond. Play alone, and select your companions carefully, or as a party of up to four in multiplayer.

Abducted, infected, lost. You are turning into a monster, but as the corruption inside you grows, so does your power. That power may help you to survive, but there will be a price to pay, and more than any ability, the bonds of trust that you build within your party could be your greatest strength. Caught in a conflict between devils, deities, and sinister otherworldly forces, you will determine the fate of the Forgotten Realms together.

Forged with the new Divinity 4.0 engine, Baldur’s Gate 3 gives you unprecedented freedom to explore, experiment, and interact with a world that reacts to your choices. A grand, cinematic narrative brings you closer to your characters than ever before, as you venture through our biggest world yet.

The Forgotten Realms are a vast, detailed and diverse world, and there are secrets to be discovered all around you -- verticality is a vital part of exploration. Sneak, dip, shove, climb, and jump as you journey from the depths of the Underdark to the glittering rooftops of the Upper City. How you survive, and the mark you leave on the world, is up to you.

    allows you to combine your forces in combat, and split your party to follow your own quests and agendas. Concoct the perfect plan together… or introduce an element of chaos when your friends least expect it.

    offer a hand-crafted experience, each with their own unique traits, agenda, and outlook on the world. Their stories intersect with the entire narrative, and your choices will determine whether those stories end in redemption, salvation, domination, or many other outcomes.

    based on the D&D 5e ruleset. Team-based initiative, advantage & disadvantage, and roll modifiers join combat cameras, expanded environmental interactions, and a new fluidity in combat that rewards strategy and foresight.

    through your choices, and the roll of the dice. No matter who you play, or what you roll, the world and its inhabitants will react to your story.

    allows you to pause the world around you at any time even outside of combat. Whether you see an opportunity for a tactical advantage before combat begins, want to pull off a heist with pin-point precision, or need to escape a fiendish trap. Split your party, prepare ambushes, sneak in the darkness -- create your own luck!

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages. It contains General Mature Content, and may include Nudity or Sexual Content.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel I5 4690 / AMD FX 8350
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 970 / RX 480 (4GB+ of VRAM)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 150 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel i7 8700K / AMD r5 3600
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 2060 Super / RX 5700 XT (8GB+ of VRAM)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 150 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: macOS 10.15.6
    • Processor: 2.6GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon460 4GB
    • Storage: 150 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimum specs can run the game on low to medium settings. To meet minimum specs, you'll need a MacBook Pro 15 inch from 2016 or newer, with the above mentioned GPU. Or, a MacBook Pro 13 inch from 2018 or newer. M1 Chip requirements: MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, or Mac mini with Apple M1 chip and 8GB of RAM.
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: macOS 10.15.7
    • Processor: 2.3GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 8GB
    • Storage: 150 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Recommended specs can run the game on high or ultra settings. You'll meet recommended specs if you have a MacBook Pro 15 inch or 16 inch from 2019 and upwith the above mentioned GPU. An iMac from 2017 or newer will also pull it off. M1 Chip requirements: MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, or Mac mini with Apple M1 chip and 16GB of RAM

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