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Here are the best Baldur’s Gate 3 mods to add to your game

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The popularity of Baldur’s Gate 3 is partly owed to the freedom it offers players, and mods may be the best way to take advantage of that freedom.

Players love to mod all sorts of games, but RPGs like Baldur’s Gate 3 are especially ripe with opportunity. Developer Larian recently announced full modding support for the game and the community took that offer and ran with it. The game had hundreds of mods available days after launch, and that number will only grow with time.

There is a dizzying array of modding options, in a game already rich with customization options. Given this, it’s natural to wonder what some of the standout options might be. For players not sure where to start, here are some of the best options available right now.

The best Baldur’s Gate 3 mods

Baldur’s Gate 3 gives players the ability to mod basically anything, which allows for both surface-level and major mechanical changes. With hundreds of mods available, players have plenty of options to choose from. When installing mods, remember that they can cause stability issues and that not all mods are compatible with one another. Patches and content updates to the base game can also render some mods unusable.

Achievement Enabler

Even with official support for mods, developers have a habit of disabling achievements when you use them. A lot of players like to go achievement hunting, even when using mods. For those who feel like it’s unfair to not be able to do both, DK’s Achievement Enabler has the answer. With this mod, PC players on both Steam and GOG will unlock achievements like normal, no matter how many mods they have installed.

Tav’s Hair Salon

It’s common for RPG enthusiasts to spend a great deal of time and effort making their character look great.

Baldur’s Gate 3 already offers plenty of options when it comes to character customization. Even so, many players are hungry for more, especially when it comes to hairstyles. Tav’s Hair Salon fills that void. With over 100 new hairstyles to choose from for all races and genders, there’s something for everyone here.

Improved UI

The UI in Baldur’s Gate 3 is intuitive enough, but there’s always room for improvement.

While the changes it makes are relatively minor, Djmr’s Improved UI is considered by many to be a “bedrock mod.” This is because many other mods require it as a prerequisite. It also offers much-appreciated quality of life features like disabling annoying, unnecessary error messages. With all this in mind, it’s highly recommended that anyone modding the game include this mod in their list.

Also notable is the fact that Improved UI allows the player to edit origin characters. Normally, a pre-made origin character can be selected as a starting option, but cannot be edited. Improved UI unlocks this restriction, allowing origin characters to be used as a customizable template.

Party Limit Begone

As with any good story-driven RPG, Baldur’s Gate 3’s companion characters are one of its most beloved features. With at least 10 confirmed companion characters but only 4 party slots by default, many players may struggle to choose favorites. With SildurFX’s Party Limit Begone, they won’t have to.

This mod increases the party limit for NPC characters to 16, more than enough to bring the whole crew along. What’s more, it allows players to take more real-life friends along too. Party Limit Begone raises the multiplayer cap from four to eight, so nobody has to feel left out.

Enhanced Gear Progression

While Baldur’s Gate 3 is a rock-solid game on its own, one area for improvement is the loot system. Players shower the game with praise, but the frustrating RNG of the looting mechanic is a frequent complaint. It’s entirely possible to go the entire game without ever finding crucial late-game upgrades for a character. Naxesss’ Enhanced Gear Progression changes this by rebalancing the loot tables.

Once a player installs this mod, they’ll start finding a more balanced spread of armor and weapons from loot. Versions of armor that appear in the game files but remain unimplemented in the base game will also appear. Overall, this mod creates a more rewarding loot system and enables satisfying build improvements over time.

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Written by Jorie McKibbin

Jorie has been playing video games and writing creatively since they were old enough to hold a controller and a pen. They’re passionate about the indie gaming scene, and some of their favorites include Salt and Sanctuary, Stardew Valley, Hollow Knight, and Vintage Story. They also adore such classics as The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind, Fallout: New Vegas, and Dark Souls.

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