Here’s what Baldur’s Gate 3 mods look like right now

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Baldur’s Gate 3 has taken the gaming world by storm and while it offers loads of content on its own, players can get even more through mods.

On August 3, 2023, Baldur’s Gate 3 was released to rave reviews, massive sales, and record-breaking player counts. Mods were an integral part of the experience for many fans of the first two Baldur’s Gates titles and many wondered if modding would be supported in the third installment.

Role-playing games like the Baldur’s Gate saga have enjoyed a close-knit relationship with the modding scene. In a story-driven RPG, there are many factors that can affect a player’s immersion. During their journey, they might feel that there’s some tweak or feature that could help make for a better experience. Modders are sometimes quicker to serve those needs than the actual developer.

But while players and modders may appreciate this close relationship, developers have not always facilitated or even approved of modifications being made to their game. Thankfully, fans don’t have to worry about this with Baldur’s Gate 3.

Does Baldur’s Gate 3 have mod support?

Baldur’s Gate 3 offers full mod support, something that fans and modders alike can rejoice over.

While a game doesn’t technically require official support for modding, that support streamlines the process and allows for a wider variety of modifications to be made more easily. Thanks to the support of developer Larian Games, the game is designed in a way that minimizes bugs and glitches related to modding. It also means that players installing mods will have an easier time, regardless of how tech-savvy they are.

Overall, Larian’s official support of mods means that modding Baldur’s Gate 3 will be significantly easier. Players can look forward to more options in the long term thanks to that decision.

What kind of mods can be added to the game?

Players can add mods to Baldur’s Gate 3 to change characters’ appearances, change spells, and more.

Many of them are cosmetic in nature, tweaking the appearance of various story characters or adding more options for the player character to customize their unique appearance, such as TanakaNaoiki’s elf head replacer. Many more are gameplay tweaks. Mods can change the behavior of certain spells or other actions, or add additional subclasses or abilities, like fierrof’s war magic wizard subclass.

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Some can offer a very different experience. Oilnarak01’s extra origins mod offers more origins to choose from at the start of the game.

This is only the beginning. The game was only released a week and a half ago and players are likely to see their options expand as time goes on. All told, modding enthusiasts hoping to customize their Baldur’s Gate 3 experience already have tons of options, which will only grow with 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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