Baldur's Gate 3 devs are working on a 'cross-platform plan for mod support' for release later this year

Shadowheart looking at a mysterious magical artefact in an overcast forest
(Image credit: Larian Studios)

Larian Studios' director of publishing Michael Douse has taken to Twitter / X to announce that a "cross-platform plan for mod support" is in the works for Baldur's Gate 3, and is set to be released this year. 

In a Tweet yesterday (February 22), Douse said: "We generally don't talk about things 'til they're ready, but as you may have read, we're making an exception. We've been working on a robust cross-platform plan for mod support to be released later in [the] year. We love our modding community and we want to support them." 

In the tradition of highly acclaimed fantasy role-playing games (RPGs), Baldur's Gate 3 already has an impressive modding community. In our round-up of the best Baldur's Gate 3 mods, we scratched the surface of all the exciting ways you can adjust your game experience using home-grown content. However, installing mods can be time-consuming and fiddly, often requiring players to download special programs, script extenders, and mod launchers. 

This plan for mod support would likely cut out a lot of the faff when it comes to modifying your Baldur's Gate 3 experience. What's more, mods are currently only available for PC users. This plan would allow users on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S to enjoy the range of mods for themselves, too, leveling the playing field.

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Baldur's Gate 3 is a direct adaptation of world-renowned tabletop RPG Dungeons & Dragons (D&D), which is also famous for being highly moddable. The tradition of 'homebrew' content for D&D is as old as the game itself. By pledging to formally support modding, Larian Studios is following in the footsteps of a fantasy great, offering players a chance to curate their game experience. 

From extra cosmetic options to brand-new classes, Baldur's Gate 3 already has a wide range of mods, all of which add to the RPG's already significant replayability. It'll be fantastic to see these mods become more widely available once official support arrives. 

Looking for more games like Baldur's Gate 3? Check out our lists of the best RPGs and the best story games.

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