How to use mods in Baldur’s Gate 3: Mod support explained

Udit Surve
A characters in Baldur's Gate 3 overlooking a cliff.

Baldur’s Gate 3, Larian Studios’ latest action-packed RPG is now out and PC players might be curious about whether the game allows modding. Here’s what you need to know about mods support in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is finally here and players worldwide are excited to explore the Dungeons and Dragons world. The game offers a lot of content to enjoy, from creating characters and choosing classes and subclasses to meeting companions and battling monsters and scary villains.

PC players who love modding games like Skyrim and Fallout, already know how modding can make the experience even more enjoyable. Since mods let players fine-tune the game to their own liking, allowing a more customized experience.

So if you are wondering whether Baldur’s Gate 3 supports mods, here’s everything you need to know.

Does Bladur’s Gate 3 support mods?

Yes, Baldur’s Gate 3 does support mods. According to the official FAQ, Larian Studios, the developers of the game actively encourage modding. Just as they did with their previous game, Divinity Original Sin 2.

The developers have expressed their love for mods and are excited to see what the modding community will do with Baldur’s Gate 3. Modding will be supported sometime after the official release, but not exactly at launch.

How to use mods in Baldur’s Gate 3

Screengrab of the Customizer's Compendium mod in Baldur's Gate 3
The Customizer’s Compendium mod enhances the character creation experience with more choices.

To install a Baldur’s Gate 3 mod, you have to download it to the game’s mods folder and edit the mod settings file. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

  1. Go to one of the game’s modding community sites such as Nexus Mods.
  2. Choose the mods you like, and download them to your device.
  3. Find the mods folder for Baldur’s Gate 3, which can be located by typing ‘%LocalAppData%\Larian Studios\Baldur’s Gate 3\Mods’ in Explorer.
  4. Move your mod files into the Mods folder. After all your files are there, you’ll have to change the ‘modsettings.lsx‘ according to the instructions of the mod.
  5. Hit save and start Baldur’s Gate 3 to check if the mod is working.

If you want to save some time while installing mods, you can always use a mod manager such as Vortex Mod Manager. This will automatically change the ‘modsettings.Isx’ files for you and install all your mods.

That’s all you need to know about mod support for Baldur’s Gate 3! For more content on the game, check out our guides below:

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Udit is an Evergreen Writer at CharlieIntel who specializes in first-person and sandbox games such as Call of Duty and Minecraft. After freelancing for Gameloop, Udit joined CharlieIntel in 2023. When not working, you can find him on YouTube watching a Zelda or Baldur's Gate 3 playthrough. Get in touch with him at [email protected].