Does Baldur’s Gate 3 have controller support on PC?

Stephanie Zucarelli
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Many Baldur’s Gate 3 players want to know if its PC version comes with controller support for Steam or other digital launchers. Here’s everything to know about controller support in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Choosing their preferred input device is something all Baldur’s Gate 3 players should be able to do, as it ensures that they’re comfortable when starting off their adventure and paves their way to a potential 100% completion run. The game’s main campaign takes a significant time to beat, so for those who prefer a controller as opposed to a keyboard and mouse, Larian Studios have good news.

Here’s everything you need to know about Baldur’s Gate 3 controller support on Steam & GOG.

Does Baldur’s Gate 3 have controller support on Steam & GOG

Yes, Baldur’s Gate 3 has full controller support available for Steam and GOG. This particular feature has been well received by the game’s community, especially players who are sharing a local co-op game.

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Baldur’s Gate 3 should auto-detect any controller you connect to your PC.

How to use a controller in Baldur’s Gate 3

In order to enable your controller in Baldur’s Gate 3, first you’ll have to make sure your controller is connected via wire or Bluetooth to your PC. Then you can use the following steps:

  1. After connecting your controller, Baldur’s Gate 3 should automatically detect your controller and give you a prompt to switch your input as soon as it launches.
  2. To check if it has been properly detected, go to Settings and check the Interface options.
  3. Once in Interface options, go to the Input Mode menu.
  4. There you can choose the option Controller Only, so you stop the game from accepting both controller and keyboard and mouse input, which can cause some issues.

Baldur’s Gate 3 failed controller detection fix for Steam & GOG

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You can try resetting your key binds if Baldur’s Gate 3 isn’t recognizing your controller.

Some Baldur’s Gate 3 players reported that their controllers are having trouble working with Baldur’s Gate 3.

If you can’t use your controller in Baldur’s Gate 3 while playing through GOG, try connecting your controller with a USB cable or reconnecting it if you wish to continue wirelessly. Those who are experiencing these issues from Steam, should go into their Steam Settings and remap their key binds to the controller.

In the meantime, we recommend you check out our other Baldur’s Gate 3 guides:

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About The Author

Stephanie is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel. After graduating as a journalist, she started working as a tech writer for Infobae, Channel 9, and Rolling Stone. She's currently focused on covering Diablo 4, Baldur's Gate 3 and Fortnite, but can't resist anything related to The Sims 4 and Stardew Valley. You can contact her at [email protected].