How to install mods in Baldur’s Gate 3 with BG3 Mod Manager

Rajarshi Acharya
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Baldur’s Gate 3 offers plenty of options to customize each playthrough, but the fan community has also created a huge amount of mods to cater to every experience. Here’s how to get mods for your game and how to install them with the BG3 Mod Manager.

Baldur’s Gate 3 has successfully built a huge community that developed precious mods to tailor each experience in the Forgotten Realms. From hairstyles to changes in the UI, Larian Studios hit a goldmine when allowing players to create their own content for their RPG.

Although the developers enabled native mod support in Baldur’s Gate 3, you’ll need to get software called BG3 Mod Manager to correctly install most mods.

Before installing anything to change your game, back up all your saves since a failed installation could corrupt your files. If you’ve already done this, check here how to install the BG3 Mod Manager and start playing Baldur’s Gate 3 with mods.

How to use BG3 Mod Manager for Baldur’s Gate 3

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Mods can change the way you play the game.

BG3 Mod Manager lets you drag and drop your Baldur’s Gate 3 mods to install them in-game. It’s a simple process that you can learn from the steps given below:

  1. To begin, you need to have .NET Framework 4.7.2 installed on your PC. You can skip this step if you already have it.
  2. Now, launch Baldur’s Gate 3 at least once so that your profile and the required folders are generated, and then quit it.
  3. Download the latest version of BG3 Mod Manager and extract the .zip file to wherever you want.
  4. Launch the application and select the Baldur’s Gate 3 installation directory. Now you’re ready to install mods.
  5. Once you’ve downloaded a mod, open the app, go to File>Import Mod, and select the mod you wish to install.
  6. When you click the Refresh button, the recently installed mod should appear under the Inactive section on the right. You’ll need to drag the mod over to the Active section on the left to install it.
  7. Finally, select Save Load Order to File, and then click on Export Order to Game. You will find these icons just below the topmost toolbar.
  8. Now, you can quit the app and enjoy Baldur’s Gate 3 with your installed mods.

You can find a vast range of community-made mods on the Nexus Mods page dedicated to Baldur’s Gate 3.

That covers everything you need to know for installing mods in Baldur’s Gate 3 with the BG3 Mod Manager. If you’re eager to know more about the game, check these out:

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About The Author

Rajarshi is a Writer at CharlieIntel who loves RPGs, racing games, FPS titles, and unique indie games that grab his attention. With a degree in English literature from Rabindra Bharati University, Rajarshi worked for Sportskeeda and KeenGamer before joining CharlieIntel in 2023. You can reach him at [email protected].

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