Baldur’s Gate 3 is finally here… well, as an Early Access title. Step into the shoes of your hero, meet new companions, triumph over evil (or maybe join it). Here’s our guides and features hub to help you out.
Note: Please be reminded that the guides here are intended for Baldur’s Gate 3‘s Early Access stage. Some information and mechanics might get updated as we get closer to its official release.
Baldur’s Gate 3: Guides and features hub
Features and starter guides
Early Access impressions – Baldur’s Gate 3 is a very pricey Early Access title. Is it worth your while?
Beginner’s guide – You’re about to start your journey, so here are some tips to help you along your travels.
Combat guide – Here are some tips to help you with actions, bonus actions, cantrips, spells, reviving, and more.
Grouping and splitting up your party – You might want to have characters acting independently to flank enemies, only to have them group up again later.
Character creation and class guides
Character creation: Races, backgrounds, and origins – It’s more than likely that your first couple of hours (or couple dozen hours) in Baldur’s Gate 3 are spent checking out the various intricacies of character creation.
Cleric – Did someone call for healing? Get ready to give blessings with the Cleric.
Fighter – The Fighter excels when in the midst of chaotic combat, and it’s quite a tanky class too.
Ranger – Snipe foes from afar, or befriend animal companions, that’s the Ranger way.
Rogue – Always sneaking? Get ready to backstab your targets as a Rogue.
Warlock – Curse and immolate your enemies with the Warlock’s abilities.
Wizard – Master the elements and zap your foes to dust with the Wizard.
Druid – Use the power of nature and turn into frenzied beasts.
Druid: Wild Shape – These are the animals you can transform into as a Druid.
Druid subclass: Circle of the Moon or Circle of the Land – Which subclass will you go for?
Campaign and quest guides
The Hooded Skeleton – You’ll find this mysterious entity in a dank cave.
The Gilded Chest of Selûne – There’s a magically-sealed chest inside an Owlbear Cave.
How to get a pet owlbear and pet dog – These two can join your camp as pets.
How to summon ogres– Lump’s War Horn is an item that lets you summon three ogres. Okay, it’s probably a joke item.
Hunt the Devil sidequest: Karlach or Anders – You’ve gotta side with one or the other.
The Goblin Camp: Eliminating the three leaders – You have to eliminate three goblin leaders if you want to save the Druid Grove.
Defiled Temple: The Moon Puzzle – There’s a puzzle that needs to be solved if you wish to reach the Underdark.
The Underdark: Find the Nightsong and the Myconids vs. Duergar – It’s a creepy area where you’re supposed to do a major quest, “Find the Nightsong.”
Saving Halsin: The Hidden Vault and finishing Act I – You’ll find treasure in the Druid Grove just as Baldur’s Gate 3‘s first act draws to a close.
Baldur’s Gate 3 is available via Steam’s Early Access program. Currently, only Act 1 is available.