One of the most common facets of any CRPG is the ability to split up your party members so that one can function separately without the others (like when you’re flanking or repositioning). After this, you’d have them all grouped up and moving together again. Still, there’s something that might perplex you while playing Baldur’s Gate 3. It’s something as simple as selecting all party members. Here’s our mini-guide to help you out.
Note: If you want to learn how to recruit Hirelings which are specific companions with specific classes, learn how by reading our guide.
Baldur’s Gate 3: How to select all party members (or split them up)
I first encountered this issue fairly early on in Baldur’s Gate 3. Normally, your main character and your companions would roam around together. Then, in one particular instance, my character jumped down a ruined cellar which changed her “zone/location.”
I fully expected my companions to follow suit because I triggered an encounter, but they all stayed behind. When I reloaded my save to have all four of my party members down the cellar, and after eliminating my foes, I was surprised that they were all being controlled independently now. If you play multiplayer with three other people, this is how parties always operate.
To easily group or ungroup your party in BG3, simply press the group or ungroup button on the left side of the screen, found under the party portraits. Ungrouping your party makes doing puzzles, like the Moon puzzle, and surprise encounters much easier and better.
If you want to have one character act independently (such as the aforementioned flanking and repositioning maneuvers), click on another party member’s portrait and then right-click on the person who should be separated. Click on “ungroup” and that character can now be controlled independently.
Trust me, selecting, grouping, and ungrouping your party can be challenging, but it is a necessary tactic to become a master in Baldur’s Gate 3.