How shared stash works in Baldur’s Gate 3

A new feature from Patch 3.
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There are many new changes and updates with Patch 3 for Baldur’s Gate 3. One of the more significant features was the Magic Mirror, but did you know there was an update to the stash? Well, Larian Studios implemented something called a shared stash. This can be confusing at first, especially if you don’t read patch notes. Let me explain how the shared stash works in Baldur’s Gate 3.

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This new feature from the latest Baldur’s Gate 3 patch has many players complaining, and I’ll explain why. How shared stash works in Baldur’s Gate 3 is essentially just whenever a companion leaves your party, they give you their key items to carry. The intention behind this was to make sure you’re not missing vital items when having party members leave, but it seems to have more of a negative effect.

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One player on Reddit made a post on the Baldur’s Gate 3 subreddit about how the shared stash mechanic has ruined the game for them. Inventory management is already tough, but it makes it even harder when every time you switch party members, you must take their key items. It now has more than 5,000 upvotes, so it seems like a not-so-helpful feature.

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How Shared Stash Works Baldurs Gate 3

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Anytime you dismiss your party member, you’ll notice a pop-up telling you which items the companion gave you. This stash mechanic only shares key items like the Camp Supply Pack, Keychain, and Alchemy Pouch. Although it isn’t a lot of items, having to carry around your companion’s key items everywhere can get annoying. This is especially true if you find yourself going over the carry weight limit a lot.

Many players are also hoping for a toggle in settings to turn this off. Seeing as Larian Studios worked with player feedback for many years during Early Access, I wouldn’t be surprised if they erased this feature, or put in a toggle for it. Reading the player feedback, it doesn’t seem like many players, if any at all, enjoy this new feature.

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Baldur’s Gate 3 is available on Steam.

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