How to recruit Hirelings in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3)

Hired help.
Baldurs Gate 3 Withers Location In Camp
Screenshot by PC Invasion

Baldur’s Gate 3 features a bunch of secrets, along with a cast of memorable characters you can add to your squad. However, you might miss some of them, or you might wish to explore additional classes. In those cases, it is possible to bring malleable team members known as Hirelings on board. This guide tells you how to recruit Hirelings in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Recommended Videos

Baldur’s Gate 3 – how to recruit Hirelings

Hirelings are available with a variety of starting classes. You can pay gold to add them to your group, assuming you have an available character slot. However, there is one very big requirement besides the cost of gold. To recruit Hirelings, you must pay Withers to generate them in your camp.

Baldurs Gate 3 Button In Dank Crypt Near Withers Sarcophagus

Screenshot by PC Invasion

Withers is a special NPC that joins you at some point in the adventure. If you have read our guide on how to respec in Baldur’s Gate 3, you know he eventually appears in your camp even if you don’t go out of your way to find him. However, you can add him to your team earlier in the adventure. To find Withers, look in the Dank Crypt, which you access through the Ancient Door near the Overgrown Ruins waypoint.

You’ll have to pick the lock on the door, or perhaps use a key. I didn’t have the key, so I picked the lock. Inside the crypt, I then proceeded toward the north side, near the very back.

This chamber contains numerous enemy corpses. They’re lying around a balcony area facing a stone statue. Check everybody in this chamber and loot any weapons. There’s a room to the left side that has some nice items, as well. When you’re ready, head to the main room’s back left side, behind the statue. There is a button on the wall. Activate the button to open the door.

Baldurs Gate 3 Withers Introduction In Camp

Screenshot by PC Invasion

As soon as you open the door, the enemy corpses you looted come to life and attack. These enemies use projectile magic, but most of them don’t have much life. You should be able to eliminate a lot of them with ranged attacks of your own. Once you kill the last of the enemies, check the room and open the sarcophagus to meet Withers.

Answer the questions Withers poses and he should finally agree to meet you later. Now you can head back to your camp. When you arrive, you’ll find Withers near a small boat along the camp’s edge. Talk to him and he outlines the services he offers. When you first talk to Withers, he may not offer the option to recruit Hirelings. You have to progress several hours in the campaign before that option materializes. Just check in with him periodically until it does.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is available on Steam.

related content
Read Article Top 10 Early Access Steam Games
Early Access Games
Read Article How to make No Man’s Sky in Infinite Craft
How To Make No Man Sky In Infinite Craft Featured Image
Read Article All Phoenix Summon Crystal Locations in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (FF7)
All Phoenix Summon Crystal Locations in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (FF7)
Related Content
Read Article Top 10 Early Access Steam Games
Early Access Games
Read Article How to make No Man’s Sky in Infinite Craft
How To Make No Man Sky In Infinite Craft Featured Image
Read Article All Phoenix Summon Crystal Locations in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (FF7)
All Phoenix Summon Crystal Locations in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (FF7)
Author
Jason Venter
Jason Venter is a contributing writer for PC Invasion since 2022 who can trace his love for video games back to the Apple IIe port of Mario Bros. in the late 80s. He remains a diehard Nintendo fan to this day and loves JRPGs, adventure games, and platformers in particular, but he still plays games in most genres and on most hardware. After founding indie gaming site HonestGamers in 1998, he served as an editor at Hardcore Gamer Magazine during its entire print run. He has since freelanced for a variety of leading sites including IGN, GameSpot, and Polygon. These days, he spends most of his time writing game guides and entertaining readers with his fantasy novels.