How to fix companion not following in Baldur's Gate 3

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August 30, 2023: Struggling with some Baldur's Gate 3 glitches? We're here to help solve them!

Sometimes your party members may get angry because of your actions and refuse to be on your team. But what if nothing happened and they just stopped following you? In such cases, you need to know how to fix your companion not following in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Fortunately, this is a common problem in Larian Studios' games and it's not even a bug. Most likely, you just used one of the party control features without realising it, so we'll explain to you how it works and what to do with it.

But if you also want to brush up on even more guides, then be sure to check out our article on how to pick locks and open chests in Baldur's Gate 3. Also, there's a handy guide on how to revive characters in Baldur's Gate 3, plus our class tier list.

How to fix your companion not following

Your companions always follow your character or whoever you currently control. However, there is a feature that allows you to separate your group members. Perhaps you accidentally activated this function and now your party is separated.

So firstly, you can check if this is the case by looking at the left side of the screen. Just check the position of the portraits of your party members. If they are all separated, then it means that your companions won't follow you. In order to fix this, you just need to drag the portraits to each other to form the group again. You'll be able to see this is successful because when you drag and drop the avatar, there'll be a chain animation to show that they're connected to the party.

Also, party members should group up after you use the fast travel feature. So, you can try this method and fix the problem of them not following you.

You also have a chance to run into a bug that causes problems with the AI of your companions. In this case, you will need to wait for a hotfix or try to load a save where this bug is not triggered.

How to fix Baldur's Gate 3 companion not following
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Let's see how to fix Baldur’s Gate 3 companion not following!

Why do you need to separate your party members?

You may wonder why such a feature is in the game. Well, sometimes it’s just inconvenient when all your party members are following you. For example, you may want to separate them so that you can choose better positions before the battle.

Also, this function will be activated automatically if your companions are unable to follow you. Of course, if you decide to teleport away from them and they can't see or reach you, then your party will naturally split up.

Usually, your companions stop following you because your party has accidentally split up, so our article should help you figure out how to fix your companion not following. Good luck and don't leave your party members behind!

Additionally, if you are looking for more content on Larian's newest game, then be sure to check out our guide on whether you can become a vampire in Baldur's Gate 3, alongside how to play multiplayer.

For more articles like this, take a look at our Guides and Baldur's Gate 3 page.