Does Baldur's Gate 3 have controller support on PC?

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August 4, 2023: Now that Baldur's Gate 3 has finally been released in full, check up on whether you can play on controller on PC.

Baldur's Gate 3's release is upon us and it's coming to both Steam and PS5. But does Baldur's Gate 3 have controller support on PC? The game is releasing on August 3, 2023 on PC, but later on PlayStation and Xbox. So if you want to play this game on release, but want to play with a controller, read on to know if the game will support controllers.

Baldur's Gate 3 is the newest and long-awaited RPG in the series, where players can choose from many different classes and races as they go through their adventures.

While you're here, be sure to check out our other Baldur's Gate 3 guides, such as our guide on Baldur's Gate 3 weapons, our guide on how to break cracked walls in Baldur's Gate 3, as well as how to leave camp.

Does Baldur's Gate 3 have controller support on PC?

If you played Baldur's Gate 3 during its long early access period on Steam, then you know that the game didn't have controller support. But, Larian Studios confirmed to a user on Reddit via DMs that controller support for the game would be available on day one.

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This is incredibly useful for players who have various disabilities or prefer the use of a controller.

However, we don't know whether or not online co-op will support controller support, as a notice pops up stating that only local co-op is supported for controller use. But this is possibly subject to change upon the game's official launch. If this changes, we'll update this guide, so be sure to check back.

What's the best controller for Baldur's Gate on PC?


This one comes down to personal preference. For ease of use, you're probably going to want to go with a Steam controller or an Xbox controller for that plug-and-play functionality. But you can also use a PlayStation controller, as well as various third-party gamepads from companies like Scuf if you happen to have one.

So, now you know whether you can play Baldur's Gate 3 on a controller! If you're looking for more Baldur's Gate 3 content then be sure to check out our other guides, like whether or not you can be a Dragonborn, or if you can inflict non-lethal damage. We've also got our handy race tier list guide for Baldur's Gate 3 as well.

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