How to move and highlight objects in Baldur's Gate 3

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The character in Baldur’s Gate 3
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August 25, 2023: Just in time for launch, we've added a few notes on how to highlight objects for the purpose of interacting with them in Baldur's Gate 3.

You will have to interact with the gaming world from the first seconds of your playthrough, so if you have just started, you definitely need to know how to move objects in Baldur’s Gate 3. Divinity Original Sin 2, one of the previous releases from Larian Studios, has the same feature and it’s really developed compared to other RPGs.

So, we’ll also tell you how this feature works and what stats it depends on. After all, when you deal with such a complex RPG, it’s better to learn all of its mechanics before diving into it.

While you are here, make sure to check our guide on how to revive characters in Baldur's Gate 3, and how to level up fast. And make sure to check our guide on how to edit your hotbar in Baldur's Gate 3. We've got an article on how to save your progress in Baldur's Gate 3, a race tier list, and a class tier list in case you feel like starting over.

How to move and throw objects in Baldur’s Gate 3

In order to move or throw any object in Baldur’s Gate 3, highlighting objects is key. Just use your cursor to hover over an object you want to interact with. If it gains an outline, you can interact with it clicking.

Right-clicking brings up a context menu, showing everything you can do to the item in question. If you highlight an object and hold it with your left mouse button, you can then drag the item around to move it in a tight space around your character.

The character in Baldur’s Gate 3
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Let's see how to move and throw objects in Baldur’s Gate 3!

Which stats are required to move objects in Baldur’s Gate 3?

Some objects that you may need to move may be heavy. So, your Strength stat determines what items you can lift. Of course, if you don’t have enough Strength, you won’t be able to interact with really heavy objects.

However, this is nothing to worry about, as the game allows you to form a squad of several companions. So, you will always have someone strong enough to move different objects.

Why do you need to move different objects in Baldur’s Gate 3?


Well, sometimes you will encounter different puzzles or other situations where you have to remove some objects or put something in a certain place. So, this mechanic is really important to clear your path, and you should always bring a character that has enough Strength.

There are many different features in Baldur’s Gate 3 and the game has every chance of becoming one of the best RPGs in the entire industry. It has many realistic mechanics and moveable objects are only one of them!

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