In this guide, we'll have you covered with everything you need to know about Baldur's Gate 3 romance. The number of choices to be made and paths to take in Baldur's Gate 3 is beyond measure. The way you interact with your environment, the situations you encounter, and the characters you meet will have various gameplay implications. That includes romance options in Baldur's Gate 3.
Romance is now a really interesting addition for Baldur's Gate 3 players, providing more interaction possibilities and allowing the creation of engaging stories, quests, and dialogue options. This time, players will have complete freedom to romance companions as they please, but it won't be an easy task.
How to fix Baldur's Gate 3 romance endings bug
Yes, if you're currently on a playthrough of Baldur's Gate 3 but find yourself unable to finish romance lines with certain NPCs, you aren't alone. As per Outstar on Twitter, you can play through romance sequences up until their natural conclusion, which simply won't materialise.
Fortunately, they seem to have an easy hotfix. As per that tweet, simply reload the Sad Choice of your romance save, and select a different option when at the pier, the culmination of your courtship. This should make things work again, but you will inevitably lose out on time and the good ending as a result.
Outstar recently followed up their initial tweet by saying the Baldur's Gate 3 romance ending bug has been fixed in the latest patch, which released on August 24, 2023. As such, things should be back to normal for your Baldur's Gate 3 romances.
Baldur's Gate 3 Romance guide
Romance is a type of interaction you can do with companions in Baldur's Gate 3. Companions are the characters you will find in your adventures who will be able to join your party.
To romance a companion you'll need to strengthen your bond with them. To do this, you'll have to follow a series of steps to deepen that relationship with your selected companion.
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Each companion has their own personality and moral compass. Interacting with NPCs that you come across during your adventure or dealing with specific scenarios and situations in a certain way will either align or not with the companion you wish to romance. They will end up approving or disapproving of your actions, strengthening or straining your relationship.
Once you have recruited new companions, you can find them in your camp. Interact with them to get to know them, unlock companion quests, and act properly and you will eventually unlock romantic dialogue options, which in turn can lead to physical intimacy and romance scenes. Developing a romantic relationship with one of your companions will also influence how the rest of the companions think about you.
Are there queer romances in Baldur's Gate 3?
In Baldur’s Gate 3, similar to the Divinity Original Sin games, you can romance any companion regardless of gender or race. The companion’s sexual orientation is determined by whom the player wishes to romance, with all companions being potential romantic partners.
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All you have to do is to follow the steps mentioned above and you will be able to romance anyone. As long as you gain a favourable opinion and continue to strengthen your relationship with them.
With that being said, be sure to interact with any companion of your choice and act appropriately to develop a possible romance with them. While you are at it, be sure to check out Baldur's Gate 3 quest list and how to dual-wield in Baldur's Gate 3.