Can You Play Baldur’s Gate 3 With Controller?

Baldur's Gate 3 Controller

Are you wondering if you are able to play Baldur’s Gate 3 with a controller? This guide will answer all your questions.

Players are ready to play Baldur’s Gate 3 after it launched, with their keyboards and mice at the ready. Yet there is certainly a portion of players who would like to use a controller to play their game. Be it from the comfort of their couch or just general preference, there are plenty of reasons to do it. But are you able to play Baldur’s Gate 3 with a controller at all? Let’s find out.

Does Baldur’s Gate 3 Support Playing with Controller?

Baldur’s Gate 3 has been in early access since late 2020. During that time, the game had no native controller support. Players were able to circumvent this issue by using Steam’s Big Picture Controller settings to play the game. Even then, the controls were wonky at best, so it wasn’t the optimal way to play, especially when typing was involved.

However, upon its release, yes, you can play Baldur’s Gate 3 with full controller support. This makes perfect sense when you think about it. For one, the game was already planned to be released on consoles about one month after the PC version. Moreover, the Steam Deck platform favours playing with a controller, and that version releases shoulder to shoulder with the PC version. Adding to that, Larian Studios has already shipped a game with very comfortable controller support, Divinity: Original Sin 2.

How to enable playing with a controller?

To enable playing with a controller, you don’t have to do much at all. The game will detect your input mode automatically. However, if you prefer a different input method, you can select it in the Options menu. That is also where you can set up the key bindings for your controller as well.

For more Baldur’s Gate 3 coverage on N4G Unlocked, check out Baldur’s Gate 3 System Requirements and Five Baldur’s Gate 3 Must-Have Mods.


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