Baldur’s Gate 3 – How to Loot in and out of Combat

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Looking to find out about how to loot in combat in Baldur’s Gate 3? Then you have come to the right place.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is a role-playing game developed and published by Larian Studios. It follows the same style as the tabletop game Dungeons and Dragons with dice rolls and a wealth of options to choose from at any given time.

Like other RPGs that give players plenty of actions to choose from, players can loot objects and even other people. It is important to get as many resources as possible to upgrade armor and weapons, or sell to vendors for gold to keep your wallet full and ready if you need to start spending. This guide will show players how to loot in and out of combat in Baldur’s Gate 3

How To Loot in Baldur’s Gate 3

Looting in Baldur’s Gate 3 is very simple. Players can simply interact with lootable objects from the context menu and select the right option. If you’re playing on PC, you can loot by left-clicking on the lootable object, or by right-clicking to open the context menu and selecting ‘Open’ or ‘Loot‘. For console players, you can use the Square button on PlayStation controllers. Players will then see all of the items available to take within a pop-up window, then players can select whichever items they would like to take in their inventories.

Baldur's Gate 3 Loot in and out of combat
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Be careful that you pay attention to the chest icon color of the object you’re trying to loot when you hover over it. If they’re grey or golden, then it’s fine to loot. However, if the object is red, then it would count as stealing. If you insist on getting that loot though, you will have to Hide and then loot it, hoping that your Stealth is good enough not to get caught. Players can also highlight any lootable containers or people in the environment by holding the Left Alt key on PC or by holding down the right analog stick on either Xbox or PlayStation controllers.

How to Loot in Combat?

Looting your fallen enemies during combat follows the same principles that we outlined above. However, note that combat takes place in turn-based mode. That means that you have to make sure that the character has enough movement to reach the target. Also, it’s worth considering if looting will Overencumber the character, making them slower. Lastly, weigh the option is it worth taking the time to loot during combat when there are enemies around that should be higher priority. With that said, looting doesn’t take up an Action or Bonus Action, so it counts as a freebie in that regard.

For more helpful guides on the game, please be sure to check out Baldur’s Gate 3 – How To Leave Camp Via Fast Travel, Bedroll & Resting Icon and How to Fast Travel in Baldur’s Gate 3 – Move quickly around the map.


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