How To Move Objects in Baldur’s Gate 3 – Move Bookcases, Items, and Boulders

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Have you been stuck with trying to move objects in Baldur’s Gate 3? Here’s an easy solution to help you out.

Baldur’s Gate 3, by Larian Studios, is a massive game in which players can do many things that aren’t immediately discernable. It gives players an unprecedented amount of freedom to tailor their gameplay. From a more straightforward approach to tactical and nuanced, there is no ‘one way’ to do anything in this Dungeons & Dragons game. In a similar way, you can leverage your characters to move many objects in the world. Here’s how and why you can do that.

How To Move Objects and Items in Baldur’s Gate 3?

Most interactable objects in the game can be moved. Stand near the object you wish to move, then use your mouse to click and drag the object to the location you want to move it. The size and weight of the object play a part, as does the Strength score of the character that you use to move it. In a nutshell, the stronger the character or companion that you use, the heavier objects you can move. A spellcaster like a Wizard could also be useful, as they can use spells to move objects.

Knowing how to move objects is an essential skill and will enhance your game experience. To highlight interactable objects, hold the Alt key on your keyboard or press and hold the right stick on your PS5 controller. If you want to look at certain creatures or NPCs, then press the tilde key.

Why Would You Want to Move Objects?

Moving objects can serve many purposes in Baldur’s Gate 3. You can use them tactically to prepare for a fight. For example, by manoeuvring explosive barrels of Firewine or Runepowder in a position to set up an ambush. Or you can set up boxes and crates in a way that can cordon off an angle and help you funnel enemies into a killing field.

Sometimes, you can stack objects in such a way that your party will be able to climb them like a makeshift staircase. This could provide you with access to areas and vantage points that would’ve been more difficult to reach otherwise.

However, most often you’ll be able to use the method of moving objects to uncover hidden areas. There are many spots in the game that are hidden behind objects barring your way. By moving them aside, you can uncover a damaged wall that you can break, for example. These areas are often obvious, but some are better hidden than others.

Check out more of our Baldur’s Gate 3 guides, such as How to Cast Spells from Spell ScrollsHow To Turn Off Arcane Turrets, How To Change the Camera Angle and Best Cleric Build


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