Is Baldur’s Gate 3 Crossplay? Cross-Platform Multiplayer Explained

From PC to PS5: Your adventure never skips a beat!

By GamesRecon

So you’ve got Baldur’s Gate 3 rocking on your PC and heard the buzz about it dropping on PS5 come Sep 6. You might think, “Can I squad up with my console pals in this epic adventure?” Or, “Can I flex on both platforms without losing my progress?” Well, you’re in for a treat!

In a behemoth of a game like BG3, crossplay isn’t just a luxury; it’s a big deal. We’re talking about teaming up with some friends to play multiplayer mode and have some fun together.

But what about swapping platforms without losing a beat in your epic saga? With cross-platform support, it’s possible for you. If you aim to tackle the treacherous terrains of Baldur’s Gate 3 with your squad, there are some critical intel you need to lock down.

Is Baldur’s Gate 3 Crossplay or Cross-Platform?

Baldur's Gate 3 does not support crossplay.
Baldur’s Gate 3 does not support crossplay.

Currently, there is no Baldur’s Gate 3 cross-platform between consoles and PC. It means when the game’s PS5 edition hits the scene in early September, those on console and PC won’t be able to team up. Larian Studios has been hush-hush about whether they’ll flip the switch on that feature in the future.

Now, for my PC brethren, there’s a silver lining. A bit of crossplay magic exists between the Steam and GOG folks, and yes, Windows and Mac users too. It’s not the epic crossplay dream, but it’s something. It gives us a smidge of flexibility on who we dungeon crawl with.

Does Baldur’s Gate 3 have Cross Progression?

YES, Baldur’s Gate 3 does include cross-platform progression! What’s that mean? Say you’ve been grinding away on your PC, and then the PS5 version drops.

Luckily, you can switch to Sony’s gaming system, and your current game progress will seamlessly transfer over to the PlayStation 5. To tap into Baldur’s Gate 3 cross-progression, you must have a Larian Studios account.

There’s a lil’ hitch, though. You have to spend on two different game copies of both PC and console. A touch painful on the wallet, for sure. If you have multiple setups and wish to experience the gameplay on each of them, it’s a feature you truly love.