So, what’s the deal with Baldur’s Gate 3 cross-platform multiplayer? Once Baldur’s Gate 3 is available on console, will I be able to play on PS5 and play with my friends on PC? For the answer to that question, you’ve come to the right place. Here is whether or not Baldur’s Gate 3 has cross-play.
Note: Before you learn about BG3 cross-play, you might want to learn about the three most OP spells and cantrips in the game.
Does Baldur’s Gate 3 have cross-play between PC and PS5, Xbox?
According to the official Larian Studios Baldur’s Gate 3 multiplayer information page, we learn that BG3 does have multiplayer — both four-player online multiplayer and splitscreen on the PC (and I’m guessing on console too when that comes out). Baldur’s Gate 3 also has cross-platform multiplayer on PC and Mac across GOG and Steam. But does Baldur’s Gate 3 have cross-play from PC and Mac to consoles?
It has been confirmed that on launch, Baldur’s Gate 3 won’t have cross-platform multiplayer between PC and console players on PlayStation and Xbox. Now, Larian Studios hasn’t confirmed of denied PC and console cross-play coming later. BG3 was in early access development for three years, anything can happen.
The silver lining is that Baldur’s Gate 3 does have cross-platform support, meaning you can play your saved game on your console, PC, or Steam Deck. While cross-platform isn’t cross-play, it’s nice to know that feature exists.
To enable cross-platform, you need to create a Larian Studios account and sign into it. Sign into your Larian Studios account on PC or console — whatever you’re currently on — and you’ll be able to access any saved games you have.
Only time will tell if BG3 gets cross-platform multiplayer on all platforms, but for now, you can’t play on PC with friends on consoles. It’s a major bummer, but it might not be permanent. For now, you can play co-op on PC. However, you might want to learn about a potential co-op bug that locks characters to the host’s party.