Baldur’s Gate 3 isn’t just another role-playing game; it’s an adventure you can dive into with your pals. If you’ve ever felt like facing down dragons and negotiating with goblins is more fun in a group, you’re in for a treat. The game offers a nifty multiplayer mode that’s specifically designed for co-op play.
Imagine joining forces with up to 3 friends, where each one of you gets to control a unique character. This 4-player co-op setting is about more than just the numbers. It aims to bring you a holistic gaming experience, where each quest and battle is enriched by the combined wit and prowess of your party.
How to Play with Friends in Baldur’s Gate 3
Kick things off by selecting the ‘Multiplayer’ option on the main menu.
Dive deeper by hitting the “Create” button. This is your first step to setting up a multiplayer lobby that’ll be the gathering point for your party.
If you’re not in the mood for unexpected guests, you can turn your lobby into an exclusive space. Just set the lobby settings to “Friends only.” This ensures that your gaming session remains a private.
There’s an ‘invite friends’ option just waiting for you to click. Once you do, a list of your buddies pops up. Pick the friend you want to invite and await their entrance.
A little visual treat awaits as your friend’s avatar graces the lobby
Remember those epic gaming sessions you had before? If you wish to relive those moments, just load up a saved game, and you can get your friends back into that world.
But what if you’re in the middle of a single-player mission and you want some company? Baldur’s Gate 3 has you covered. You can get a friend on board, though they’ll be stepping into the shoes of your existing companions in the game. A word to the wise: there’s also an option tucked away somewhere, allowing you to craft custom companions.
Launching and Playing:
Once the party is gathered, it’s time to embark on the adventure. Simply click the “Launch” button. This is where everyone gets to flex their creative muscles by crafting their characters.
A little heads up for the host: all the brave endeavors, close shaves, and milestones achieved in the multiplayer session get saved on your computer. So, if you’re planning on reconvening for another session, make sure you’re still the host
There’s a distinct charm in navigating the vast world of Baldur’s Gate 3 with friends. Every dungeon explored and quest undertaken becomes a shared memory.