Does Baldur’s Gate 3 Have Controller Support? Explained

Want to play Baldur's Gate 3 with a controller? Find out if you can.

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Baldur’s Gate 3 is one of the biggest and most exciting games of the year, but those playing on PC may be wondering if they can relax on the couch and play on the TV. Here’s what you need to know about Baldur’s Gate 3 controller support.

Can You Play Baldur’s Gate 3 With A Controller on PC?

If you’re hoping to sit back and relax while playing through one of the biggest story-driven games of the year, you’ll be glad to know that there is full controller support available. Since the game launched, players have been able to use a controller when playing through Baldur’s Gate 3, but recent patches and hotfixes have made the controller even better to use.

You may also be wondering if this means that you can play Baldur’s Gate 3 on Steam Deck, and the answer is also a resounding yes. Being able to take a game this large on the go with a portable device is excellent, and much like controller support, hotfixes have made the game look better than ever on the portable screen.

This also makes things like playing couch co-op or split-screen possible, since both players will have full access to everything on their controllers. Alongside the release of Baldur’s Gate 3 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox consoles, you’re ready for all the action you could ever need… as long as you’re willing to wait for your turn in battle.

No matter if you need help getting rid of Cloudkill or you’re already on your third playthrough, be sure to check out our Baldur’s Gate 3 section below to get your hands on plenty of helpful tips and tricks that will make your current playthrough all the more exciting. Also, learn what you shouldn’t do if you want Karlach on your team.

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Shaun Cichacki

As a fan of RPGs, Action & Retro titles, Shaun has been gaming since he was a young boy. With an overwhelming obsession involving Metal Gear Solid and Pizza Tower, you know you're in for a wild ride when it comes to things he's writing about.