How to Hide Your Helmet in Baldur’s Gate 3

Long hair, don't stare.

Is there any worse feeling than spending hours in a character creator, crafting the most beautiful protagonist the world has ever seen, and then realizing that your character’s beautiful locks are obscured by some dirty leather cap? Unacceptable. Treacherous, even. Baldur’s Gate 3 has one of the most robust character-creation systems seen in a long time, and I simply couldn’t imagine a helm hiding my half-orc’s beautiful mug. Here’s how to hide your helm and/or headwear in Baldur’s Gate 3.

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Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Hide your Helm

On the character inventory screen, you can hide your helmet by hovering over it and clicking the small eye icon or pressing Y / Triangle on your controller. You can choose between showing your helmet, hiding during cutscenes, or hiding it all the time.

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While in Baldur’s Gate 3, press Tab to open your party’s equipment menu, or press I to open up a selected character’s inventory menu. Clicking the eyeball icon will cycle through different visibility options for your helm. The three options you can choose are:

  • Show Helmet – displays your helmet at all times, even during cutscenes.
  • Hide during dialogues – only displays your helmet outside of cutscenes.
  • Hide Helmet – hides your helmet at all times.

These options don’t just apply to your main protagonist, but all characters in your party. You can individually select which party members’ helms will show while hiding the headgear on others. Of course, characters with hidden helmets will still benefit from the armor ratings and stat bonuses of their equipped gear.

That’s all you need to do to hide your helmet in Baldur’s Gate 3. This is a game full of tough choices, and one of the first ones to make is whether you should save Arabella or not, so make sure to check out our other guides on Baldur’s Gate 3 here at Prima Games.


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Matt's writing career began when he joined Prima Games in 2022. As Managing Editor, he tries to make sure everything you read looks as pretty as possible. He's had a passion for video games all of his life and really loves Final Fantasy, retro FPS, roguelikes, and metroidvanias. He will absolutely stomp you in Tetris.