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What Engine Does Baldur’s Gate 3 Run On? – Answered

...and can your PC run it?

With BG3 finally being released, players may want to know what engine Baldur’s Gate 3 runs on. In this article, we’ll go over that, including some other key metrics about Baldur’s Gate 3.

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Which Engine is Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3) Running On? – Answered

Baldur’s Gate 3 is using the Divinity 4.0 Engine. It’s a homemade engine by Larian Studios that is an adapted version of the engine that they used for Divinity: Original Sin 2. This, of course, is the major reason why the game does not have DirectX 12. However, Baldur’s Gate 3 supports Vulkan, and if you are gauging if you should use DirectX 11 or Vulkan in BG3, you may consult our article below:

Speaking of technical aspects of BG3, you will find that Baldur’s Gate 3 system requirements are very modest for a game that came out in 2023, and the graphics in the game are still majestic!

Baldur’s Gate 3 has completely captivated the attention of PC players, and based on Steam Charts, the highest number of concurrent players was close to 260,000 at the time of writing. You can also get Baldur’s Gate 3 on GOG. To date, Baldur’s Gate 3 has sold more than 22 million copies. Baldur’s Gate 3 is currently tied with Alan Wake 2 for most nominations at The Game Awards 2023, including a strong nomination for game of the year.

We hope that you are enjoying Baldur’s Gate 3 as much as the team at Prima Games has been. We provide a plethora of guides for BG3, which you can check out at the game tag below, where you will find many useful guides such as How to save Mayrina in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3).

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Nikola L
Nikola has been a Staff Writer at Prima Games since May 2022. He has been gaming since being able to hold an Amiga 500 joystick on his own, back in the early 90s (when gaming was really good!). Nikola has helped organize dozens of gaming events and tournaments and has been professionally attached to gaming since 2009.
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