Larian Working On Mod Support Plan for Baldur’s Gate 3

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Following the deployment of a recent patch, the Director of Publishing at Larian Studios, Michael Douse, took to social media to publish a revelation. He stressed that the team is working on ‘a robust, cross-platform plan for mod support’ that’ll reportedly be released later in 2024. This means that official mod tools will be coming to both PC and console versions of the game, opening up the modding community’s abilities like never before.

Worked on For a While

It was stressed by another Larian employee on Discord (reported by IGN) that the studio has been working on official mod support ‘for a while’. They’re looking to support mods that impact the game’s classes, user interface, customisation elements, spells, and certain game mechanics. It was said that the update is still ‘several months away’ but it is expected to launch in 2024.

At present, Baldur’s Gate 3 is the ninth most populated game on Nexus Mods, a popular mod repository platform for PC gamers. There are 5,800 mods available and collectively, they’ve been downloaded more than 106 million times. It’s sitting just below The Witcher 3 and Fallout 3 in terms of popularity.

Larian’s release of officially supported tools would bolster the modding community to no end. In recent years, we’ve seen the likes of Bethesda Game Studios and 4A Games offer this kind of support to modders across a range of titles like Fallout and Metro: Exodus.

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