How to Mod Baldur’s Gate 3? – mod using BG3 mod Manager and Nexus

You can Mod Baldur’s Gate 3 to bypass some of the restrictions and enhance your gameplay experience using the BG3 mod manager and mods available at nexus mods. In this guide, we are going to discuss the step-by-step process of downloading, installing, and managing mods for this game.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is undeniably one of the most anticipated video games, especially among RPG fans.

It has been in early access for over three years, a substantial period for any game to be in early access.

However, considering the ambitious scope of the game, this extended development time is understandable.

Although I won’t delve into the details of the game itself, as it seems you are already well-informed about it, instead I’d like to focus on another aspect of its PC version: Baldur’s Gate 3 modding.

One of the biggest advantages PC players have over console players is the ability to use mods.

These modifications allow players to change virtually any aspect of the game and bypass restrictions imposed by developers.

This level of customization and creativity adds a whole new dimension to the games you play on your Gaming PC.

One such example of modding is -You can increase the number of companions in your party to any number you want meanwhile in BG3 you can only have 4 characters at a time.

We have already discussed How to Increase Baldur’s Gate 3 party size in one of our older posts.

So in short if you want to Mod Baldur’s Gate 3, this article is for you.

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Before Modding BG3

You don’t need to learn a whole lot of things if you want to Mod Baldur’s Gate 3.

You just have to follow three steps –

  • Locate your game and Save files location.
  • Download and Install a Mod Manager (You can do without it but trust me it’ll make your life a whole lot easier).
  • Download and Install the Mods that you want.
  • Finally, start playing with the changes you have made.

While it’s easier to remove mods if anything goes wrong, it is also recommended that you should back up all of your game files beforehand just in case.

How to Mod Baldur’s Gate 3

How to Mod Baldur's Gate 3 with BG3 mod manager

Modding Baldur’s Gate 3 is easy and you can mod BG3 by using the mod manager and installing all the required mods with it.

Here are the steps by step process that you need to follow in order to mod this game –

Step 1 – Install BG 3 Mod Manager

As I have mentioned previously that you can install mods directly by putting them into the mod folder of the game and editing a few other files, it’s just a whole lot easier to make the mod manager do that for you.

Baldur’s Gate 3 mod manager is designed to work with BG3 and using this you can easily Install, activate, deactivate, or remove mods from your game.

To install BG3 mod manager just head over to –

Once there just download the latest BG3ModManger zip file.

Once downloaded extract the zip file and put that extracted folder in a safe place where you can easily access the letter.

Step 2 – Downloading Baldur’s Gate 3 Mods

Now you need to Download Baldur’s Gate 3 mods.

There are many places on the internet but the most trusted secure place is Nexus mods.

Even in early access, this game has hundreds of different mods (which I assume will skyrocket after the official release of the game).

Just search Baldur’s Gate 3 Nexus mods.

Once you are on the Nexus mod website choose the mod that you want to install, hit the “Files” tab on the mod page, and then click on “manual download”.

If you haven’t logged in or signed up for a Nexus account it’ll ask you to login in your account.

Just log in there and proceed to download the mod file.

Step 3 – Install mod using BG3 mod manager

Once the file is downloaded simply extract that zip file. In the extracted folder you will find the file which will end with the “.pak” extension.

Copy that file and navigate to “%LocalAppData%\Larian Studios\Baldur’s Gate 3\Mods” and place that file there.

Now you have to run “BG3ModManager.exe” from the mod manager folder which we downloaded earlier.

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Step 4 – Launch and reload your Game

Once you successfully installed the mod you need to launch the game using the Larion launcher.

While many mods start working on the moment when you start the game some of the mods do require reloading your save file.

Furthermore, there are some mods that will only work with new playthroughs instead of current ones.

Just read the mod description and you will know about the additional steps that you might need to follow.

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