Will Baldur’s Gate 3 have DLC? Developers weigh in

Rishov Mukherjee
A screenshot of Baldur's Gate 3 from SteamLarian Studios

Baldur’s Gate 3 hit the gaming world last year, and has been a sensation ever since. Amidst the excitement, fans are already pondering the possibility of DLC for the game.

Since its launch, Baldur’s Gate 3 has made a significant impact, becoming one of the standout games of 2023. It has set records on Steam for its high player count, reflecting its widespread acclaim.

With the full release, players are now getting to experience this massive RPG in all its glory. As it happens, players are also interested to learn whether the game will have any DLC or not since, after all, given its D&D roots, there’s always more stories to be told.

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Here is what we know about possible DLC for Baldur’s Gate 3.

A screenshot of Baldur's Gate 3 from SteamLarian Studios
Baldur’s Gate 3 has no concrete DLC plans at the time of writing.

Is Baldur’s Gate 3 DLC in the works?

In an interview with PC Gamer, Larian Studios CEO, and founder Swen Vickne confirmed the team is not currently working on a DLC expansion.

However, that’s not to say the team is completely opposed to the idea. More just that it’s not happening anytime soon. As further clarified in an interview with IGN at Gamescom 2023, devs “want to do more” with the game, it’s just a matter of mapping out plans down the line.

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For the immediate future, the top priority is “patching for a while” before devs all take a collective “holiday” after years of hard work. Once they return, Larian Studios will then determine the next course of action. Be it a full sequel, a major expansion, or anything in between. Though it’s worth noting the complexities of adding further content to the current game.

According to Vickne, raising BG3’s level cap from 12 to the DnD standard of 20 would present a host of design challenges, “which would make this much more than an expansion in terms of development effort.”

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Rishov is a Games Writer at Dexerto. He holds a Masters degree in Astrophysics from St Xavier's College in Kolkata, India, and has previously worked at Sportskeeda. In his spare time, he enjoys playing Street Fighter, Destiny 2, Genshin Impact and Honkai Star Rail, the games he specializes in as well. If you want to get in touch, contact Rishov at rishov.mukherjee@dexerto.com