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Best mods for Baldur's Gate 3 - appearance, companions, graphics, armor, weapons and more

Best mods for Baldur's Gate 3 - appearance, companions, graphics, armor, weapons and more

 Baldur's Gate 3 has been hailed as the best PC game ever, but with the help of mods it can be made even more beautiful. They will improve the graphics, increase the number of clothing sets, improve optimization and add completely new content. In this top, we have collected dozens of the best Baldur's Gate 3 mods that will allow you to fully enjoy the game.

How to install mods on Baldur's Gate 3

Mods are installed manually or through the mod manager. We recommend the second option, because with it you can not only install extensions and custom add-ons, but also manage them - turn them off and on as needed. However, not all mods support work through the manager. For example, the Party Limit Begone mod, which allows you to increase the number of companions in a team, can only be activated by manually moving the files to the game directory. You will find all the necessary installation information in the description.

The algorithm is the following:

  1. Download and unpack the archive with the mod manager. It is also advisable to install this patch as it is required for some mods.
  2. Download the mods you need, unpack the archives and copy them to the directory “C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Larian Studios\Baldur's Gate 3\Mods”.
  3. Launch the mod manager.
  4. Open the settings with the keys "Ctrl + P" and specify where the game is located. In the Game executable Path window, you need to specify "С:\Steam\Library\steamapps\common\Baldurs Gate 3\binbg3.exe" without quotes, and in Game DataPath - "С:SteamLibrarysteamappscommonBaldurs Gate 3Data" . If Steam is installed on a different drive, please specify it.
  5. Pay attention to the Inactive Mods tab. All installed modifications are located there. The ones you want to activate need to be moved to the field called Active Mods.
  6. Launch Baldur's Gate 3.

Note: Your manager's Profile must be set to Public .

If the mod is installed only manually, we will note this in the description.

The mod does not install, the game freezes after installing the mod - what should I do?

It is recommended to use Mod Fixer. It fixes most of the bugs that occur after enabling a few mods. In addition, this tool is required to run the mods that were created for the early version of the game. The utility must be downloaded and copied to the folder "C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Larian Studios\Baldur's Gate 3\Mods". Do not try to run the application through the mod manager!

If the mod does not start or crashes the game, disable it in the mod manager and try to install it manually. First you need to make a backup copy of the replaced files.

Candlekeep Reshade - Improve graphics with Reshade technology
  • Installation: manual;
  • Patch: not required.

A simple but effective way to make the game look better with the help of new textures. However, the visual style of Baldur's Gate 3 will remain the same.


  1. Download Reshade.
  2. Run the downloaded file and select bg3.exe or bg3_dx11.exe depending on whether you are using Vulcan or DirectX 11.
  3. Download the archive with the mod.
  4. Move it to C:\Steam\Library\steamapps\common\Baldurs Gate 3bin folder.
  5. Launch the game, wait for the shaders to be configured, and press the Home button.
  6. Click on the icon that matches your graphic mod. In our case, Candlekeep Reshade.

Gleaming Sun Reshade - contrasting picture

  • Installation: manual;
  • Patch: not required.
This mod will not only improve the graphics but also make the appearance of the game more contrasting. Sunny areas will become bright, and shadows will become almost black. You can find instructions for installing the mod above. Only when choosing a shader set you don’t need Candlekeep Reshade, but Gleaming Sun Reshade.

Darker Reshade - dark color scheme

  • Installation: manual;
  • Patch: not required.
This mod based on ReShade technology allows you to make the game darker. Thanks to the new color scheme, Baldur's Gate 3 will resemble dark fantasy, at least in appearance. If you are a fan of this genre - pay attention.

The Real Life Baldur's Gate 3 Experience Reshade - realistic graphics

  • Installation: manual;
  • Patch: not required.
The goal of the author of this modification is to make the picture of Baldur's Gate as natural and realistic as possible. First of all, the lighting was redesigned - it creates the effect of full-fledged photorealism. You will find instructions for installing the mod above.

Other heads for your character - improved faces for characters

  • Installation: automatic;
  • Patch: not required.
This mod changes NPC faces to more detailed ones. In addition, new unique skins for NPCs will appear in the game.

DLSS update - game performance improvement

  • Installation: manual;
  • Patch: not required.
A simple mod that will help those who are experiencing framerate issues in Baldur's Gate 3. The modification significantly improves performance, making the game more comfortable.


  1. Download the archive with the modification and unzip it.
  2. Copy the files to the “C:\Steam\Library\steamapps\common\Baldurs Gate 3\bin” directory and replace them.
  3. Start the game.
It is recommended to first make a backup copy of the bin folder.