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Baldur's Gate 3: Does it have split screen for local co-op play?

 Here we clarify if Baldur's Gate 3 has the possibility of playing with a friend locally in split screen mode on PC or PS5 consoles.

Baldur's Gate 3: Does it have split screen for local co-op play?

The new role-playing game from Larian Studios, Baldur's Gate 3, promises to give hundreds of hours of fun to players who love the genre and D&D, especially for its fun multiplayer mode for up to 4 users. But what about for those who want to play local co-op with a friend? Does the game have a split-screen function? In this entry of our guide, we are going to quickly clarify this issue for you so that you know all the details.

Does it have the split screen?

  • Yes, in Baldur's Gate 3 it is possible to play split screen on PC and PS5 (although it should be noted that this option is not available on Steam Deck).

The developers of Baldur's Gate 3 confirmed through the official patch notes that the video game from its final release will have the split screen function, an option that has not previously been available in early access for PC and that many players were missing.

Larian Studios has been concerned with making it easier for players to enjoy Baldur's Gate 3 in split screen with all the possible comforts, as they did in the past with other titles such as Divinity: Original Sin, so two players can play locally in cooperative without interruptions, sharing adventures, missions and all kinds of progress on the same platform.

How to play split screen?

To play split screen in Baldur's Gate 3, regardless of which platform you use (PC or PS5), you need to know the following:

  • You need to connect a pair of controllers for each player and each one needs to log in to their own account.
  • Both players can play in local cooperative at any time during a game, there is no need for both of them to start from scratch by creating a character.
  • Each player will be able to use an available Origin character or customize their own before starting a co-op session.
  • Players who enjoy local co-op will be able to share journal progress for missions, inspiration points, discovered minimap locations, recipes or inventories, and items...

It should be noted that playing Baldur's Gate 3 in a local cooperative does not require an active subscription to the PlayStation Plus service on PS5 consoles and, in addition, you can benefit from cross-save to quickly transfer your games between the Sony platform or computer.

It should also be noted that split screen on PC probably consumes a lot of resources on your computer, so players on this platform are recommended to check the minimum and recommended specifications of the game and be sure that the computer will be able to run the program without problems...