Baldur’s Gate 3 is now available on PC, following its three-year-long early access period. The game was initially set to launch on Aug. 31, but Larian Studios did a move most unusual in the world of gaming launches: it shortened the wait time to Aug. 3 for the PC and Mac platforms.
The PS5 version has been delayed by week one from the initial launch window, and will now debut on Sept. 6. While an Xbox version has been confirmed to be in development, Larian Studios said that it may not ship until 2024.
Since the game is now available on PC, you can no longer get pre-order perks for buying the game there. However, all of the perks are still available for the PS5 version coming in September.
Where to pre-order Baldur’s Gate 3
On PC and Mac, you can already buy the base version of Baldur’s Gate 3 from Steam and GOG (Good Old Games) for $59.99. Buying the game on GOG will get you a DRM-free version, allowing you to run the game on your computer sans launcher.
Have a PS5? At launch, Baldur’s Gate 3 is available solely as a digital title, so your options for buying it are limited to the PlayStation Store, nice and easy. It costs $69.99. On Sony’s PlayStation Blog, Larian Studios said that the PS5 version will run at 60 frames per second.
Where to pre-order Baldur’s Gate 3 Deluxe Edition
Larian Studios has a Digital Deluxe Edition of Baldur’s Gate 3, and on PS5 the upgrade will cost $79.99. You’ll get 3 days of early access that kicks off on Sept. 3, in addition to the goodies mentioned below.
Here’s what is included with the Digital Deluxe Edition:
- Divinity Bard Song Pack
- Exclusive Dice Theme
- Treasures from Rivellon Pack
- Adventurer’s Pouch
- Digital OST (Original Soundtrack)
- Digital Artbook
- Digital Character Sheets
Where to pre-order Baldur’s Gate 3 Collector’s Edition
The Collector’s Edition of Baldur’s Gate 3 costs $269.99 for PC or PS5, and it includes a digital version of the game, some physical goods, plus all of the digital items mentioned in the previous section. Currently, stock is available solely through Larian Studios’ merch store, and it’s sold out. You can enter your e-mail address at its site to be notified when stock becomes available again.
Here’s what you get:
- A custom sticker sheet
- A 25cm Mind Flayer vs. Drow battle diorama
- A 160-page hardcover art book
- A cloth map of Faerûn
- A set of D&D-inspired origin character sheets
- A metal tadpole keyring
- A Magic: The Gathering booster pack
- A custom-engraved metal d20 based on the dice from Baldur’s Gate 3
- A certificate of authenticity
- Collector’s Edition owners will receive an exclusive in-game skin based on the physical Metal D20.
Update (Aug. 3): This post reflects that the PC version has launched. The PS5 version is about a month out from its debut.