Baldur’s Gate 3 is jam-packed with interesting stuff to do, and fans are having the time of their lives. But what other ways are there to make your travels across Faerun more exciting than a little bit of modding. That is why we’ve carefully handpicked the best Baldur’s Gate 3 mods to save you from dredging through Nexus Mods!
While the full release of Baldur’s Gate 3 has recently hit the shelf, the community has been busy making mods since its early access back in 2020. There’s a plethora of fan-made content for you to pick, but the best ones here obviously have a focus on improving the game’s functionality and player experience.
Baldur’s Gate 3 Mod Fixer
Starting off our list with figg999’s Baldur’s Gate 3 Mod Fixer, and trust us when we say this is the first mod players should install. As the name suggests, it’s a quick fix that enables mod support in the game’s full release, ensuring your favorite mods from early access work properly without any issues.
It’s an essential mod, and Nexus Mods went as far as to declare it the defacto mod fix for BG3. Plus, it only takes a few clicks to set up. Download the mod, extract it to the Baldur’s Gate 3 mod folder, and voila! You’ll have it running in no time!
Tav’s Hair Salon
Who said adventurers couldn’t have fabulous locks? Baldur’s Gate 3 has already got a dazzling array of hairstyle options for you to pick from while creating a class, but if they still aren’t up to mark, Tav’s Hair Salon has you covered. The mod adds in a ton of new hairstyles without removing the vanilla ones, meaning that it won’t mess with NPCs in the world.
It’s worth noting that it provides broader options for the slender feminine body types such as the Human, Drow, Elf and Tiefling. So, if you want to slay monsters and look fantastic while doing it, this mod is an absolute must-have!
Basket Full of Equipment
The Basket Full of Equipment by AnteMaxx is easily the best BG3 mod, but one that is often overlooked due to its complexity. It comes in two separate NFSW and SFW versions and comprises an abundance of armor equipment and even weapons. You can find the Basket Full of Equipment in the early sections, but a neat spell that comes with the mod allows players to have it on them at all times.
For those who are adept at modding their games, running up the Basket Full of Equipment shouldn’t prove overly difficult. The creator was even kind enough to let players tinker with the equipment stats, but this demands a level of modding knowledge known to experts.
Bags Bags Bags
Over time, your inventory can grow into a cluttered mess with the various items you acquire. This is where the Bags Bags Bags mod by Liareth comes to the rescue, and it does exactly what it says on the tin. This mod introduces 21 bags and pouches that help you efficiently organize your inventory.
You can find these by looting the Nautiloid or purchasing them from various vendors throughout the game. By using the complete set both in your inventory and camp storage, your life becomes significantly easier. Not only does it maintain a tidy appearance, but it also simplifies the process of sifting through your items.
Not everyone has the luxury of spending hours grinding for XP in Baldur’s Gate 3, especially in the early stages of the game. Luckily, thanks to Malroix, the Fast XP mod has become a lifesaver for such players as it helps them rocket to higher levels at a faster rate.
You’ll find the mod has two options to choose from. The first one halves the XP requirement for each level, effectively doubling your upgrade rate. The other one, however, will earn you enough XP to reach level 6 after the Nautiloid crash, making it a great option for the next playthroughs. And yes, it’s also possible to have both running at the same time.
Although Devs have been putting more emphasis on modding to improve their games, using mods will disable achievements as they brand it as cheating. Thankfully, you’re bound to find some mods for each game made for that specific purpose.
While Baldur’s Gate 3 is no exception to this, DK has managed to come up with a simple run around to this restriction with his Achievement Enabler mod. Simply extract both files to the bin folder in the game directory, and you’ll be able to hunt down those Baldur’s Gate 3 trophies while running mods.
Baldur’s Gate 3 already boasts an incredible variety of spells, yet it is still lacking the authentic D&D 5th edition experience for the most part, as many spells have been left out. Of course, that didn’t stop creators from creating mods that provide players with a more comprehensive D&D 5th edition spellcasting experience.
One such mod is the 5e Spells, which introduces a little under 40 cantrips and brings a ton of iconic spells like Synaptic Static and Catnap, among others, to Baldur’s Gate 3. The mod page does an excellent job of explaining how to install it, and the creator continues to update it regularly with new spells and fixes.
Party Limit Begone
Larian Studios has poured a significant amount of effort, care, and passion into creating the various companions. As a result, every NPC has something valuable to offer, leaving many players torn when deciding which one to add to their limited 4-man party. To overcome this, players can turn to Sildur’s Party Limit Begone mod.
This mod is undeniably one of the best additions to the game, as it increases the party limit to a maximum of 16. In addition, it’s a must-have if you enjoy coop with friends, as the party size is expanded to accommodate 8 members.
It’s highly recommended to have the Improved UI mod installed, as many of the best Baldur’s Gate 3 mods depend on it. Similar to the Mod Fixer, this mod is essential for a seamless experience but offers much more than that.
To start, its functionalities align with its name, enhancing the UI in various ways. It removes unnecessary warnings from other mods and hides the bottom buttons during dialogues. Another valuable feature that some players might overlook is its ability to customize Origin Characters, which would otherwise not be available in the vanilla version.
Start Your Own Band
Among the more silly Baldur’s Gate 3 mods is the Start Your Own Band, which promises a lighthearted change of pace. As the name suggests, your team of oddballs turns into a band of bards, each picking up an instrument and playing in harmony. And fear not, those who lack an instrument to play will join in with cheerful humming!
Artificer Class and All Subclasses
As it sounds, this mod brings the highly requested Artificer class, along with all four of its subclasses, to life in Baldur’s Gate 3. It’s quite shocking to find that this official 5th edition of D&D class never made it to the game, but here we are now, thanks to this mod.
It’s worth mentioning that while there have been a few adjustments to the class and its subclasses to better fit the Baldur’s Gate 3 environment, everything remains consistent with the 5th edition D&D rules. Most importantly, all the essential elements of the class are present, and playing as an Artificer feels authentic and true to the D&D experience.
While Baldur’s Gate 3 offers robust character customizations, if you’re still not satisfied with the options, then look no further than the Customizer’s Compendium Mod.
There are NPCs throughout the world, most notably the Companions, that have hairstyles and faces that can’t be accessed by Tav. This mod solves that issue, allowing you to access these distinctive looks for your Tavs. It not only enhances customization, but you’ll also find the perfect look that aligns with the character you’re roleplaying.
Camp Event Notification
While the camp in Baldur’s Gate 3 is primarily for resting and healing, it’s also a hub for important NPC dialogues and companion sidequests. The Camp Event Notification mod, however, ensures you don’t miss on these crucial moments.
This mod is your vigilant camp sentinel, ensuring you don’t miss out on these crucial interactions. It checks for pending dialogues at camp and notifies you with an icon above Tav’s head, similar to the ones hovering over NPCs. With this mod by your side, you’ll never let those important moments slip through the cracks.
Carry Weight Increased
It’s over 9000! Mharius’ Carry Weight Increased mod dramatically increases the carry weight of your characters. It’s a dream come true for hoarders, as it boosts the carry weight from a mere 1.5 to an upwards of 9000 times. With this mod, you’ll practically be set for the entire game without any worry of being weighed down or slowed.
Native Camera Tweaks
Concluding our list of the best Baldur’s Gate 3 mods with the Native Camera Tweaks by Ersh. The game has a lot going for it, including a well-functioning isometric camera. While you can play around with the camera, you’ll soon realize some of its limitations and annoyances. Well, this mod addresses just that.
With a range of features, the standout among them is the free-roam camera and the ability to override zoom limits. Not that you’d want to, but you can now zoom in closely enough to inspect your character’s nostrils. Overall, it’s an amazing quality-of-life improvement that lets you freely manipulate your camera, enhancing immersion.
That’s about all for the best Baldur’s Gate 3 mods. While the game is perfect in nearly every aspect, you can spice things up in new and interesting ways using the mentioned mods!
Which mod is your favorite in Baldur’s Gate 3? Do you agree with our list? Let us know in the comments below!