Baldur’s Gate 3 DLC: Release Date & Everything We Know
Baldur’s Gate 3 offers hundreds of hours of content, and yet fans are eager for DLC. Fortunately, it looks like their wishes might be coming true.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock or are allergic to CRPGs, then you’ve almost certainly heard of, or more likely actually played Baldur’s Gate 3. If you’ve sunk any time into its rich fantasy world, chances are you’ve hoped the adventure would never end. That’s where DLC comes in, which fans hope will further expand upon the game’s narrative, characters, and locations. If you’ve wished that BG3 will get an expansion in the near future, then you might just be in luck. Below, we explain absolutely everything we know about Baldur’s Gate 3’s DLC.
Everything We Know About Baldur’s Gate 3 Expansion
Is Baldur’s Gate 3 Getting An Expansion?
Yes, Baldur’s Gate 3 is almost certainly getting DLC in the near future. This has been officially confirmed by the developer, Larian Studios, who have claimed that DLC was always going to happen. Larian’s Senior Product Manager, Tom Butler, spoke with IGN about the game getting an expansion. He said that while they intend to continue “patching for a while,” they want to add more content later on. You can read his full quote below:
“We’ll carry on patching for a while and then we’re all going to take a holiday and then we’ll figure out what we do next. But at the moment, we genuinely have discussions. We want to do more. We don’t know what yet.”
Tom Butler ~ IGN
Of course, it’s worth noting that minor DLC has been released for Baldur’s Gate 3, albeit in the form of significant free updates. For example, a whole new finale was added to the game for Karlarch after fans criticized her original ending. However, a full-scale expansion will almost certainly be released for BG3, especially considering its meteoric success after launching on both PC and consoles. Its never-ending stream of GotY awards will also likely reassure Larian Studio that DLC is a worthwhile endeavor.
When Will The Baldur’s Gate 3 Expansion Be Released?
There is currently no official release date for Baldur’s Gate 3’s DLC or expansions. While there are plans to release DLC eventually, Larian Studio has not offered official confirmation on when that might be. However, they are working tirelessly to release patches and updates for the game that are huge in scale. In that same IGN interview, Butler mentioned that the team hopes to “take a holiday” before they “figure out what [to] do next.”
Divinity Original Sin 2, Larian’s previous game, got a small DLC over a year after the base game was released. If Baldur’s Gate 3 follows suit, then it’s likely we won’t see major DLC until 2025. So, while Larian Studio works incredibly quickly, it’s likely a little while before we see any expansion released.
Baldur’s Gate 3 DLC could add additional races and classes, open up new and existing areas for further exploration, and introduce new characters. While nothing has been set in stone, with even Larian unsure as to what an expansion for BG3 could entail, it’s hard not to speculate. Areas such as The Upper City and Avernus, which were made available in the game but were ultimately small in scope, could be expanded in an expansion.
Additionally, other areas from the D&D lore could be introduced in DLC, as well as new characters. Fans would definitely like to see additional classes and races added, further expanding upon the game’s already incredibly in-depth character customization. Of course, we’ll update this when information about the DLC is announced. Until then, be sure to check out our Games Hub for more articles just like this one.