Hello and welcome to my blog dear Linux users! I know you are a isometric RPG and Baldur’s Gate fan. Because of that you have a question. Is Baldur’s Gate 3 Linux compatible?
Does Baldur’s Gate 3 work on Linux? Unfortunately, Baldur’s Gate 3 for Linux is not available yet. However, the game is still in the early access. Once its fully released, we might be able to play Baldur’s Gate 3 on Linux. I am pretty sure that they will include this compatibility in the future.
Do you want to play Baldur’s Gate 3 on Linux now? Well, you can always play it via GeForce Now and Stadia. Of course you need to have a fast internet for these third party gaming applications to work!
Also it is possible to try steam play and proton. Baldur’s Gate 3 is not officially approved proton compatible. However, it is %100 working. You can always check Protondb and see the feedback and results by yourself. Currently Baldur’s Gate 3 flagged as Gold. That means it runs perfectly on Linux after some tweaks. You need to know how to use proton / wine though.
As I have said before, if you can’t make it work on Steamplay / Proton or Lutris try the easier path. Get GeForce Now or Stadia and enjoy the game without facing any performance/compatibility issues. I think this is the best solution until we get Baldur’s Gate 3 for native Linux.
By the way, if you haven’t played yet, I would recommend you to play another Larian Studios game, Divinity Original Sin Enchanted Edition. It is a story rich isometric RPG game with Linux support.
Future of Baldur’s Gate 3 Linux Support
Well, the thing is, developers of Baldur’s Gate 3 meaning Larian Studios did not add Linux Support for their latest game, Divinity Original Sin 2 Enchanted Edition. So, it is easy to assume that they won’t add Linux support for Baldur’s Gate 3 either. But who knows right? Larian might surprise us by doing the opposite of what’s being expected from them.
Only good thing is the fact that BG3 is a early access. Maybe developers will add Linux support on the full release. At least that is what Linux users are expecting.
I still don’t know why they added native Linux support for Divinity Original Sin 1 and dropped in the second game. It is quite bizarre. If you have any idea why, do let me know in the comments.
Anyway, this BG3 Linux article ends here. Thank you for tuning in and I am looking forward to see you again soon! Take care now.