Baldur's Gate 3 Mod Allows Players to Unlock Origin Characters

Published: October 20, 2020 10:55 AM /


Baldur's Gate 3

As you might expect with many RPGs or any Larian title, Baldur's Gate 3 has mods, which is still somewhat surprising considering its Early Access and not even close to being finished yet, and lacks official mod support. The most prominent mod at the moment is the Early Access Origin Character Unlocker, which "unlocks the use of origin premade characters in the new game screen."

This includes Lae'zel, Gale, Shadowheart, Astarion, and Wyll. Comments for the mod state that for Astarion the game works, with NPCS reacting to the player as Astarion, along with custom interactions because they notice that Astarion happens to be a vampire, which is pretty cool. All the characters have voice acting for reacting to the environment when interacted with, and dialogue recordings. You won't be able to listen to their origin stories though before selecting them, as that is not implemented yet by Larian, nor was the mod able to spot them and connect it.

There are quirks, of course. If players choose to plays as one of the characters recruited later on in the Early Access campaign (Wyll) you can wake up with an instant level-up at the starting area. If you play as Lae'Zel, when you should normally join you on the ship (spoilers I guess?) another Githyanki appears instead. He's named Losir and most of his stuff is dummied out as things such as Cinematic Pending. Nice. In our very short trial, this was the one place where there was no voice acting.

What you see when you play as a Githyanki.

There are 12 other mods for 13 mods in total, with mods such as Custom Character Enhancer, a mod that doubles the resolution of the world map, and playable Goblins. The Custom Character Enhancer mod adds face options and hairstyles, and there's a massive list as to what is actually included in the game. If you want to see the full list, be sure to check out the mod here.

The playable goblins mod is as it says it is, it allows players to play as various goblins that are seen throughout the game. There are six types of goblins in total, as well as the hobgoblin and even the bugbear. Using this mod might not result in the best playthrough for Baldur's Gate 3, but it might be one of the most interesting, and a way to keep things fresh if you've beaten it and want to try something silly while waiting for more content, knowing that characters can't be carried over from early access.

If you would like to check out the mod list so far on Nexus Mods, be sure to go here. If you would like to check out Baldur's Gate 3, check it out on Steam here.

What do you think of these Baldur's Gate 3 mods? Do any look interesting to you? If so, why? If not, are you going to wait until launch to get mods or the game itself? Let us know in the comments!

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