Baldur’s Gate 3 is coming to Macs sooner than you think

Larian Studios announces Baldur s Gate 3 will be getting full Mac support in the next big patch for the hit CRPG.

Larian Studios announces Baldur s Gate 3 will be getting full Mac support in the next big patch for the hit CRPG. (Images: Larian Studios and Wizards of the Coast)

With developer Larian Studios announcing support in the upcoming major patch, Mac players will now be able to participate in the Baldur’s Gate 3party.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is undoubtedly the best role-playing game that has been released in recent years, and its enormous launch success is evidence of that. However, Mac users have been limited to Early Access while Windows PC and PlayStation 5 players have been able to enjoy Larian Studios’ masterwork of translating Wizards of the Coast’s Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition rules and the Forgotten Realms campaign setting. It was previously anticipated that the Mac launch would take place in tandem with the Windows PC release in August, but that did not transpire.

But for those who would rather use macOS than Windows, the wait for Baldur’s Gate 3 might finally be over.

The news was made by Larian Studios, the developer of Baldur’s Gate 3, on their official X (formerly Twitter) account.

Even though the developer mostly confirmed the third major patch for the game across all platforms, they did mention that Patch 3 will feature “full support for BG3 on Mac.” For macOS users who have been feeling left out of the Baldur’s Gate 3 experience, this is the most significant news. Many of these fans have vented their dissatisfaction on social media sites like Reddit, the official Baldur’s Gate 3 forums on the Larian Studios website, and the Steam community.

Once Windows PC players have been exploring Baldur’s Gate 3 for more than a month, Mac users will, before September closes, transition from Early Access to Full Support.Not helping however was the fact that Larian Studios, who had been releasing patches and hotfixes for PC and PS5 users, had never before committed to a firm release date for the Mac version of Battlefield 3. Additionally, Steam Deck users could even make BG3 run, albeit with certain limitations.

Buyers of Sony Playstation 5 previously experienced something similar. While Baldur’s Gate 3 broke records for concurrent users on Steam since its August debut, PS5 owners could only stare in awe until the game’s official Playstation Store release. And on September 6, 2023, the PS5 edition of BG3 was launched on time following a sneak peek at gameplay at PAX West.

Finally, Mac users of Baldur’s Gate 3 will be able to court Karlach—or, more likely, sulk him. However, till further notice, Microsoft Xbox Series X and Series S will have to wait their turn.With the impending Patch #3, Baldur’s Gate 3 will officially receive complete support for Mac users, meaning that just one more group will have to wait their turn. The release of Battlegrounds 3 on Microsoft Xbox Series X and Series S will have to wait for the time being due to technological issues.

Are you a Mac gamer who has been eagerly awaiting the official Mac release of Baldur’s Gate 3? Once Baldur’s Gate 3 has complete macOS compatibility, what adventure in the Sword Coast of the Forgotten Realms are you most looking forward to?

Relating to Baldur’s Gate 3 by Larian Studios:

Gather your party and embark on an epic campaign in this next-generation Dungeons & Dragons RPG from the makers of Divinity: Original Sin II. The land of Faer n is under siege. Captured and infected by the invading Mind Flayers, will you choose to resist their corruption or embrace the mysterious power that is growing inside you? Embody bespoke Origin Characters or create your own custom protagonist and experience a dynamic story that is shaped by every roll of the dice.

Full Mac compatibility for Baldur’s Gate 3 will launch on September 21, 2023.

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