How to enable split screen for co-op in Baldur’s Gate 3

You can play Baldur’s Gate 3 alone, having a lot of fun, but it is much more fun in the company of friends. Moreover, it supports co-op – both online and local.

Moreover, there is also split-screen – split screen, which can be combined. Baldur’s Gate 3 supports co-op for up to 4 players in different configurations:

  • 4 players on 4 different systems
  • 2 players on 1 device plus 2 players on 2 other devices
  • 4 players on 2 devices with split screen

How to play split screen on PC:

  • Connect both controllers to your PC
  • Start a new game or load a save
  • Press any button on the second controller
  • The screen will automatically split for multiplayer
  • The second player will be able to select a new character or control an existing character

Remember, split screen on PC only works with controllers. Co-op won’t work if one player is using a controller and the other is using a mouse and keyboard. Theoretically, you can trick the PC with third-party software, but that’s a separate story.

How to play split-screen on consoles:

Playing split-screen on PS5 and Xbox follows the same steps as on PC. Simply plug in a second controller, press any button on it and the game will split automatically.

Split-screen is only available on the PS5 and Xbox Series X. Unfortunately, Series S owners won’t be able to take advantage of it due to the console’s lower performance. Additionally, the game will be limited to 30 FPS on PS5 and XSX.

Does Baldur’s Gate 3 support crossplay?

Unfortunately, crossplay is not currently supported. However, Larian Studios has confirmed plans to implement crossplay between PC, Mac, and consoles. A release is expected later, possibly in the first half of 2024.


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