Baldur’s Gate 3 romance: All romanceable characters & relationships

Baldur’s Gate 3 is a comprehensive RPG experience that allows players to unravel an emotionally stirring narrative, but does it allow you to find love? Here’s everything we know about romance in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is already proving to be one of the biggest games of 2023 ahead of its official August 2023 release date, and players are eager to check out all the content in the game, including a campaign length reaching 100 hours.

One feature that players are wondering if the game will include is the option to have an in-game romance with characters. We’re here to shed light on the dynamics of romance in Baldur’s Gate 3, detailing if players can initiate a relationship with their selected characters.

  • Is there romance in Baldur’s Gate 3?
  • How to recruit companions in Baldur’s Gate 3
  • How to romance in Baldur’s Gate 3

Is there romance in Baldur’s Gate 3?

Yes, Baldur’s Gate 3 allows you to form romantic relationships with your companions. There are seven different characters in the game that serve as romance options for the player.

Here are all characters available for romance in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  • Astarion
  • Shadowheart
  • Gale
  • Lae’zel
  • Wyll
  • Karlach
  • Minthara
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You can romance your companions in Baldur’s Gate 3.

How to recruit companions in Baldur’s Gate 3

Before you can start romancing your companions, you’ll need to recruit them to be on your team. Throughout Baldur’s Gate 3’s Early Access, you can get five different companions to join your side.

Here’s how to recruit Baldur’s Gate 3 companions:

  • Astarion: Answer his call past the crashed Nautiloid ship.
  • Shadowheart: Talk with her near where you wake up after the Nautiloid crashes.
  • Gale: Meet him near the crashed Nautiloid ship, next to Roadside Cliff.
  • Lae’zel: Interact with her when she’s in a cage north of the crashed Nautiloid ship.
  • Wyll: Interact with him at the Druid’s Grove camp.
  • Karlach: Go to the Blighted Village and make your way north, then east.
  • Minthara: Interact with her at the Shattered Sanctum.

How to romance in Baldur’s Gate 3

To initiate romance with your companions in Baldur’s Gate 3, you’ll need to build a positive rapport with your preferred partner. You can do this by paying attention to specific dialogue choices or decisions that will positively resonate with the companion’s ethics, or make them feel appreciated.

The process may require some trial and error, but it’s advisable to pick your companion before you fully engage in the game, so that you can plan for potential scenarios and focus on kindling a romantic connection.

Once in the game, navigate to the character sheet and examine your companions’ stats. This will inform you about their level of approval of you, enabling you to modify your actions throughout your gameplay.

Baldur's Gate 3 character
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Romancing companions in Baldur’s Gate 3 requires you to win their affection.

You are able to flirt with more than one companion, but some can get jealous. One example is Lae’zel who would not appreciate it if she saw you making moves on Shadowheart. While your character’s race and class may have an impact on how your companions see you, it won’t restrict your romances.

For more on Baldur’s Gate 3, take a look at these guides:

Is Baldur’s Gate 3 coming to Nintendo Switch? | Does Baldur’s Gate 3 have multiplayer & co-op? | Is Baldur’s Gate 3 coming to Xbox?  | What is the max level in Baldur’s Gate 3 | Is Baldur’s Gate 3 single-player? | Baldur’s Gate 3: All classes & subclasses explained | Is Baldur’s Gate 3 crossplay | All Baldur’s Gate 3 voice actors

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