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Baldur's Gate 3: Can You Play Offline?

Will you be able to play Baldur's Gate 3 offline, and without always having to check in with a server?
Baldur's Gate 3: Can You Play Offline?

In an era where more and more games are required to always connect to some form of internet, people are worried about the accessibility of games. With that, people are wondering if Baldur's Gate 3 is always online, or if you can play it offline.

Can you play Baldur's Gate 3 without an internet connection?

You will not need an internet connection to play Baldur's Gate 3 beyond the actual installation of the game unless you want to play with friends across the country. This means that you can just play the entire game offline without ever having to check in with a server.

Indeed, the game also features a couch co-op multiplayer option, so if you still want to play with your friends but you don't have the ability to connect to the internet for any given reason, you can still do that through a different method. If you do want to play with friends who aren't close to you however, you will need an internet connection as you've probably already worked out.

This also means that you'll be able to play the game on your Steam Deck, since a huge part of the appeal of the Steam Deck is the ability to play your games out and about, in places that either wouldn't have a strong enough connection to maintain an always-online state or might simply not have any wireless connection at all.