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Baldur’s Gate 3 Xbox pre-order guide

The next-gen Dungeons & Dragons RPG is here for PS5 and PC, coming soon to Xbox

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Cameron Faulkner (he/him) is Polygon’s commerce editor. He began writing about tech and gaming in 2013, and migrated from The Verge in 2023.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is now available on PC and PS5, and it’s one of the most popular games of 2023. Developer Larian Studios confirmed that it’s coming to Xbox Series X and S consoles later this year as well, but it hasn’t shared an exact release date yet.

One important detail to know is that the Series S version won’t include the couch co-op mode present in the Series X version. This is a controversial break from convention (normally games have feature-parity across Xbox consoles) that Microsoft will allow in order to get this popular game on its platform.

The information below will be updated once purchase info becomes available for the Xbox version of Baldur’s Gate 3.

Where to buy Baldur’s Gate 3

On PC and Mac, you can buy the base version of Baldur’s Gate 3 from Steam and GOG (Good Old Games) for $59.99. Buying the game on GOG will get you a DRM-free version, allowing you to run the game on your computer sans launcher.

Have a PS5? Baldur’s Gate 3 is available solely as a digital title, so your options for buying it are limited to the PlayStation Store, nice and easy. It costs $69.99. On Sony’s PlayStation Blog, Larian Studios said that the PS5 version will run at 60 frames per second.

Where to buy Baldur’s Gate 3 Deluxe Edition

A screenshot of Baldur’s Gate 3 showing the Shadowheart character. Image: Larian Studios, Wizards of the Coast

Larian Studios has a Digital Deluxe Edition of Baldur’s Gate 3, and on PS5 the upgrade will cost $79.99. You’ll get the goodies mentioned below.

Here’s what is included with the Digital Deluxe Edition:

  • Divinity Bard Song Pack
  • Exclusive Dice Theme
  • Treasures from Rivellon Pack
  • Adventurer’s Pouch
  • Digital OST (Original Soundtrack)
  • Digital Artbook
  • Digital Character Sheets

Where to buy Baldur’s Gate 3 Collector’s Edition

An image that displays what’s included along with the Collector’s Edition of Baldur’s Gate 3. It has digital copy of the game, a custom sticker sheet, a 25cm Mind Flayer vs. Drow battle diorama, a 160-page hardcover art book, a cloth map of Faerûn, a set of D&D-inspired origin character sheets, a metal tadpole keyring, a Magic: The Gathering booster pack, a custom-engraved metal d20, and a certificate of authenticity, all within a mind-flayer-inspired collector’s box.
You get a lot of gear with the Collector’s Edition, assuming you can find it in stock.
Image: Cameron Faulkner/Polygon | Source image: Larian Studios, Wizards of the Coast

The Collector’s Edition of Baldur’s Gate 3 costs $269.99 for PC or PS5, and it includes a digital version of the game, some physical goods, plus all of the digital items mentioned in the previous section. Currently, stock is available solely through Larian Studios’ merch store, and it’s sold out. You can enter your e-mail address at its site to be notified when stock becomes available again.

Here’s what you get:

  • A custom sticker sheet
  • A 25cm Mind Flayer vs. Drow battle diorama
  • A 160-page hardcover art book
  • A cloth map of Faerûn
  • A set of D&D-inspired origin character sheets
  • A metal tadpole keyring
  • A Magic: The Gathering booster pack
  • A custom-engraved metal d20 based on the dice from Baldur’s Gate 3
  • A certificate of authenticity
  • Collector’s Edition owners will receive an exclusive in-game skin based on the physical Metal D20.

Update (Sept. 6): This post reflects that the PC and PS5 versions has launched. The Xbox Series X and Series S versions are coming out sometime in 2023, and we’ve added details about how the Series S version will be modified.

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