During the early access phase, Baldur’s Gate 3 did not have controller support. That has changed with the full release of the game. Baldur’s Gate 3, while only available for PC at the time of writing this article, still features controller support. Which means that you can plug in your controller and play the game through it. However, if you are planning to do so, you will need to map the buttons for maximum efficiency and ease of play. And that is what we will be discussing in this article. So, regardless of the controller of your choice, a PS5 or an Xbox controller, we will tell you about the best controller settings to get the most out of a controller while playing Baldur’s Gate 3.
Now, using a controller to play Baldur’s Gate 3 offers a distinct advantage, particularly when it comes to the movement and exploration aspects. The “Point & Click” movement on PC with a mouse and keyboard is switched to a TPP view when using a controller’s joystick, allowing you to smoothly navigate through the game world and look around. This can create a more immersive and comfortable experience, especially if you prefer a more relaxed and laid-back gaming style. However, where the controller truly shines is during exploration and non-combat interactions. Walking around and surveying the environment is intuitive and feels great with a controller, providing a natural and enjoyable way to explore the intricate details of the game world. In other words, exploring with a controller feels like playing a traditional third-person RPG. With that out of the way, let us take a look at the best settings for both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Controllers for Baldur’s Gate 3.
Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3) Best Controller Settings Guide (PS5, & Xbox Controllers)
Remember that key bindings are all about customizing the keys for your comfort. Therefore, if any of our suggested key bindings seem a little off to you, feel free to tweak around, swap, and find the perfect settings for your controller and your style of play. Now, with that being said, let us take a look at the best settings for each controller one by one. You can re-assign the keys from the in-game Keybind settings menu.
PlayStation 5 Controllers
Players using the PS5 controller can make use of the following settings to get the most out of their controllers:
Move character: Left stick
Move camera: Right stick
Nexttarget: D-pad right
Previoustarget: D-pad left
Cancelor Back: Circle
Examine: D-pad down
Jump: D-pad up
GameMenu: Options button
Map: Share button
For folks who favor the Xbox Controllers, stick with the settings given below for the best experience with your controller while playing the game.
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