Players think 'Game of the Year' Baldur's Gate 3 needs guns

Players think 'Game of the Year' Baldur's Gate 3 needs guns
NexusMods - Palmaman33 | Larian Studios

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Joseph Kime

Published 

5th Jan 2024 17:10

There are so few critiques of Baldur's Gate 3 that its huge wins at 2023's The Game Awards came as no shock to anyone.

The domination of the Dungeon & Dragons title was a joy to watch, as a gaming company that wasn't as renowned as its competition rose through the ranks, produced potentially the biggest game of the year, and seriously wowed players along the way. 

It seems, though, that there's a feature missing from the game that players think could have been added to Baldur’s Gate 3. Because the biggest problem with the fantasy RPG was obviously that there weren't any guns.

Baldur's Gate 3 needed more guns, obviously

A character holding an M1911 pistol in a mod by Palmaman33.
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A pretty shocking influx of Baldur's Gate 3 mods are hitting the homepage of NexusMods that add firearms to the game that notably doesn't feature them in the first place. We'd argue this lack of ammunitions makes sense given its fantasy setting, but who are we to strip players of how they want to play?

The most prominent mod of the bunch is the classic revolver, which gives players the chance to equip a classic Colt Python from the tutorial chest, and the mod creator has also dedicated to adding a Glock 19, an AKM, and an M1911 to the fantasy epic. After all, magic is great, but it's often unreliable - there's only so wrong you can be with a simple bullet.

It's not just lore-unfriendly weapons that are on show here. Other mods like AnxietyTheOrk's Firearms mod adds muskets, blunderbusses, and more. It's a bizarre choice for sure, but the guns themselves might as well be a little more friendly to the setting.

Guns are canon in the lore of Baldur's Gate 3

A player wielding a Glock in a mod for Baldur's Gate 3.
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Though it might seem immediately as though guns have no place in the game, it turns out that the universe that Baldur's Gate 3 occupies actually does have firearms.

The region of Baldur's Gate is devoid of them, but users on Reddit have pointed out that regions like Lantan and the wider Forgotten Realms have smokepower, meaning that they can develop their own arquebuses and pistols.

Though it may have seen initially as though arming up in Baldur's Gate 3 wouldn't make total sense, it might be closer to reasonability than you expected. We're not sure that Mages would be wielding M1911s, though.

Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.

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