- Larian Studios has confirmed that there are “no plans” to add a Gunslinger class or firearms to Baldur’s Gate 3 at this time.
- While the inclusion of a Gunslinger class would have added new playstyles to the game, players will have to stick with traditional fantasy archetypes for now.
- Despite the absence of a Gunslinger class, Baldur’s Gate 3 will still offer extensive customization options and a staggering 17,000 possible endings for players to explore.
Players who had hoped for it Baldur’s Gate 3 would allow them to add a few guns to their arsenal, they may need to rethink their loadout, as developer Larian Studios has announced that it currently has “no plans” to add a Gunslinger class to the game. While RPG’s let players customize their character in a variety of ways, as illustrated by the early access player who made Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves’ Doric in Baldur’s Gate 3it looks like firearms aren’t on the table right now.
First revealed during a presentation for Google’s now-defunct Stadia platform during E3 2019, Baldur’s Gate 3 sees Larian Studios take the reins of the former BioWare franchise. Based on the 5th edition rules for Dungeons & Dragons board games, Baldur’s Gate 3 has already received positive praise from many gamers for its multi-year early access period on PC. With a massive scope and scale that rivals the tabletop D&D campaigns that served as its inspiration when Baldur’s Gate 3 releasing on PC and PlayStation 5 in the coming weeks, it could set a new bar for RPG gaming.
While players will be able to choose from a multitude of different playable races and classes in Baldur’s Gate 3 when released, one class they can’t choose is the Gunslinger. Although most players will probably picture swords and sorcery when they think of D&D, the homebrew Gunslinger class has become a popular option for many players in recent years. However, according to Larian Studios, players should not expect to play as a Gunslinger in Baldur’s Gate 3 in a minute. Talking to The gamersaid the studio, “Currently, we have no plans to add a Gunslinger class or firearms.”
Complements the typical fantasy decorations Dungeons & Dragons with an infusion of firearms, Gunslinger characters open the door to creative new playstyles and could have been an interesting addition to Baldur’s Gate 3. While Larian Studios’ statement on the popular homebrew class leaves some potential wiggle room for Gunslingers to be added to the game down the road, for now players will have to settle for taking on more traditional fantasy archetypes.
Although players may not be able to step into a Gunslinger’s shoes when charging Baldur’s Gate 3 later this year, the sprawling RPG should offer enough customization options to keep most players happy. And with 17,000 possible endings in Baldur’s Gate 3 to discover, players will have plenty of chances to find their perfect class on subsequent playthroughs.
Baldur’s Gate 3 launches August 3rd for PC and Mac and September 6th for PS5.
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