Baldur’s Gate 3 just released on Xbox right now

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It looks like Baldur’s Gate 3 has quietly released on Xbox right as the game picked up the top award at this year’s the Game Awards 2023 – despite no formal announcement being made during the show.

Though many suspected it’d happen, there was no formal announcement during the show despite the game picking up several awards, including Best RPG, Best Multiplayer and the fan-voted Player’s Voice award. A tweet did come from Larian Studios a few minutes after the show wrapped, however confirming the release of the game we gave a perfect 10 in our Baldur’s Gate 3 review.

The game first originally released first for PC in August, before landing on the PlayStation 5 about a month later. Xbox owners were left waiting in the dark, sadly, for some time as the game lapped up plaudits and praise from gamers and outlets alike, but were promised that a version for their consoles was on the way, pending some minor issues with split screen co-op. However, it seems those issues have finally been resolved, and the game is now available via the Xbox store.

If you’re just starting your journey in the game with the Xbox release – you’ll be pleased to know we’ve got plenty of guides to get you started. Check out our Baldur’s Gate 3 character creator guide – tips for appearance, how to use BG3 Magic Mirror or our guide on How to dual wield in Baldur’s Gate 3 – Effectively use two weapons.

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