- 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 to 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.
Gamers who had been hopeful that Baldur’s Gate 3 would allow them to add a pair of pistols to their arsenal may have 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 the RPG lets gamers 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 3, it appears firearms aren’t on the table for now.
First revealed during a presentation for Google’s now-defunct Stadia platform during E3 2019, Baldur’s Gate 3 sees Larian Studios taking the reins of the former BioWare franchise. Based on the 5th edition rules of the Dungeons & Dragons tabletop game, Baldur’s Gate 3 has already received positive praise from many players of its multi-year early access period on PC. With a massive scope and scale rivaling that of the tabletop D&D campaigns that served as its inspiration, when Baldur’s Gate 3 releases on PC and PlayStation 5 in the coming weeks it could set a new bar for RPG games.
While players will be able to choose from a multitude of different playable races and classes in Baldur’s Gate 3 when it releases, one class they won’t be able to choose is Gunslinger. Even though most gamers are likely to 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. According to Larian Studios, though, players shouldn’t expect to play as a Gunslinger in Baldur’s Gate 3 any time soon. Speaking to The Gamer, the studio said, “For now, we have no plans to add a Gunslinger class or firearms.”
Supplementing the typical fantasy trappings of Dungeons & Dragons with an infusion of firearms, Gunslinger characters open the door to creative new playstyles and could have made for an interesting addition to Baldur’s Gate 3. Although Larian Studios’ statement about the popular homebrew class leaves some potential wiggle room for Gunslingers to be added to the game down the road, for the time being, players will have to be content with taking on more traditional fantasy archetypes.
Even though gamers may not be able to step into the shoes of a Gunslinger when they load up 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, gamers will have plenty of chances to find their perfect class on subsequent playthroughs.
Baldur’s Gate 3 launches on August 3 for PC and Mac, and on September 6 for PS5.