Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Manage Party Members
One of the key features in any CRPG is the ability to control and manage your party members individually or as a group. However, in Baldur’s Gate 3, selecting and grouping your party members can be a bit confusing. In this mini-guide, we’ll show you how to easily navigate this aspect of the game.
Note: If you’re looking to recruit specific companions with unique classes, check out our guide on how to recruit Hirelings.
Early on in Baldur’s Gate 3, I came across a situation that left me puzzled. Normally, my main character and companions would stick together and move as a group. But when my character jumped down a ruined cellar, her location changed, and my companions didn’t follow along.
Upon reloading the save and getting all four party members into the cellar, I realized that they were now controlled independently. This is how party mechanics work in multiplayer mode, with each player independently controlling a character.
Grouping and Ungrouping
To easily group or ungroup your party in Baldur’s Gate 3, you can use the buttons located on the left side of the screen, under the party portraits.
Ungrouping the party can be beneficial for tasks that require individual character control, such as solving puzzles or handling surprise encounters.
If you want to control a character independently for strategies like flanking or repositioning, you can click on another party member’s portrait and right-click the character you want to separate. Then, select “ungroup,” and that character will be under your direct control.
Note: Alternatively, you can hold left-click on a portrait to chain or unchain party members.
Mastering the art of selecting, grouping, and ungrouping your party is essential to excel in Baldur’s Gate 3.