Baldur’s Gate 3 – Basic Controls and Keys

Baldur’s Gate 3 controls and keys – Here are some basic Baldur’s Gate 3 controls that everyone should know, in order to make their time in the game more easy.

Baldur’s Gate 3 – Basic Controls and Keys


Highlighting interactable objects

Highlight interactable objects by holding the alt key. Containers are generally not highlighted.

Highlighting creatures and characters

Highlight creatures and characters by pressing the tilde key (the key left of 1). Enemies are red ; threats you can talk to are yellow ; friendlies are green.

Camera rotation

By default, you can use the Middle Mouse Button or use the keys Delete / End. We recommend you change this to something useful like Q and E.

Switching characters

Switch characters easily by pressing F1 F2 F3 F4.  Even when in dialogue, you can switch character. This can open up various possibilities.


Before doing a Long Rest, consider that you can do a few Short Rests before. This is done with a button near the minimap (top-right). Almost all classes regain some features after a Short Rests and you heal a random amount of HP (modified by your Constitution modifier bonus).


Right-clicking offers options (for things under your cursor). This includes inspecting a creature to evaluate its capacities. It is also helpful for lockpicking.


Destroy objects, even chests, by holding the Ctrl key while you attack the object. Note this can destroy the contents (! at least in Early Access), so it is not recommended.

Moving characters separately out of combat

There are two methods:

  • A character in stealth can move away without being followed by the rest of the party.
  • You can drag a portrait (bottom left) to detach the character from the party movements

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Last Updated on October 7, 2020

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