Baldur’s Gate 3 Mods Not Working (Fixes)

Unable to get started with the Mods in Baldur's Gate 3? Check out our guide on how to fix the BG3 mods not working issue.

If you are facing the BG3 Mods not working issue, you cannot access or use any Mods in-game. As the game does support mods since the developers at Larian Studios encourage modding, many players want to try out new Mods. But as players use the Vortex Mod Manager to install updated mods from NexusMods, they cannot load them into the game. As for some players who managed loading mods, they cannot access or use them in-game. So, is there a workaround to resolve this issue? Yes, there is. Check out our guide on how to fix the Mods not working in Baldur’s Gate 3.

How to Fix BG3 Mods Not Working

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If your BG3 mods are not working, you can try the easiest way to fix it by checking the updates of your installed Mods and applying them. If you are using the Vortex Mod Manager, launch the app to check the updates of your Mods.

Follow the below steps:

  • Launch the Vortex Mod Manager and press the Update button on the top left side of your screen. This will detect any pending updates for all the installed mods. Note that this process can be time-consuming for the players who have installed many Mods.
  • You can also manually update these mods by selecting and right-clicking the Mods.
  • Select View on NexusMods from there, which will direct you to their website.
  • If you have any pending updates, download the files and update your mods to their latest version.
  • Also, ensure that you have installed the required files for using the installed mods.

Rather than using the Vortex Mod Manager, we recommend installing the BG3 Mod Manager. But as for the players facing issues using this mod manager, here are some workarounds to fix the BG3 mods not working issue:

Manually Install Mods

You can try manually downloading and installing the mods instead of installing them from BG3MM or Vortex Mod Manager.

  • Once you have downloaded the mod, install them in the following path:
    • Local Drive:\Users\(User)\AppData\Local\Larian Studios\Baldur’s Gate 3\Mods

Ensure the Saved Load Order Path

You might be facing the BG3 Mods not working if your installed mods are not loading into the game. To resolve this issue, you must ensure the Saved load order path.

  • Launch the BG3 Mod Manager and head to Settings.
  • Then, press the Open Preferences option.
  • Set the Saved Load Order to the following path or directory:
    • Local Drive:\Users\(User)\AppData\Local\Larian Studios\Baldur’s Gate 3\PlayerProfiles\Public
  • Save the settings and launch the game to check if the issue persists.

Install Full Release Mod Fixer

As a required mod file, install the Full Release Mod Fixer if your mods are not working in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Follow the below steps:

  • Download and install the Full Release Mod Fixer (link over here).
  • Launch the BG3 Mod Manager and select the Override option for this mod.
  • Then, launch the game to check whether your installed mods are working.

Troubleshooting Additional Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3) Mod Issues

Below are a few more things to know while fixing any BG3 Mods not working issue.

What you need to know

  • Mod Managers: Vortex and BG3ModManager are your trusty steeds in the modding world. Choose one, learn its ways, and stick with it for consistency.
  • Dependencies: Some mods rely on others to function. Install any required dependencies before your main mod, like the ever-important Script Extender mod.
  • Load Order: Mods compete for attention, just like party members. Vortex automatically sets a logical order, but for manual installs, prioritize core mods and place UI/visual mods last.

BG3 Mod Troubleshooting

  • No Mods Detected: Did you export your load order in Vortex? Did you manually place the .pak files in the designated mod folder? Check these simple things first!
  • Error Messages: Larian Studios forums and modding community hubs are your friends. Search for your specific error message; chances are someone else has faced it, too.
  • Suspicious Overlaps: Are multiple mods trying to change the same thing? This can lead to conflicts. Disable mods one by one to see if the culprit emerges.

Advanced Troubleshooting

  • Mod Fixer: This handy tool (not needed for Patch 1 and later) can update older mods for compatibility. Use it cautiously, backing up your saves before tinkering.
  • Reinstall: Sometimes, a corrupted mod or leftover files can throw things off. Try disabling all mods, deleting the Mods folder, and verifying your game files. Start fresh!
  • Join the Community: Don’t be afraid to ask for help! The Baldur’s Gate 3 modding community is friendly and knowledgeable. Post your issue on forums, Discord servers, or Reddit, and someone will gladly lend a hand.

That’s all about how to fix the BG3 Mods not working issue. If you found this guide helpful, check out our guides to find out how to fix the failed to load Main Menu from the Current Game mod, fix the Slack Skinned Head bug, and explore more Baldur’s Gate 3 Guides on Gamer Tweak.