What Are The Honour Mode & Custom Mode In BG3?

Baldur’s Gate 3 update brings the Honour Mode and the Custom Mode for players to alter difficulty and few other game mechanics. Since some players want things to be a little easier while others want it more challenging, the developers have responded with these two new modes.

Players might wonder which one is best for them since it is completely new and our guide will explain both so you can make the choice for yourself. Whether you are facing a hard time or finding the game easy, the new patch for BG3 has something for you.

What is the Honour Mode in BG3?

Baldur's Gate 3 Honour Mode vs Custom Mode
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The Honour Mode makes the game more difficult, and there are numerous changes to boss fights and the Legendary Action system that come into play. Surviving here will be even tough with saving the game before difficult missions (popular as save scumming) also getting disabled. However, those who manage to make it will be rewarded with the Golden D20 upon beating the entire game.

With Honour Mode, once players die they will only be able to see stats like how long they survived and how far into the story they made it before dying. The entire mode relies on making the game more challenging for players who are now accustomed to BG3 and finding it easy.

Players will have to start an entirely fresh game so they can activate the Honour Mode in Baldur’s Gate 3. As the rules for the mode state, the run for the players is over if the entire party is wiped out. Also, Action economy rules and damage bonus rules are made stricter later on in the mode.

Not to forget, bosses will now have Legendary action making the even more challenging. Luckily, if players fail to complete the BG3 during a Honour Mode run, they can continue their game with the Custom Mode. However, that means players won’t get the Golden D20 as reward.

What is the Custom Mode in Baldur’s Gate 3?

Custom Mode on the other hand is quite the opposite and will allow players to have an easier gameplay. With this mode players can hide failed checks and short rests will fully heal the party. Custom Mode has a few other features that players can check out before starting the game. The basic appearance of this mode is for players to have control over how hard (or easy) they want the mechanics to be.

Overall if you consider the two new game modes in Patch 5 of Baldur’s Gate 3, one will make it easier and the other will make it more difficult. That’s all we have from this guide. Since you are playing Baldur’s Gate 3, do check out our other guides right here at Gamer Tweak.