Baldur’s Gate 3 Cheat Engine: How to Use It Properly

Wanna get unlimited items, movements, and other advantages on BG3? Checkout this comprehensive Cheat Engine guide to playing this RPG in your own way 💪


After playing for several weeks, on various classes, I decided to use the cheat engine in Baldur’s Gate 3 to speed up my process a bit. I don’t recommend you do it from your first playthrough, as it will hinder your overall experience. However, Cheat Engine is a great tool to have when you are tired of the same old narratives or when you want to try new items. Also it was my to go tool when BG 3 crashed after some bosses during my dark urge playthrough.

📣 Friendly Advice: Before using any mod or cheat on Baldur’s Gate 3, save your progress, and use F5 as much as you can before making big decisions or after winning fights.

What is Cheat Engine?

The Cheat Engine is an open-source memory scanner and debugger which is used for cheating on modern video games. It alters the memory values of active programs and games, which can have various impacts on these items.

Getting a massive amount of coins, unlocking game features, speeding up players, etc. are some common examples of what this tool can do. I am using it mostly for gold or to get unlimited turns in Baldur’s Gate 3 if the game crashes right after a tough fight.

How to use Baldur’s Gate 3 Cheat Engine?

This tool is technical but very easy to use. However, before using it, you should ensure that you have disabled your antivirus program because some security tools may block this item’s processes. You can use Cheat Engine on BG3 in two ways.

  1. Cheat manually
  2. Use Cheat Engine by utilizing the already developed BG3 cheat sheet by the community

1. Cheat manually

Time needed: 5 minutes

If you want to play BG 3 and have unlimited cheating options, use the Cheat Engine by following the steps below. However, if you are not experienced with it, adding values in Baldur’s Gate 3 III could be tricky.

  1. Visit the Cheat Engine download site, and download it for Baldur’s Gate 3.

    downloading cheat engine

  2. Install it on your PC.

    installing cheat engine windows

  3. Click on the glowing computer icon to open Process.

    opening processes cheat engine

  4. Find bg3.exe or bg3_dx11.exe and click on it and then click on Open.

    selecting bg3 cheat engine

  5. Now, look at the value, for example, health, in the game that you want to change and type it in the cheat engine and click on First Scan.

    clicking first scan cheat engine

  6. You may see tons of value. If you don’t determine the exact memory address for health value, follow the next steps.

    cheat engine scanned values

  7. Try to play the game, preferably joining combat to change the health value.

    playing bg3

  8. Now, type the new health value in the cheat engine and click on the Next Scan.

  9. In this way, try finding until you can determine the correct record by seeing previous and current data that matches with the changed health values in the game.

  10. Double-click on the correct record from the memory address list to add it to the cheat table in the Cheat Engine.

  11. Next, double-click on the value on the table and type your expected value and click on OK.

    changing value cheat engine engine

  12. In this way, you can change any other values to manipulate things in this RPG.

Disclaimer: Make sure that you download the engine from this guide. In addition, you will need to use the latest versions of the cheat engine in Baldur’s Gate 3. Otherwise, you might not be able to make it work.

Once you have created the table of multiple items, you can save it for future use. In this way, you won’t have to search again. I am actively doing this to ease up the process.

2. Use Cheat Engine by utilizing the already developed Baldur’s Gate 3 Cheat Table by the community

The following cheat table is great if you are just starting to use the Cheat Engine in Baldur’s Gate 3. I used it because it allows easy access to some of the game features, such as gold. Also, it is not as complicated as others.

  1. Visit Baldur’s Gate 3 cheat download page on the Fearless community.
  2. Then, download the bg3.CT file on your PC.
  3. Open it by double-clicking on the downloaded file.
  4. Select the game process and choose to keep the list.
  5. Then, activate your desired cheats by toggling the checkboxes.toggling unlimited spell baldurs gate 3 cheat engine

Important: Before you start using the values, load a game save, even if you are already playing the game. Otherwise, it might not work.

Play the game and verify if the BG3 Cheat Engine is working perfectly. The above CT file has the following console commands:

  • Add Gold
  • Add Permanent Tags to Player: Pet Pal, Comprehend Languages, Detect Thoughts, Hermit, Urchin
  • Add Spells
  • Add Experience
  • Companion Attitude
  • Companion Approval
  • Max Ability Stats
  • Extra Max Health
  • Extra Armor
  • Add All Resistance
  • Immune to Status Effects
  • Super Jump
  • Increase Carry Capacity
  • Dark Vision
  • Toggle Fog of War
  • Object Spawner (equipment, items, scenery, walls, etc.)
  • Respec Character
  • Rest Anywhere
  • Unlimited Movement
  • Unlimited Action Points
  • Unlimited Spell Slots
  • Unlimited Warlock Spell Slots
  • Unlimited Sorcery Points

Please keep in mind whether the checkboxes are checked or not. Also, when you click on them, the related Baldur’s Gate 3 cheats will automatically get activated.

If you are looking just for a quick way to ease up the game a little, consider using the Cheat Engine to make use of the Baldur’s Gate 3 gold cheat. From my experience, for Act 1, 10k gold should be enough. From Act 2 onwards, you will need more than 10k, but it will also make the game way too easy, so be mindful when you are using the BG3 gold cheat.

Use the Github Cheat Table

I discovered this cheat table that uses the Baldur’s Gate 3 Cheat Engine and it was a time saver for me. It is easy to use, and as previously said,  you just need to load a save after you open it. To do it, you can just press F5 if you were already playing and load the game from where you were. The best thing is that it adds various features that you could use, such as temporary boosters, and some are great because they don’t affect your gameplay in the future, and the next time you enter the game, you won’t be overpowered.

How to cheat in BG3 with mods?

Not only the cheat engine, but you can also cheat in Baldur’s Gate 3 using mods. For this, NexusMods is an excellent source. Here are the instructions you will need to follow:

  1. Visit the NexusMods website.
  2. Find the BG3 cheat mods which are compatible with the current version of the game.bg3 cheats nexusmods
  3. Download it according to the instructions you find on that website.
  4. Then, install the mod by following the required steps mentioned on the particular mod page.

Each of these mods has a different purpose. You can use find Baldur’s Gate 3 gold, XP, and other cheating feature in these mods.

As different mods have different installation instructions, we have not featured any general steps here. So, you should strictly follow the recommended steps officially mentioned by NexusMods.

Also, you can watch our YouTube video guide to make a complete overview of how to use cheat engine in Baldur’s Gate 3 efficiently:

Can you cheat in Baldur’s Gate 3 with trainers?

Yes. You can also cheat in BG3 with trainers. In fact, it’s easier to use trainer tools compared to the Cheat Engine. With a user-friendly interface and simple layout, you can toggle the switch on or off and type particular game feature values on such tools, which is much easier than CE.

Can you use console commands in BG3?

No. You cannot use console commands in Baldur’s Gate 3 in the normal way, it is the first thing I tried based on previous games experience. However, the game does not have this feature yet. So, to get a more customized experience, try to use the Cheat Engine in BG3 or mods. For now, they are the only option, and it is uncertain if console commands will be added later on.

Having performance issues on this game? Learn how to solve low FPS problems on Baldur’s Gate 3.

Related Articles featuring problems which might appear after using cheat engine in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  1. Baldur’s Gate 3 Error Code 119120612
  2. Baldur’s Gate 3 Low FPS
  3. Baldur’s Gate 3 Data Mismatch
  4. Baldur’s Gate 3 Error Code 304 116
  5. Baldur’s Gate 3 Crashing

Final Thoughts:

The above guide has shown how to use Cheat Engine and other tools on BG3 in 2023. As the game is constantly getting updates, some of the cheats may not work. So, always look for the CT file in the trusted community or manually achieve the desired functionalities or use a trainer mentioned in this post. If you have any questions, let us know in the comment box.

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