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Extra Larian Account and Launcher to play? Not needed! Ignore and skip them without worries.
Limited Use of Larian Launcher
When you start Baldur’s Gate 3 for the first time, you might feel pressured to sign up for a Larian Account to play the game. However, this is a surprisingly common misconception.
- You do not need a Larian Account to enjoy the game
- You do not need the Larian Launcher to play the game
You can simply skip the sign-up messages and such and start playing!
So what is the Larian Launcher good for?
Additionally, you can choose between launching the game with DirectX11 (recommended) or Vulkan (legacy feature). There are some few more “features“, such as easy access to support-relevant options, but that’s about it.
You can safely ignore and skip the Larian Launcher until you actually need those options.
When do I need a Larian Account?
A Larian Account and the usage of the Launcher will become necessary should you wish to make use of additional features, such as cross-platform save games, which are saved via that Larian Account.
Moreover, an account becomes relevant when you want to redeem items via Larian exclusive events, such as Twitch Drops.
Skip Larian Launcher Permanently*
to the game’s Launch Options, you can suppress the Larian Launcher from starting when launching the game from your Steam Library.
To do that, right-click on the game’s entry in your Steam Library and select Properties:
Add the launch option:
(you can copy & paste) in the Launch Options on the first tab
That was it. That will surpress the Larian Launcher whenever you start the game from now.
*this action might need to be repeated when the game comes with a Larian Launcher update!
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