The primary reason to make camp is to take a Long Rest, which will recharge expended Weapon Arts, Spell Slots, Class Abilities and Short Rests. Despite that, there are several other things you can do at your camp, including managing your party roster, chatting with your allies and stashing loot, all of which will be discussed on this page.
How to Make Camp in Baldur’s Gate 3
Your campsite in Baldur’s Gate 3 is a nebulous location, not directly connected to the areas you’re currently exploring. If you opt to rest via the campfire icon on the bottom right of the screen (just to the right of the action bar) and pick the Long Rest icon, you’ll automatically teleport to your campsite, but you can also reach it by opening up the map () and selecting the “Camp” option under the “Waypoints” tab.
At your camp you’ll find all your party members - both in your active roster and not - gathered about, as well as your stash, and a Campfire. To perform a Long Rest, just click on the Campfire and, assuming you have the requisite Camping Supplies, you’ll fully recover your Hit Points and regain all your expended Weapon Arts, Spell Slots, Class Abilities and Short Rests. For more information on resting in all its nuances, check out the page Short Rests and Long Rests Explained in Baldur’s Gate 3. For this page, however, we turn our attention to the other features the camp offers…
How to Access Your Stash in Baldur’s Gate 3
Anything you carry has weight, and if you carry too much, you’ll become encumbered, which imposes numerous penalties you’d probably rather avoid. Spreading out items between your party members will help, but eventually you’ll probably find yourself wishing you could keep some of the loot you find without having to actually lug it around everywhere. Fortunately your camp is furnished with a Traveller’s Chest, which is an extradimensional chest in which you can store anything you can manage to drag back to camp. Don’t question it, it’s a good thing. Drop off gear whenever necessary and you’ll be able to packrat to your heart’s content.
How to Advance Companion Questlines in Baldur’s Gate 3
As you adventure with various companions in Baldur’s Gate 3, you’ll invariably end up making decisions that said companions approve and disapprove of, and generally advancing the storyline in ways that compel your party members to seek to bend your ear, for better or worse. Clicking on your companions while exploring will induce some chatter, but they may also have camp-exclusive conversations. When in camp, just look for exclamation point icons of the heads of your allies, and if you spot it, go chat with them. Note that these may not appear until you actually go to perform a Long Rest.
How to Add and Remove Characters From Your Party
You can dismiss characters from your active party at any time by talking to them (in and out of camp) and picking the option “Wait for me in camp.”. When not in your active roster - assuming you didn’t part on violent terms and otherwise still have a working relationship - your excess companions will wait for you at camp. Talk to them at camp and ask them to join you.