How to rest in Baldur’s Gate 3

Sometimes you’ll have to take a break from adventuring in BG3 to tend to wounds and get some much-needed sleep, so here’s how to rest in Baldur’s Gate 3.

How do you rest in Baldur’s Gate 3? Dealing with mind flayers, running errands for everyone in town, and trudging from one beautiful expanse to the next is tiring work. Eventually, you and your party are going to have to stop and take a breather. Resting in BG3 takes two forms: long and short, and each has its own advantages that will help you take on the world-ending threat with as much vigor as physically possible.

Make sure you’re well-rested and adequately prepared for the adventure ahead by setting up a BG3 camp, which can shelter both you and your companions come rain or shine.  A BG3 rest has a variety of restorative effects that benefit all Baldur’s Gate 3 classes and races, so get settled in as we take you through the rest system in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Baldur's Gate 3 rest: A man is stranded on a beach covered in wreckage.

How do you rest in Baldur’s Gate 3?

To rest in Baldur’s Gate 3, click on the campfire icon in the bottom right corner of the screen and choose between a long rest or short rest.

The benefits of a BG3 rest are:

  • Short rest: Twice a day, you can restore some hit points. Warlocks also restore their spell slots. The short rest is useful if you need a top-up on your health, perhaps before a big battle – or if you’ve just completed an encounter and don’t quite want to set up camp yet.
  • Long rest: Go to camp and end the day to restore hit points and spell slots. You need enough camp supplies to fully rest. If you do not have enough camp supplies, your hit points and spell slots will only be restored up to half their maximum, and you won’t regain any short rests.

Now that you know how to rest in Baldur’s Gate 3, you’ll have no trouble fending off any evil that decides to cross your path. Kick back and relax with our Baldur’s Gate 3 review, or alternatively, unlock your team comp‘s full potential with a selection of the best builds for their class.