Baldur’s Gate 3 – Tip For Changing Default Renderer in Launcher

How to Change Default Renderer in Launcher

Not sure if this is known or not, but my launcher was defaulting the game to DX11 mode.

I would have to manually select Vulkan each time I started the game.


If you want to change this behavior:

  • Go to the below folder:
    • C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Larian Studios\Launcher\Settings
  • Open the “preferences.json” file.
  • Find the line “DefaultRenderingBackend”: 1,.
  • Leaving it at 1 defaults the launcher to start with DX11.
  • Changing it to 2 defaults to starting with Vulkan.
    • No need to select one or the other if it doesn’t default to your choice each time!
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