Larian Studios' latest RPG, Baldur's Gate 3, is still in ongoing development. While it's playable now via early access, some features are still on their way or a work-in-progress, which hasn't stopped some players from rifling through the game's files to uncover what's in store for the final product.
One of the as-yet unincluded elements is a class for your customizable protagonist: the Paladin. Modders discovered references to the Paladin class in the code base, and now, one intrepid creator has published a mod that flips the switch, making Paladin a choice for your character—though things are obviously still coming along.
The method for picking your Paladin's deity of choice is a little finicky, and some spells have yet to be implemented. Otherwise, you can still choose Paladin dialogue options and Lay on some Hands, so really, it's still the Paladin you know and love. This isn't the only class to get modded in since the launch of Baldur's Gate 3's early access earlier this year, either; modders have already implemented a number of other classes, including Monk, Sorcerer, Druid, and Barbarian. Install them at your own risk, though—with early access and user mods, there are a lot of variables that could figuratively combust at any moment.
The evolution of Baldur's Gate 3, even in early access, has been fun to watch. Its dice rolls keep you constantly on the brink of glorious mishaps, and veteran players of past Larian games like Divinity: Original Sin have been using physics and flaming barrels to great effect. The RPG is still very early, with some story scenes not being fully implemented and the early access in general only covering the first major area of the game. Still, even with what's available now, Baldur's Gate 3 looks like it might be shaping up to be something special.