Divinity: Original Sin 2 - How to Dismiss a Companion

Learn how to remove a party member and where to find them again in Divinity: Original Sin 2. 

In Divinity: Original Sin 2, there will come a time when you may want to dismiss a Companion to swap them out for another character. You can only have up to four members in your party, including your own, which means you may need to shuffle some characters in and out before you have the party setup you desire. Luckily, removing a Companion from your party is rather simple, and you can always go back to recruit them again if you wish. Follow the steps in this guide to find out how to dismiss a Companion in Divinity: Original Sin 2 and where they go. 

Dismissing a Companion

To dismiss a Companion from your party, approach the character you want to dismiss and click on them to begin talking to them. A dialogue box will pop up with several options in it. Tell your Companion that you wish to part ways with them, and they will be dismissed from your party. Note that non-player characters cannot start a conversation with the player character. 

Where Do Dismissed Companions Go? 

If you dismissed a Companion while in Fort Joy, they will return to the area where you initially met them. To recruit them back, make sure you have a free space in your party for another member, and return to where you met the dismissed Companion to recruit them again. Check out our guide on all Companion locations in Divinity: Original Sin 2 if you need help finding each character. 

Note that Companions will relocate as you progress through the game. For example, if you dismiss a Companion after you’ve reached the Hollow Marshes, your Companion may be found at the Seekers Hideout or the Sanctuary of Amadia instead, where you can also have your party’s Source Collars removed


Before dismissing a Companion in Divinity: Original Sin 2, be sure to remove the items from their inventory so that you can reassign the items to another party member. It’s also a good idea to make a quick save prior to dismissing a party member, just as a precaution. 

Now that you know how to dismiss a Companion in Divinity: Original Sin 2, you should be able to free up a space in your party for a new character. If you’re looking to play with a friend on the same PC, make sure you know how to set up local split screen co-op in Divinity: Original Sin 2.


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