Larian Studios has released the first major patch for Baldur’s Gate 3, a highly anticipated update that addresses a multitude of issues, including over 1000 bugs, balancing, flow problems, and much more.
Highlights of the Patch
- Various game-breaking bugs have been fixed, including issues that could leave players stranded, block progress, or cause the game to crash.
- Fixes include resolving infinite falling loops, preventing Game Over screens after helping downed party members, and addressing issues with specific items and characters.
Story Flow and Logic
- Numerous improvements to the game’s story flow and logic, including fixes to dialogue, quest progression, and character interactions.
- Enhancements to romance moments, character recognition, quest updates, and more, ensuring a smoother and more immersive narrative experience.
- Adjustments to gold bounties, player HP bonuses, spell slots, and more to enhance game balance.
- Fixes to issues with NPCs spotting players when they shouldn’t, ranged enemies reapplying Hunter’s Mark, and other balancing tweaks.
- Improvements to the user interface, including fixes to dialogue notifications, gold display, spell order, and more.
- Enhancements to the Launcher’s memory settings, performance of the minimap, and other usability updates.
- Various visual fixes, including corrections to character models, controller icons, makeup, and clothing.
- Adjustments to ensure proper appearance and alignment of items and characters within the game.
- Improvements to cinematic scenes, including fixes to kissing scenes, physical contact, camera positions, and more.
- Enhancements to ensure proper visual presentation during dialogues and cinematic sequences.
Loot and Trade
- Updates to traders, including increased availability of items, additional stock, and adjustments to inventory.
- Enhancements to trading interactions and loot availability throughout the game.
- Miscellaneous updates, including credits formatting, DLC rewards restoration, sound optimization, and more.
- Various other fixes and improvements to enhance the overall gameplay experience.
Patch #1 for Baldur’s Gate 3 is a significant and comprehensive update that addresses a wide array of issues within the game. Full patch notes can be seen here. The developers have also teased that Patch 2 is “right around the corner,” promising significant performance improvements and further details to come.
On a fun note, Larian Studios shared that collectively, players have logged over 200,000,000 hours of Baldur’s Gate 3 since its launch, equivalent to over 22,000 years! They also provided insights into popular class choices, character races, and other interesting statistics.