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Baldur's Gate 3

Hotfix #25 Now Live!

Hello everyone,

We’ve got a new hotfix for you today, taking care of a handful of bugs and glitches. It would appear that Us is causing everybody a few sleepless nights, and that troublesome fleshy blob has been continuing to block some players from taking a Short Rest. We’ve given him some lessons in decorum, and leaving a party at the appropriate time, rather than hanging around like a loathsome houseguest, eating all the cheese from the fridge.

As with previous updates, if you’re experiencing any issues after installing this latest hotfix, please check whether the issue persists with all mods uninstalled. If you continue to experience this issue after uninstalling mods, please contact our support team and submit a full report to help us solve your issue.

We continue to work on further fixes and patches, but in the meantime, thank you for playing Baldur’s Gate 3!


FIXES



  • Fixed a rare code crash when loading the Act I region.
  • Fixed a rare code crash when hovering over enemies.
  • Fixed a potential crash when loading a savegame made while trading.
  • Fixed Us not wanting to leave the party after the tutorial, causing some more cases where Short Rest could get blocked. Also made further fixes to Us being in the party when it shouldn't be.
  • Fixed item splitting not working in trade when moving items from your companions' inventories.
  • Fixed the context menu not showing trade actions on items that are in a companion's inventory.

Hotfix #24 Now Live!

Hello everyone,

We’re continuing to improve stability and performance in Baldur’s Gate 3 and have another small hotfix going live today that addresses some bugs and performance issues!

Unable to Short Rest? A bug was preventing some players from taking a Short Rest when having added and then dismissed Us with a companion party member, before then loading certain savegames. We've had some kind but firm words with this adorable intellect devourer, and power naps are now back on the schedule.

Mac players, we have now resolved an issue introduced in a previous Hotfix that was causing performance and FPS drops on the platform. Update your game with this latest hotfix, and check that you are on version 4.1.1.5009956!

As with previous updates, if you’re experiencing any issues after installing this latest hotfix, please check whether the issue persists with all mods uninstalled. If you continue to experience this issue after uninstalling mods, please contact our support team and submit a full report to help us solve your issue.

We continue to work on further fixes and patches, but in the meantime, thank you for playing Baldur’s Gate 3!

FIXES



  • Fixed a crash that could occur after the cinematic that plays when transitioning from Act II to Act III.
  • Fixed an issue preventing you from taking a Short Rest when having added and dismissed Us with a companion party member and then loaded certain savegames.
  • Fixed Us appearing at camp and near other waypoints when that didn't make sense.
  • Fixed an issue introduced in Hotfix 21 causing reduced performance on Mac.

Hotfix #23 Now Live!

Hello everyone,

Coming in hot for all platforms, this hotfix aims to continue improving your Baldur’s Gate 3 experience, and addresses several crashes and bugs. The tradespeople of Baldur’s Gate have also had a word with our people, and we both agree that container-based antics, while amusing, are damaging the economy. So in this update we’ve fixed several bugs with buying and selling. No more free lunches!

As with previous updates, if you’re experiencing any issues after installing this latest hotfix, please check whether the issue still persists with all mods uninstalled. If you continue to experience this issue after uninstalling mods, please contact our support team and submit a full report to help us solve your issue.

We continue to work on further fixes and patches, but in the meantime, thank you for playing Baldur’s Gate 3!

CRASHES AND BLOCKERS



  • Fixed a bug causing you to get stuck in Lae'zel's recruitment dialogue if you saved halfway through the dialogue and then loaded that savegame.
  • Fixed a potential rare crash related to our particle system.
  • Fixed a crash when throwing the Black Pudding Platter.
  • Fixed a crash during Character Creation.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when selling a container with items in it, buying it again, and then selling it again.
  • Fixed a rare crash related to VFX material loading.
  • Fixed a bug preventing you from equipping items and using spells because an item kept being equipped.
  • Optimised Poltergeist auras to reduce memory usage and prevent an out-of-memory crash.

UI



  • Fixed an issue where selling all wares didn't remove the proper gold amount from the trader inventory.
  • Fixed a bug letting you generate gold by buying multiple items but only paying for one of them if you dragged the items into a container.
  • Fixed a bug letting you 'buy' a stack of items for free when dragging the stack into a container and using the item splitter.
  • Fixed equipped items blocked by shapeshifting being tradable, allowing you to get paid even if the items don't transfer to the trader's inventory.

SCRIPTING



  • Fixed clubs from the Moonrise Towers Prison getting automatically equipped when you picked them up.
  • Fixed a bug causing Nightsong to continuously gain and lose the Soul Caged condition if she had a condition that provided Immunity to being Incapacitated.
  • Fixed Balthazar not finishing his turn when he is too far from the Colony ritual spot to reach it in one turn.
  • Fixed a bug where a civilian would call for help and a group of Flaming Fists would appear, but instead of moving to the crime scene, they would just stand where they were spawned.

CODE AND GAMEPLAY



  • Fixed a bug causing party members to be wrongly ungrouped and fixed savegames in this broken state.
  • Fixed randomly occurring issues with dialogues, like repeating lines and options not showing up correctly.
  • Fixed some characters missing their spell SFX when going from camp to the world.
  • Fixed the bulette getting permanently stuck under the ground when you passed by in Turn-Based Mode.

Hotfix #22 Now Live!

Hello everyone,

We’re rolling out another small hotfix on all platforms today that takes care of a couple of crashes and blockers, as well as a couple of bug fixes for Minthara, so hopefully now she’ll stop spilling the beans.

We’ve also fixed an issue where a legacy dialogue flow had been enabled unintentionally while carrying out fixes for Minthara, which meant that some players had been able to view dialogue where Minthara would seemingly end a relationship with Dark Urge players if they had resisted their urges and made a certain choice in Act III.

There’s good news for Xbox players, too! Today’s hotfix also brings both Hotfixes #20 and #21 to your platform, which means issues with cross-saves should now be resolved. Thank you again for your patience while we worked to fix the issue, and we’re sorry for any inconvenience it may have caused you (and your saves!).

If you’re experiencing any issues after installing this latest hotfix, please check whether the issue still persists with all mods uninstalled. If you continue to experience this issue after uninstalling mods, please contact our support team and submit a full report to help us solve your issue.

We continue to work on further fixes and patches, but in the meantime, thank you for playing Baldur’s Gate 3!

CRASHES AND BLOCKERS



  • Fixed a crash caused by the game trying to access the duration of a condition on a character with no conditions set.
  • Fixed conditions sometimes trying to get their duration from the source entity instead of the target entity.
  • Fixed some potential internal crashes on Xbox when suspending the game (e.g. when suspending the console or loading another game), causing it to reboot when you went back to it.

UI



  • Improved the messaging for syncing and cross-saving by indicating when a cross-save sync has failed and adding an option to try again. Also prevented the saving and cross-saving messages from appearing for secondary local players.
  • Voice chat will no longer overlap the minimap on split-screen.
  • Fixed the 'Another Player Is Joining' pop-up not triggering while the host has a panel open on Xbox, potentially preventing the client from joining.

SCRIPTING



  • Fixed an issue where legacy dialogue had been enabled unintentionally as part of another line of fixes, in which Minthara would seemingly end a relationship with Dark Urge players who had rejected Bhaal.
  • Made Minthara promise to stop repeating her thoughts about Gale in Act III.
  • Fixed a bug causing you to get perpetually stuck in a dangerous area if you triggered hostilities in the Emerald Grove and then left while it was still a dangerous area.
  • Fixed a rare issue where dialogues would end suddenly when you went to kiss your romantic partner.
  • Fixed a bug causing you to get stuck in combat with the enemies on top of Moonrise Towers if you found a way to sneak into the Mind Flayer Colony.

Hotfix #18 Now Live!

Hello everyone,

We’ve got a small hotfix for you today, fixing a couple of issues with trading and bartering.
Now, you can safely carry on with your shopping sprees across the Forgotten Realms!

Thank you for taking the time to submit your reports to us. We are continuing to work on fixes for other reported issues with Patch 6.

As always, if you’re experiencing issues after installing the latest update, please check whether the issue persists with your mods uninstalled. As mods aren’t officially supported at the moment, some installed mods may become temporarily incompatible with new patches and hotfixes.

If the issue persists after uninstalling the mods, please reach out to our support team with your report. Thank you for playing Baldur’s Gate 3.

FIXES



  • Fixed an issue that would cause vendors to initially display their current gold amount as zero.
  • Fixed a crash when entering into bartering with a vendor. Hagglers rejoice!

Patch #6 Now Live!

Ah, two days after Valentine’s Day. Cupid has shot his arrows, the chocolates have gone on sale, and the flowers have started to wilt. The perfect time to release a patch!

Patch 6 for Baldur’s Gate 3 launches today, and it’s packed full of quality-of-life improvements, fixes, and a little bit of romance. The full extent of today’s update has once again been defeated by the Steam character limit, so if you want to dive into the full notes, head to the official website here.

Still reading? Excellent, on with the show.

Love Is in the Air




Watch out for garlic breath.

We’ve made improvements to locking lips with your chosen romantic partner! All characters now have unique kisses that reflect their personality, with an emphasis on the plural. These kisses are randomised and vary from the incredibly romantic to… uh, a little more intense. Kisses have also been improved for shorter and taller body types, so embrace without delay.


A forehead kiss for tender moments or for when there’s a bit of food stuck to your eyebrow.

In addition to improved smooches, we’ve also improved some of our endgame cinematics to better reflect the connection between players and their partners - love truly has been in the air in the office, or perhaps it’s something in our air fresheners.

Every Whittle Helps: New Camp Animations & Improvements




Keep at it, Halsin.

Whilst exploring your campsite, you’ll notice new idle animations for some of your companions. Not everyone enjoys standing around, and these behaviours should help your campsite feel more alive. Though, we wouldn’t interrupt Shadowheart when she’s polishing her spear. In addition, you’ll now be able to dismiss a party member while speaking to the party member you want to replace them with - so no more going back and forth like a Machiavellian party planner!

Improvements and Fixes Galore




Have fun.

Patch 6 isn’t all ambience and canoodling, though. We’ve fixed a deluge of player-reported issues (Shield Bash fans, rejoice!), and made several tweaks and improvements to the game. If you’re playing in Honour Mode, expect a few extra surprises in the form of new Legendary Actions for bosses, and maybe a bit of extra trouble from a certain Mound. Good luck with that one.

We’ve also made some improvements to speaker selection. When dialogue triggers automatically, the game will now try to prioritise your avatar as the main speaker - so your party members should have less main character syndrome when clearly you’re the star of the show.

We continue to work on future updates to Baldur’s Gate 3, with further improvements, fixes, and patches yet to come, but before we dive into the full highlights for Patch 6, a warning about mods! If you experience issues after installing our latest update, please check whether the issue persists with mods uninstalled. Currently, mods aren’t officially supported, so some mods may become temporarily incompatible with new patches and hotfixes. If you continue to have issues after uninstalling all mods (yes, even that one), please reach out to our support team.

Patch 6 will be going live today on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox, and will require approximately 150GB of free space to install for those playing on PC and Steam Deck. If you find yourself without the space to install the update, we recommend uninstalling BG3 and then re-downloading the patched version.

We know Mac players will be keen to get hands-on with the latest fixes and improvements, but we’ll have to ask that you sit tight for a little longer while we continue to work on bringing future updates to Mac alongside PC versions. We truly appreciate your patience, and are sorry for the inconvenience. We’ll keep you updated with our progress, so make sure you’re following us on Twitter and Facebook to see when Patch 6 will drop for you!

HIGHLIGHTS



  • You can now dismiss a recruited companion from your party while speaking to the companion you want to replace them with.

  • When a dialogue triggers automatically, the game will now try to prioritise your avatar character as the main speaker.

  • Your partner now has a few different kisses! They're brand new, unique, and randomised - and we’ve also made improvements to how kisses look across the board, particularly for taller and shorter body types.

  • Improved the cinematic scenes in the Elfsong Tavern to feel more intimate when you and your romance partner decide your future together after defeating the Netherbrain.

  • Reworked the reflection scenes that take place after wrapping up the defeat of the Netherbrain for characters without romantic partners to better match the scenes for those who do have romantic partners, and to bridge the gap into the epilogue.

  • Added a new cinematic scene to support the combat encounter that occurs after you choose whether to side with Nightsong at Sorcerous Sundries or not.

  • If you sit on the stool in Shadowheart's camp corner, she will now react to you with a line based on your relation with her.

  • Added new idle animations for some companions at camp, including:

    • Lae'zel: Studying a githyanki disc.
    • Minthara: Contemplating a skull, tending to mushrooms, expressing violence, adjusting her armour, plotting her future, and being bothered by the sun.
    • Jaheira: Sitting, kneeling and whispering to a rat messenger, and whittling.
    • Minsc: Cooking and shaving his head. (These are two separate animations. Although we wouldn't put it past him, he's not, in fact, cooking his head.)
    • Shadowheart: Polishing the Spear of Night.
    • Halsin: Whittling.


  • If you started your game on a set difficulty, you can now switch to Custom Mode (except when already playing Honour Mode).
  • Fixed an issue that would prevent travel between acts.

  • Fixed an issue causing quicksaves to fail to upload to cross-saves.

  • Characters in the epilogue camp party will now have fitting titles below their names.

  • Fixed the Shield Bash and Rebuke of the Mighty passives not triggering Saving Throws.

  • Added light bar colours for the DualSense controller on PC.

  • If you romanced Lae'zel, grab a red dragon and saddle up - you can now join her in the rebellion against Vlaakith, even if you are not gith yourself.

  • Fixed graphic settings not being applied for some 4k monitors.

  • Fixed a crash on Xbox that would sometimes occur when starting or ending a game.

Gameplay



  • You can now toggle off Repelling Blast as expected.
  • If you Long Rest with only alcohol as camp supplies, you will now get the new Hungover condition for 10 turns.
  • Auto-selecting your camp supplies before a Long Rest will use resources more optimally - sometimes you just don't feel like cooking.
  • The Long Rest camp supply menu is now better at pulling supplies from inside containers in companion inventories. Stop hoarding the cheese, Wyll.
  • Group Hide now works on all party members controlled by the player, including followers and summons.
  • Made it possible to dismiss party members during camp nights. Also made it possible to recruit hirelings to a full party - they'll hang around at camp until you need them.
  • You can now talk to the circus bard Medrash and get a short but enthusiastic response from him.
  • The owlbear cub will no longer gobble up Auntie Ethel's Hair before you can take advantage of the bonus it grants.
  • The Elixir of Hill Giant Strength now applies its effects when thrown.
  • Creating harmful surfaces beneath NPCs will now trigger a crime reaction.
  • Scratch can no longer equip certain weapons. Like the Everburn Blade.
  • Added the option to scale the density of crowds on Xbox.
  • As a quality-of-life improvement, the Pact Weapon condition now remains after a Long Rest.

Combat



  • The Shambling Mound is now a fully-fledged Honour Mode boss,
  • with brand new bespoke Legendary Actions and tuned-up abilities. Good luck.
  • The drider and Dror Ragzlin have new Legendary Actions in Honour Mode!
  • In Tactician Mode, the drider has a special Sanctuary, called Spindleweb Sanctuary, that erupts in a psychic explosion when the status condition ends. In addition, his Spindleweb Fanaticism aura will now debuff his enemies.
  • In Tactician Mode, Dror Ragzlin's Leadership Aura will now also debuff his enemies.
  • Jaheira could be in bad shape by the time she arrived at Moonrise Towers since she already had to fight. Now she's smart enough to heal up before she goes there, which we're hoping lets her last at least an additional second in combat.
  • The Frightened condition applied by Ketheric's Dreadful Aspect will now correctly end if the combat with Ketheric ends before the condition does. (This will also fix other similar cases.)
  • Improved combat AI pathfinding through dangerous surfaces and through steep terrain.

Flow and Scripting



  • Increased the number of valid methods of knocking Minthara out to recruit her.
  • Halsin no longer blames the goblins for his death in his Speak with Dead dialogue if he managed to get killed much later on.
  • Fixed a case where the lanceboard scene between Raphael and Mol would never trigger because of the script being too defensive when checking Raphael's current in-game state.
  • You can finally tell Halsin that you found that letter that was sent to Kagha.
  • Wyll will react accordingly if you fail to save Ravengard from the Iron Throne when the pact with Mizora is broken.
  • Fixed an issue preventing you from talking to Mayrina after the fight with the hag.
  • Fixed an issue that could lead to the game being stuck on Flind's turn if another player entered combat with her while her dialogue was ongoing

UI



  • The trade interface got a graphic overhaul, clarifying which character is bartering for the party, what their Persuasion score is, and how much of a discount they're getting for the trade. The feedback when bartering has also been improved to indicate the status of the offer.
  • The whole party's inventory is now present in the trade interface, which doesn't require you to switch characters to sell their items from their inventories anymore.
  • You can now change the size of text in books and other legible items in the Interface Options.
  • Updated the interface visuals for the Options and Difficulty menus.
  • Renamed the 'Class Passives' panel for sorcerers on level up to 'Metamagic' and added a description for it. This was to make the naming more precise, given that all the class passives for sorcerers are Metamagic and the main level up window already tells you that they're passives.
  • Renamed the 'Camp Companions' button to 'Camp Inventories' to more clearly indicate what it does.
  • Added the Custom Mode settings to the Lobby UI, giving you time to create your personalised experience while waiting for your friends. (And also giving you time to argue amongst yourselves while coming to a compromise.)
  • Camp chests are now integrated into the Camp Inventories UI.
  • Fixed incorrect button prompts and mappings showing for Switch Pro Controller on PC.
  • Reverse-pickpocketing (planting things into others' inventories) should now work correctly on controller.
  • Improved how the combat log indicates XP gain. Now, if everyone in the party gains XP from several different sources at the same time - like when you Fireball a bunch of rats - you'll get one entry in the combat log with the calculated total XP gained, rather than separate entries for each XP, clogging up the whole log.
  • Added sub-sorting to throwable items on the Hotbar so the most recently picked-up items will appear first.

Writing



  • When faced with certain choices after the Netherbrain is defeated, you can now tell Lae'zel to make her own decision.
  • Added additional Avatar Karlach and Avatar Astarion reactivity within God Gale's dialogues in the epilogue, allowing them to request a cure for their conditions.
  • Added some new lines to Minthara's epilogue dialogue to account for different paths where the player character has partnered up with her.
  • Added some extra Narrator lines for the Dark Urge when interacting with Gortash in his office.
  • Added new dialogues and reactivity for Lae'zel regarding the githyanki egg from Crèche Y'llek.
  • If Gale is a mind flayer in the endgame when returning to Elysium with Mystra, she will now transform him back into a human.
  • Rephrased some journal entries to account for NPCs being knocked out instead of killed.
  • If you're romancing Shadowheart in Act II, she'll have more banter as you're walking around.

Cinematics



  • You can now give Shadowheart a hug when she's crying after losing or saving her parents.
  • Gale can now kiss your hand if you agree to marry him. This scene was also improved with a new intro and outro.
  • Added a new version of the kissing scene with Astarion after he Ascends.

Sound



  • Fixed Gortash's Speak with Dead dialogue missing its VO.
  • Fixed the Main Menu audio not starting for several seconds on Xbox, and sometimes playing in the game.
  • Fixed the Character Creation music not triggering until the tutorial.
  • Fixed dice roll sounds playing if you have the 'Hide Failed Perception Rolls' setting enabled while exploring. We asked the narrator to quieten down when rolling the dice for your immersion.


Looking for the full patch notes? Head to the Baldur’s Gate 3 website.

Hotfix #17 Now Live!

Hello everyone,

We’ve got another hotfix for you today, fixing a few bugs, blockers, and issues. Poor Gale - we know your pain, sometimes it’s easy to read something into a situation that wasn’t there. We’ve sat him down and explained that if someone doesn’t offer him a shoe to eat every time, that doesn’t mean they never will. You’ll find him more likely to stick around now.

Please note that with new patches and hotfixes, some installed mods may become temporarily incompatible. If you experience any issues after installing the latest update, please check if the issue persists with all mods uninstalled. If it persists, please reach out to our support team with your report.

Thank you for taking the time to submit these issues to us. If you have any bugs to report, please reach out to our support team. Thank you for playing Baldur’s Gate 3!

PERFORMANCE AND CODE



  • Fixed black and colourful visual artefacts sometimes appearing for 1 frame on PS5 when switching scenes or opening and closing UI windows.
  • Increased the compression of savegames, which should fix several issues caused by large savegame files.
  • Reduced the size of save files by removing summons that don't exist in the game anymore.
  • Guarded against crashes caused when certain character resources (Actions, Bonus Actions, Superiority Dice, etc.) were added and later removed by a mod or cheat engine.

GAMEPLAY AND COMBAT



  • In Honour Mode, the aura of Cazador's Potent Mist Form now properly dissipates after he's no longer in Mist Form. Sorry!
  • Fixed the camera sometimes zooming in while jumping or casting projectile spells.
  • Fixed the ability to walk through open doors when you click beyond them from far away.
  • Fixed Thieves' Tools in the camp chest or inventory of a companion who is waiting at camp not being accessible when lockpicking.

UI



  • Safeguard Shield's Saving Throw modifier is now correctly reflected on the Character Sheet.

FLOW AND SCRIPTING



  • Gale will no longer permanently leave the party if you don't offer him any magic items while talking to him – unless you're abundantly clear that you don't plan on ever doing so.
  • Fixed characters getting stuck 'in a story event', preventing you from controlling them, after getting killed in the fight with Grym.

Hotfix #16 Now Live!

Hello everyone,

Happy New Year! We’re kicking off 2024 with a sizeable hotfix, handling multiple bugs, issues, and blockers. Have your party members been hoarding trinkets? Did you accidentally send Minthara’s lute to your camp supplies, thinking nobody could possibly need a lute in this day and age? In this hotfix, you will now be able to access certain quest-related items on the spot - even if they’re not held by your current party! How’s that for magic pockets?

Mac players, we're currently restructuring to ensure that future updates on Mac will arrive alongside their PC versions. It'll take a bit of time but once finished, there shouldn't be delays anymore. For the time being, we expect a delay for updates of a maximum of two weeks. We're sorry for the inconvenience and understand this is frustrating. Thank you for your patience.

Please note that with new patches and hotfixes, some installed mods may become temporarily incompatible. If you experience any issues after installing the latest update, please check if the issue persists with all mods uninstalled. If it persists, please reach out to our support team with your report.

Thank you for taking the time to submit these issues to us. If you have any bugs to report, please reach out to our support team. Thank you for playing Baldur’s Gate 3!


HIGHLIGHTS


  • The cross-save functionality will no longer sync modded saves, as they cannot be accessed by console players.
  • Added categories to the Waypoints list, grouping Waypoints by location.
  • You will now be able to access certain quest-related items on the spot, even if they are currently in the camp chest or in the inventory of a companion who is waiting at camp.
  • Added a couple of Potions of Animal Speaking to the Epilogue.
  • Karlach will now get her scene in Avernus regardless of whether she's an avatar or a companion.
  • Wyll will now follow Karlach to Avernus correctly.
  • Fixed the Hide Helmet option resetting for companions after saving and loading.
  • Cazador now has 3 variations of his Legendary Action depending on how many Ritual charges he has. The more charges he has, the more dangerous his Vampiric Swarm is.
  • Fixed several issues with low resolution textures appearing after extended playtimes.
  • Fixed a visual bug where certain doors would reappear briefly when destroyed.
  • Fixed Gale's dialogue ending abruptly when asking him for a kiss. Enjoy the moment.


CRASHES AND BLOCKERS


  • Fixed a potential crash related to quickloading.
  • Fixed a crash that would occur when unloading and then loading a region.
  • Fixed a crash when changing VSync settings.
  • Fixed a crash when destroying the spiderweb under the Spider Matriarch.
  • Fixed the potential cause of not being able to save the game (Error 701, crashing the game).
  • Fixed a crash that could happen when showing a pop-up message after lockpicking an item.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing the grenade launchers during Gortash's fight to bypass Turn-Based Mode and deploy grenades in real-time, which could result in a crash. We call that cheating.
  • Fixed a crash that would occur when removing condition-based auras from modded savegames.
  • Fixed a possible crash when getting the available party gold during a trade.
  • Fixed some issues that could prevent savegames made under rare conditions from loading up.


COMBAT AND BALANCE


  • The Spectral Form passive is no longer hidden.
  • Fixed Balthazar's Spectral Form not triggering when Balthazar succeeded in a Saving Throw but still got damaged.
  • Fixed Auntie Ethel not using Weird Magic Surge when struck by Repelling Blast in Honour Mode.
  • Fixed the scrying eyes' damage mitigation mechanic in Tactician Mode not working the first time they are damaged.
  • In Tactician difficulty, Cazador now transforms into a unique mist form that threatens his foes with a necrotic aura.
  • Ability Drain will not be able to reduce a target's ability below 1.
  • Improved the way Legendary Resistance works, now only triggering when it is actually useful.


GAMEPLAY


  • Fixed Astarion not being available through the companion menu at camp if you sent him directly to camp during the recruitment dialogue.
  • In Honour Mode, the Eggbearer condition is now also applied when the mummy owlbear is dead but the daddy owlbear is alive.
  • Fixed an issue in Honour Mode where the damage from Smite spells wouldn't trigger items that activate when damaged.
  • You can no longer trade with Grukkoh the bugbear via the dialogue button before you've, uh, caught his attention.
  • Using a weapon that uses your Spellcasting Ability Modifier instead of the normal Ability Modifier will now choose the Spellcasting Ability with the highest value.
  • Fixed Group Hide not working properly when a party character is Downed.
  • Myrmidons' weapons cannot be looted from their bodies after Long Rest anymore.
  • Fixed the Elemental Weapon, Magic Weapon, Heat Metal, and Daylight conditions persisting on the weapon after a Long Rest.
  • Fixed an issue that would affect some players controlling more than one avatar, which caused several naked characters to appear over them after the first Dream Visitor dream.
  • Fixed an issue where reconnecting to a multiplayer session would assign a player an avatar in Withers' Wardrobe without taking said avatar out of the wardrobe. They don't open from the inside!
  • Stealing a couple hundred items in one go no longer results in the game becoming unresponsive for quite some time afterwards while it deals with your kleptomaniac overindulgence. It may still freeze for a short period while processing the inventory transfer, though.
  • NPCs on the floor below you, can no longer 'see' you looting corpses up there.
  • When handing back stackable stolen items (such as healing potions), you will no longer lose all of them, but only the number you stole.


FLOW AND SCRIPTING


  • Fixed an issue preventing some players from advancing into Act III, looping them back to Act II.
  • Barcus Wroot should now show up correctly at Last Light Inn if you have saved him from his previous predicaments.
  • Fixed avatar Karlach being able to initiate the first romance scene with Lae'zel after proving her worth to Lae'zel, which should not be possible for her due to her engine still not being upgraded.
  • Tweaked the trigger conditions for Lae'zel's initial romance dialogue after proving your worth to her so that it only triggers if the player controlling her has a single avatar. This is to avoid accidentally triggering the dialogue with an unintended avatar in case you have multiple.
  • Fixed some wrong character behaviours likely introduced in Patch 4.
  • Fixed an issue preventing some dialogue options with Alfira and Nadira from showing up.
  • Fixed Auntie Ethel prematurely teleporting to Act III if you pick up her corpse in Act I.
  • Gale is now less likely to lie to you about wanting to return the Crown of Karsus when making his decision in the endgame.
  • Raphael will no longer make a surprise appearance during the Epilogue if you made a deal with him and then decided to kill him.
  • Wyll will now appear during the initial Epilogue scene if he's the Blade of Avernus and does not have a partner.
  • Fixed a couple of issues with Mizora's dialogue getting stuck.
  • Fixed a blocker in the House of Hope in which Raphael wouldn't appear if he was Silenced in Sharess' Caress.
  • Fixed a blocker where you were able to banish Hope while she's chained, preventing you from saving her.
  • The avatar dismissal dialogue will now be closed if the user rejoins the session while it is still active.
  • Duke Ravengard will now correctly hold the bars of his cell door while imprisoned in the Iron Throne instead of staying idle, seemingly unbothered by everything going on.
  • Characters that are attacked while disappearing out of sight will now resume their disappearing after combat ends. Back to the shadows with you.

PERFORMANCE AND OPTIMISATION


  • Fixed an issue where switching between party members would cause performance to drop.
  • Fixed a texture issue in Character Creation at Low and Medium settings.


UI


  • The proficiency bonuses on Explorer difficulty are now correctly accounted for in Character Creation.
  • Fixed an issue causing the Level Up screen to display the incorrect HP gain when increasing Constitution.
  • Fixed some instances where incorrect items would be selected when dragging them in the Trade menu.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented respeccing into a Draconic Bloodline Sorcerer if you chose a spell that was already available from the Draconic Bloodline.
  • The values in the Skill tooltips on the Level Up screen will now update when you add Expertise.
  • Fixed the 'Can't control' warning not disappearing under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed an issue that briefly prevented you from interacting with an item in the inventory if it had been unequipped or equipped previously with the X button.
  • When a tutorial pop-up refers to an option in the shortcuts radial menu on controller, the option will now be highlighted.
  • Fixed '(Empty)' sometimes briefly appearing next to an item's name when highlighting it on Xbox.
  • Added descriptions for the different difficulty levels in the Additional Combat Mechanics options on Custom Mode.
  • Fixed a caching issue in the radial menus. This could, for instance, cause some Disguise Self options to not appear after cancelling and returning to the spell.
  • The lovely dark veins you get on your face when you become part-illithid now show up correctly in the Magic Mirror.
  • Fixed surface names sometimes appearing above characters on controller.
  • Increased the opacity of certain text boxes in the Reactions UI on controller to improve visibility.
  • Fixed a blocker where UI pop-ups wouldn't close if the window behind them was closed first. This could happen, for example, when a cinematic dialogue triggered and closed the map while you were still naming a custom marker.
  • Fixed the loading screen not showing an image when joining a multiplayer session.
  • Fixed the damage type in the Crushing Fist spell tooltip.
  • The Legendary Resistance: Incapacitation tooltip now mentions that it can only be used 3 times.
  • Made sure the grid shown in inventories is correctly drawn if the grid becomes smaller.
  • Removed a low resolution version of one of the loading screen images.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some Video Settings like VSync and Refresh Rate to reset back upon starting the game.
  • Removed the option to confirm or reset options in the Alter Custom Mode menu for players who are not the host of a session.
  • Total party gold is no longer seen in barter mode.
  • Fixed an issue with the radial menus on controller causing the same items to get re-added to the same submenu and the Action radial menu to sometimes appear empty.


LEVEL DESIGN


  • Removed some world labels that were showing up for a pair of dice in Withers' chapel in the Epilogue camp that made it look like they could be picked up. Also swapped out a cutting board.


ART


  • Optimised the appearance of platforms with chains in Grymforge.
  • Fixed some minor visual issues with weapons.
  • Fixed impact VFX/SFX not working for some projectiles.


ANIMATION


  • Fixed a zombie that would T-pose when dragged from your inventory.
  • Fixed some destruction animations that weren't working properly.


SOUND


  • Fixed the wrong ambience sounds playing in the Last Light region and Wyrm's Rock Fortress.

WRITING


  • Wyll is now appropriately celebratory upon the Netherbrain's defeat.
  • Added text to the tooltip for Cazador's Misty Escape ability on Tactician Mode.
  • Fixed Gerringothe Thorm's Sublimation ability tooltip incorrectly stating that it should kill the target instantly.
  • Wyll now has a line during the ending scene when realising the tadpoles are gone.
  • Added an extra dialogue option when talking to Shadowheart in the Epilogue to fix a path that only gave you one choice.
  • Fixed the Wrathful Spirits condition saying the affected entity is Immune to all damage instead of Vulnerable to all damage.

Vote for Baldur’s Gate 3 at The 2023 Steam Awards!

Hello everyone,

We are honoured to have been nominated in the following categories at The 2023 Steam Awards:


    <*> Game Of The Year
    <*> Outstanding Story-Rich Game
These nominations mean a lot to us as they were chosen by you, our community. Voting is now open until January 2nd 2024, so please make your voice heard!

Thank you once more for nominating us and for playing Baldur's Gate 3!

Hotfix #15 Now Live!

Hello everyone,

We have a new hotfix for you this week, addressing a number of crashes, blockers, and gameplay issues.

Have you found some characters’ faces turning into stretched eldritch horrors with pits of flesh in place of eyes? That should not be a problem anymore!

This hotfix also addresses an issue that was preventing players from loading a save if the mods used had changed. Bear in mind some saves might still not load depending on the mods that have changed, but the menu should now let you continue.

Japanese language is now available for PC on Steam and PS5 (in Japan only). We continue to work to bring it to other platforms!

Thank you for taking the time to submit these issues to us. If you have any bugs to report, please reach out to our support team. Thank you for playing Baldur’s Gate 3!

CRASHES AND BLOCKERS



  • Fixed a potential crash during autosave after moving to another level.
  • Fixed a multiplayer crash that could occur for the client when the host loads a savegame after a Game Over screen.
  • Fixed a crash related to deleted physics objects.
  • Fixed a crash that would occur when you disarmed an NPC twice during combat and made them drop two different weapons (e.g. because they were dual-wielding), incapacitated them, and ended the combat without killing them, and then the incapacitating condition got removed.
  • Fixed not being able to load a savegame that was started with a mod that's now missing.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur on Xbox when losing internet connection while editing a lobby name.
  • Fixed a potential crash on Xbox related to the game checking whether you have the Deluxe Edition.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when swapping to Honour Mode.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when changing levels.

PERFORMANCE AND CODE



  • Fixed potential performance issues at the end of the cinematic where Shadowheart kills Nightsong in the Shadowfell.
  • Fixed an issue related to lava bubbles near the Sentient Amulet in Grymforge causing savegames to become very large.
  • Fixed a memory issue when closing containers on controller.
  • Fixed the Low Model Quality option sometimes not working as expected.
  • Fixed an issue that could make certain special items, like the Idol of Silvanus, enter the wrong state when decluttered to a Traveller's Chest.
  • Reduced memory usage related to animation skinning.

MULTIPLAYER



  • Fixed the Traveller's Chests sometimes disappearing when changing to or from Honour Mode in the Multiplayer Settings.
  • Fixed a multiplayer issue where, if the host was controlling a companion and a split-screen client joined the game, the client would gain control of the host's avatar.
  • Fixed a multiplayer issue where a reconnecting player wouldn't get their characters assigned back to them correctly.
  • Fixed Player 2 not being able to prepare spells if Player 1 moves their focus during a split-screen game.

FLOW AND GAMEPLAY



  • Addressed an issue that prevented you from talking to NPCs at camp when going to camp via the Long Rest button.
  • Fixed some wrong character behaviours likely introduced in Patch 4.
  • The 'Deal with the Devil' quest now accounts for different outcomes in the Epilogue.
  • Karlach should now get her scene in Avernus, regardless of whether she's an avatar or a companion.
  • Fixed companions not being able to jump when following the player character.
  • Fixed an issue where ending the tutorial with only Lae'zel alive prevented you from saving the game in Act I.
  • Fixed Gale's dialogue ending abruptly when you ask him what he wanted to show.
  • Fixed player factions sometimes becoming hostile towards each other when they shouldn't.
  • Fixed Create or Destroy Water only casting Create Water at Level 2.

OTHER FIXES



  • The Korean language pack is now enabled on Mac.
  • Fixed some weapon textures.
  • Fixed several cases of what we've dubbed the Pinocchio issue, where characters' noses (and cheeks) get stretched in cinematics. They also happen to lose their eyeballs, turning the sockets into pits of flesh.
  • Fixed equipment tooltips opened via the Inventory sometimes randomly closing on controller without player input.