Larian Studios released Patch No. 1 for Baldur’s Gate 3 today, almost a month after launch and following several hotfixes. It brings over 1,000 gameplay improvements and bug fixes to the highly successful RPG.
Baldur’s Gate 3 has been a massive success since its August 3 release on PC, but it definitely hasn’t been free of bugs and some other weird quirks. Four hotfixes have addressed some of the most pressing issues, but these patches are much larger in scale when it comes to what they add and fix. Larian says Patch 1 is primarily focused on game balance and flow tweaks, as well as bug fixes. There’s nothing too glamorous or game-changing, but it should make playing Baldur’s Gate 3 an even smoother experience.
A couple of these fixes have to do with the game’s romance system. A bug causing the conclusion to Shadowheart’s romance to not activate properly has been fixed, and animations have been added so taller characters don’t awkwardly kiss or hug shorter ones anymore. Fixes have been made in preventing bugs at the Morphic Pool, an issue where loot wouldn’t appear on corpses in multiplayer, and some Game Over screens problematically appearing where they shouldn’t have. There are way too many tweaks and bug fixes to list here, so we recommend going to the Baldur’s Gate 3 website to check out the full list.
Unfortunately, game performance improvements aren’t part of Patch 1, as Larian Studios is saving those for Patch 2. But it says that we “won’t be waiting long” for those. Baldur’s Gate 3 is available now for PC, comes to PlayStation 5 on September 6, and will launch on Xbox Series X/S before the end of the year.
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