Larian Studios Unveils Baldur’s Gate 3 Update Roadmap, 1,000+ Fixes and Tweaks Incoming

Larian Studios Unveils Baldur’s Gate 3 Update Roadmap, 1,000+ Fixes and Tweaks Incoming

Plans to change how future patches are handled

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Developer Larian Studios has revealed the short-term update roadmap for the monstrous RPG Baldur’s Gate 3 on PC. This is relevant for the PlayStation faithful as the plan is for parity between the two platforms at launch and beyond.

Larian Boss Swenn Vincke provided an update on X and, in keeping with the game’s Early Access philosophy, is taking suggestions personally. He even mentioned that “some requests” will be incorporated into Patch 2, which has us hopeful for the much-wished-for ability to change our character’s appearance, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

That was yesterday, and a fair bit happened since, Larian released Hotfix 4 before swiftly having to roll it back due to a “rare compiler issue”, leaving players who had updated their save in an awkward position, unable to continue.

The studio fell on its sword and apologised for the inconvenience, praising its Canadian and Malaysian teams for swiftly identifying the issue, which has since been resolved, and Hotflix 4 redeployed. This has prompted an overhaul of how patches will be handled going forward, resulting in a better product when it launches on PS5 on 6th September.

Our own experience (so far) has been remarkably bug-free, but reports of issues emerging in the tail end have cropped up. Still, Larian’s near-fanatical dedication to improving this game and helping its players is admirable, in some cases, going so far as to individually fix Redditors’ save files so they can keep playing.

Khayl Adam

Khayl Adam is the second best video game journalist Australia has ever produced, and his ambitions of world domination have (thus far) been curbed by the twin siren songs of strategy games and CRPGs. He has always felt an affinity for the noble dachshund, the best kind of dog.

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