Baldur’s Gate 3 Patch 6 to Implement Important Fixes

New Baldur’s Gate 3 Patch Goes Beyond Kissing Animations

The anticipation for Baldur’s Gate 3’s upcoming Patch 6 extends far beyond its much-discussed improvements to kissing animations. Larian Studios, the developer behind the acclaimed RPG, has revealed a slew of other enhancements set to enrich players’ experiences in the game.

One of the standout changes involves streamlining companion management within the player’s party camp. Instead of the cumbersome process of traversing the camp to dismiss and recruit companions, Patch 6 will introduce a more efficient method. Players will now have the option to dismiss a party member by interacting directly with the replacement companion, addressing a long-standing player grievance since the game’s inception.

Additionally, adjustments related to companion interactions will ensure that automatically triggered dialogue prioritizes the player as the primary speaker, preventing party members from overshadowing the player’s role in critical conversations. Moreover, the update will rectify issues with certain abilities, such as Shield Bash and Rebuke of the Mighty, to ensure they trigger Saving Throws correctly.

While the improved kissing animations understandably steal the spotlight, Patch 6 encompasses a broader array of enhancements. Players can look forward to new idle camp animations and the introduction of “Legendary Actions” for those seeking a challenge on the game’s highest difficulty setting.

However, players should brace themselves for a hefty download size, particularly on PC and SteamDeck, where the update will occupy a substantial 150GB of storage space. Console users can expect a more manageable 21GB requirement. To prepare for the update’s arrival, Larian recommends clearing storage space or reinstalling the game to accommodate the patch.

Although an official release date and comprehensive patch notes are yet to be announced, Larian has hinted at a release coinciding with Valentine’s Day. Amidst accolades such as winning Game of the Year at the Steam Awards, Baldur’s Gate 3 has also faced minor controversies, including bans for Xbox users capturing explicit scenes using the console’s recording tools.