This article has some spoilers for Baldur's Gate 3
13.02.2024 - 18:13 / ign.com
Larian Studios has revealed a few features coming in Baldur's Gate 3 Patch 6 alongside its colossal file size.
The developer made a series of posts on X/Twitter to tease the update, which is due sometime this week, and revealed its 21GB download. Those on PC and Steam Deck will need around 150GB of free space to download Patch 6, though Larian said those short on space can uninstall the full game and redownload the patched version. Mac players will receive the Patch at a later date, which is yet to be announced.
Though Patch 6 will no doubt feature a lot more given its size, Larian teased a handful of changes the update will make to the beloved Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. The first is a time-saving change, as players will be able to dismiss a recruited companion while recruiting another in camp, instead of having to do these both separately.
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With Patch 6, automatically triggered dialogue will now try to prioritise your avatar as the main speaker, so your party members should stop stealing the limelight! pic.twitter.com/dy1Ai5TJ1i
Two skills, Shield Bash and Rebuke the Mighty, have both been fixed too, so Patch 6 will have players' passive abilities working properly again. Larian has also addressed an issue where party members would begin talking to non-player characters instead of the player during automatically triggered dialogue.
The developer announced other changes when it revealed Patch 6 earlier in February, including "improved smooches", new camp animations, more Legendary Actions, and more. Patch 6 will also come packed with myriad bug fixes.
Baldur's Gate 3 launched in 2023 and became a smash hit, earning a 10/10 in IGN's review. "With crunchy, tactical RPG combat, a memorable story with complex characters, highly polished cinematic presentation, and a world that always rewards exploration and creativity, Baldur's Gate 3 is the new high-water mark for CRPGs," we said.
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This article has some spoilers for Baldur's Gate 3
was a shining example of a game done right in a year plagued by industry troubles, and the developers behind the game seem to be keenly aware of the mechanisms behind these larger problems. Developed by Larian Studios, was able to draw on a legacy of strong RPG experience and the success that the company found in placing a big financial bet on The final product has won an impressive array of awards since its release, most recently claiming the title of Game of the Year from the prestigious DICE Awards.
With Patch 6 now live, there's never been a time to revisit . This is the first major update the game has gotten since 's Patch 5 last November, most infamous for introducing the ultra-hard Honour difficulty mode. But where Patch 5 sought to find cruel and unusual ways to punish players, Patch 6 is all about love — apropos of its just-after-Valentine's release date. Still, that doesn't mean there's nothing in it for those who prefer to spend their nights at camp alone.
The world of is full of scheming villains and horrific evildoers, but sometimes, the characters that are the easiest to hate aren't the ones that are doing the most wicked deeds. Although General Ketheric Thorm is one of the game's most diabolical characters, for example, the iconic vocal performance from J.K. Simmons and crackling dialogue make it easy for him to go down as a favorite. On the other hand, some equally well-portrayed characters just feature such annoying characteristics that comparatively good intentions can't save them from being the punching bags of the community.
Of all the classes on offer in none has been more popular than the paladin. Since the game's opening weekend, paladins have consistently been the most played in, with them offering that great mix of strength, healing and magic. While there is a lot of versatility when leveling up any character, there are some feats that natural pair better than other, and paladins are no exception.
's Honour Mode introduced a swath of changes to make its unique premise more challenging. One of these was giving some bosses in the game Legendary Actions, similar to bosses in. Of course, this has made several already difficult boss encounters much tougher now, as each has a special move that makes thinking tactically even more important.
just received a big update, and although it narrowly missed a release in time for Valentine’s Day, some of the changes and additions will be perfect for the romantic at heart. Major patches are no surprise to players at this point, as the tradition of dropping long lists of adjustments has been fairly steady since the game’s full release. The gap between Patch 5 at the end of November and the new Patch 6 has been longer than the others, but this long after launch, the rate slowing is something of an inevitability.
Ever wondered what companions Lae'zel and Karlach would look like if they were human? No? Well, too bad. portrays a wide variety of fantasy races in all their unique biology, cultural differences, and complicated politics. Choosing just one for a custom character is difficult, but luckily, many of the setting's races are well represented in recruitable companions and NPCs. But as one Redditor recently dared to ask, what if they weren't?
Let’s rewind the clocks back a year, okay? 2023 was a hyped year for gaming because we KNEW there would be big titles released within it across multiple consoles and PCs. Whether it was going through a “modified” version of Hyrule, going to a field of stars, or cutting up zombies as a next-gen version of Leon S. Kennedy, gamers would have plenty to do. However, despite being in Early Access for years, Baldur’s Gate 3 became the title that everyone was talking about almost out of nowhere. It was the game that had gamers wanting more and having them do all sorts of playthroughs just to try and do things differently.
has no shortage of interesting summons to employ in combat, but one of the most useful ones can be exceptionally easy to miss. Unlike summons in some classic RPGs like, summons are more than just special combat moves, entering battle with a unique place in the turn order and featuring movesets of their own. Some aren't especially well-suited to battle, but others tend to thrive in the midst of the fray and can provide some serious assistance when needed.
Larian Studios has confirmed that Patch 6 for Baldur’s Gate 3 will launch this week, though an exact date and time is unknown. However, it did reveal that the patch is 21 GB on all platforms. Furthermore, PC and Steam Deck players will need “approximately” 150 GB of free space to install it.
Baldur's Gate 3 has revealed even more improvements that fans of Larian's massive RPG can look forward to once Patch 6 drops later this week. Larian has been hyping Baldur's Gate 3 Patch 6 for a week now, teasing fans with what they can expect from the huge update.