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Baldur’s Gate 3’s 300-plus bugs and glitches get a second hotfix

Baldur’s Gate 3 receives a second hotfix from Larian Studios to address 300+ bugs and technical issues reported by players.

Baldur’s Gate 3 receives a second hotfix from Larian Studios to address 300+ bugs and technical issues reported by players. (Images: Wizards of the Coast and Larian Studios)

Larian Studios’ hit Dungeons & Dragons CRPG Baldur’s Gate 3 is getting a second hotfix to address more than 300 bugs and issues reported by its players.

A first hotfix was released within the day of Baldur’s Gate 3’s launch. Despite the multiple bugs and technical issues, BG3 was a smash hit breaking into the Steam records of the highest concurrent players during launch, just behind Hogwarts Legacy. And with positive word-of-mouth among the gaming community, the number of players beginning their adventures in the Forgotten Realms continues to climb.

The announcement of the second hotfix was released by Larian Studios through their official social media channels such as Facebook and X (formerly known as Twitter).

The announcement was also posted on Steam, wherein the Baldur’s Gate III dev team thanked the gaming community for the massive success after launch:

Over the weekend, Baldur’s Gate 3 hit over 800,000 concurrent players on Steam – a number that surpassed our wildest expectations. Thank you for getting BG3 in the 10 most popular games of all time on Steam! It means the world to us, and we’ll continue to read and watch everything over the coming weeks.

Larian Studios also detailed the list of bugs, technical issues, and glitches that were causing crashes and gameplay errors. This includes the unfortunate situation gnome sorcerer characters experienced with their clothing malfunctions:

That said, there’s work to be done on the road to the PlayStation 5 launch on September 6, and we’re busy working away on squashing some of the remaining bugs and issues that have come up since launch. We’ve got a new hotfix for you this week, addressing almost 300 crashes, blockers, and bugs. We saw a video floating around on the internet this week of… an unintentional gnome sorcerer wardrobe malfunction, and have kindly asked them to cover up while descending into the Underdark.

On that note, Larian Studios encourages Baldur’s Gate 3 players to report any issues via their bug report page at the official website. Provide as much detail as possible (including what actions were being done prior to the glitch) and include a screenshot.

Larian Studios encourages players to continue submitting bug reports. Make sure to include as much detail in describing the issue and attach screenshots.

One thing that is not actually a glitch is the ability to flip switches with a ranged weapon. Just as with games like the MMO Dungeons & Dragons Online, players in Baldur’s Gate 3 can use bows, crossbows, or thrown weapons to activate or deactivate switches from a distance. This is extremely useful for accomplishing this task at a safe position, particularly if you don’t have a way to deal with potential traps.

Baldur’s Gate 3 returns players to the world of the Forgotten Realms, the most popular campaign setting of Wizards of the Coast's Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game system. Taking place 120 years after Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn, players must find a way to survive the illithid brain parasite they are infected with after being captured by the Mind Flayers aboard the Nautiloid. Create your own character and form a party with other adventuring companions in solo or multiplayer experience.

Did you encounter any game-breaking bugs in Baldur’s Gate 3 that made you rage quit? Don’t forget to save scum, as there are 17,000+ potential endings in BG3’s immersive roleplaying gameplay.

Save scumming is not only necessary, but highly recommended. With Baldur's Gate 3 having thousands of alternate endings, completionists will be busy for a long time.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is now available for Windows PC. You can also play via the Steam Deck with some tweaking. The game will also release on the Sony Playstation 5 on September 6, 2023. The macOS and Microsoft Xbox series X/S releases are currently in development with a TBD release date.

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  1. I am honestly shocked by how fast they corrected these issues. I only just tweeted about it the other day.

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