- Larian Studios releases Hotfix #5 for Baldur's Gate 3, unlocking new dialogue and fixing character bugs. The hotfix is live for PC and PS5 users.
- The hotfix focuses on expanding romance options with Minthara and adds dialogue trees, allowing players to explore relationships beyond Act 3.
- Larian's dedication to refining Baldur's Gate 3, even after its successful launch, showcases their commitment to quality, with the game continuing to shine despite competition like Starfield.
Shortly after the release Baldur's Gate 3's Patch #2, Larian Studios releases Hotfix #5 which unlocks dialogue and nipple covers for bugged characters. And just in time to have it live for both PC and PS5 users.
Larian Studios has been on the top of the gaming industry and community's lips since Baldur's Gate 3 launched in August. The translation of Wizards of the Coast's Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition tabletop roleplaying game mechanics and lore of the Forgotten Realms campaign setting in BG3 has been lauded by both critics and fans alike. But Baldur's Gate 3 is not perfect, and many bugs and technical glitches have been discovered since its official debut.
The announcement of Hotfix #5 for Baldur's Gate 3 was posted on the game's official website and on the Steam Community page. Larian Studios also shared the links on their social media channels.
Hotfix #5 is now live for BG3 on PC & PS5!
Minthara lovers, your ship has come in: among other fixes, this hotfix unlocks dialogue that allows you to deepen your relationship with everyone’s favourite(?) ruthless Oath of Vengeance Paladin.
— Larian Studios (@larianstudios) September 5, 2023
One of the key updates included in the fifth Hotfix released for BG3 is centered on the romance with Minthara. New dialogue has been added which fleshes out the backstory of Minthara and dialogue trees lets Baldur's Gate 3 players explore their romantic options past Act 3 of the game's story progress.
Plus, Minthara is not the only one that gets new dialogue. As stated by the BG3 development team:
Minthara isn't the only one who has new things to say though. Other companions in the party will comment on the relationship and may even find themselves on Minthara's bad side (there is no good side; we've looked really hard for it) should they have their own romantic entanglements with you. And Minthara won't watch silently if you stray from her side, whether your dalliance is with another member of the party, or [redacted].
There are also updates specifically for BG3 players on the recently debuted Sony Playstation 5 console version:
We also have a number of fixes for just PS5 players. We've fixed graphical issues on HDR TVs, an issue in which game audio on PS5 stopped working, and a crash that would occur when opening the onscreen keyboard.
Baldur's Gate 3 fans can find the complete list of technical issues and gameplay improvements at this link.
After breaking records with its Steam concurrent player numbers, Baldur's Gate 3 continues to dominate the current video game landscape. The continued attention to improving and fixing issues BG3 players are reporting is a testament to Larian Studios' commitment to maintaining a level of after-sales quality and service that puts other modern AAA game developers and publishers to shame.
And surprisingly, the launch of Bethesda's big new space-faring IP Starfield has done little to diminish Baldur's Gate 3's limelight. In fact, some Starfield players have expressed their disappointment with how Starfield is boring compared to the immersion and NPC interaction of BG3, despite being two significantly different RPGs.
What do you think of how Larian Studios is handling the release of patches and hotfixes for Baldur's Gate 3? What enhancements do you expect to see in the next major patch?
About Baldur's Gate 3:
Gather your party and return to the Forgotten Realms in a tale of fellowship and betrayal, sacrifice and survival, and the lure of absolute power. Mysterious abilities are awakening inside you, drawn from a mind flayer parasite planted in your brain. Resist, and turn darkness against itself. Or embrace corruption, and become ultimate evil.
From the creators of Divinity: Original Sin 2 comes a next-generation RPG, set in the world of Dungeons & Dragons.
Baldur's Gate 3 is now available for Windows PC and Sony PS5. The Microsoft Xbox Series X and Series S release of BG3 is currently TBD for a later announcement.