Larian has revealed some key details about what’s included in Baldur’s Gate 3 Patch 6, and a few of the changes are, dare I say it, game-changing.
Larian recently told us that Baldur’s Gate 3 Patch 6 is expected to launch this week, although we still don’t have a more specific release date. We already knew the update would bring “improved smooches” just in time for Valentine’s Day, as well as new idle camp animations, new legendary actions in Honor mode, and “many bug fixes,” but we now know a lot more about the upcoming update.
Plus, Shield Bash is back! Shield Bash and Rebuke of the Mighty have been fixed, meaning your passives should now correctly trigger saving throws. pic.twitter.com/Hx4eN8corKFebruary 13, 2024
Mainly, Baldur’s Gate 3 patch 6 will finally make it so that you can dismiss a party member without having to speak to that party member directly. Instead, you can simply interact with the party member you want to replace them with, significantly reducing the time you’ll spend walking around organizing your party.
This one has been long overdue and is arguably the biggest improvement to Baldur’s Gate 3’s party management system since the November update which allowed you to manage all of your companions even when they aren’t part of your party. band.
Another major change revealed today is Shield Bash, which, along with Rebuke of the Mighty, “has been fixed, meaning your passives should now properly trigger saving throws,” says Larian. There have been complaints about Shield Bash not working for months now, so this is another very welcome solution.
Finally, Larian says Update 6 will prioritize your avatar as the main speaker when your automatic dialogue scenes are triggered, whereas before it was sometimes other members.
The update is coming to PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC, followed by a Mac version at some point in the future. It comes in at a very healthy 21GB of memory, but PC and Steam Deck users will need 150GB for the full package. “Low on space? Uninstall BG3 and redownload the patched version!” Larian advises.
Baldur’s Gate 3 now has over 500,000 reviews on Steam, placing it alongside Stardew Valley and Hollow Knight as the highest-rated games on the platform.
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