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The Baldur’s Gate 3 Patch 5 will add something that fans have been asking for since day one

Baldur's Gate 3 receives a new major patch, this time aiming to address a critical issue in Act 3 and adding a new epilogue that players have been requesting for a while.

The Baldur’s Gate 3 Patch 5 will add something that fans have been asking for since day one
Álvaro Arbonés

Álvaro Arbonés

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Baldur’s Gate 3 is on track to become the most acclaimed game of the year. Nominated for Game of the Year at the Game Awards, selling extraordinarily well, and being a surprise hit both critically and in sales, especially for Microsoft, it’s a game that keeps delivering surprises. And it continues to refine itself over time. Patch after patch, Larian Studios, the game’s creators, have been refining aspects that were causing unpleasant friction among players. And with Patch 5, they’re addressing one of the most discussed issues.

Because Larian Studios has announced that Patch 5 will contain an epilogue. While they haven’t disclosed many details about it, thanks to the image accompanying the announcement, we can get an idea of what it will contain: new scenes of the group at the camp, reminiscing about the time they’ve spent together and what they’ll do in the future. This has been a point of criticism since its release. With an abrupt ending and a real lack of an epilogue beyond the character we choose to romance, the game’s final minutes feel less rewarding than they should. Especially after spending dozens of hours with a set of characters who, in the end, seem to matter very little.

On the other hand, it’s not the only thing that this Patch 5 will include. Another major issue with the game was serious slowdowns in Act 3 following Patch 4, something they have been able to fix with this patch along with other minor issues of lesser importance. Although not necessarily for the public. Because these minor issues include the possibility of Astarion making disgusted faces when kissing us; something that the community didn’t remotely take as a small problem.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is available on PC and PlayStation 5. The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S version should be released before the end of 2023, and Larian Studios told us that we would know more at the Game Awards, which take place on December 7th.

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Álvaro Arbonés

Álvaro Arbonés

Cultural journalist and writer with a special interest in audiovisuals and everything that can be played. I'm not here to talk about my books, but you can always ask me about them if you're curious.

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