Larian Studios’ highly anticipated role-playing game Baldur’s Gate 3 is slated to receive its first major patch very soon. While an official release date has not yet been set, sources indicate BG3 patch 1 will likely drop in the coming weeks.
This first big update aims to squash bugs, smooth technical issues, and elevate the overall gameplay experience. It also paves the way for the game’s debut on consoles later this year.
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When Will BG3 Patch 1 Release?
Though not yet confirmed, leaks suggest BG3 patch 1 could launch as early as late August 2023. The update must release on PC prior to Baldur’s Gate 3’s September 6 PS5 release date.
What’s Included in Baldur’s Gate 3 Patch 1?
While full patch notes have not been shared, players can expect:
- Over 1,000 bug fixes to crashes, quest issues, UI problems, and combat glitches
- Performance improvements, including enhanced textures and lighting
- UI/controls tweaks for better navigation and gameplay
- New quests, areas, items, and other content additions
- Balance changes to adjust over- or underpowered skills and mechanics
According to Swen Vincke, Larian Studios CEO, the priority is “making the game better in any way possible.” So quality of life fixes will take precedence over new content. Additionally, Larian Studios has hinted that one of the most requested features will arrive in the new Baldur’s Gate 3 update. Mid-game character customization is also in the works.
Will BG3 Patch 1 Resolve Key Issues? – August 24, 2023
The development team has been working tirelessly to address the most pressing bugs upfront. Though not every problem can be fixed in a single update, Baldur’s Gate 3 patch 1 aims to tackle:
- Stability problems causing frequent crashes
- Game-blocking quest bugs impeding progress
- Combat inconsistencies and balancing problems
- Unintuitive menus and UI control issues
Larian encourages players to continue reporting any glitches or performance issues via their website. This allows them to keep improving.
For those awaiting a more complete RPG experience, subsequent post-launch updates will likely expand content and character options further. But Patch 1 marks an important milestone on Baldur’s Gate 3’s roadmap heading into its multi-platform release.