Patch 3 for Baldur’s Gate 3 is arriving on Friday, September 22. In addition to other significant modifications, Patch 3 will introduce a mystical looking glass in your encampment, allowing you to personalize your character’s appearance after character creation.
Thus far, Larian has remained secretive about the specific changes to anticipate in the patch. However, it is reasonable to expect general enhancements in performance and bug fixes, particularly for the game’s extensive and occasionally cumbersome third act. As for the magical mirror, it will grant you the ability to modify your character’s voice, appearance, and pronouns. Unfortunately, your race and body type cannot be altered, and the appearance of origin characters remains unchanged.
Further details regarding the patch’s content will be disclosed upon its release. Initially, the patch was scheduled for September 21, but it required additional quality assurance testing, prompting Larian to postpone the date. Presently, there is a specific issue affecting the PS5 version, causing the game client to crash when connected to the internet. Larian is currently investigating this issue, but in the meantime, players can resolve it by disconnecting their system from the internet and restarting the game, which should restore normal functionality.
In other news related to Baldur’s Gate 3, the voice cast recently gathered to engage in a game of Dungeons & Dragons, portraying their respective BG3 characters. Larian has announced that the game will eventually support cross-play, although the exact timeline for its implementation remains uncertain. In the previous major patch, a new epilogue was added for the Tiefling Karlach, along with a wide range of performance enhancements. Recent leaks pertaining to the Xbox platform revealed that Microsoft has estimated a significantly reduced price for accessing Baldur’s Gate 3 through Game Pass. While it is still unknown whether the game will be available on Game Pass, an Xbox Series X|S release is planned for later this year.