Baldur’s Gate 3 Patch 2 is coming soon with performance fixes, new Karlach ending, and more

The second patch for Baldur’s Gate 3 is upon us, with Larian Studios suggesting it’s a “boring” patch. In a Community Update post on Steam, the developer announced that the patch will focus on improving performance issues, particularly in Act 3 where players have reported delayed cutscenes and stuttering when the camera pans around. Along with fixing bugs that halted quest progress, our companion, the jolly Tiefling Karlach, is getting a new optional ending – a conclusion described as “fiery” and “poignant.” The lengthy blog post also details some clipped content that was recently discovered by data miners, some of which has now been uncovered due to bugs.

One such case is the in-game responsiveness of the ruthless drow Minthara, whose dialogue seemed severely curtailed and felt irrelevant. Larian has now isolated the “very, very stupid” bug that was preventing about 1,500 lines of content from being triggered on demand and will be releasing a fix soon. “The game is super reactive and there were a few bugs that caused some of the companions to not react as they should. And it felt like the content wasn’t showing,” Larian CEO Swen Vincke told IGN, adding that their dialogue was triggered in earlier versions – Early Access, I suppose – and that the further ones development caused him to drown out.

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The amount of new information data-miners extracted led some to believe she was meant to have an origin quest – similar to companions like Astarion or Shadowheart. Vincke assured in the interview that Minthara is only a supporting character, although once she’s confirmed, they might consider doing “something special” with her. It also looks like the team is considering expanding on Baldur’s Gate 3’s epilogue, which felt short and abrupt for most players. According to Larian, the epilogue was severely shortened because it was feared that the ending sequences would have been far too long. The game already has cutscenes that last over 174 hours. However, by popular demand, the team will now be expanding it, and we’ll see the first results starting with patch #2, which introduces a new ending for Karlach that doesn’t end in misery.

Larian Studios is also adding a new feature, Withers’ Wardrobe of Wayward Friends, which lets you get rid of co-op party members who join your campaign. The developer dropped one funny ad It means you can put any unwanted party members in our NPC skeleton friend’s closet and they will disappear. Whether Baldur’s Gate 3 will have a physical wardrobe at our camp, or if one will be generated when you speak to Withers, only time will tell. In addition, Larian is also thinking of the option of customizing our character’s appearance in the middle of the campaign, although there is no release window for this yet. With every new hotfix and update, third-party mods struggled to keep up. Therefore, support for customization will be added “eventually”.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is available now for PC. The PS5 version will be out on September 6th, while the Xbox Series S/X version is due out sometime this year.

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