Baldur’s Gate 3

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Baldur’s Gate 3 isn’t a PS5 console exclusive because it’s also in the works for Xbox

It’s just not ready for primetime yet. Larian Studios has put Xbox Series X/S users at ease by announcing that Baldur’s Gate 3 is in the works for Xbox, as the game is not a platform exclusive. This is according to Larian’s community manager, who said the development team has run into a few technical issues with the Xbox Series X/S version, particularly with the split-screen co-op. Baldur’s Gate 3 – Release Date Reveal Trailer When the release date for the RPG was announced earlier this week, alongside the PS5 version, it was thought the lack of an Xbox Series…

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VG247’s The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.32: The best game of 2023

Can our panellists predict the future? No, obviously. Welcome to VG247’s Best Games Ever Podcast: Episode 32 – the best game of 2023 The future is unknowable. As are the minds of our deranged panellists, who were asked to pick their nod for next year’s GOTY based on the scraps of info we know about 2023’s game releases and, somehow, none of them picked Starfield. It’s obviously Starfield, you idiots. Check out VG247’s The Best Games Ever Podcast on Apple Podcasts and subscribe. Or listen on Spotify. It’s even on YouTube if that’s your thing. Here’s a photo of Chris…

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Baldur’s Gate 3 leaves Steam Early Access in August 2023

Spend part of your summer exploring the Forgotten Realms. A release window for Baldur’s Gate 3 was announced by Larian Studios tonight during The Game Awards 2022. Alongside the August release window, a new trailer was released, showing cinematics, gameplay, and a first look at two familiar, legendary faces: Minsc and Jaheira. The video also gives the first look at the game’s namesake, and one of the most prosperous and influential cities of Faerun. Larian also announced the Collector’s Edition for the game, and pre-orders are live. It will run you €259.99 / $269.99 and is limited to 25,000 units…

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Baldur’s Gate 3 “on track” for 2023 release, Update 9 to drop in December

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Next live stream to have more details. The next major update for Baldur’s Gate 3, Update 9, will land in December with new features, and it will be accompanied by the latest Panel From Hell live stream. The stream promises to give you a peek at what’s to come in 2023, and Larian said it will also go into detail about some of the most discussed topics in the community. Baldur’s Gate 3: Of Valour and Lore – The Bard…

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Baldur’s Gate 3 update lets you become a Gnome Bard with fabulous hair

The eighth major update for Baldur’s Gate 3 is now available, and it comes with a new class: the Bard. Update 8 also includes the playable Gnome race, a major upgrade to the pace of combat, and more. The patch, titled Of Valour and Lore, comes with the masters of song and speech who can dish out both inspiration and devastation on the battlefield. The Bard also features two sub-classes: the College of Valour and the College of Lore. Valour is a combat-focused sub-class. Those who choose it will find proficiencies and skills allowing them to buff and inspire allies…

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The Barbarian class comes to Baldur’s Gate 3 alongside more features and improvements

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Don’t expect the game to be released this year, either. During today’s Panel From Hell: 5th Edition live show, Larian announced and released Baldur’s Gate 3’s seventh major patch, Absolute Frenzy. The patch hails the arrival of the playable Barbarian class and the introduction and Improvised Weapons, alongside many other additions, changes and fixes, bringing the game further down the path toward 1.0. Patch 7 adds a fog of war mechanic that obscures unexplored rooms, makes tweaks to Darkvision and…

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Baldur’s Gate 3 has added a Sorcerer class and new region in latest patch

As Baldur’s Gate 3 continues its adventure through early access, the fantasy RPG from the makers of Divinity: Original Sin has whacked in a load of newness. Patch 6 hit today to continue the story, add a Sorcerer class, open the new region called Grymforge, and spruce up the graphics. Some might focus on those big features, me I’m all about a little one: a Sorcerer spell which lets you turn characters tiny or giant. We’ll see who’s a tadpole now! Read more

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Baldur’s Gate 3 update overhauls visuals, adds Sorcerer class and new area to explore

The latest update is a biggie. The sixth major update for Baldur’s Gate 3 has been detailed by Larian. Information on the patch was provided during the fourth Panel From Hell live show. Baldur’s Gate 3’s sixth and largest major patch, Forging the Arcane, introduces a new playable Sorcerer class, as well as the new region known as Grymforge. Grymforge continues your journey past the previous point where Early Access ended, progressing the story a little further, with new enemies, and new quests and characters to meet. Though Grymforge offers new challenges, it’s across the entire Early Access experience that…

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Steam’s Digital Tabletop Fest is focusing on RPGs this month

October is shaping up to be a busy month on Steam. Earlier today the latest game demos event kicked off (here are the 13 best Steam Festival Demos) and later this month they’ll be running another Digital Tabletop Festival. Like last year, it’s a sale and livestream celebration of games inspired by and adapted from board games. This year the event will lean into RPGs, including a chat with the folks behind both Disco Elysium and Baldur’s Gate 3 when it kicks off later this month. Read more

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Patch Five for Baldur’s Gate 3 will include major updates and improvements when it drops next week

By Stephany Nunneley 8 July 2021 21:04 GMT Larian Studios will release the latest Baldur’s Gate 3 patch next week.According to the studio’s latest Panel From Hell stream, Patch Five for Baldur’s Gate 3 will include major updates and improvements, while expanding both the “breadth and depth” of the game.Watch on YouTubeComing next week, you will discover new “game-changing mechanics,” tons of combat and AI improvements, visual upgrades to weapons and cinematics, a bigger focus on roleplaying, and more Owlbear cub content. You will also take a “tantalizing step” toward unearthing Shadowheart’s mysteries with the update.The full notes for Patch…

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Druids arrive in Baldur’s Gate 3 alongside a hefty patch

If you’ve been away from Baldur’s Gate 3 for a while, you may want to log in and apply the latest update.The Druid class has arrived in Baldur’s Gate 3 in a really hefty update.With Patch 4: Nature’s Power, Druid characters will be able to use the Wild Shape ability to transform into a variety of different animals, each of which has its own unique abilities such as heavy attack options in combat, or strategic and defensive maneuvers.Like their D&D equivalents, Druids in the game can choose a Druid Circle subclasses that impact interactions in the game: Circle of the…

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Baldur’s Gate 3’s next patch is going to break your saves

By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 25 November 2020 15:21 GMT It sounds like Baldur’s Gate 3 players who racked up dozens of hours may soon be screwed.Baldur’s Gate 3 developer Larian has outlined plans for the game’s next patch, tentatively titled Patch 3. The update will be the first to actually bring changes to the game’s story.Unfortunately, this means past saves may not be compatible with the game after Patch 3 has been installed. This is going to be the case with other future patches, as Larian sees this evolution to be part of the early access process.For players who would…

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Baldur’s Gate 3 players have pet the dog 400K times, patch fixes cinematics and more

Larian has released a rather large patch for Baldur’s Gate 3, along with some interesting player stats.In this Baldur’s Gate 3 patch, you can expect general fixes for cinematics, such as a goblin with a crooked neck, and a missing cinematic is now viewable. A “certain song” has also been reshot by the cinematics team.Along with the patch comes some new player stats. Last time out, Larian lamented folks not getting creative with their characters. This time, the team seems a bit more pleased, especially on the canine and romance fronts.According to the stats, the dog has been loved on…


Baldur’s Gate 3 dev issues another hotfix and a call to make more interesting characters

You’re boring people, sweetie.Larian Studios has issued another hotfix for Baldur’s Gate 3 along with a request to create more interesting characters.The game has a robust character creator with plenty of options to choose from, yet according to Larian, early access players aren’t creating very interesting characters.Using analytics, the team took the most popular choices in character creation and recreated a character based on the data received. Larian stated at first it thought analytics wasn’t working properly, but after checking, it was indeed working as intended.After gathering the data, the team created a character using choices made the most, and…


Baldur’s Gate 3 character build guide: which race, class, skills and abilities should I choose?

As Baldur’s Gate 3 finally releases into Early Access you may be a little overwhelmed with the choice for your starting character. Whether you’re a veteran Baldur’s Gate player or new to the Forgotten Realms and Faerun, Larian Studios’ Early Access release offers a robust character creation suite from the off.Included in Baldur’s Gate 3 Early Access are 8 Races and 6 Classes, but it also features Subraces, Subclasses and a Background story to choose from. You will also choose your skills and abilities at an early stage. While this isn’t going to completely define your Baldur’s Gate 3 experience,…