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Baldur’s Gate 3 Receives Hotfix 5, Notes and More

Larian Studios has released out a new update for Baldur’s Gate 3, labeled as Hotfix 5. The patch, version 1.002.003, brings multiple improvements and bug fixes to both PS5 and PC platforms.

Minthara Romance Unlocked: The update unlocks additional lines of dialogue for the character Minthara, provided your approval rating with her is sufficiently high. This addition allows for a deeper exploration of Minthara’s backstory and romantic possibilities.

  • Crashes and Blockers: Issues that prevented dialogue with NPCs and party members have been fixed, along with a handful of rare crashes related to combat and summoning mechanics.
  • PS5-Specific Fixes: This update addresses graphical errors on HDR TVs and an audio issue that silenced the game on PS5 consoles.
  • Performance: Memory leaks related to object creation and destruction have been patched.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Hotfix 5

We’ve got a new hotfix for you today, fixing several bugs, glitches, and multiplayer issues.

Minthara lovers, your ship has come in. This hotfix takes care of a bug that blocked access to some of Minthara’s lines of dialogue, including some hot takes from your companions about your decision to date the ruthless Oath of Vengeance Paladin.

If approval is high enough, your romance with Minthara will progress in Act 3. This unlocks several new dialogues allowing you to explore and deepen the relationship, and discover more details of Minthara’s backstory. Alongside many lines of interactive dialogue, many more non-interactive voiced lines are available with Minthara as a romantic partner.

Minthara isn’t the only one who has new things to say though. Other companions in the party will comment on the relationship and may even find themselves on Minthara’s bad side (there is no good side; we’ve looked really hard for it) should they have their own romantic entanglements with you. And Minthara won’t watch silently if you stray from her side, whether your dalliance is with another member of the party, or [redacted].

We also have a number of fixes for just PS5 players. We’ve fixed graphical issues on HDR TVs, an issue in which game audio on PS5 stopped working, and a crash that would occur when opening the onscreen keyboard.

Thank you for taking the time to send your reports to our support team, and for all the messages you’ve been sending us. Thank you for playing Baldur’s Gate 3!

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Fixed a bug that locked players out of many of Minthara’s lines of dialogue.
CRASHES AND BLOCKERS
  • Fixed sometimes not being able to talk to NPCs or party members because the game thought you were still in a dialogue.
  • Fixed a rare crash that would occur when faraway characters got close to the party.
  • Fixed a crash that would occur if a guard responding to a crime created a summon (e.g. an elemental), and you fled the combat or were incapacitated without killing the summon.

PS5

  • Fixed an issue causing the game’s audio to stop working on PS5.
  • Fixed graphical issues on HDR TVs when the HDR black level calibration was set to 0.
  • Fixed a crash that would occur when opening the onscreen keyboard.
PERFORMANCE
  • Fixed a memory leak when creating and destroying many objects.
MULTIPLAYER
  • Improved performance when cycling through Character Sheet tabs in splitscreen.
  • Fixed splitscreen not working correctly when a client with splitscreen already enabled joins a multiplayer game.
  • Fixed dismissed avatars not showing up properly in Withers’ Wardrobe if the host is at camp and is already looking inside the wardrobe.
  • Fixed characters sometimes disappearing on splitscreen when the client reconnects after disconnecting while listening in on a dialogue.
  • Clients rejoining a multiplayer game where there’s a dismissed avatar in Withers’ Wardrobe will now be able to pick that avatar up again rather than have to create a new avatar. (This bug would happen when the client left the session and another player selected that client’s avatar in the middle of the dismiss-to-camp dialogue.)
FLOW AND GAMEPLAY
  • Trader NPCs will now retain their Approval Rating of avatars and companions even after they’re dismissed to Withers’ Wardrobe.
  • Fixed the Emperor not dying and therefore not triggering the Game Over flow if you bring him to 0 HP outside of combat in the Astral Plane
  • Fixed not being able to talk to Minthara at camp if you dismissed her outside of camp.
  • Fixed Level Up not working as expected if you level up while the game is saving.
  • Fixed Hag’s Bane not having an effect on Auntie Ethel.
UI
  • Fixed text being cut off in the title of tutorial pop-ups.
  • Fixed button prompts getting cut off on the Multiplayer Settings screen on splitscreen.
  • Fixed some UIs not updating when saving, causing, for example, Shadowheart’s inventory to appear empty when you recruit her on the beach.
  • Fixed the tadpole count in the Radial Menu on controller.
CONTROLLER
  • Fixed characters getting stuck when the Analog Stick Selection setting is set to Left Stick and you rotate the stick in circles as far as it can go.
ART
  • Added nipple covers to
    Cazador’s spawn

    for when the nudity filter is enabled.

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