Baldur's Gate 3 Karlach kissing Lae'zel
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Patch 6 for Baldur’s Gate 3 brings more smooching today

Keep the chapstick handy.

Larian has released the anticipated Patch 6 for the winner of some awards, Baldur’s Gate 3. This patch improves the most important feature of the game: kissing.

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Actually, we basically covered the gist of this patch before, but now that it’s out in the wild, we can cut it open and see what’s inside. As I lead with, the biggest addition is a tonne of new kissing animations. Beyond just kissing, the patch notes highlight they’ve “improved” some of the final cinematics to “better reflect the connection between players and their partners.” Ladies.

There are some smaller tweaks as well, but the other big ones for me are improved idle camp animations and better speaker prioritization in dialogue. The game will now default to your avatar as the speaker whenever dialogue automatically triggers rather than whatever character you’re currently in control of. So, there won’t be any awkward moments when you wander into an NPC’s dialogue trap and suddenly Lae’zel’s filling up your screen like she’s the main character. 

Another appreciable change is the ability to swap out party members by just talking to the character you want to change to. Before, you’d have to walk to Astarion, kick him to the curb, then talk to whoever else to get them to follow you.

That’s about it in terms of big changes. However, there’s a slew of fixes and tweaks that you can sort through. In particular, Larian seems to have given a heap of attention to the closing of the narrative to make sure the choices you make will actually have some impact.

The patch should be available on all platforms today. Currently, I can confirm it’s on Steam. As a heads-up, you’ll need 150GB of space to apply the patch. If you’ve been playing for a while, you already know how sprawling its real estate can be. You can check out the full patch notes here. For a little speculation on the next BG3 patch and official updates as they happen, check out our patch cyle schedule.


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