Larian Studios has announced a release date for the next major patch for Baldur’s Gate 3. It’s be out on July 13th and contains a myriad of improvements and features, from better AI to more story content. Though the full patch notes will be revealed next week, check out the trailer below to see CEO Swen Vincke noting many of the changes.
Some of the cooler new additions to the gameplay include the Active Roll System. This allows players to use bonuses and spells when performing skill checks to swing RNG in their favor. Modifiers and status effects are also seen in the UI itself. Background Goals are also new and allow for selecting a background – like Folk Hero, Urchin and so on – when creating a character.
These give special mini-quests that they can fulfill for rewards and helps to encourage acting in a manner befitting that character. Camp Supplies introduce some more strategic thinking into rests so all those supplies you’ve gathered should come in handy. Mini Camps will also crop up and provide a place to rest instead of needing to return to the river camp every time.
Stay tuned for more details on Patch 5 in the coming days. Baldur’s Gate 3 is currently available in early access for PC and Google Stadia. It won’t fully launch this year and though a 2022 release isn’t guaranteed, Larian is working towards the same.