The eagerly awaited third patch for Baldur’s Gate 3 is poised to revolutionize the gaming experience for players. In a move that has thrilled fans, this patch, scheduled for release tonight, September 22, addresses a long-standing request by allowing players to alter their in-game character’s appearance. This highly anticipated feature is set to launch alongside crucial performance fixes tailored for the densely populated Act 3 segment.
The highlight of this update is the introduction of the “Magic Mirror” to the in-game camp. This stationary tool offers players the ability to interact with it, opening up a limited version of the character creation menu. While the Magic Mirror won’t permit you to make drastic changes such as altering your character’s race and body type, this limitation makes sense considering the impact these factors have on relationships with NPCs and interactions within the game world.
However, the Magic Mirror empowers players to customize appearance-based elements like hair, makeup, voice, pronouns, and more, at any time they choose. No longer will players be locked into their initial character choices once their Baldur’s Gate 3 journey commences. This update also means that if you initially created a short character, you will remain as such throughout your adventure unless you decide to start a new playthrough. Remarkably, the use of the mirror appears to be free, without the need for any in-game currency.
It’s worth noting that Origin characters like Karlach, Shadowheart, Gael, and others are excluded from this feature. Larian Studios humorously stated, “…they’re all very particular about their hair.”
In addition to character customization, Patch #3 brings Mac support to Baldur’s Gate 3, aligning it more closely with the final/main build released on PC in August. Larian has also been diligently addressing quest-related issues, including restoring over 1,500 lines of dialogue for the murderous drow character, Minthara. Additionally, an alternate ending has been introduced for the cheerful Tiefling character, Karlach, with plans for further expansion in the future.
For players enjoying Baldur’s Gate 3 across multiple platforms, the patch is set to provide cross-saves, allowing progression to be carried over from PC to console and vice versa. Furthermore, the team is actively working on implementing cross-play functionality, enabling players on different systems to embark on online co-op adventures together.
While Baldur’s Gate 3 is already available on PC and PS5, Xbox Series S/X enthusiasts can anticipate its launch later this year. The game’s future continues to look promising, with updates and enhancements ensuring that players can fully immerse themselves in this captivating fantasy world.