Baldur's Gate 3 Patch Notes
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Baldur’s Gate 3 Patch Notes Hotfix 1, Explained

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Baldur’s Gate 3 Hotfix #1 has ushered in an extensive amount of improvements after its successful launch day, improving its performance and Day One save issues. These enhancements will also gear up for the game’s PS5 launch, along with other consoles that have yet to be confirmed. In this guide, we’ll review Baldur’s Gate 3 patch notes 4.1.1.3624901 to help you understand the recent changes.

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Baldur’s Gate 3 Patch Notes 4.1.1.3624901 Changes

One of the most significant changes of Baldur’s Gate 3 is a hotfix for a Cloud Save bug that restricted you from saving your progress. Many players (myself included) have run into this issue while playing, causing the sync bar to forever load their files. Larian Studios has indicated that the problem lies within the Cross Save and has disabled the feature for the time being to reduce the risk of lost saves.

For Steam users, you can turn off this mechanic by right-clicking on the Baldur’s Gate 3 file and selecting the option in the Properties tab. The Cross Save is mainly for the upcoming PS5 launch, so hopefully, it will be completely revamped by then.

To improve Baldur’s Gate 3 even further, Hotfix 1 has provided general fixes for bugs and crashes, including problems with laggy dialogue scenes, multiplayer issues, and character hair physics. There will likely be more improvements to come as time progresses, and you can always send a report to Larian Studios’ Support page.

For an overview of all changes, you can check out the full patch notes from the developers (there may be a few minor spoilers for specific storylines):

Baldur’s Gate 3 Patch Notes Hotfix 1

CRASHES AND BLOCKERS

  • Fixed possibly getting stuck in a dialogue in the first confrontation with a major boss.
  • Fixed a rare issue where player character states would not update properly after dying.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur related to one of Astarion’s cinematic dialogues in the endgame.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when loading an old savegame while at Last Light.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when using the brain reader in the Colony.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause you to get stuck in a loading screen when loading a savegame after dying.
  • Fixed a blocker during Character Creation preventing you from progressing if you chose a Zariel tiefling as your Guardian.
  • Fixed a potential crash triggered by the light system.
  • Added an error message to prevent crashes being caused by mods when starting the game.
  • Disabled Larian Account cross-saves temporarily to solve an issue blocking loads and saves. Steam cross-saves are unaffected.
  • Fixed a startup crash with the Steam API.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when quick-loading a game while a container or corpse was open for looting.
  • Fixed a crash that could happen if an item unlocked a spell for a game entity without stats.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when switching a race or a class in Character Creation.
  • Fixed potential crashes that could occur when closing screens like the options menu or when ending dialogues.
  • Fixed a potential crash when an enemy tries to use the Motivator during combat in the Steel Watch Foundry.
  • Fixed a blocker that could occur if you choose to attack the Emperor during a dialogue after you side with him.
  • Fixed a crash in PhysX.

MULTIPLAYER

  • Players will now correctly join cinematic dialogues that require all players to be present if they were listening in previously.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to listen in on private dialogues using the context menu.
  • Fixed an issue causing players to get stuck and not be able to join a dialogue if someone else is already in a dialogue.

GAMEPLAY

  • Fixed hair physics on drow and elf male strong body types.
  • Fixed an issue causing phase spiders to skip their turn in combat if they’re standing on a web that’s been destroyed.
  • Fixed an issue with dice rolling, where retrying could cause the roll to fail if you were applying bonuses and clicking really fast.
  • Duplicate spells no longer appear on followers’ hotbars and you can no longer customise their radial menus. (Important to note: followers are not companions or full party members.)
  • Fixed Dark Urge randomisation in Character Creation for non-white dragonborn characters.
  • Fixed an issue preventing you from interacting with Withers in one of the camp locations.

UI

  • Fixed issues in cinematic dialogues when listening in.
  • Fixed an issue causing the character models for half-orcs, dragonborn, and half-elves to not update correctly when unequipping armour in the character sheet.
  • Fixed some issues with prepared spells during Level Up, when multiclassing.
  • Hid the version number during dialogues.
  • Fixed splitscreen cinematics showing sampling garbage.

AUDIO

  • Fixed audio issues with grunts, shouts, and moans across gameplay and cinematics.
  • Fixed a line being cut off when speaking to the Restless Myconid in the Underdark.
  • Removed a clicking sound during the credits.
  • Fixed audio levels in a dialogue with Mayrina in the Lower City.

ENGINE

  • Fixed a bug causing textures to appear in bright, neon colours.
  • Fixed a splitscreen issue causing characters to remain invisible after a dialogue ends.
  • Fixed an aspect ratio issue when FSR is active during splitscreen.
  • Fixed surface texture details not updating when changing Texture Detail in the game video options.

CINEMATICS

  • Fixed characters looking in the wrong direction in a dialogue with Mizora.
  • Fixed the Emperor turning backwards in an endgame cinematic.
  • Fixed a camera issue with the deep rothé.
  • Fixed camera and lighting issues with the strange ox at Last Light.
  • Fixed a blank screen in the cinematic when you put on one of Auntie Ethel’s masks.
  • The nautiloid crash scene will now play even if your avatar is dead and a companion used the transponder instead.
  • Fixed Jaheira’s youngest daughter clipping in a cinematic dialogue.
  • Fixed an issue with clipping characters in a cinematic dialogue in the Colony.
  • Ravengard is no longer missing from a dialogue involving all the allies you’ve made.
  • Fixed the avatar’s head popping into place in a dialogue in the Colony.
  • You no longer look like you’re walking through Sceleritas Fel in the Temple of Bhaal.
  • Fixed Cazador’s staff disappearing in a cinematic dialogue.
  • Fixed a camera that was zoomed in too far on a wolf.
  • Fixed Lae’zel’s head popping in a dialogue with Vlaakith.
  • Fixed issues with animations, clipping, and camera shots in the romantic scene in the House of Hope.
  • Fixed Orin and her victim clipping into an altar.
  • Fixed a blocked camera in the dialogue with Lunkbug and Laridda.
  • Fixed companions disappearing the morning after the Dark Urge gives into a particular Urge.
  • Fixed lighting issues in a scene with Z’rell at Moonrise Towers.
  • Fixed Araj’s hands clipping when talking to her in the Lower City.
  • Fixed some companions being visible in the background of dialogues where they shouldn’t be.
  • Fixed some lines being cut off when speaking to Ravengard in Wyrm’s Crossing.
  • Fixed Ketheric’s corpse standing back up in an idle pose.
  • Fixed a blocked camera in the dialogue with the ogres at the Blighted Village.
  • Fixed Raphael popping during the dialogue with the orthon.
  • Fixed camera, audio, and character movement issues in the dialogue with the monk’s amulet.
  • Fixed a looping animation in the cinematic dialogue with the Brewer.
  • Fixed half-orc hirelings clipping when speaking to the pale individuals in Fraygo’s Flophouse.
  • Fixed male halfling Dark Urge’s hand clipping through his body when lying down.
  • Fixed lighting issues in the endgame cinematic.
  • Fixed Jaheira having jittering and popping hands in a dialogue in the Lower City.
  • Fixed a repeating animation on the submersible.
  • Fixed Wyll looking in the wrong direction when recruited.
  • Added reactions to the player character’s face when talking to the ox in Last Light.
  • Fixed clipping between two Zealots of the Absolute in the Colony.
  • Lae’zel no longer floats in a cinematic dialogue in the Temple of Bhaal.
  • Fixed popping issues with Cazador in several dialogues with Astarion.
  • Fixed some issues with where characters are facing, animations, and cameras in the final combat cinematic.

With the Baldur’s Gate 3 patch notes 4.1.1.3624901 out of the way, you can find more tips and tricks for the game by checking out our Kagha quest. Be sure to also explore the relevant links below for additional content about the hit RPG.


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