Baldur’s Gate 3’s First Major Patch is So Big, Even Steam Can’t Handle It

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Baldur's Gate 3's First Major Patch is So Big, Even Steam Can't Handle It

Since its official release on August 3, Baldur’s Gate 3 has had several hotfixes, ranging from short to long, to deal with game-crashing bugs and errors. Jumping forward to August 25, the game’s first major patch was released with over 1,000 bug fixes. Yes, you heard that right. If that sounds like a lot, that’s because it is.

Steam would even agree with you. The patch notes for Baldur’s Gate 3’s update were so extensive that it surpassed Steam’s character limit.

With over 15,000 words (nearly 100,000 characters) of information to digest, BG3’s first major patch changes cover all grounds, from story flow and balance tweaks to modifying visuals and cinematics. There are also late-game changes that’ll either excite you or make you turn away to avoid spoilers.

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Oh, and if you’re playing as one of the shorter races, you can look forward to better kissing contact with other characters. What better way to show your love than a quick smooch?

Following some quick notes on statistics with how many hours fans have played and the most popular classes, the patch notes jump into the list of changes. They include a mix of early and late-game fixes, allowing you to feel the impact regardless of where you are in the story.

Jumping back to Steam, this version of the patch notes includes the first eight sections of the update, with spoiler text blocking prominent names and locations. However, this covers around one-quarter of the patch notes, with the official Baldur’s Gate 3 news page post containing the remaining 23 parts that were blocked due to Steam’s character limit.

If you’re eager to read the full list released today, check out Baldur’s Gate 3 August 25 patch notes listed and prepare for a lot of reading.

About the Author

Madison Benson

Madison is a staff writer at Prima Games who has played video games for over twenty years and written about them for over two years. Her love for video games started with turn-based strategy games like Heroes of Might and Magic and has since extended to casual farming sims, MMORPGs, and action-adventure RPGs.