Good news for Astarion fans – Larian Studios has confirmed that it’s aiming to release Patch Five for Baldur’s Gate 3 this week, and it will come with an fix to the vampire’s kissing animations.
For those who are unaware, as TheGamer explains, Astarion’s kissing animations have been problematic since the release of Patch Four at the beginning of the month. Initially, he stopped showing interest in kissing anyone at all, but a later hotfix made it worse by causing him to miss and aim for the air instead. Needless to say, it’s been a difficult time for those who’ve romanced him.
Thankfully, that’s now set to change very soon. In a post published on Twitter today, Larian Studios wrote: “We’re aiming to release Patch Five this week, which fixes the eternally active acts of thefts and violence causing slowdowns, introduced in the previous patch. It also fixes Astarion’s little kisses, and more!”
We’re aiming to release Patch 5 this week, which fixes the eternally-active acts of thefts & violence causing slowdowns, introduced in the previous patch. It also fixes Astarion’s little kisses, and more! pic.twitter.com/APRAPdSouNNovember 27, 2023
Regarding the “slowdowns” mentioned in the tweet, Larian Studios’ director of publishing, Michael Douse, clarified that these were “caused by a specific bug in Moonrise [Towers] that caused a systemic error that stacked over time, which means the further you got, the worse it got.” This means that the recent performance issues that players have been seeing in Act Three should be ironed out when the patch is released.
Larian also confirmed that it’s “preparing a community update that talks about some new features coming to Baldur’s Gate 3,” although it didn’t give any further hints as to what these are, so fans will have to stay tuned to see.
In other Baldur’s Gate 3 news, Larian recently revealed that the release date for the highly anticipated Xbox version of the game will be announced during The Game Awards on December 7. At the same time, it was stated that it’s “on track for a December release,” but it’s not known if that could have changed in the meantime.
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