The Secret Impacts of Your Playstyle in Baldur's Gate 3
Baldur's Gate 3 has reached an exciting high with its recent GOTY win and nominations at the Game Awards. As we all dive into our third or fourth playthrough of the DnD-inspired RPG, Larian Studios continues to release regular patches. The latest update seems to have introduced some stability issues, but it turns out that these performance problems could actually be our fault.
Most of our Baldur's Gate 3 players are anything but lawful good. After the recent major Baldur's Gate 3 Patch 4, it has become nearly impossible to play as an evil character in the later acts of the story.
Why is that?
You may be wondering why. It has to do with stability issues. Yes, the performance drops in Act 3 are likely due to your gameplay decisions. No, it wasn't intentional on the part of the developers. In a statement to IGN, Larian Studios explains that our morally questionable choices could be the reason why the latest patch brought so many performance issues to the popular GOTY-nominated game.
The consequences of our actions
The update "introduced a fix that was meant to prevent the Scrying Eyes in Moonrise Towers from immediately calling the guards when you steal." An unintended consequence of the patch was that such unnoticed crimes "get stuck forever" instead of eventually expiring.
The more unnoticed theft and vandalism, the more invisible content weighs down our games. Larian explains that Baldur's Gate 3, in its attempt to keep up with all our criminal ways, quickly consumes memory and causes performance issues.
Patch 5 to the rescue
It's hard to imagine how much strain that adds to my game and system. Fortunately, the development team also says that they have addressed these issues in Patch 5, which is currently being tested and is set to be released this week.
This means that we'll soon be able to return to our chaotic, criminal ways. More importantly, with Patch 5, I can kiss Astarion again without fear of broken animations. For the time being, you can steal a nice painting or a potion if you dare. Just know that you'll have to face the consequences. Or rather, your poor PC will have to bear them.
Waiting for Patch 5 and how to make the most of your time
While you wait for the release of Patch 5 and can continue your criminal escapades, you should check out some of these Baldur's Gate 3 builds. You can be a good Tav or an evil Tav, but what really matters in the heat of battle is the build of your Tav. Alternatively, you can take a look at our overview of every Baldur's Gate 3 class to see what your Tav brings to the table.
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