Hotfix #8 for Baldur’s Gate 3 dropped today, with a modest amount of changes and fixes, but ones that are at least important. The second most important change/fix made with this update is that companions will no longer give you “story” items in their inventories when dismissed, which rolls back a previous, much-maligned change. In addition, there are quite a few other small fixes and tweaks, but the clear most important fix is another rollback: His Majesty, the lordly cat in the Last Light Inn, has been shaved, transforming back his rightful form as a sphinx. Naturally.
The full list for Hotfix #8 for Baldur’s Gate 3 is as follows:
Baldur’s Gate 3 Hotfix #8 Change List
Companions will no longer transfer story items in their inventory to the player upon dismissal, restoring Patch 2 behaviour.
Fixed reaction popups sometimes showing no text descriptions of the reactions available.
Fixed a multiplayer crash that would occur when listening to a dialogue after an active roll.
Eavesdrop will no longer trigger when a character is in any Character Creation session, such as level up or the magic mirror.
Fixed a bug in Vulkan causing DEVICE_LOST crashes.
Fixed a bug where Skeletons created using Animate Dead were missing their ranged weapons, despite specialising in them.
Fixed an issue where the Weapon Master Feat would show as incomplete if a player was already proficient with all weapons.
Fixed a crash when re-assigning characters in splitscreen.
Fixed a visual issue with volumetric fog and materials generation.
Fixed an issue with invalid savegames being created.
Restored Raphael’s hair colour and horns. The House of Hope is once again fashion-forward.
Fixed an issue where Splint Armour for Githyanki Females caused some unnecessarily psychedelic visual effects.
Shaved His Majesty, who is once again a Sphynx. Steelclaw’s eye colour has been adjusted so they are no longer identical twins.
Fixed Raphael’s portraits after restoring his hair colour. Maybe he’s born with it, maybe it’s Avernus.
Fixed Twitch drops not being claimable on PS5.
Now that Larian has fixed the faux-paw of changing His Majesty’s breed and ensured that companions don’t behave “like a toddler in a grocery story,” it is safe to say that Baldur’s Gate 3 is perfect now. Until next hotfix that is. You can see the full patch notes and a brief note from Larian here.
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