BALDUR'S GATE 3

Baldur’s Gate 3 Leaves Early Access for Full Release in 2023

In 2023, Baldur’s Gate 3 will no longer ask me to settle for a tiny snippet of Astarion’s romance. Developer Larian Studios announced its Dungeons & Dragons-inspired RPG will make the leap from early access into a full-fledged experience sometime next year. It’s kind of news and kind of a…

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Baldur’s Gate 3 Has ‘About a Year’ Left in Early Access

Baldur’s Gate 3’s seventh big patch is out today, and with it comes a new class, some major UI overhauls, and the ability to just throw objects in the environment at enemies. But as the RPG has been in Early Access for close to two years at this point, fans…

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Baldur’s Gate 3 Likely Won’t Get Character Import Options Until it’s Out of Early Access

Every time Baldur’s Gate 3 gets a new major update, previous save files are no longer compatible with the new patches. This means that all the progression you’ve had in the Early Access RPG, whether that be in the story, character build, or relationships, has to start the game over if…

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Larian Says Wyll and I Won’t Make Sweet, Sweet Love Until Baldur’s Gate 3 is Finished

If you were to boot up Baldur’s Gate 3 right now and engage in any of the game’s romances, just as things are getting hot and heavy you’ll be met with an extremely judgmental mind flayer staring through your monitor and deep into your soul. It’s because it knows what you’re here…

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My Baldur’s Gate 3 Character is a Dirty, Dirty Man Now

Baldur’s Gate 3 is a lot prettier now, thanks to a graphical update that’s part of the early access RPG’s latest big patch. At a whopping 60GB, the update brings enhanced textures and effects, breathing new life to Larian Studios’ vision of Faerûn. Every now and then I’ll be caught off…

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Baldur’s Gate 3 Early Access Sold Me On a Game I’ll Play When it’s Done

Just a few short weeks ago, I was coming down from the high of finally playing Baldur’s Gate 3 in early access, happy to hand myself over to the whims of its dice rolls and not get too in my head about where my character was going to be as…

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Baldur’s Gate III Patch 6 Is Coming, Will Be Incompatible With Old Saves

Baldur’s Gate III is heading into a new patch, and as such, the early access RPG is heading into the terrifying future of incompatible saves and new content. Patch 6, which will be about 60GB in size, will render your old saves made from Patch 5 or prior useless on…

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Early Assess: Finding Peace in Impermanence in Baldur’s Gate III

In early access, Baldur’s Gate III pushes against everything I usually like about choice-based RPGs. That might prove terrifying when the game eventually leaves early access and is a full game on my PC, but as I explore Larian Studios’ first act, there’s something freeing about getting acquainted with an…

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Larian Gives Well-Deserved Shit to Boring Baldur’s Gate 3 Players

Baldur’s Gate 3 is out this week in Early Access. It includes a lot of great stuff (like a deep and vivid character creator) and some not so great things (like a Celestial Plane’s worth of bugs). Not everybody seems to enjoy the robust custom creation service that Divinity: Original…

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Baldur’s Gate 3 Early Access Is Deeply Unfriendly and Terribly Exciting

Playing over 10 hours of Baldur’s Gate 3 in early access made me realize I absolutely do not want to dive back in anytime soon — and not because I don’t love it. I contend that Larian Studios’ last game, Divinity: Original Sin II, is the best RPG ever made.…

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Early Access for Baldur’s Gate III Has Been Delayed by One Week

Baldur’s Gate III is now going to be a little Baldur’s Late, as its Early Access has been pushed back one week. Instead of Sept. 30, it will be available on Oct. 6. The announcement was made earlier this week on Sept. 23 via Twitter. The text in the image…

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Baldur’s Gate III Will Give Audiences the Power of Choice in Twitch Streams

Baldur’s Gate III‘s Early Access date — Sept. 30 — is quickly approaching, much to the excitement of new and old fans of the beloved RPG series. In anticipation, Larian Studios has released a sixth developer update that focuses on multiplayer and cinematics. One of the new pieces of information…

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I’m Hanging on by a Thread, and That Thread Is Baldur’s Gate III

I’m being entirely serious. I wake up every day, look at what is no shortage of absolute horrors around me, and one of the few sources of comfort I have at my therapist-less disposal are my hopes and dreams for Baldur’s Gate III. Thankfully, we don’t have to wait long…

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Fanbyte Evening News May 29, 2020

You can download this episode directly right here. Otherwise, check out the player above, or head to iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts. While you’re there, consider rating us or leaving a review. It helps. Seriously!

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Baldur’s Gate III Developers Talk Link to Past Games and More in Reddit AMA

At the end of this week, several leading developers on Baldur’s Gate III held a Reddit AMA to answer burning questions about the highly anticipated game. The developers answering questions were Swen Vincke, Founder of Larian Studios and Creative Director; David Walgrave, Producer; Nick Pechenin, Lead Systems Designer; Adam Smith,…

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Fanwidth (A Fanbyte Podcast) Episode 53: The Decompression Chamber

Your regular Fanwidth podcast crew is back again this week after a very, very long trip to PAX East. It’s a short and pretty relaxed episode this week, as we let our brains recover from the absolute hell we put them through during the Boston show. As such, we talk…

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Baldur’s Gate 3 Tips: Should You Play as a Custom or Origin Character?

In Baldur’s Gate 3, your origin or custom character will determine a lot about how you play. The system works very similar to how it did in Larian Studios’ last game, Divinity: Original Sin 2, in that you can create a custom avatar or use one created by the developers. And…

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Why the Messy Baldur’s Gate III Demo Was So Good

Baldur’s Gate III is one of the most anticipated games of not just the next generation, but also quite possibly ever. Baldur’s Gate II was released a whole two decades ago by BioWare; Baldur’s Gate III will be released on PC, Stadia, and likely next-generation consoles and is being developed by Larian…

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Baldur’s Gate III is Looking Positively Fresh

Fresh from a preview event for Baldur’s Gate III, Features and Trending Editor merritt k grabbed Managing Editor Steven Strom for a full rundown of the new game’s look and feel. There’s a wide array of interactions that surprised and impressed her, inside of the framework of a tactics game.…

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Baldur’s Gate 3 Teaser Appears From the Makers of Divinity: Original Sin

Baldur’s Gate 3 is looking increasingly likely, thanks to a teaser on Larian Studios’ website. The developer of Divinity: Original Sin 2 (as well as, well, older Divinity games) has replaced its usual site with a big, smokey image that shows the Roman numeral III. Dig into the page source…

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