Baldur’s Gate 3 players have pet the dog 400K times, patch fixes cinematics and more

By Stephany Nunneley
27 October 2020 19:19 GMT

Larian has released a rather large patch for Baldur’s Gate 3, along with some interesting player stats.

In this Baldur’s Gate 3 patch, you can expect general fixes for cinematics, such as a goblin with a crooked neck, and a missing cinematic is now viewable. A “certain song” has also been reshot by the cinematics team.

Along with the patch comes some new player stats. Last time out, Larian lamented folks not getting creative with their characters. This time, the team seems a bit more pleased, especially on the canine and romance fronts.

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According to the stats, the dog has been loved on 400,000 times and Gale has been romanced the most, which is funny considering he was previously attacked the most.

He has been romanced by 33% of the players. Shadowheart fell in love with 31% of players, and in return, 31% of players fell in love with Shadowheart. A few players, 1.37% to be exact, decided to sleep alone.

Other stats include: 5.87% of players tried to steal the ring, while 26.3% of those players merely sucked a toe. “If you haven’t got there yet, you’ll know when you see it,” apparently.

Quite a few have also made it to The Underdark, but 40.79% of players who jumped down a large, dark hole landed in death because they didn’t have Feather Fall equipped.

As far as choosing sides, we won’t spoil the questline, but let’s just say the majority of folks sided with the Tieflings in the quest.

With the stats out of the way, let’s get to the patch notes.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Changelist


  • Optimized overall sound settings to improve performance on lower spec machines
  • Added polish to several in-game cinematics
  • Attack of Opportunity indicator is now correctly hidden for invisible enemies
  • Improved timing of some tutorial messages
  • Improved usability of skill selection in character creation
  • Added new tutorial messages related to combat
  • Listening to other players’ dialogs now correctly shows the other players’ dice rolls
  • The reason for a waypoint being unavailable is now displayed on the map
  • Party members now correctly cancel their spell prepare state when switching to another character


  • Fixed a crash on startup for specific driver and hardware combinations
  • Fixed a crash related to trading with Zevlor after the raid on the grove
  • Fixed a crash in dialogs related to dynamically adding items
  • Fixed a crash in combat AI
  • Fixed a potential crash with moving platforms
  • Fixed a crash related to loading savegames while in a dialogue
  • Fixed a crash when destroying multiple familiars with a single spell
  • Fixed a crash related to unloading resources (when loading a save or returning to main menu)
  • Fixed a blocking issue when someone would join during level transition
  • Fixed a blocking issue when starting a dialog just as someone leaves the game
  • Fixed not being able to save anymore on the host when another player is stuck in “in dialog” state
  • Fixed players getting stuck in the same dialog inside the camp after choosing to fight Minthara
  • Fixed characters being stuck in animation if downed during precast spell
  • Fixed characters not being at the correct position after loading
  • Fixed not being able to talk to party members after talking with gale and summoning the weave
  • Fixed not being able to use some spell scrolls when out of spell slots
  • Fixed a rare issue for players that don’t have a profile on startup, requiring selection or a profile or creation of a new one
  • Fixed quest markers not showing up correctly when multiple markers point at the same object or location
  • Fixed the Tieflings’ celebrations not proceeding correctly if the player had already done a long rest right before
  • Fixed the physics of the door on the Nautiloid reappearing after saving and loading
  • Fixed Ethel not triggering her ambush if she leaves her home during combat
  • Fixed several minor bugs related to in-game cinematics
  • Fixed zone spells not targeting invisible characters
  • Fixed summons from items not having an owner, causing them not to join combat
  • Fixed the goblins not using the war drum correctly
  • Fixed issues with lockpick progress going out of sync
  • Fixed savegame screenshots being too dark
  • Fixed spell sounds not playing correctly in multiplayer
  • Fixed a long black screen being displayed if a dialog was started just as another player was joining
  • Fixed Zevlor initiating dialog during combat
  • Fixed audio settings not resetting when switching profile
  • Fixed not being able to correctly switch character in the trade window
  • Fixed not being able to click through scenery you can see through, improving navigation
  • Fixed the Gith becoming hostile incorrectly if Lae’zel was never recruited
  • Fixed additional reroll when using an inspiration point
  • Fixed inspiration points not being able to go up after using an inspiration point or gaining another one
  • Fixed an issue with the hidden vault entrance closing again after the puzzles are already solved
  • Fixed marking an item as a ware not getting set correctly
  • Fixed being able to select summons in the trade window
  • Fixed Zariel Tiefling clerics not being able to level up to level 4
  • Fixed character creation color tooltips
  • Fixed characters sometimes falling off moving platforms
  • Fixed several animation issues with torches
  • Fixed being able to select invalid targets for Misty Step skill
  • Fixed not being able to see other players’ hidden summons at all
  • Fixed party members being rearranged when detaching and reattaching characters to the group
  • Fixed certain equipment still generating sound after unequipping
  • Fixed several textures and skinning issues
  • Fixed several minor localization issues
  • Fixed minor issues with the action log

Mac-specific: Automatic crash reporter is now enabled for mac

If you are just getting started in the early access title, be sure to check out our Baldur’s Gate 3 character build guide.

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