Baldur's Gate 3 Patch 5 Revealed: Active Roll, Camp Supplies and More

Larian has tweeted to confirm that Patch 5 has been delayed. It'll now launch on Thursday, 15th July.

Original Story Follows: Baldur's Gate 3 is targeting a 2022 release, but you can play the full game right now thanks to its staggered release into early access.

The game's next big patch, the fifth of early access, will bring a series of new systems to the game when it arrives.

Keen to know more, then read on to learn when it's coming, and what's included, courtesy of the developer update below:

Baldur's Gate 3 Patch 5 Release Date

According to the studio’s latest Panel From Hell stream, Patch 5 for the game will arrive on Tuesday, July 13.

If you're wondering what time Baldur's Gate 3 Patch 5 will release, then there is no official download time provided from the studio yet.

But if we're going off the past release, Patch 4, that landed in the afternoon with A full and detailed patch breakdown published to Steam around 6pm BST.

So we imagine the upcoming Patch 5 will have a fairly similar rollout.

Baldur's Gate 3 Patch 5 Notes

You can find the full notes on the game's Steam page here.

Check out the following explainers from the game's subreddit:

The Active Roll System
During skill checks, rather than leaving you at the mercy of the RNG gods during skill checks, in Patch 5 we have ensured players now have much more agency. Active Roll gives players the ability to swing the odds in their favour by applying spells and bonuses to their rolls. Additionally, players can now see their modifiers and status effects happen directly within the UI, rather than being calculated in the background.

Background Goals
Players have always been able to select a ‘Background’ at the Character Creation screen - Folk Hero, Acolyte, Urchin, and so on. Now every character will have their own series of secret miniquests based on these roles, called Background Goals. So, whenever a Folk Hero does something Folksy and Heroic or an Urchin does something Urchiny, they’ll be rewarded. It’s a new way to encourage role playing, with players directly benefiting from acting as their character would in any given scenario.

Camp Supplies
Camp Resources are a new feature that will make you think a little more strategically about when to activate a Long Rest. Now in order to make camp, you first need supplies. You know all the food and scraps you find around Baldur's Gate 3? Well from now one, you’ll need that to set up for a full rest. Finally, a use for your giant hoard of dead fish!

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