Since it emerged from early access, Baldur’s Gate 3 has surpassed a lot of expectations, having attracted a huge amount of players keen to experience all it has to offer on PC, with those on other platforms soon to follow.
Despite some debate around the “cut content” data miners believed they’d found in the game’s files, it’s enjoyed an overwhelmingly positive reception and has a modding scene that’s already in full swing.
Some players have even begun trying out all manner of interesting speedruns and bizarre challenges in order to spice up their playthroughs. Now, with the game’s arrival on PlayStation imminent, one group is petitioning Larian to add in some more friendly activities involving companions.
Are you keen to spend more time chilling with your mates in Baldur’s Gate 3?
User Polaria5 kicked off the post on the Baldur’s Gate 3 subreddit that’s attempting to deliver this message to the studio by politely asking: “Dear Larian, can we have more bonding with our companions?”
“It would be incredible to expand the options for interacting with our companions at camp,” they continued, explaining: “Right now, they mostly just stand around, and I think there's a lot of missed potential for bonding and role-playing opportunities.”
They’ve even made some suggestions as to non-romantic activities they think would fit the personalities of certain characters. These include sharing a friendly hug with Karlach, learning about magic from Gale, or having Lae’zel seek your “weakling druid” out for a spontaneous training session designed to toughen them up.
Arguably the best idea was saved for Astarion, with Polaria5 recommending the option to laze around reading, drinking wine and “probably gossiping about everyone else in the camp” with the charming rogue be made available.
Judging by the upvotes on the post and the comments in the resulting thread, plenty of their fellow players, while acknowledging that Larian did a great job with the companions as is, seem to be on board with the idea.
The ability to request or dish out a hug at will, but especially whenever certain companions hit tough points in their respective stories, seems to have resonated particularly strongly with people, while others have had a go at coming up with their own ideas for pastimes.
If you want to make sure you don’t miss any of the events that can currently take place in your camp provided you take a long rest at the right time, you might want to grab modder Kvalyr’s ‘Camp Event Notifications’.
This handy addition will flash up a floating exclamation mark above your character’s head whenever there’s a camp event or dialogue waiting to play out, ensuring you don’t miss anything.
Regardless of whether you’re now trying to work out how long your playthrough will take if you stop for a rest every ten minutes, make sure to follow us for plenty of guides to Baldur’s Gate 3’s builds, mechanics, and locations.