Baldur's Gate 3 Patch 2 - Release date and changes

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A town hall in Baldur's Gate 3.

Gamers on the hunt for info on the Baldur’s Gate 3 Patch 2 release date and changes information have come to the right place! The first patch of Baldur’s Gate 3 was without a doubt a massive hit in the gaming sphere. This hugely anticipated RPG came with a raft of gameplay improvements. This included over 1,000 bug fixes as well as modifications to core graphics, usability and the overarching storyline.

So in this article, we’ll be shedding some light on the upcoming iteration of this title with regard to the specific date that this patch is set to launch, along with snippets of information on the raft of changes set for this game version. So without further ado, let's take a look at all the information we have.

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Baldur’s Gate 3 patch 2 release date

Larian Studios, who are the developers of this popular game, announced on August 29 that Patch 2 is almost available to play.

However, at that point, the Belgian video game company didn’t disclose an exact date and time for the release of this upcoming version of the game.

Here’s a screenshot of their post announcement on the social media platform X:

baldur's gate 3 patch 2 release date - yet to be confirmed
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But there's been some further good news that players were clamouring to hear, as the release of the second patch of this game was made official on August 31, 2023.

You can check out the relevant Steam community announcement for highlights of the patch, along with details on the complete changelog.

Baldur's Gate 3 Patch 2 major changes

Refreshingly, Larian Studios was more forthcoming with intel concerning the improvements in the new patch of their Dungeons & Dragons-inspired RPG.

In a recent Steam community update, the company mentioned without much elaboration that this patch would offer substantial performance improvements to Act 3, in addition to an epilogue expansion that promises a more fleshed-out ending for barbarian companion Karlach in the story’s final act.

They also stress that development work is taking place to eliminate the problem where actionable events in the game world fail to trigger correctly. Good examples of these things include various companion reactions which appear to be “cut off” in certain scenes, as well as some of Minthara’s reactivity in the game.


Players have also reported cases of being inexplicably locked out of certain storylines, which is something that the upcoming patch will also endeavour to correct.

All in all, avid players of the series can expect to sink in hundreds of hours with this fantastic Patch 2 update which promises to offer a more refined and streamlined playing experience over its predecessor.

So there you have it, Patch 2 for Baldur's Gate 3 is now live! For more information about this game, you can read through our guide on how to change character appearance or our roundup article on the best weapons to use in Baldur's Gate 3.

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