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New Baldur's Gate 3 Patch Improves Kissing

Just in time for Valentine's Day!


Baldur's Gate 3 may have won Game Of The Year (both at The Game Awards and here at GameSpot), but that doesn't mean developer Larian Studios is finished refining its award-winning RPG. Ever the perfectionists, Larian devs recently announced that an upcoming patch will improve one of the game's many romance features: kissing.

Larian has taken the game's more amorous moments seriously from the beginning, with Patch 5 including a fix that "improved the lip contact when kissing Minthara in the endgame for large male humans and female dragonborns." So what do players have to look forward to when locking lips after the upcoming patch?

Unfortunately, it's hard to say--the tweet announcing the patch only mentioned "improved smooches," but it's hard to imagine what that might mean given the fact that this is far from the first time Larian has put the aforementioned smooches under the microscope. Over the past few months, the studio addressed issues that caused players with short characters to have trouble kissing their in-game beaus, and devs recently fixed an Astarion-specific bug that saw the vampire spawn grab the player-character by the hips and proceed to passionately smooch the air just above their head. The issue first arose after Astarion and the other companions were each given new, unique kissing animations, so it's hard to imagine what other kissing-related improvements Larian has in store for players.

The patch itself is described by Larian as "a hefty one," and will also include new idling animations for companions at camp, new Legendary actions for those brave enough to take on the game's challenging Honor Mode, and "plenty" of bug fixes. The latest updates patch notes have not yet been released, but according to the studio, Patch 6 will be out sometime next week--just in time for Valentine's Day.

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