Larian Studios has released patch 7 for D&D-based RPG, Baldur’s Gate 3. It’s a huge patch with a ton of additions and improvements.

That’s the good news, the bad news is the studio also confirmed that the big RPG will remain in Early Access for at least another year: “right now our expectation is that Baldur’s Gate 3 will be released out of Early Access in 2023.”

Here’s just a brief rundown of the new content added with Patch 7: Absolute Frenzy.

New class: Barbarian, with two subclasses: Wildheart and Berserker. The barbarian can enter a rage in combat for bonus attacks, but needs to either deal or take damage every round to remain enraged. The barbarian is the ninth character class for Baldur’s Gate 3. There are still many more to come, D&D fifth edition, which BG3 is based on, includes a total of 13 classes.

Patch 7 also includes an improvement to stealth, exploration, and lighting. Shadows and light now play a bigger factor in detection. Darkvision now shows up as a dim cone. New fog of war will conceal hidden areas behind doors.

Thrown and improvised weapons have been added. Thrown weapons include daggers, javelins and spears. Improvised weapons can be basically anything, using your Strength score to determine how much you can yeet.

Hundreds of cinematics have been given an overhaul, with improved visuals and new animations and pacing.

That’s all great news, but another year of waiting for the full launch is deflating. Baldur’s Gate 3 is a long awaited threequel to an awesome RPG series. It originally launched in 2020 via Steam Early Access. It’s rated M for Mature.

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