Baldur’s Gate 3 is still in early access, and Larian Studios continues to add more features as it nears completion. The next update, said to be the biggest update to the game yet, will add the first new playable class since its launch, the Druids.
The Patch 4 update is called Nature’s Power, in line with the Druid theme, and it will add to the class with all the bells and whistles you expect from other classes. That means new dialogue and voice-over, new contextual story moments, and of course 30 specialized spells and abilities. You can choose one of two circles as your Druid̵
For that purpose, druids are shapeshifters that can adapt their animal form to the environment. There will be eight shapes available when the class starts: Deep Rothe, Cat, Raven, Dire Wolf, Badger, Spider, Polar Bear and Aberrant. You can use the Cat form to sneak into undiscovered areas, or the Badger to dig underground. The forms will also open up new dialog options, as you can assume that Bear Shape is talking to a bear.
Patch 4 also includes many other changes, and Larian says many of these are responses to requests from players with early access. These include optional loaded dice to ensure you do not become super lucky or unlucky across multiple reels, enhanced movie animations and lighting, Speak with Dead quality enhancements, multiplayer enhancements such as the ability to see each other’s equipment and spells, and quality of-life enhancements like the ability to target friends by clicking on their player portrait. The announcement notes that there is no lock feature in the multiplayer, so make sure you play with friends you trust not to steal your stuff.
“Reviewing Baldur’s Gate 3 at this time is a delicate suggestion,” wrote David Wildgoose in GameSpot’s Baldur’s Gate 3 review for early access. “It shows a lot of promise, but there are plenty of warning signs that it may not meet the potential. But predicting the future is not really the task of an Early Access review. To some extent, it’s fascinating to play Baldur’s Gate 3 today. with the knowledge you will be able to follow the progress over the coming months – and possibly also years – with a kind of academic interest in how AAA RPGs are built. beaten in shape and finally polished. And for a small part of the audience it will “For the rest of us, however, there is no hurry. Baldur’s Gate 3 is not finished yet. It’s okay to wait until it is.”
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