Baldur’s Gate 3 Hotfix 17 patch notes: Gale fix, save file size reduction, more

Noelle Corbett

The newest Baldur’s Gate 3 replace makes some small however helpful enchancment, akin to lowering save recreation sizes and making it simpler to maintain Gale round.

Baldur’s Gate 3 has acquired one other Hotfix.

The newest replace, Hotfix 17, makes a handful of smaller adjustments that ought to handle some bugs and different points gamers have been encountering.

Here’s all the pieces that Baldur’s Gate 3 Hotfix 17 does.

What’s modified within the Baldur’s Gate 3 Hotfix 17 Patch Notes

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The greatest change in Hotfix 17 has to do with the companion Gale.

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Following the replace, it’ll be simpler for gamers to maintain him round, as he’ll not completely go away if you happen to don’t supply him magic gadgets to devour. As Larian jokes, “We’ve sat him down and defined that if somebody doesn’t supply him a shoe to eat each time, that doesn’t imply they by no means will.”


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The exception to that is if the participant makes it abundantly clear that they’ll by no means feed him magic gadgets. At that time Gale will go away, presumably to search out some footwear or a hoop to munch on.

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Beyond that, there are a few code fixes that ought to scale back the size of recreation information through compression and eradicating summons which have disappeared. These must be useful for individuals who steadily create save information or hold making new characters.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Hotfix 17 patch notes

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Larian Studios’ patch notes may be discovered (*3*).

Performance and Code

  • Fixed black and vibrant visible artefacts typically showing for 1 body on PS5 when switching scenes or opening and shutting UI home windows.
  • Increased the compression of savegames, which ought to repair a number of points brought on by massive savegame information.
  • Reduced the size of save information by eradicating summons that don’t exist within the recreation anymore.
  • Guarded in opposition to crashes precipitated when sure character sources (Actions, Bonus Actions, Superiority Dice, and so forth.) have been added and later eliminated by a mod or cheat engine.

Gameplay and Combat

  • In Honour Mode, the aura of Cazador’s Potent Mist Form now correctly dissipates after he’s not in Mist Form. Sorry!
  • Fixed the digicam typically zooming in whereas leaping or casting projectile spells.
  • Fixed the flexibility to stroll by way of open doorways once you click on past them from distant.
  • Fixed Thieves’ Tools within the camp chest or stock of a companion who’s ready at camp not being accessible when lockpicking.


  • Safeguard Shield’s Saving Throw modifier is now accurately mirrored on the Character Sheet.

Flow and Scripting

  • Gale will not completely go away the social gathering if you happen to don’t supply him any magic gadgets whereas speaking to him – until you’re abundantly clear that you simply don’t plan on ever doing so.
  • Fixed characters getting caught ‘in a narrative occasion’, stopping you from controlling them, after getting killed within the battle with Grym.

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