Baldur's Gate III Pre-patch Announcement

After a full year of early access, Larian Studios' Baldur's Gate III is about to receive its sixth major content update. So far, all we know is that this update will add a new class and dual-wielded Salami, because of course it will. Before this update gets here, we'll get a quick preview at this year's EGX, and then a proper introduction during one of Larian's Panels From Hell.

For now, there's this:

Hello everyone! We hope you’re doing well, and adventuring boldly.

Once again we find ourselves in a familiar situation. We’re out of lockdown and eager to see you all again, but that doesn’t mean we’re slowing down at all. Patch 6 is almost here, and we’re excited for you to get your hands on it! It’s our biggest ever patch for Baldur’s Gate 3. If you’re attending EGX this week in London, you’ll get an exclusive preview...featuring a new playable class. Who’s ready to make some magic?

We also have something special in Patch 6 for those of you who watched Twitch Plays: A Most Noble Sacrifice. If you like the sound of meat hitting meat (stop giggling), then you’ll love the latest addition to your arsenal - the equippable Salami. Yes, they can be dual wielded. But that’s enough of the spoilers. There’s a lot more in Patch 6, and we’ll be exploring that really soon.

We’re busy planning a Panel From Hell right around the corner that’ll serve as a deep dive into the new content for Patch 6.

Anyhoo, the business of the day: with Patch 6 on the horizon, weighing in at approximately 60GB (so make sure you have plenty of space free!), we want to remind you that any saves made Patch 5 or prior will no longer be compatible when updated.

So, we’re back to branching! (If you want!) There are options for you if you want to continue your Patch 4 or Patch 5 saves, or if you instead want to make sure you’ve got the most up-to-date content. Have a gander below and follow the directions for whichever solution suits you best[...]