The massive Baldur’s Gate 3 Patch 5 has arrived, adding new game modes and new endings alongside the usual dose of bug fixes and performance improvements.
Larian Studios’ Baldur’s Gate 3 has seen a slew of new patches since its release, and the latest one has just come out. With the Game of the Year contender getting its fifth major content update, it has added many major and minor additions to the title while optimizing the game to run better. This update comes before Baldur’s Gate 3’s appearance at The Game Awards, where Larian has teased that the exact release date for Baldur’s Gate 3 on Xbox will be announced.
The studio has been doing an excellent job releasing consistent patches, aside from the one that broke Act 3 on PS5. While Baldur’s Gate 3 Patch 5 has brought multiple notable features to the game, the ones that stand out the most are the new modes and the brand-new epilogue that lets players meet their party one last time and follows up on the events of the established endings.
Baldur’s Gate 3 adds a new ending, epilogue
The newest Baldur’s Gate 3 patch adds an epilogue that takes place six months after the game ends.
The new playable epilogue added to the game takes place before the credits and can be accessed by loading the game before the final fight. In order to reach the new ending epilogue chapter from Baldur’s Gate 3 Patch 5, players need to load a save from before the final battle. Warning, spoilers ahead.
In it, the player and their party reflect on their journey, and both new and familiar faces appear for a final goodbye. The new Baldur’s Gate 3 epilogue plays out differently depending on the choices made during the playthrough.
“Your epilogue is defined by you. This is the culmination of every choice and consequence that you’ve made since the very start of your adventure, a gigantic tree of permutations that leads to an opportunity to reflect on that journey before you say goodbye,” Larian Studios said in a statement.
The two new game modes in Baldur’s Gate 3
Baldur’s Gate 3 Patch 5 adds the new Custom Mode and Honor Mode to the game.
The first mode added to the game is Custom Mode, which lets fans tailor the experience to best fit their playstyle and preferences. From hiding dice rolls to immediately healing the entire party with a single rest, these new customization options can make Baldur’s Gate 3 a completely casual experience, incorporate Dungeons & Dragons house rules, and much more.
The second mode added to the game was previously spoiled by GOG through a then-unobtainable achievement. The mode is called Honor Mode, which makes the game significantly harder.
From having perma-deaths for the players’ party members to having the enemies use more advanced spells and hit harder, this mode promises to make Traditional Mode look like child’s play. Those who conquer this mode will be rewarded with the fancy, golden d20.