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Baldur’s Gate 3 Hotfix 4 addresses long rest crash, buffs Isobel

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Baldur’s Gate 3 has taken the gaming world by storm but developer Larian Studios has still needed to tidy things up, with the latest example being Hotfix 4.

It’s clear a game has become an event when every little drop of news has everyone screeching their tires to rubberneck. Whether it’s the best mods for Baldur’s Gate 3 to improve a playthrough or Larian’s newest patch notes, players are scrambling to find out everything they can about the game.

As such, Larian Studios has dropped another hotfix for the groundbreaking RPG. Baldur’s Gate 3 Hotfix 4 squashes bugs, improves stability, and removes the sleeping beauty curse from the party. Warning: Story spoilers ahead.

What’s in Baldur’s Gate 3 Hotfix 4?

Baldur’s Gate 3 Hotfix 4 fixes some common game crashes, including fixing a crash related to taking a long rest, and issues related to entering and leaving the Astral Prism.

Within the spoiler-laden update comes a variety of fixes where very specific scenarios would result in the game crashing. Several bug fixes in Baldur’s Gate 3 Hotfix 4 are related to the Astral Prism, a late-game area that was causing major issues for players. These troubles included being unable to enter with dead party members and being unable to leave after resting there.

Among the other fixes include a fix for the Cruel Sting longsword. There was a bug that resulted in its user being granted infinite psychic damage on all attacks which is now fixed.

Beyond this are a variety of other changes to specific quests. Players also have a much better chance of saving Isobel with this update. She was given a modest buff to her HP, which reduces the chances of her dying during a scripted ambush. Issues related to multiplayer characters disappearing upon disconnecting and reconnecting were also remedied.

Why does Baldur’s Gate 3 Crash when I Long Rest?

Baldur’s Gate 3 had a bug that crashed the game when players took a long rest, but that is now fixed with Hotfix 4.

The easiest fix to spot in the latest patch notes is that companions will no longer sleep so deeply that it crashes the game. Prior to this release, the game could crash during a Long Rest as the companions. This latest patch lessens the need for panicked quick-saving before retiring to the camp after a long day of bullying goblins.

Players can get details on other hotfixes on the official Baldur’s Gate website.

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Written by Brandon Collins

Brandon still remembers how terrified he was of the armadillos in the first level of Crash Bandicoot 2, though he claims to have gotten over it since then. His enjoys a bit of modding, still has his level 100 Swampert, and once directed John Romero to a restroom at a convention.

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