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New Baldur’s Gate 3 patch lets you glamorize your hirelings

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Baldur’s Gate 3’s patch #4 adds new accessibility features, new customization options for hirelings, and other tweaks to freshen up the experience.

Baldur’s Gate 3 has been an undeniable success and is already inspiring other developers in the RPG space. This success has also motivated Baldur’s Gate 3’s team to continue improving the massive RPG through patches. While much of those early efforts surrounded performance issues, front-facing content updates like the appearance-changing Magic Mirror have been rolled out since.

Baldur’s Gate 3 patch #4 adds many tweaks and changes across the game. While there’s the usual roundup of bug fixes and minor tweaks, Larian Studios specifically highlighted new accessibility features for color-blind players. 

Does Baldur’s Gate 3 have a color-blind mode?

Yes, Baldur’s Gate 3 now has a color-blind mode with three distinct settings. Players can have the game adjusted to accommodate for protanopia, deuteranopia, and tritanopia, three different kinds of color-blindness.

Colors play a subtle yet significant role in countless video games, and Baldur’s Gate 3 is no different. With the game fully released, the team is now able to focus on making the game more accessible to players.

Color blindness is a lot more complicated than just seeing things in black and white. By having three distinct settings that cater to the needs of different types of color blindness, Larian Studios proves just how dedicated it is to ensuring a smooth player experience for all.

Can I customize hirelings in Baldur’s Gate 3?

Patch #4 includes customization options for hirelings in Baldur’s Gate 3 and the ability to dismiss dead avatars to Withers’ Wardrobe.

Withers is a popular candidate for fixes and tweaks among players, as seen with the changes to his wardrobe and hirelings. While it was doable with the Magic Mirror in a previous patch, this change makes it a lot simpler. The ability to customize hirelings enables players to immerse themselves by kitting out their own personal band of mercenaries. It’s also a great way to stress-test certain builds and perform a trial run of what the player character could play like in future playthroughs.

As for Withers’ Wardrobe, a common issue seen in multiplayer games is if one of the player avatars dies, they cannot be dismissed. Therefore, if the avatar’s owner isn’t around, the party is essentially down a slot for the rest of the game. Thankfully, stuffing those pesky dead players into Withers’ Wardrobe is now an option. Withers will also explain the wardrobe to players unfamiliar with it.
The full patch notes can be found on the official Baldur’s Gate 3 website.

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Written by Gab Hernandez

Gab Hernandez has a particular love for video games that give players control over the narrative direction, such as Divinity: Original Sin 2 and Disco Elysium. Gab spends just as much time playing games as they do gushing about them online to anyone who will listen.

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