Baldur's Gate 3: Hotfix 17 Improves Game's AI, Adds Enhancements

Lae'zel, the Githyanki Fighter
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A new hotfix is available for Baldur’s Gate 3. Hotfix 17 resolves some issues, including one about Lae’zel. Also, the game’s AI has been improved.

Larian Studios pride itself on the game’s Romance System. Unlike other titles in the genre, Baldur’s Gate 3 treats romance quite similarly to real life. If you are a man and you’re courting a woman, for example, you must do a lot of things to win her affection. Well, this is mostly how it works in the game.

Having said that, Lae’zel was previously not "romanceable" regardless of your approval rating. Whether she likes you or not, a bug would prevent you from getting intimate with her. Thankfully, this has been fixed.

Another major issue addressed is that you will no longer be walking around doing Bludgeoning damage to everyone you come across.

Anyway, the game’s AI has been improved as well. Now, your enemies will give you everything they got, which should make things a lot more challenging than before.

Patch Notes

  • Fixed issue preventing romance with Lae’zel regardless of your approval rating
  • Characters no longer walk around causing Bludgeoning damage to everyone around them
  • AI now use their full arsenal of spells and items during combat
  • Fixed crash that would occur during a saving throw if an item was equipped that improved your proficiency in an ability
  • Character portraits now display correctly in the Twitch Extension during multiplayer
  • Triggering Wild Magic: Turn Magic no longer skips your turn in FTB or combat
  • Fixed shields from disappearing at the start of sheath animation
  • AI no longer take Attacks of Opportunity when they shouldn’t
  • Nere’s Shield of Screams now automatically activates as soon as he enters combat and lasts for the duration of the fight
  • Performance drop during cinematic dialogue at the Tiefling Den is no more
  • Fixed a rare crash that occurred when previewing a jump
  • A black square no longer appears in the middle of the screen when crossing the bridge to the Blighted Village with NPOT resolution and lens flare enabled

The game, despite having received a lot of updates already, is still in early access. As always, if you encounter any problems during your playthrough, the developers encourage you to file a report so that they can fix them.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Hotfix 17 is now available on PC.

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