Baldur’s Gate 3’s second patch
Baldur’s Gate 3’s second patch is set to fix a bug that caused 1,500 lines of dialogue for the evil companion Minthara to be cut off, with Larian now acknowledging the issue and its forthcoming fix. The RPG game’s developer also discusses plans moving forward regarding the fan-favourite character, who many players felt didn’t receive justice in the D&D game due to her dialogue not triggering properly.
Speaking to IGN, Larian CEO Swen Vincke confirms the bug and its fix. It means that Minthara, a drow character encountered in the game’s opening act during the Act 1 goblin camp, would have had her dialogue blocked.
“Minthara’s dialogue was blocked due to a very, very stupid bug that we didn’t catch,” Vincke says. “So she should have a little bit more lines now, and it should be fixed.”
It’s certainly a positive change, particularly for those who chose an evil playthrough and would have had their relationship with Minthara curtailed due to the dialogue bug. Vincke also refers to her as a “sidekick” with associated personal quests, so hopefully her character will feel a little more weighty after the fix.
When asked about plans moving forward, Vincke says, “We’re going to look at feedback, and if people really like her and want more, then maybe we’ll add some more content for her.” When pressed about whether this would be part of a future DLC or simply additional content patched into the main game, he says, “We’ll see. It’s always a little bit hard to do that after launch, so we’ll see.”
Alongside the Minthara fix, the upcoming patch will reportedly include other fixes, tweaks, and justice for Karlach. You can find the full rundown in the image below, courtesy of Larian Studios.
Baldur’s Gate 3’s first major patch introduced a new choice that allows players to spare Karlach, the leader of the Stonelake bandits and the closest thing Minthara has to a rival. Vincke describes her reception as “mixed” among players, but it sounds like Larian plans to assess her character after the forthcoming fix.