The launch of Baldur’s Gate 3 on Steam Early Entry was legitimately thrilling, however at this level we have fairly properly settled into the lengthy slog of precise sport improvement. That, sadly, means it is on the stage the place mandatory main updates—together with patch 3, which Larian mentioned immediately “is just around the corner“—are going to begin having compatibility points with present saves.
Patch 3 would be the first to make adjustments to the Baldur’s Gate 3 story, and meaning present saves won’t work with it. However, for the advantage of those that’d wish to proceed their present classes, Larian is introducing a secondary department of the sport that can preserve Baldur’s Gate 3 as it’s.
To entry it, you will must right-click Baldur’s Gate 3 in your Steam library, then choose “Properties,” after which the “Betas” tab. Select “patch2” from the checklist, then exit out of the menu. That’ll go away you on the present patch, so you’ll proceed on along with your present playthrough. Sadly, the Stadia model will not assist branching “for the second”.
In the event you want a while to make up your thoughts, Larian recommends disabling computerized updates in BG3 by going into the properties menu, deciding on the “Updates” tab, and selecting “Solely replace the sport once I launch it” from the dropdown menu. If, however, you already know that you just need to lock it down so you possibly can proceed your Faerûn follies, you possibly can choose into the secondary department now, though patch 3 itself does not even have a date but.
“We all know that having to modify branches could also be annoying, however that is a part of early entry,” Larian mentioned. “All of the suggestions we have been gathering out of your adventures and posts will go proper into these patches, so subsequent time you play it’ll really feel like an expertise you’ve got helped to create.”