Larian’s latest Panel from Hell has come and gone, and boy was it a trip. In addition to more LARPing shenanigans than we ever could’ve expected, we got a whole lot of details on what’s coming in Baldur’s Gate 3 Patch 5. This will be a patch that’s pretty light on new content (meaning no new D&D classes), but there are a pile of new features and quality-of-life improvements to enjoy this time around. The update launches on Tuesday, June 13.
There’s a new interface for skill checks that lets you take a more active role in your, er, rolls. It’ll give you an easy way to see your bonuses on each check, cast beneficial spells to give you an appropriate buff, or spend inspiration points on rerolls.
You’ll be able to choose a background for yourself, which will give you new goals to complete related to your backstory. There will be 130 of them in the game, and playing them will grant you bonuses like additional inspiration points (which are now capped at four – additional points past the cap will grant bonus experience).