The latest Baldur’s Gate 3 update gets into a topic very near and dear to people’s hearts. Literally, to be frank. That’s because Larian Studios’ Community Update 7 gets into the Baldur’s Gate 3 romance elements. It talks about how you’ll be able to talk to your companions, how your race and class will determine possible responses, and how favoring one person could result in ill feelings with another.
Larian noted that when people get to their in-game camps at the end of an in-game journey, you’ll be able to interact with your allies. The video specifically has Lead Writer Sarah Baylus going over how companions work. Baylus noted these are people who normally wouldn’t work together, but have to, which can shape the group.
Baylus said that people could even kill one another if they aren’t getting along, as a result of players’ actions. She said that people with you, like Asterion, Lae’zel, and Shadowheart, will be not only watching what you say to them in private moments, but what you do when you’re on the adventure. Their opinions and your possible Baldur’s Gate 3 romance could be shaped on all of your decisions, rather than choosing a correct dialogue option. (Also, it was confirmed both in the PR and Steam announcement that sex will be an option for relationships, though Larian said, “But we’re not quite there yet…”)
Here’s the full video. The interviews start at the 2:10 mark.
The last community update went over multiplayer features.
Speaking of the update on Steam, there’s a question in the Q&A that asked if fire could be the answer to any question. Here’s what Larian’s official response was:
You could even solve your relationship problems with fire magic, if you want. Fire tends to solve a lot of things, but Baldur’s Gate 3 doesn’t have the same approach to surfaces as [Divinity: Original Sin 2]. For example, you will likely kill less of your allies by accident. Still, when in doubt, fire the spout.
Baldur’s Gate 3 early access will begin on October 6, 2020, with the game available via Steam, GOG, and Stadia. However, there is a chance it could be pushed back further.