New Kisses Land in BALDUR’S GATE 3 as Patch 6 Releases

Is Baldur’s Gate 3 just an elaborate dating sim? It depends on who you ask. For my part, I’m just waiting for The Sims 4 and Baldur’s Gate 3 to release an official collaboration so we can get the best of all worlds. Hey, a girl whose Tav is romancing Astarion and Halsin can dream. While we wait for that galaxy brain team-up, Larian Studios is tiding us over with the release of Patch 6, which brings many new kisses to the table for all your favorite companions. Even better, the patch adds an element of randomization to Baldur’s Gate 3‘s kissing animations, so you won’t know exactly what you’re getting every time. It’s a pretty genius move. Patch 6 isn’t just about kissing, though, and brings many other welcome enhancements to the world of Baldur’s Gate 3. Let’s take a look.

New Kisses Arrive in Baldur’s Gate 3

Astarion and Halsin kissing from new Baldur's Gate 3 patch 6 release
Larian Studios

The kisses in Baldur’s Gate 3 look very different now than when the game first released, and they continue to evolve. Larian shares, “We’ve made improvements to locking lips with your chosen romantic partner! All characters now have unique kisses that reflect their personality, with an emphasis on the plural. These kisses are randomised and vary from the incredibly romantic to… uh, a little more intense. Kisses have also been improved for shorter and taller body types, so embrace without delay.”

We do love to see an emphasis on the plural, but it will be especially interesting to see if the kisses deploy in accordance with what’s happening in the game or just completely randomly. Judging by Larian’s examples, these new Baldur’s Gate 3 kisses really do vary from very tender to… very much something else.

We’ll just have to see what we end up with. We’re happy really any which way. As far as we’re concerned, this is the perfect excuse for players to revisit their old Tavs and get another bit of adventure with them. Wins all around.

On the romance end of things, Larian further shares about Baldur’s Gate 3‘s Patch 6, “In addition to improved smooches, we’ve also improved some of our endgame cinematics to better reflect the connection between players and their partners.” BRB, booting up the game right now.

New Camp Animations and Other Life Improvers

Halsin Whittling at camp from new Baldur's Gate 3 camp animatons in patch 6
Larian Studios

As Baldur’s Game 3 continues to understand its players and evolve its offerings, it’s aiming to make life more realistic at camp. Larian notes, “Whilst exploring your campsite, you’ll notice new idle animations for some of your companions. Not everyone enjoys standing around, and these behaviours should help your campsite feel more alive. Though, we wouldn’t interrupt Shadowheart when she’s polishing her spear.”

The full list of new idle camp animations is below:

  • Lae’zel: Studying a githyanki disc.
  • Minthara: Contemplating a skull, tending to mushrooms, expressing violence, adjusting her armour, plotting her future, and being bothered by the sun.
  • Jaheira: Sitting, kneeling and whispering to a rat messenger, and whittling.
  • Minsc: Cooking and shaving his head. (These are two separate animations. Although we wouldn’t put it past him, he’s not, in fact, cooking his head.)
  • Shadowheart: Polishing the Spear of Night.
  • Halsin: Whittling.

Additionally, thanks to Patch 6, you can now dismiss a Baldur’s Gate 3 party member and invite another all in one interaction. You’ll no longer have to “go back and forth like a Machiavellian party planner!” That’s honestly incredibly useful, but we are kind of sad to see the run around go. We guess it will become a “you just had to have been there” sort of in-joke between players.

The Full Contents of Baldur’s Gate 3 Patch 6

Shadowheart and Lae'zel kissng from new BG3 patch 6 kissing animations
Larian Studios

Ultimately, Baldur’s Gate 3‘s Patch 6 is huge. It will require “approximately 150GB of free space to install for those playing on PC and Steam Deck.” That’s how you know it’s filled with some good stuff. Sadly, Mac players of Baldur’s Gate 3 will have to wait a little while longer for Patch 6, but no specific timeline is given.

In addition to new kisses and fun animations, the new Baldur’s Gate 3 patch brings with it many other useful issue-fixes and tweaks in the areas of gameplay, combat, flow and scripting, UI, writing, cinematics, sound, crashes and blockers, and more. You can check out the full contents of the patch here. (But be wary of game spoilers as you look!)

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