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Baldur’s Gate 3 Hotfix to Address Multiplayer Issues

Larian shared a few workarounds for now

by Joshua Garibay

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Baldur’s Gate 3 launched into Early Access yesterday, bringing with it the usual hiccups and sticking points tied to the in-development release. One major gripe circulating the forums at the moment is pertaining to multiplayer issues. Worry not, Larian Studios is aware and already working on a hotfix.

A commonly reported multiplayer problem looks to revolve around combat becoming desynced when playing with others. The host player is seemingly unaffected. However, those joining the host’s session begin to fall behind each round as the turn order progresses without them. Understandably, it makes strategic planning and attacking as a cohesive unit impossible.

Larian Studios acknowledged the issue mere hours after Baldur’s Gate 3 entered Early Access. To everyone’s joy, the developer is sending out a hotfix soon. A definitive timeline was not provided, but the hotfix will be released “as soon as possible.”

For now, here are a few workarounds provided by the team to (hopefully) lessen any multiplayer woes you may be experiencing:

  • For now, we suggest switching the game to DX11 instead of Vulkan. You can do so by clicking on the icon next to ‘play game’ on the launcher, and selecting DX11 mode.
  • Leaving the tutorial level by activating the transponder at the helm while the player character is downed in combat will crash the game.
  • In multiplayer, avoid saving the game during cinematics for the time being. Also, in multiplayer avoid listening in to a conversation in COOP that has ended.
  • If the host saves directly after combat in multiplayer, the game may crash. Save with caution in multiplayer.

Problematic systems and glitches are no stranger to Early Access and Baldur’s Gate 3 is far from the exception. But its “Very Positive” rating on Steam speaks to its exceptional foundation that is not completely undone by temporary troubles.

If you have yet to dive into Baldur’s Gate 3, consider taking a look at the available races and classes in Early Access. You and your prospective teammates can begin mapping out your party while waiting on Larian to release the multiplayer hotfix.

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