Baldur's Gate 3 hit early access on October 6th. Along with early access came a lot of issues that players experienced. One of the major ones is the game crashing on players.
To alleviate this, Larian Studios released a hotfix, marking it as the first post-launch patch to come to the game. This hotfix may not be what many players want to see, but it does address a handful of bugs that were causing crashes.
In the announcement over on * Baldur's Gate 3's* Steam Page, Larian Studios states that "We never imagined such a huge influx of players in what we had envisioned being a relatively modest party of Early Access players. But we're up to the challenge, and we've been listening!" This influx of players puts a strain on Larian Studios' servers, but they said their "servers are keeping up."
Larian states that they are working on the multiplayer bug that many players are experiencing and that they are close to getting a fix deployed.
You can find the patch notes below:
Patch Notes BG3 Hotfix #1 (version BG3 EA 126.96.36.19931)
- Fixed a crash related to using rush-type actions
- Fixed a crash related to the target camera
- Fixed a crash in character creation
- Fixed a crash during dialogs
- Fixed overlapping items inside the inventory views
- Fixed "Pickup" and "Pickup And Add To Wares" inside containers
- Fixed a player assignment issue when someone would leave from a full multiplayer party. The leftover character can now be assigned correctly.
- Fixed an issue with summons showing up as regular companions
- Fixed an issue where players could not ready up when other players joined the lobby
- Fixed being able to move immovable objects
It is good to see that they are working hard to get the game's stability in early access under control and that they are listening to the players' feedback. Hopefully, this early access does the game well, and come launch; it will hit the ground running!