Baldur’s Gate 3 – Patch 8: Of Valour and Lore Adds Bards, Gnomes & More to the Game

Baldur's Gate 3 - Patch 8 Of Valour and Lore Adds Bards, Gnomes & More to the Game

As the prophecies have foretold, the developers from Larian Studios participated in the latest Panel from Hell to bring players up to speed on all the wondrous new additions coming to turn-based cRPG Baldur’s Gate 3 with its latest content expansion. Patch 8: Of Valour and Lore adds the long-requested Bard class, new Gnome race, revamped hair system for character creator and more!

The patch introduces the long-awaited new Class: Bard. Masters of song and speech, dealing out both inspiration and devastation in battle, the long-awaited Bard class is the latest to join the party in Baldur’s Gate 3. Hurl pithy one-liners at your enemies or play songs with your companions by the campfire.

The class features two subclasses:

  • College of Valour: A combat-focused subclass, Bards of the College of Valour gain proficiencies and skills that make them hardy enough to join the frontlines of battle while still allowing them the ability to buff and inspire allies.
  • College of Lore: A subclass focused on spellcasting, Bards of the College of Lore seek to collect knowledge anywhere it lives, using their deft wordplay and magical abilities to confuse and debuff foes while buffing and inspiring allies.

It’s time to make some noise!

In addition to the new class, players are able to choose a New Playable Race: Gnomes. Adventurous and vibrant, curious and small of stature, Gnomes are the first new playable race to come to Baldur’s Gate 3 since its launch into Early Access. Show them gnome mercy!

But that is not all, for patch 8 brought a great number of fixes and additions. Check out the full patch notes to see it in all its glory!

  • Swarm AI – Minor enemies (e.g., animals, goblins) are now grouped together in combat. These groups move and attack together, making for a much faster and smoother combat experience during larger battles.
  • Killcams – Ranged critical hits now utilize combat cameras! Watching arrows and Magic Missiles pierce your enemies has never been cooler.
  • Hair Upgrades – It’s as if everyone in Faerûn’s using a great new shampoo – all hairstyles have received an upgrade in the form of a new hair-shading model and other general improvements. Highlights and graying have been added to character creation.
  • Brazilian Portuguese Localization – BG3 is now playable with Brazilian Portuguese subtitles – vamo nessa!
  • Improved Multiplayer Stability – Implemented network compression, meaning that players with slower and less reliable internet connections should hopefully start to see a noticeable improvement in stability and reduction of lag when playing multiplayer with their friends.

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A lover of all things RPG and TBS, Catherine is always looking for a new fantasy world to get lost in.

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  1. It’s time to check out BG3 again!

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