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Baldur's Gate 3's Latest Patch Drops Bards, Gnomes And Some Fantastic Hair

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Baldur's Gate 3's Latest Patch Drops Bards, Gnomes And Some Fantastic Hair

The latest Panel from Hell stream by Larian Studios pulled back the veil on the latest Baldur's Gate 3 update, which brings with it Bards, Gnomes, and the ability to bring some truly fantastic hair to Faerun.

Obviously, the big headline with this update is the addition of yet another iconic Dungeons & Dragons class to Baldur's Gate 3. The Bard can deal out "both inspiration and devastation in battle," commanding one-liners and bringing melodic mastery to any party of adventurers. Two sub-classes also come with the Bard class: College of Valour, which is a combat-focused subclass; and the College of Lore which is mostly focused on spellcasting to buff and inspire allies.

A new playable race is also available in Baldur's Gate 3: the Gnome. This marks the first new playable race since BG3 hit Early Access way back in 2020. 

Surprisingly, what has me most excited is the update to character hairstyles. I'm a sucker for character creation, especially when it comes to getting the hair just right. Black Desert Online's ability to customize seemingly every strand of hair is both my dream creator, as well as something I can drop a depressingly large number of hours into min-maxing. The hair updates bring some upgrades in terms of hair-shading and improvements to the models. Additionally, graying and highlights have been added to the creator, giving you more control over more aspects of your character's hairdoo.

You can check out the full update on Steam. Earlier this year, Larian confirmed that we won't see the full release of Baldur's Gate 3 this year, instead that it's looking more and more likely that we'll see the title drop it's 1.0 update in 2023.


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore