Baldur's Gate 3 is set to receive its massive third patch, which will finally allow players to change their character's appearance. Fans have been clamoring for this feature since launch, and it's scheduled to launch tonight, September 22, along with fixing performance issues in the densely populated Act 3 segment. When the update goes live, the game will add a Magic Mirror to our camp, a stationary tool that can be interacted with, presumably creating a menu to open a limited version. Patch 3 was originally supposed to be released on Thursday, but developer Larian Studios decided to push it an extra day.Thorough testing.
Magic Mirror won't let you completely change your Tav, preventing you from changing their race and body type, which makes sense given how much it affects your interactions with other NPCs and interactions with the world in general. That said, anything based on appearance—hair, makeup, voice, pronouns, and more—can change at any time. Previously, you used whatever skin you chose from the start, with no way to change it once your Baldur's Gate 3 journey began. This also means that if you've created a short character, you'll continue to stay that way until the end – or unless you start a new run. Apparently using the mirror doesn't require any kind of currency exchange, which is good.
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With Patch 3 comes a Magic Mirror that lives in your camp and lets you change your Tav's appearance whenever you want!
💄 Change appearance, voice, pronouns
🧝♀️ Race and body type cannot be changed
🪞 You can't change the origin — they all have *very* special hair characteristics pic.twitter.com/fZo4LOOCLO
— Larian Studios (@larianstudios) September 21, 2023
Larian added that Origin characters such as Karlach, Shadowheart, Gael, and the like cannot be changed. “…they all are very Especially with their hair,” the tweet read as a joking remark to the vampire spawn Astarion. Patch #3 is also there likely Mac support for Baldur's Gate 3. Until now, it's been available through Early Access, which lacks a lot of the content and changes that were featured in the final/major build released on PC in August. Meanwhile, Larian fixes some issues with the quest, specifically the killer Dro Mintara, whose 1500+ lines of dialogue were disabled due to a bug. The team also added an alternate ending to the hilarious Tiefling Karlach arc, and there are plans to expand the ending as well.
When the PS5 version launched earlier this month, Larian enabled cross-platform saves, allowing players to transfer progress from PC to console and vice versa – although only the last five saves would be synced. We can assume that the Mac version of Baldur's Gate 3 will get the same treatment. There are also plans for cross-play, which should help players on different systems engage in online co-op adventures together.
Baldur's Gate 3 is out now on PC and PS5, with Xbox Series S/X slated for release later this year.