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An Absolute Frenzy Is Here For The Players Of Baldur’s Gate 3

An Absolute Frenzy Is Here For The Players Of Baldur’s Gate 3

Baldur’s Gate 3

A new class is here for Baldur’s Gate 3 that will place the Barbarian in the mix of all of the Baldur’s Gate fun

If you have been enjoying the Early Access for Baldur’s Gate 3, you need to get ready to have more to enjoy as of right now. The next major update is out there and it looks as if Larian Studios is going to make things go a bit more berzerk than before. In addition to adding in a bunch of other quality improvements, they are adding in the Barbarian class into Baldur’s Gate 3 with all that traditionally comes with that too. We are talking two extra subclasses and the mechanics that would help govern the actions of said character. Those that have played the core tabletop games this is all coming from will know exactly what we are talking about. The rest might need to dig into the latest video we have to highlight it all.

In addition to this class, Baldur’s Gate 3 will be getting some new improvised weapons and thrown weapon options in the game. This all goes well for how a barbarian normally functions, and I hope it carries over to other classes too. Especially with the new Stealth and exploration we will have as we find more of the magical loot out there in the lands of Baldur’s Gate. Have a look at the latest we have to offer up for this update and then have yet one more reason to join back in on the Early Access that is still going on as you read all of this. It does look like this will be shaping up to be the massive addition to the IP we have been hoping for if they keep on this course.

Baldur’s Gate 3 — Absolute Frenzy – Barbarian

Barbarians have come to Baldur’s Gate 3!

Unleash the power of these brutal warriors and harness nature’s rage through devastating new melee combat and throwable weapons. And while you’re at it, why not practice the deadly art of goblin yeeting? Check out this powerful new class when Patch #7: Absolute Frenzy goes live.

Patch 7: Absolute Frenzy is available to Baldur’s Gate 3 players.

  • New Class: Barbarian
    • Merciless in the heat of battle, fueled by nature’s fury, and boasting chaos energy louder than a thousand reality TV stars combined, Barbarians are the latest class to join Baldur’s Gate 3.
    • Two subclasses:
      • Wildheart Barbarians choose a Bestial Heart to inspire, protect and guide them, receiving different combat abilities and facial piercings depending on their choice.
      • Berserker Barbarians pull from a reservoir of pure fury, turning their Rage into a Frenzy that grants two new bonus actions – Enraged Throw wreaks additional damage to enemies and inflicts the prone status, and Frenzied Strike allows Berserkers to attack twice using a bonus action like Improvised Weapon.
  • Improvised Weapons: Almost anything has the potential to become a deadly projectile to be hurled at your foes! Improvised Weapons do damage based on their weight, and characters can wield an Improvised Weapon that weighs up to three times their Strength ability score. In short, this means with a high enough Strength stat, you can use something as big as a Mindflayer as a tool for thwacking your foes – although we don’t think he’d like it.
  • Thrown Weapons: Patch 7 also adds throwable Daggers, Javelins, Handaxes, and Spears that allow you to attack from a distance, making melee combat feel more dynamic.
  • Total UI Overhaul: Patch 7 includes a total overhaul of Baldur’s Gate 3’s HUD UI, making it slicker, streamlined, and easier to use.
  • Stealth & Exploration: Improving exploration in Baldur’s Gate 3 is one of the cornerstones of this patch. We want to ensure that as you explore, the surprises that are waiting around the corner stay just that: a surprise!
    • Light & Dark: We’ve improved how light and dark areas are detected, meaning you’re less likely to miss when in daylight, and hiding from NPCs is more precisely affected by the darkness around you.
    • Darkvision: Improved visualization means that characters using Darkvision won’t see a brightly lit room, but will instead see in the dark via a cone of vision effect.
    • Room Portals: Blackened barriers that cover the doors of unexplored rooms and conceal the characters and objects within them.
  • New Magic Loot: We’ve placed a fresh batch of Magic Loot throughout the world, ranging from helmets and gloves to lightning-charged tridents, each granting its owner an impressive stat boost, buff, or additional perk.
  • Upgraded Cinematics: We’ve improved nearly 700 cutscenes – upgrading visuals, tweaking characters, adding and enhancing animations, and improving pacing.

Have you been waiting to see the Barbarian in Baldur’s Gate here or did you want to see a different class get added in? Do you think everyone will have a chance to throw and use anything or will it be for a very select few? What other classes do you want to see added in over the development here and could we see too many at some point? Tell us all of your thoughts on this down in the comments and then feel free to discuss it all. More for Baldur’s Gate 3 will be coming, so keep a close eye on the site for all of that and everything else we can get our hands on.

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