Larian Studios is off to a great start with the official launch of Baldur’s Gate 3 in August 3, 2023. After a couple of years in Early Access and very good impressions and feedback from the community, the highly anticipated RPG is already one of the most played games on Steam, breaching the top 10 of peak players with a thunderous 714,707 to settle on the second position, only beaten by the eternal Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. However, no game is perfect, as we can see from Baldur’s Gate 3 fans requesting the option for a mid-game appearance change, and also complaining about some UI issues.
Baldur’s Gate 3 UI Fix is Coming
Starting with the UI, Baldur’s Gate 3 players aren’t extremely happy about the presence of the game’s version info at the top right corner of the screen. The only way to remove the version info is by pressing F10, something that will hide the entire user interface, surely not an optimal solution. Since this is an extremely beautiful game and taking some screenshots has become a regular practice for many adventurers, having those numbers prominently displayed didn’t go down well with the community.
Thankfully, the developers are going to address the Baldur’s Gate 3 version info issue with an upcoming fix. That much was confirmed by Michael Douse, Director of Publishing at Larian Studios on Twitter, with a succinct but unmistakable “this is coming” as a reply to a fan request: “Please get rid of the version info [on the] top right corner.”
Baldur’s Gate 3 Mid-Game Character Appearance Changes Requested
The other major issue arising from the community is that Baldur’s Gate 3 players can’t customize their character looks after the starting choices. Reddit is one of the usual outlets for players to reach out to developers and this is what happened with user TabiniT. Among a lot of praise for the game, they asked Larian to seriously consider the option to edit traits such as hairs, skin, face, colors, and makeup, while not touching upon race and gender as to avoid some issues with the story. They even suggest something similar to Larian’s previous game Divinity: Original Sin 2, with the Vanity Mirror, or the Barber found in Baldur’s Gate.
Naturally, many players agree with this suggestion, and even state that there is a way to respec your character by paying 100 gold to a skeleton NPC named Withers. However, this is only valid for class and ability scores, but not for appearance, so the limitation stands. Larian is certainly attentive to these claims and hopefully we’ll have some update soon.
With Baldur’s Gate 3 reaping up player numbers and awards on PC, now all that is left is for Larian to finish and launch the PS5 version, which is slated for September 6, along with the Mac release. Completionists have 200 hours of playtime in Baldur’s Gate 3, so there’s surely a lot to enjoy in the coming months.