September 29, 2023

Baldur’s Gate 3 developer Larian Studios has dropped its hotfix 5 today and one of the fixes included with this latest patch addresses a bug that prevented you from accessing some of Nightwarden Minthara’s lines of dialogue. With this problem now being resolved by the developers, you should now be able to advance your relationship with the ruthless Drow in Act 3 all while your companions question your decision to date the deadly True Soul.

Of course, this isn’t the only change that’s being introduced as part of this update as a number of crashing and gameplay issues have also been addressed this time around. In addition, now that the Baldur’s Gate 3 PS5 release date is practically here, Larian Studios have also included performance enhancements for the game’s console version. Some of the changes that have been made included fixes to “graphical issues on HDR TVs, an issue in which game audio on PS5 stopped working,” and more.

This latest hotfix, along with all of the previous chonky patches and changes, will all be integrated once the PS5 version of Baldur’s Gate 3 drops. This means that those playing on the Sony console should be able to have a much smoother experience compared to the game’s initial PC launch. If you want to learn more about hotfix 5, though, then you’ll be able to check out all of the specific improvements below.

Baldur’s Gate 3 hotfix 5 patch notes


  • Fixed a bug that locked players out of many of Minthara’s lines of dialogue.


  • Fixed sometimes not being able to talk to NPCs or party members because the game thought you were still in a dialogue.
  • Fixed a rare crash that would occur when faraway characters got close to the party.
  • Fixed a crash that would occur if a guard responding to a crime created a summon (e.g. an elemental), and you fled the combat or were incapacitated without killing the summon.
  • PS5
  • Fixed an issue causing the game’s audio to stop working on PS5.
  • Fixed graphical issues on HDR TVs when the HDR black level calibration was set to 0.
  • Fixed a crash that would occur when opening the onscreen keyboard.


  • Fixed a memory leak when creating and destroying many objects.


  • Improved performance when cycling through Character Sheet tabs in splitscreen.
  • Fixed splitscreen not working correctly when a client with splitscreen already enabled joins a multiplayer game.
  • Fixed dismissed avatars not showing up properly in Withers’ Wardrobe if the host is at camp and is already looking inside the wardrobe.
  • Fixed characters sometimes disappearing on splitscreen when the client reconnects after disconnecting while listening in on a dialogue.
  • Clients rejoining a multiplayer game where there’s a dismissed avatar in Withers’ Wardrobe will now be able to pick that avatar up again rather than have to create a new avatar. (This bug would happen when the client left the session and another player selected that client’s avatar in the middle of the dismiss-to-camp dialogue.)


  • Trader NPCs will now retain their Approval Rating of avatars and companions even after they’re dismissed to Withers’ Wardrobe.
  • Fixed  not dying and therefore not triggering the Game Over flow if you bring him to 0 HP outside of combat in .
  • Fixed not being able to talk to Minthara at camp if you dismissed her outside of camp.
  • Fixed Level Up not working as expected if you level up while the game is saving.
  • Fixed Hag’s Bane not having an effect on Auntie Ethel.


  • Fixed text being cut off in the title of tutorial pop-ups.
  • Fixed button prompts getting cut off on the Multiplayer Settings screen on splitscreen.
  • Fixed some UIs not updating when saving, causing, for example, Shadowheart’s inventory to appear empty when you recruit her on the beach.
  • Fixed the tadpole count in the Radial Menu on controller.


  • Fixed characters getting stuck when the Analog Stick Selection setting is set to Left Stick and you rotate the stick in circles as far as it can go.


  • Added nipple covers to  for when the nudity filter is enabled.


  • Moved Withers’ Wardrobe in the crèche camp to avoid clipping with Shadowheart’s tent.

As always, you’ll also be able to take a look at this hotfix through Larian Studios’ official announcement. If you want more help on the game, then check out our guides on Baldur’s Gate 3 companions, Baldur’s Gate 3 how to level up fast, and Baldur’s Gate 3 how to get out of jail.

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