Baldur’s Gate 3 patch adds accessibility improvements such as subtitle text size

Ben Bayliss1 minute read

The latest Baldur’s Gate 3 patch introduces some new features that can help with accessibility.

Larian Studios’ Baldur’s Gate 3, an epic RPG that is set within the Dungeons and Dragons universe, has received a new patch that comes with accessibility improvements. This update also comes with a large list of numerous gameplay additions. The patch went live on October 14, 2021, with the patch notes available on Steam.

Found under the “Usability” section, it’s detailed that players can now increase and customize the font size for dialogues and apply a background to them. Players can also drag items in the trade menu, apply bonuses after a re-roll , and spell containers now have close buttons available.

A point-and-click frequency setting is now displayed as a slider, and for those that may be using the Direct Connect or Twitch extension secret keys, the game now supports cut, copy, and paste actions.

There are additional improvements, such as a new dynamic mixing system that improves the balance between combat, music, and ambiance sound levels, and there’s now a salami that can be equipped which, as described, allows for “meatier combat.”

Baldur’s Gate 3 finds players in a turn-based combat scenario, and allows pausing the world at any point to plan tactical moves. The game is available now for PC and Google Stadia.

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Ben is the one in charge of keeping the content cogs at Can I Play That? turning. Deafness means that he has a focus on discussing captions, but with experience in consultancy and advocacy, he covers what bases he can. Having written about accessibility in video games at DualShockers, GamesRadar+, GamesIndustry.biz, Wireframe, and more he continues his advocacy at CIPT. He was actually awarded a Good Games Writing award for an article he wrote here! He enjoys a range of games, but anything that’s open-world and with a photo mode will probably be his cup of tea. You can get in touch with him at: ben@caniplaythat.com

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