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Brace Yourself: Baldur’s Gate 3 Patch 5 Weighs in at 30GB and Needs 130GB of Free Space to Install – IGN

Larian has issued a warning to Baldur’s Gate 3 players ahead of today’s release of Patch 5: you’re going to need to clear a fair bit of space.

Patch 5, due out soon, weighs in at 30GB, but needs 130GB of free space to install, Larian said in a tweet.

That’s a lot of disc space to clear out to fit in a 30GB patch. Larian had a word of advice for those without the space to install the update: uninstall Baldur’s Gate 3 and then re-downloading the patched version.

It’s not an ideal situation, but Larian has promised big things for Patch 5, including an epilogue starring fan-favourite Withers. Also due with Patch 5 is a fix for pesky Act 3 slowdown issues.

“Patch 5 is really good,” Larian’s Director of Publishing Michael Douse said in a tweet published yesterday, November 29. “Spent the whole day talking with devs & Co. going through it all. They were all so fucking proud of the changes. I can tell a lot of these were ‘finally, we did *this*!’ Interesting thing post launch to see so many of them so keen to perfect the experience.

“What’s more, performance improvements are coming to both PC and PS5 on behalf of all the work that’s gone into optimising for Xbox. That’s exciting, but also maybe the least exciting thing in Patch 5, to give you an idea of how exciting it is. More tomorrow.”

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Larian is currently on a victory lap following the breakout success of Baldur’s Gate 3, with seven wins at the recent Golden Joysticks and eight nominations at the upcoming Game Awards. Larian is set to announce Baldur’s Gate 3’s long-awaited Xbox release date at the awards show on December 7, and has even started to tease its “next big game”.

Baldur’s Gate 3, of course, has been a massive commercial and critical success since its official release on PC in August. IGN gave it a 10/10, praising its “crunchy, tactical RPG combat, a memorable story with complex characters, highly polished cinematic presentation, and a world that always rewards exploration and creativity.”

Wesley is the UK News Editor for IGN. Find him on Twitter at @wyp100. You can reach Wesley at [email protected] or confidentially at [email protected].

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