Baldur’s Gate 3 – Hotfix 9 is Now Live, Magic Mirror Now Supports Hirelings

You can now customize the appearance of your Hirelings and change your character’s name using the newly added Magic Mirror.

Just days after deploying hotfix 8 for Baldur’s Gate 3, Larian Studios has announced that hotfix 9 is now live. It features an array of fixes for bugs and crashes while extending the Magic Mirror’s functionality to Hirelings. If you want to adjust their appearance (within limits), that’s now possible.

The Magic Mirror can also change your character’s name. Other changes include fixes for a rare crash occurring when unloading or quick loading, GPU crashes on Vulkan for the PS5, a split-screen issue on PS5, and more. A bug that prevented Minthara’s romance from triggering has also been fixed.

Check out the full hotfix notes for more details. Baldur’s Gate 3 is available for PS5 and PC – check out our reviews here and here. It’s received extensive critical acclaim since its release and will launch between now and November for Xbox Series X/S (though it won’t support local split-screen on the Series S).

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  • You can now use the Magic Mirror on hirelings.
  • You can now change your name through the Magic Mirror.
  • Fixed a rare crash that could occur when unloading or quickloading a game.
  • Fixed an issue causing GPU crashes on PS5 Vulkan.
  • Fixed the Guardian Statue repeatedly falling into a chasm, causing the server to stall.
  • Fixed a splitscreen issue on PS5 that could cause a black screen when listening in on a dialogue.
  • Fixed unpreparing spells not removing their buffs if the spell was upcasted.
  • Fixed buffs being removed by unpreparing spells if the buff came from a different source (e.g. a scroll).
  • Fixed some character positions and animations breaking if you skip lines in certain dialogues.
  • Fixed the previews not working correctly in the Accessibility options.
  • Fixed an issue causing Minthara’s romance to unreliably trigger.
  • Fixed the Adamantine Splint Armour sometimes making your legs transparent.
  • Fixed a geometry stretching bug introduced in Hotfix 8 on Vulkan.
  • Fixed characters showing up in their underwear in some intimate scenes even if you have nudity enabled.
  • Fixed Feign Death causing an infinite leave–join combat loop in certain circumstances.
  • Fixed prices in dialogues not displaying correctly in savegames that were made while the price was on screen.
  • Optimised the line-of-sight system for entities with no sight range, like items.