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Baldur’s Gate 3 Hotfix #20 patch notes: Scale Mail duplication is gone

Herdmaster Skardjall is no longer supplying infinite armor pieces
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Larian Studios has graced us wíth another update for Baldur’s Gate 3. Hotfix #20, as you may be able to infer from its name, isn’t exactly a massive overhaul of the game, but focuses on fixing a few smaller issues that have been discovered. Chief among those is a duplication bug, which had enabled players to make infinite copies of Scale Mail by repeatedly removing the Whipping Cane from Herdmaster Skardjall's body. You won’t get to farm currency or materials in this way any more. Yes, in this economy! Unbelievable.

Another important fix was made in regards to Minthara, who stubbornly refused to follow the party in Act 2 or Act 3 sometimes. Larian sorted her out to be a bit more cooperative in the future.

For the full Baldur’s Gate 3 Hotfix #20 patch notes, check below.

Kagha from Baldur's Gate 3

Why are all the damn Scale Mails gone?

Baldur’s Gate 3 Hotfix #20 patch notes

  • Introduced a few crash safeguards to ensure that when a save game fails to load, you'll be sent back to the Main Menu.
  • Fixed some issues causing the second player on split screen to have a black screen for 30 seconds.
  • Fixed a bug preventing you from opening containers (like the Camp Supply Sack) while trading if you selected a different character from the one who initiated the trade. This also fixed a sneaky money exploit.
  • Fixed a bug causing the environment to never take its turn, blocking combat from progressing.
  • Fixed a bug causing you to get stuck in combat if there were still some bats remaining after you defeated Cazador.
  • Fixed an infinite loot bug that would duplicate Herdmaster Skardjall's Scale Mail every time you removed the Whipping Cane from his body.
  • Fixed a bug causing the crime dialogue for trespassing to get spammed beside the Steel Watch Foundry.
  • Fixed some banding and shader issues in cinematics that were causing VFX artifacts on faces at certain angles.
  • Fixed Minthara sometimes not following the party in Act II or Act III.
  • Fixed a case where Halsin wouldn't move to his position when you arrived at Last Light in Act II.
  • Fixed an issue where Minthara wouldn't leave the party after being escorted out of Moonrise Towers.
  • Fixed an issue causing characters to tell you they were too busy to talk to you when you tried to speak to them. They were lying.
  • Fixed missing tab textures in the Trade UI.
  • Hid the filter tabs for traders when bartering with them, these will be reintroduced in a future update pending further testing.
  • Fixed a potential crash when preloading complex cinematics.