Great news, Infinity Engine fans!
Owners of Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition, Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition, and Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition on Steam, Beamdog, and Google Play now have beta access to the upcoming 2.5 update
!The 2.5 Update is focused primarily on multiplayer improvements, restoring cross-compatible play, and resolving any critical errors
. Oh, and we’ve added the Shaman class to Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition!
This update isn’t complete just yet, which is why we’re seeking your feedback on the work that we’ve done so far. Grab the beta, check into this subforum, test it until your eyes burst, and then let us know what you think! About the game, not about your extreme and sudden eye pain.
The 2.5 Update beta will run from December 5th, 2017 to January 8th, 2018
, with the possibility of an extension, as we gather data and feedback from beta participants. If you help us out with the beta you’ll receive a special Beamdog Forum badge that you can use to lord over your friends, family, and rivals.
After the holidays we’ll review your feedback, finish the fixes, and make the 2.5 Update available on Beamdog, Steam, GoG, the Mac App Store, Google Play, and the iOS App Store. Every platform will get this update! Can your toaster run Linux? Did you install Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition on it? It will get this update!
The release version of the 2.5 Update will include the correct German VO for Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition from the original Baldur’s Gate II, but it won’t be included in the beta. Check the Engine 2.5 Patch Notes
on the blog
. Patch notes for each game will accompany the full release of the 2.5 Update
. For now, see the blog notes and the following notes from the Redmine:Next UpdateIssues to be addressed in the next BG:EE updateIssues to be addressed in the next BGII:EE updateIssues to be addressed in the next Infinity Engine update
Worried about a fix or feature that didn’t make it into 2.5? Worry not! We’ve been listening to and recording your feedback this whole time, and we have some exciting plans for more Infinity Engine updates to come. Stay tuned!
Wondering about Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear on mobile? We’ll have some great news to share on that front soon*!*For real this time!Find out how to access the 2.5 update beta here.Check how to report bugs here.
P.S. The IWD:EE achievements will have placeholder art until the end of the week.
Also, as stated above, there will be a special beta badge, how it will be distributed is still being determined.