Baldur's Gate 3 players are convinced the epilogue is setting up DLC

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Some Baldur's Gate 3 players are taking the new epilogue as an indication that more story stuff for the RPG might be in the works.

Be warned: spoilers for the Baldur's Gate 3 epilogue follow!

Yesterday, November 30, Larian pushed live Baldur's Gate 3's mammoth patch 5, the game's biggest post-launch update so far, boasting a lovely epilogue in the form of a Withers-hosted party. It's one line, in the screenshots just below, that have got a lot of players speculating that Baldur's Gate 3 DLC could yet be on the way for the massive RPG.

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Withers sure does warn the player, and the party by extension, to be ready for more adventures. If we're taking Larian's six years of work into account though, this could simply be our skeletal friend addressing the fact that our party's adventures continue after the credits roll, and nowhere is there a better example of that than Karlach's ending.

Yes, if you romanced Karlach, you'll get a special little scene with her at the party. The best girl and your character plan on heading back to Faerun and getting her Infernal Engine looked at after Baldur's Gate 3 story is all said and done, but this exploit doesn't actually play out on screen - it's simply setting up where life will take the couple after the RPG.

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Withers' line in the epilogue could be a tease of DLC yet to come, sure, or it could simply by Larian looking to the future of Baldur's Gate 3 after they cease work on it and hand it over to players for good. 

When Larian was asked about DLC earlier this year, the Baldur's Gate 3 developer said it wants to "do more." That was before the PS5 version even launched though, and the Xbox Series X/S launch is yet to even happen, so perhaps Larian might be well and truly ready to step back from Baldur's Gate 3 after 2023 is out.

Baldur's Gate 3 players were recently begging Larian for masquerade ball DLC - apparently everyone wants to dress up all fancy and hit the town for a night.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.