Baldur’s Gate 3 developer Larian Studios is inviting game testers to preview the second and third acts of the highly anticipated RPG.
Ahead of the game’s full release next year, eligible fans can get an early look at the final, unseen part of the game. According to Larry Web page (opens in new tab) announcing the new wave of testing, you will have the chance to practice the final two acts of the game, while providing feedback to shape the experience (thanks, wargamer (opens in new tab))
To participate, you will need to meet the eligibility criteria, which require you to commit to at least one full day of testing at a Larian office. They are found in Barcelona, Gent, Selangor and Quebec. You will be rewarded for your work through a mix of cash, gift cards, game keys, and merchandise, though Larian stresses that this is not a professional QA testing function.
Apply by going to Larian’s page and filling out the registration form. It will ask you a series of questions to assess your gameplay preferences and experience with Dungeons & Dragons, but should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. Larian says he’s especially interested in hearing from players who are vocally opinionated and motivated to contribute to the Baldur’s Gate 3 experience.
hard act to follow
Despite the game releasing in early access in 2020, the second and third acts of Baldur’s Gate 3 are still a mystery. So far, only the first third of the game has been released, and the official FAQ (opens in new tab) on the Steam forum page for Baldur’s Gate 3 suggests that the last two acts will be released when the game leaves early access next year.
The second act is expected to focus on the game’s starting city and make up a considerable portion of its overall game time. Both acts will also progress through the game’s story, bringing you closer to the RPG’s final conclusion.
But aside from locations and plot content, there are a lot more player options in future updates. Larian confirmed that all 12 classes and nine races from the D&D 5E Player’s Handbook will appear in the game. We can expect to see the Monk and Paladin added in the future, as well as the Dragonborn and Half-orc races.
If you’re desperate to find out what Baldur’s Gate 3 has in store, this playtest is probably your best chance to get a glimpse of its future content before the full release. But remember what you’re getting yourself into. If spoilers aren’t your thing, or you want to experience the game for the first time in its full, original form, wait for the full release. It won’t be long before you can return to Faerûn.