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Continuing to move through their library of classic RPGs starting with the first Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, there's now the 2.6 Beta available for Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition. Eventually this update will also be coming to Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition too.

This is a massive upgrade for the tech behind the game, as well as solving numerous bugs and other issues. To try it, which is currently only on Steam until it's ready for everyone, you can opt into it by going into the Properties -> Beta tab and selecting "road_to_2.6".

What's new for BGII:EE in the 2.6 update? Some highlights:

  • Changed to 64 bit executables; 32 bit operating systems are no longer supported
  • Hundreds of bug fixes including many spell fixes
  • Improved pathfinding
  • Improved multiplayer stability
  • Added Adventurers of Neverwinter content to all games
  • Added French text localization to Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition

Plus plenty of other assorted fixes and improvements to existing features. The full list can be seen here.

Beamdog are looking for feedback on how your testing went if you do try the 2.6 Beta update. They need to know if you can Launch and Save + Load it correctly without issues and they want this tested on Linux too. 

You can leave a comment on this Steam announcement post. Once ready, it will be up on the GOG store as usual too.

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4 comments

EagleDelta 7 Dec, 2020
Just to add - this update is going to be for both Baldur's Gate: EE AND Baldur's Gate II: EE. Both have betas up and both need testers.
Liam Dawe 7 Dec, 2020
Quoting: EagleDeltaJust to add - this update is going to be for both Baldur's Gate: EE AND Baldur's Gate II: EE. Both have betas up and both need testers.
This is mentioned at the very top of the article ;)
EagleDelta 7 Dec, 2020
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: EagleDeltaJust to add - this update is going to be for both Baldur's Gate: EE AND Baldur's Gate II: EE. Both have betas up and both need testers.
This is mentioned at the very top of the article ;)

I am totally blind. I didn't even see that
nattydread 8 Dec, 2020
I just love this game, I always come back to it.
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