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Pillars of Eternity patch likely coming next week

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Pillars of Eternity

I'm barely out of the character creator in Pillars of Eternity, but I'm looking forward to diving back in, perhaps after restarting seven or eight times until I'm happy with my choice of avatar. Others are further into Obsidian's nostalgic fantasy adventure, and may be wondering when the first post-release patch will arrive to iron out any wrinkles they've encountered along the way. Wonder no more (well, maybe wonder a little bit): Patch 1.03 will likely be with us sometime next week. In the meantime, a developer has taken to Reddit (opens in new tab) to keep players abreast of the situation, and to answer any questions they might have.

Here's a quote about the patch, taken from the Pillars support FAQ (opens in new tab). "Yes, we're currently working on patch 1.03, which we hope to release during the week of March 30. We are actively monitoring the Technical Support forum and pulling issues out into our internal bug database." If you're having any issues, both those links should sort you out, or at least let you know that you're not alone.

Pillars of Eternity, by the way, is really bloody good (opens in new tab), according to Andy. If you're having any non-bug-related trouble with it, Tom recently wrote a beginner's guide (opens in new tab) that will hopefully stop you dying quite so much.

Meanwhile, if you haven't seen the splendid launch trailer, you can find it below. (Ta, Blue's News (opens in new tab).)

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.