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Pet Powers, Combat Randomizer, and More Added to Divinity: Original Sin 2

Gaming article by Robert Grosso on Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 19:13
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Developer
Larian Studios
Publisher
Larian Studios
Release Date
September 14, 2017
Series
Divinity
Genre
RPG
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Gift Bag: Order and Magic is now Available

Larian Studios has announced some updates to their critically acclaimed RPG, Divinity: Original Sin 2

A new blog post by Larian stated that this small update, titled Gift Bag: Order and Magic, will include a few gameplay updates that are completely optional for players to implement into their game.

 

Some of the new features include a buff to summoner classes with Pet Powers, allowing players to cast infusion spells on all available summons. The in-game Black Cat can also be transformed into a follower, thanks in part to a new magic whistle that can summon it. You also can get an assortment of magical bags to help organize your inventory as well. 

Two larger additions include a combat randomizer and new 'Sorcerous Sundries' vendors. The randomizer is unique by giving random enemy characters a new specialty status, in the hopes to present a fresh challenge for veteran players. The vendors will be located in each major hub in the game, offering the players "exotic and potent artifacts" which can upgrade the gear of yourself or your companions. 

 

Players looking to buy new magical items can also try out the changes to the haggling mechanic. The party's reputation and skill now determine the best chances and prices available to you, instead of toggling to the character with the best score. 

Other additions include the addition of the Japanese Language, a long requested feature to the game, as well as a number of small bug fixes, including fixes to prevent the game from crashing when using the crossplay multiplayer between Mac and PC when the Crafter's Kit is enabled, along with a crash fix related to loading saves when Larian modifications are enabled. 

 

The Gift Bag update will be available for all versions of the game, and when they are enabled they will roll over to all saves on the PC and on the Nintendo Switch if cloud save transfers are enabled. 

What are your thoughts on this Gift Bag? Looking forward to more updates for Divinity: Original Sin 2? Leave your comments below. 

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Robert Grosso

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A game playing, college teaching scholar who happens to write some articles every so often. Enjoys penning long-form articles that few probably read. Love the art of gaming, preservation, collecting and RPGs. Have worked as a journalist, critic, educator and blogger for over ten years now, with articles published (as user editorials) on Game Revolution and Giant Bomb as well as a contributor for the websites Angry Bananas and Blistered Thumbs. Now making TechRaptor my home.