Larian Studios has recently made changes with the latest hotfix for Baldur’s Gate 3 due to a certain player backlash.
Baldur’s Gate 3 Cat His Majesty’s Origins
One of the many NPCs in Baldur’s Gate 3 is a cat named His Majesty. He can be found in the game’s Last Light Inn. When the game launched, the cat was a Sphynx cat, which is a breed known for its complete lack of fur.
This was actually a bug because His Majesty accidentally had the same character model as another Sphynx cat called Steelclaw. His Majesty was a different type of breed.
Later on, Larian fixed the error in the third patch for the game with patch notes saying “Updated the visuals of His Majesty, who previously looked like Steelclaw, His Majesty’s appearance now befits his name and nature.”
While the bug was fixed, this actually angered the community because they had now been accustomed to His Majesty’s “buggy” appearance. They wanted the hairless cat back again, and well, Larian answered that swiftly.
In today’s new patch, His Majesty is now back hairless and everyone is happy again. Larian Studios surrendered to fan pressure.
“Hotfix #8 is now live for Baldur’s Gate 3,” Larian posted. “This update addresses several crashes and issues, including your party members transferring every important item to you upon dismissal. More importantly, we shaved His Majesty.”
Fans replied with really happy comments on the post. “Thank you for re-balding the cat,” follower Emma Kent replied. “His Majesty is restored,” Luke Rogers commented. “Most important patch in gaming history.”
Cat happy, community happy, Larian is also happy. His Majesty returns bald!