Pillars of Eternity - The Patch Beta for Update 3.0.3 is Now Live!

By Michelle-Louise Janion, 1 year ago
Howdy all!

It's been awhile. You have been missed. Today we have news about Update 3.0.3 for Pillars of Eternity! Let's get right to it: the fixes!

The (WIP) patch notes:


- Enemies no longer gain increased shield Deflection and Reflex bonuses when you and save and load in a creature's area.
- Improved the performance of snow footprint VFX.
- Biography now correctly updates after collecting springberries.
- Characters no longer slide across the ground when commanded to move when getting up from prone.

Spells and Abilities

- Chanter buffs and heals now affect the chanter.
- Combusting Wounds now correctly adds damage.
- Shadowing Beyond and the Strike abilities now correctly gain a bonus from Backstab.
- Druids can now use Second Wind and Outlander’s Frenzy when spiritshifted.
- Unbending now gives the correct amount of health.


- Fixed an issue where NPCs would not turn hostile after some conversations.
- Ogres no longer become hostile after transitioning out and back in the Russetwood cave.
- Sul no longer attacks her own pride.
- Nesta now despawns if the Tax Evasion quest is resolved by returning to the town immediately.
- NPCs no longer become hostile when saving and loading in Noonfrost.


- Mourning Gloves no longer give permanent buffs.
- Spell Striking Weapons no longer proc twice on crits.
- Combusting Wounds granted by Spellholding now correctly rolls to hit.
- Executioner’s Hood Accuracy bonus now applies correctly in all situations.
- The item Snef’s Folly will no longer disappear after transitioning.


- Riposte: In addition to triggering on 20% of Misses, it should also trigger on 30% of Grazes.
- Escape: Using Escape should give the rogue a temporary (base 10s) boost to Deflection and Reflexes (+25).
- Adept Evasion: It should be changed to convert 75% of Reflex Grazes to Misses and 50% of Reflex Hits to Grazes.
- Fearsome Strike: Affliction durations increased to base 15s.
- Smoke Cloud: Increase the AoE radius by 33% and the Distracted duration by 50%.
- Withering Strike damage increased to +50%.
- Shadow Step can now be canceled early, and grants a 20% damage boost.


- Barbaric Yell and Barbaric Shout should be set to zero recovery.
- Thick-Skinned: Increase bonuses to +3 (from +2).
- Heart of Fury: Switch to 1/Encounter.
- Echoing Shout: Switch to Foe-only.
- One Stands Alone now triggers when enemies are nearby, instead of only being triggers when the barbarian is engaged.

One-Handed Style
- One-Handed Style: Change to the Graze to Hit conversion (30%) to a Hit to Crit conversion (15%).
- One-Handed Style: No longer works while using a shield.

The list of patch notes can be found on our forum.

Through your continued testing, we will add to and adjust this list while we finalize the patch.

Want to be a part of the beta patches? Find out here!

And with that, until we see each other again, have a great time with the game!

Be incredible. <3

-Mikey Dowling
Michelle-Louise Janion
I tend to favour the puzzle, RPG, action-adventure and strategy genres. My particular favourites over the years have been Final Fantasy IX, Metal Gear Solid, Civilisation V and The Last of Us. I'm also a sucker for a series: Darksiders, Assassin's Creed, Tomb Raider etc. I am a bit of a lone gamer as I tend to steer clear of PvP, and only play multiplayer with close friends.