BG3 players want Patch 7 to bring long-overlooked dye preview feature

Stephanie Zucarelli
Figaro Pennymaker, Dye and clothing vendor in BG3

Some systems of Baldur’s Gate 3 could use an extra tweak to make them perfect, even if they are mostly inconsequential to gameplay. Some players would love to see Larian Studios tackle a dye preview feature in Patch 7.

Baldur’s Gate 3 gives players a chance to customize almost everything throughout their journey, and thanks to the Magic Mirror, they can also change the appearance of their original character to match the narrative.

But there’s a tiny detail missing that forced me to run around Faerun when trying to customize my party’s gear. Most players agree that including a different dye system would make the world of a difference.

While it’s true that dyeing your equipment to match your desired style is far from being a priority in the game, those of us who like playing with our characters’ color schemes know that they are a tricky item to get, and even trickier to combine with your gear.

That’s why several Redditors agreed that having a dye preview system would be a great feature to see in the upcoming Baldur’s Gate 3 Patch 7 since dyes don’t follow colors but styles for each gear.

Bg3 dye
Dye colors aren’t indicative of the outcome when applied in BG3.

“Ooooohhh cobalt? Must be a nice deep blue, perfect for the color scheme! Now let’s try and combine tha- IT’S PURPLE,” joked a player while describing the feeling that most dye users get.

The strange thing about dyes is that they impact every piece of equipment differently, so there’s really no way of knowing what you’ll get after combining them with your items.

To solve this, a player created a spreadsheet that’s being filled with descriptions of how items look after using dyes, but fans would really like an in-game option for this system.

Other players also explained that the whole process of getting dyes turns boring in Baldur’s Gate 3 since they are randomly stocked by vendors. “It’s very tedious in Act 1, having to go back to the Zhentarim multiple times in order to buy Black & Furnace Red dye, and then find they only have like 3 bottles on your fourth visit. It’s a purely visual tweak, not a magic weapon, FFS!,” they said.

That’s everything on why having a dye system would be a perfect detail to add in Baldur’s Gate 3 Patch 7. If you want to know more about Larian Studios’ RPG, you can check out how to solve all of Shadowheart’s woes during the early game, or the best options for the Level 6 spell slot.