Ever so often, we encounter games that truly break the mold and reinvigorate a particular genre. They don’t necessarily need to go against the grain. They don’t even need to be massively expensive AAA titles. All they need to do is to know their strengths and deliver in an exceptional manner. One of those games is Divinity: Original Sin 2 from Larian Studios. Since releasing last year it’s set the bar of what a tactical RPG could be like while vastly surpassing its predecessor. Today, Larian Studios once again gives fans something to enjoy — Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition — free.
The Definitive Divinity Experience
The Definitive Edition is a free upgrade if you already own Divinity: Original Sin 2. It’s a whopping 8.2 GB update so just be aware of that.
So many facets of Divinity: Original Sin 2 have been overhauled such as the UI, journal, and dialogue. There’s also a small change in the tutorial as well as four new levels in Arena mode. The Definitive Edition also features improved optimization so you can say goodbye to some of the minor hiccups you experienced before. It will also support HDR although that update is still to come. Larian Studios have also included this nifty Google Docs list of every change that the Definitive Edition has.
Once you’re done with the upgrade, you’ll notice that you can now choose between Classic and Definitive Editions. Sadly, Classic saves are not compatible with Definitive mode. If you want to continue your old adventures and have spent roughly 100 hours already, it’s probably a good idea to finish it first. However, if you’re a newcomer or your current playthrough’s only at a couple of hours, then go ahead and just pick Definitive mode and re-roll.
Larian have also mentioned that the Editor for the Definitive Edition will come at a later date, and all Classic mods will not be compatible with the new update. So, again, choose the Definitive mode if you’re looking to start anew.
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