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Cracking CRPG Divinity: Original Sin 2 has received its third “Gift Bag” DLC drop – a series of free additions that shake up the game and add some quality-of-life improvements.

This third one is called Order & Magic and, amusingly, that’s a pretty good description of what’s involved. There’s an improved inventory organization system in addition to some buffs to a particular magic class, after all.

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Divinity: Original Sin 2

It sounds like every fight may play out differently, if you desire it.

In terms of replay value, the biggest addition is the Combat Randomizer. This gives special statuses to one or more randomly-picked foes every time you enter combat in Divinity: Original Sin 2, which should change up the way a fight shakes out. New tactics are likely going to be required for this.

Pet Power grants sizeable-sounding buffs to anyone with summoning skills. This’ll allow you to cast infusion spells on all summons, not just your own Incarnate, with each summon getting different skills depending on elemental infusion type.

Speaking of pets, the most important part of this third Gift Bag DLC is called Nine Lives (Black Cat+). This turns the Black Cat into a follower, should you rescue it. You’ll get a whistle you can use to reassign who it follows, or to resummon it should it get lost. You did rescue it, didn’t you? Of course you did. You’re not a monster.

The final three additions all appear to be quality-of-life improvements. Improved Organization offers a set of special bags that let you better organize your inventory, and they’ll even do it automatically. Sourcerous Sundries adds a vendor to each major hub in Divinity: Original Sin 2. Said vendor sells powerful artifacts which “upgrade a character’s gear with immense power, bringing them up to the players’ current level.” Finally, Hagglers lets you use the reputation and skill of your whole party when bartering, so you don’t have to keep swapping to your designated haggling character.

An early Christmas gift

Divinity: Original Sin 2

Bag organization and remembering to switch character to haggle were both things that bothered me, so if this Gift Bag improves that…

As with previous Gift Bag DLC drops, you can enable or disable all of the above as you like in the in-game menu. And naturally, they’re also compatible with the previous Gift Bags: Beauty Salon and Song of Nature.

Order & Magic is available for Divinity: Original Sin 2 right now. The free update is about 200MB or so, and should automatically be applied if you’re playing on Steam. The game itself is available in its Definitive Edition right now.

Tim McDonald
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he's willing to admit. He's written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion - in all its various incarnations - for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He's also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man's only professional games journalist.

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