Developer Larian Studios has unleashed more information about Baldur’s Gate 3 ahead of its early access debut. For their eighth community update, Larian has revealed new details regarding character creation in Baldur’s Gate 3. This includes some of the race, class, and background options that will be available to players during early access.
Baldur’s Gate 3 Character Creation
Shaping your character’s story in Baldur’s Gate 3 begins with character creation. Who you are and how you look can influence how other NPCs will interact with you. For example, playing a character of a rarer race such as the Drow can garner unique reactions from NPCs upon meeting them for the first time. These are things to keep in mind when creating your character in Baldur’s Gate 3.
Baldur's Gate 3's Character Creation system features 3D scans of real people, adapted for tonnes of variety across the 16 photo-realistic race & subraces in Early Access. More details in today's community update! https://t.co/SzM2z0OylK
— Larian – Chonky Patch 4 NOW LIVE! (@larianstudios) October 2, 2020
Larian based their character creation designs on 3D scans of actors and models. Each scan has been carefully crafted to become the game’s base character heads. Because of this, Baldur’s Gate 3 will offer 150 heads to choose from across the various races. “When the cinematic dialogues were introduced for BG3, we realized that we needed to make a huge quality leap for the character art,” explains Alena Dubrovina, Lead Character Artist at Larian Studios. “We wanted to make characters look their best and put the bar very high. We had to be innovative to make such a large range of heads at the quality we wanted.”
The early access version of Baldur’s Gate 3 will offer 16 races and subraces to choose from. Players will also select from the following six classes: Cleric, Fighter, Rogue, Ranger, Wizard, and Warlock. To find out more about each race and class in Baldur’s Gate 3, check out Larian’s latest news update on Steam. Below is a list of each race and subrace available in the game.
- High Elf
- Wood Elf
- Seldarine Drow
- Lolth-Sworn Drow
- High Half-Elf
- Wood Half-Elf
- Drow Half-Elf
- Lightfoot Halfling
- Strongheart Halfling
- Asmodeus Tiefling
- Mephistopheles Tiefling
- Zariel Tiefling
Baldur’s Gate 3 will release into early access on PC and Google Stadia on October 6, 2020. If you’re interested in knowing more about Baldur’s Gate 3 prior to early access, check out some of the previous community updates, such as the romance and companionship update.