What is an Origin character?
Origin Characters are pre-designed characters. You can select them during character creation to start your adventure in their shoes (not available at the beginning of Early Access, but will be added later) or you can recruit them during your journey. Origin Characters come with personal backstories, quests and motivations, and have unique ways of interacting with the world, whether you're playing as them or alongside them. If recruited as companions, their previous experiences and attitudes will influence their opinion about what you should do and how you should behave. Everything that you do or say might influence the course of your relationship with them, and determine whether you'll become friends, lovers, rivals, or bitter enemies.
If you create a custom character, you have the freedom to define your race, class and appearance, and you'll still find yourself embedded in the story of Baldur's Gate 3 through personal connections to the events that unfold. Exactly how is something we'll let you discover as you play.
Can I create a custom character?
Yes, you will be able to create a custom character.
Can I play as an Origin character during Early Access?
You will not be able to play as an Origin character at the start of Early Access. You will be able to recruit three of our five Origin characters into your party, so you can experience them as a companion to start off with.
Can I change the class of the origin characters when I recruit them?
Not at the beginning of Early Access, but we are planning to provide that option later down the line.
Can I roll for my stats?
In Early Access we're using Point Buy as the main way to determine stats in Character Creation, but we've heard that there are big fans of rolling stats out there.
What level can I get up to in Early Access?
In Early Access you can progress to level 5.
What Races can I choose from?
In Early Access you can choose from the following Races and Sub-races:
- Seldarine Drow
- Lolth-Sword Drow
- High Elf
- Wood Elf
- High Half-Elf
- Wood Half-Elf
- Drow Half-Elf
- Asmodeus Tiefling
- Mephistopheles Tiefling
- Zariel Tiefling
- Gold Dwarf
- Shield Dwarf
- Lightfoot Halfling
- Strongheart Halfling
- Forest Gnome
- Deep Gnome
- Rock Gnome
What Classes are available to choose from?
In Early Access you can choose from the following Classes:
Will more Races & Classes be added into Early Access?
Over the course of Early Access, we will be adding a lot of new content. We just can’t tell you what and when exactly.
Can I play solo without any other characters, or a Lone Wolf mode?
It’s a request that we get a lot. We’ll look into it.
Will in-game updates/new content cost additional money? Will it be a mix of paid and free DLC?
No, all updates/new content coming during the Early Access period will be free.
Can I Pet The Dog?
There are multiple dogs in the game and you will be able to pet some of them! At the beginning of Early Access you can pet one dog and one owlbear, but there will be more things to pet!