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Larian breaks down Baldur’s Gate 3's vast character creation options and skills

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Larian has given some insight into Baldur's Gate 3's character creation options at the very beginning of the game, and it all sounds pretty extensive.

Over on the Baldur's Gate 3 Steam store page (opens in new tab), Larian wrote an extensive blog post detailing all the factors that will go into your creating your very own character. Firstly, you'll begin by assigning six total points into various Abilities, including Strength, Dexterity, Constitution, Intelligence, Wisdom and Charisma.

Next, you'll determine your starting Skills. This dictates which Skills you're going to be overly proficient in throughout Baldur's Gate 3, the likes of which include Acrobatics, Deception, and Stealth.

Then there's your character's appearance, which Larian has really put some extensive work into. There's 16 total races and sub-races in Baldur's Gate 3, with 150 heads to pick from, each of which has been meticulously 3D scanned into the game.

In the early access period for Baldur's Gate 3 however, which launches next week on October 6, there's only eight races available to choose from. These include human, Githyanki, Elf, Drow, Half-Elf, Dwarf, Hafling, and Tiefling, each of which has sub-races such as Asmodeus Tieflings or Seldarine Drows, for example.

There'll be a ton to delve into when Baldur's Gate 3 hits early access next week. Previously, developer Larian has talked up romance options and party mechanics, but there's still a load left to uncover in the final game.

For an extended list of all the additional titles still to launch later this year, head over to our page on new games 2020 for more.

Hirun Cryer
Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.