Baldur's Gate 3: Races And Classes Available In Early Access

Here are your options when creating a character in the Early Access version of Larian's new RPG.


Baldur's Gate III is now available in Early Access on PC and Mac. Ahead of its debut, developer Larian Studios shared the races and classes players can pick from in this early access version of the game.

In total, there are 16 races/subraces and six classes available in Early Access. They include humans, githyanki, elves, drow, half-elf, dwarves, halflings, and tieflings, as well as their associated subraces. The classes players can choose are Cleric, Fighter, Ranger, Rogue, Warlock, and Wizard--each with at least two subclasses available.

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Larian also stated that they used 3D scans of models and actors to produce 150 photorealistic heads. People were selected "because their features roughly resembled the direction for each race in the game, as well as, of course, for diversity and variety in the human-like races."

Alena Dubrovina, lead character artist at Larian Studios, elaborated on the studio's process and said, "Some of the scanned heads kept their features, but others became a starting point for creating new faces. We also used scanned data as a learning resource because there is no better sculptor than nature."

Below are all the races players can select in Early Access:

  • Human
  • Githyanki
  • Elf--High Elf, Wood Elf
  • Drow--Seldarine Drow, Lolth-Sworn Drow
  • Half-Elf--High Half-Elf, Wood Half-Elf, Drow Half-Elf
  • Dwarf--Gold, Shield
  • Hafling--Lightfoot Halfling, Strongheart Halfling
  • Tiefling--Asmodeus Tiefling, Mephistopheles Tiefling, Zariel Tiefling

Baldur's Gate III in Early Access provides roughly around 25 hours of replayable content. It released on October 6 on Steam, GOG, and Stadia for $60. This first release in Early Access has been framed as the first act in what might be a lengthy Early Access period for Baldur's Gate III. Larian has also previously shared how big Baldur's Gate III will be and what the game's PC requirements are, which have also been included below. To get ready to play, you can read up on how Baldur's Gate III is connected to the series' first two games.

Baldur's Gate 3 minimum PC requirements

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 / AMD RX 4350
  • RAM: 8GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 / AMD Radeon R9 280X
  • DirectX: 11
  • Storage: 70GB
  • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)

Baldur's Gate 3 recommended PC requirements

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4700K / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB) / AMD Radeon RX 580
  • DirectX: 11
  • Storage: 70GB
  • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
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