Ahead of Baldur’s Gate III‘s Early Access launch on October 6, Larian Studios has shared the races and classes players can pick from. 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.
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:
- HumanGithyankiElf–High Elf, Wood ElfDrow–Seldarine Drow, Lolth-Sworn DrowHalf-Elf–High Half-Elf, Wood Half-Elf, Drow Half-ElfDwarf–Gold, ShieldHafling–Lightfoot Halfling, Strongheart HalflingTiefling–Asmodeus Tiefling, Mephistopheles Tiefling, Zariel Tiefling
Baldur’s Gate III in Early Access provides roughly around 25 hours of replayable content. It will release 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. Ahead of the Early Access release, 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 4350RAM: 8GBGPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 / AMD Radeon R9 280XDirectX: 11Storage: 70GBOS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
Baldur’s Gate 3 recommended PC requirements
- CPU: Intel Core i7-4700K / AMD Ryzen 5 1500XRAM: 16GBGPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB) / AMD Radeon RX 580DirectX: 11Storage: 70GBOS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
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