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Baldur's Gate 3 mid-game character appearance customisation in development

Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the Faerûn-est of them all?

Baldur's Gate 3 Minthara in metal armour looking a bit angry at the camera.
Image credit: Larian Studios

The ability to change the appearance of your character in Baldur's Gate 3 is "being cooked", developer Larian has stated.

Imagine you've spent two hours in the character creator sculpting a face for your character, only to watch the first cutscene and realise that actually, you regret those design choices. It's a modern horror story.

If this is your experience in Baldur's Gate 3 at the moment then you're stuck with your character - unless you decide to restart the game - because there's no way to customise their appearance past the character creation stage. Hopefully, that won't be the case for much longer, now Larian is working on bringing an editing feature to the game.

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The feature was confirmed by Larian director of publishing Michael Douse via X, formerly Twitter. Responding to a player who said they were "begging" to be able to change their in-game look, Douse said "things are being cooked".

Larian has released multiple hotfixes since the game's full release to address bugs, including one which corrupted save files that simply got too big, though it's unclear whether appearance customisation will be added in another hotfix or as part of the upcoming first major patch.

Ater Baldur's Gate 3's first weekend, Larian revealed players spent a combined 88 years in character creation, with almost 10 percent of players taking at least an hour. Larian also shared that 368 player managed to finish Baldur's Gate 3 during that weekend, somehow.

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