Baldur’s Gate 3 - How to change character appearance

share to other networks share to twitter share to facebook
A playable character in Baldur's Gate 3.
Credit: Larian

Let's look at how to change character appearance in Baldur’s Gate 3. In the enchanting world of Baldur's Gate 3, every adventurer's journey begins with one crucial step - creating a hero that reflects your unique vision. Hence, character appearance and customisation become a cherished task in any RPG.

You get to choose how your hero looks, from their face and hair to their tattoos and armour. It's all up to you! You can make them tough or elegant, mysterious or bold - the choices are endless. However, this all comes with one limitation which we will also going to discuss later in this article. So, let's dive into this guide where you get to make your character closely resemble yourself or your hero in mind.

For more on the game mechanics and guide, check out our Baldur's Gate 3 class tier list and multiplayer guide. We've also got a look at the Baldur's Gate 3 preload details.

How to change character appearance in Baldur’s Gate 3

As soon as you create your character at the start of the game, you will get the option of changing the character's appearance. During the character creation process, click on the "Edit Appearance" button at mid-bottom of the screen.

Baldur's Gate 3 will provide you with race-specific appearance options. Generally, Humans and Elves will get slightly more appearance customisation options.

For every race in general, you can shape their physical appearance, including hair colour, eye colour, and facial features. Additionally, you can also select the perfect voice that will accompany them on their epic journey. Interestingly, you also have the option to modify your character maturity or even private parts.

However, while you can choose your character's appearance and voice, the initial clothing options are determined by your chosen class. Hence, in this department, Larian hasn't given flexibility to the players.

Can you change character appearance any time in Baldur's Gate 3?

At the time of writing, character customisation in Baldur's Gate 3 is sadly limited. Hence, once you create your character at the beginning of the game, you cannot modify their appearance later in the game. While this lack of flexibility might be a bit disappointing for some players, it's essential to embrace the character you've created.

Although, you have the option to start a new game and embark on a fresh adventure with a completely different character. This allows you to explore unique combinations of characteristics once again, ensuring a fresh and exciting experience each time you play.

Keep in mind that game development is an ongoing process, and there's always a chance that the full release of Baldur's Gate 3 may offer more robust character customisation options, allowing players to modify their character's appearance during the game.

In the meantime, you can check how to pause in Baldur's Gate 3, or if you are interested in levelling up fast you can check our guide on how to level up fast in Baldur's Gate 3.

For more articles like this, take a look at our Guides and Baldur's Gate page.