How to change your character appearance in Baldur's Gate 3

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How to change character appearance in Baldur's Gate 3.
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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 have become the most cherished tasks 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.

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's maturity or even the character's genitalia.

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 your character appearance in Baldur's Gate 3 in-game?

Character customisation in Baldur's Gate 3 is sadly limited to the pre-game experience. Once you create your character at the beginning of the game, you cannot modify their appearance later down the road.

If you want to go on an adventure as someone else, you're going to have to start a new save and begin again. On the upside, you'll afford yourself the opportunity to create a character with a whole new look, personality, and path to your first.

Will in-game character customisation be added in a patch?


There's always a chance that a post-launch Baldur's Gate 3 update could allow you to modify their character's appearance during the game, but there's been no mention of it so far.

But there you have it, that's everything you need to know about the character customisation options to change your character appearance before you start your playthrough. If you're already running around Faerun, be sure to check out our handy guides like how to fix the broken Moon Lantern, as well as whether you should take the Mountain Pass or Underdark route to Moonrise Towers.

For more articles like this, take a look at our Guides and Baldur's Gate 3 page.