What is the Baldur’s Gate 3 max level?

Larian Studios has a lot in store for its upcoming D&D fantasy game Baldur's Gate 3, raising the level cap for characters by two to allow for more "rad" spells.

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What is the BG3 max level cap? Baldur’s Gate 3 is, so far, one of the best games to have been released this year. Between Larian Studios’ unique Dungeons & Dragons-inspired story to its appealing combat, Baldur’s Gate 3 will keep us hooked for months.

Now that BG3 is here, it’s time to perfect your character, choose their class, and their BG3 race, but you might also want to know just how high you can level your character up once you’ve created them. Writing that “we originally planned for Level 10 to be the highest character level in the game,” Larian Studios states that “too many rad high-level spells would have been left just out of reach had we done so.” And that just wouldn’t do. So here’s what you need to know about the BG3 level cap. If you’ve yet to step into Faerun, check out our Baldur’s Gate 3 review to see if it’s the RPG for you.

What is the BG3 max level cap?

The BG3 max level cap is 12. Instead of depriving us of said rad spells, the Baldur’s Gate 3 team has instead chosen to let players “reach level 12, unlocking Planar Allies, Otto’s Irresistible Dance, and Chain Lightning.”

If you’re eager to jump into the game, we have the Baldur’s Gate 3 system requirements to ensure your set-up can handle its expansive world. If you’re already running around Faerun, but aren’t sure which direction to take your character, we have the best builds here, to at least give you some inspiration.