Baldur's Aboideau 3 appearance conception deep-dive reveals tailed dragonborn, blatant chic intros, and bespoke genitals

A dwarf character in Baldur's Gate 3, created with the Duergar subrace. The dwarf is preparing a spell in their left hand, which is glowing with a purple light.
(Image credit: Larian)

A contempo 11-minute examination of Baldur's Aboideau 3's full-release appearance architect alone into the internet's aggregate lap the added day, address of Kotaku, alongside an interview with advance appearance artisan Alena Dubrovina.

The examination itself abominably doesn't appearance off abundant about the nitty-gritty of chase and chic features—sorry, pre-release theorycrafters. We did, however, get a blink at some blatant class-selection animations that sum up their fantasy with flair. The astrologer amendment a access of wind, the fighter shows off a little footwork—I anticipate my claimed favourite is the rogue, who rolls a bread beyond their fingers like they've aloof abstruse a new affair trick.

We additionally got a added attending at the dragonborn types which were appear in a community post beforehand this month, and accepted that you can accept a dragonborn with or after a tail. Yes, this has absolutely been a point of altercation in the TTRPG association for some reason. While the PHB states that they "lack wings or a tail", best players appropriately avoid that academician advice, because cape are cool.

The juicer capacity arise from the account with Dubrovina. Larian Studios is appropriately invested in amateur identity, and accept provided that in the anatomy of body-type doubter genitalia. The advantage to customise your adventurous hero's $.25 isn't new information, as the tab was shown—but not explored—in the Console From Hell showcase. What is new, however, is the account that your character's genitals are absolutely different to their anatomy blazon or voice.

"The catechism arose, 'what happens back you booty [your underwear] off? … At aboriginal we were like, 'you know, maybe nothing's gonna happen. Maybe we're gonna accept addition underwear cobweb beneath it. Who cares? But again I started cerebration about it, talking about it, and we realised that for some players, it's aloof addition way to represent their identity." You can accept amid penis and vulva options, as able-bodied as whether your appearance has pubic hair. The commodity additionally mentions that, accustomed their biology, dragonborn will accept race-specific options.

positively jacked half elf grinning at camera

(Image credit: Larian)

This annulment of gender announcement from anatomy blazon extends to the game's choir and pronouns, too. As appear in the Console From Hell, anatomy types no best accept gendered symbols to denote them. You can additionally accept male, female, or non-binary pronouns, and your character's articulation is angry to neither choice. There's alike an advantage to adumbrate dishabille in case you're not agitated by your character's particulars, or intend to beck the game. 

From area I'm sat this aloof agency that there's added customisation, added types of players feel seen, and you can about-face them off if you don't care—everybody wins. However, while I'm absorbed to get ashore in myself, I do accept some accessory complaints. 

The architect looks absolute enough, but in a bold like this I absolutely capital to see some able sliders rather than the preset templates we accept for anatomy types and facial features. For example, a lot of the half-orc face options for the added adult anatomy blazon weren't absolutely pretty. 

Plus if we're activity for broader representation, I'm not abiding four variants of able-bodied or androgynous bodies absolutely accomplish that. Alike so, the actuality we'll be getting multiclassing and 22 subclasses to accept from agency I'm apprenticed to be experimenting for weeks. You'll be able to boggle yourself back Baldur's Aboideau 3 arrives on PC Baronial 3.

Staff Writer

Harvey's history with amateur started back he aboriginal begged his parents for a Apple of Warcraft cable age-old 12, admitting he's back been accursed with Final Fantasy 14-brain and a huge drove on G'raha Tia. He fabricated his alpha as a freelancer, autograph for websites like Techradar, The Escapist, Dicebreaker, The Gamer, Into the Spine—and of course, PC Gamer. He'll bore his teeth into annihilation that looks interesting, admitting he has a bendable atom for RPGs, soulslikes, roguelikes, deckbuilders, MMOs, and awe-inspiring indie titles. He additionally plays a shelf amount of TTRPGs in his offline time. Don't ask him what his favourite arrangement is, he has too many.