Baldur’s Gate 3 max level – what is the level cap?

Baldur’s Gate 3 max level – what is the level cap?
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Want to know the Baldur’s Gate 3 max level? In a massive CRPG with all sorts of adversaries and companions, levelling up unlocks new opportunities for your party. Considering that players will spend an absurd amount of time exploring D&D’s Forgotten Realms setting, you’ll earn experience towards gaining levels.

Levelling up lets you access the best skills of Baldur’s Gate 3 classes and subclasses like the Fighter, the Cleric, and the Monk. Remember to pair them with the best Baldur’s Gate 3 races to synergize their strengths. And with that, read on to learn more about the max level cap in the game.

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What’s the max level in Baldur’s Gate 3?

The max level that players can currently reach is Level 12 in Baldur’s Gate 3. While that might not sound like much, D&D’s level-up mechanics are more elaborate than most RPG titles. One can’t compare the typical level cap with the one offered to Baldur’s Gate 3 spellcasters. You’ll gain a wide range of skills and perks, letting you handle enemies and quests that you previously couldn’t. The devs over at Larian Studios might change this in the future, though.

While they had “originally planned for Level 10 to be the highest character level in the game,” they decided to have two additional levels, raising the cap to 12. “Too many rad high-level spells would have been left just out of reach had we done so.” This lets players get access to more spells in the endgame like Planar Allies, Chain Lightning, and Otto’s Irresistible Dance. Additional DLCs and expansions could raise this number even further.

Considering that the traditional max level of most Dungeons & Dragons campaigns is level 20, expect more surprises after we hit Baldur’s Gate 3 release date. That’s when the game comes out of Early Access. The full release of the game will let players go beyond the first act, with fresh content and the ability to dual-class. As it stands, the journey to level 12 has plenty of unique opportunities for players. Check out Baldur’s Gate 3 feats to get to higher levels even more quickly.