Although we cannot influence it directly, Baldur's Gate 3 Max Level plays a major role in our playthroughs. The level cap that our characters can reach when the cRPG fully launches determines which spells they'll be able to use as they gain experience and, ultimately, how our party plays and interacts.
When Baldur's Gate 3 launched in Early Access, it did so with a lower level cap. This lower max level made sense, given how that version of the game only included one act of the three planned for the full release.
What's the max level you can reach in Baldur's Gate 3?
Baldur's Gate 3 early access level cap ended up taking characters as high as level 5. Reaching max level was possible before getting through the entire 25 hours' worth of content found in the first act.
Developer Larian Studios said in an older Reddit AMA that it was aiming for a maximum character level of 10 in the full version of Baldur's Gate 3.
The matter was finally settled in late June 2023, when a community update revealed that the maximum level our characters can reach when Baldur's Gate 3 fully launches is 12.
- Baldur's Gate 3 level cap (full release): Level 12
Although the third entry in the series is a very faithful adaptation of Dungeons and Dragons' fifth edition, it doesn't let us go all the way to level 20.
This likely means that we'll miss out on the most powerful spells available in the pen-and-paper version.
Be that as it may, level 12 is more than enough to build a strong character while sampling a vast variety of class mechanics.
The developer has yet to address whether or not future updates or potential DLC might end up raising this number.
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