Can you multiclass and how does it work in Baldur’s Gate 3?

Give your fighter or a ranger a few points of magic.

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Baldur’s Gate 3 will have players creating their favorite characters using the rules from the Dungeon and Dragons tabletop game, specifically the fifth edition. In it, you have access to a variety of classes and species for you to pick your character. For those who truly love the game, they think about the best way to make their character, and sometimes they need to choose multiple classes. Will Baldur’s Gate 3 allow you to have the same variety?

Yes, you will. The answer came from Swen Vincke, the creative director at Larian Studios, the developer behind Baldur’s Gate 3. Vincke explained the answer in a Reddit AMA he hosted to discuss the game with eager fans. One of the audience members asked, “How will multiclassing work? Like 5e or modified?”

“Multiclassing rule will follow closely the 5e DnD,” Vincke said. “On level up characters will be able to continue with their current class or choose a new class, provided they meet the requirements.”

So, for players trying to figure what they want to do for their characters in Baldur’s Gate 3, you have to plan things out a little bit. You cannot simply have your character begin diving into magic if your character does not meet the requirements to take on a level in the Wizard or Warlock category. Before you level up or take a level with your character, you need to spend a little time thinking about what points and choices you want to make.

While it’s not a simple choice you get whenever your character levels up, it’s far easier than needing to meet with an NPC who can provide the knowledge to you. Everyone will have the option when they level up. You don’t have to choose a different class with your character. If you want to continue leveling up your Fighter until they hit the highest level, you can do that and still have a great time.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is set to release sometime in late 2020, or early 2021 to PC and Google Stadia. The game will first have early access to allow players to try it out before it releases.