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Baldur’s Gate 3 Level Cap Guide: What is the Max Level in BG3?

There are a multitude of ways to play Baldur’s Gate 3. For some, it’s all about the roleplay and getting to know all of the characters and their rich backstories. For others, it’s about exploring the vast world of the Forgotten Realms. Then there are those that revel in the power fantasy. Getting into the thick of combat and demolishing their foes is the only objective in the game. For optimal carnage, players will want to hit the level cap fast to acquire the largest selection of spells and abilities. So, just what is the level cap in Baldur’s Gate 3?

What Is The Max Level In Baldur’s Gate 3?

The current level cap for any character in Baldur’s Gate 3 is 12. While in development, Larian Studios had tried to cap things off at level 10 but instead opted for two additional levels to grant players access to higher-level spells. 

This means that players will hit the current level cap long before they cross the finish line which is the main storyline. For those that are curious, simply plowing through the main story and ignoring everything else will take players between 75 and 100 hours. Those that wish to complete everything in the fantasy RPG will be looking at least 200 hours of content.

It’s a curious choice to cap the player’s level at 12 whereas the cap for Dungeons & Dragons fifth edition (which BG3 uses as a base) is level 20. It is possible this level cap could be raised with future expansions or DLC. For those that hit the cap and find the game a bit too easy for their fully-empowered character, remember that the difficulty can be increased in the options menu to provide a more robust challenge. 

That’s all there is to the level cap in Baldur’s Gate 3. Armed with that knowledge, why not take a look at our guides for which class to choose as a beginner or how to free Shadowheart?