Ahead of Baldur’s Gate III‘s Early Access launch on October 6, Larian Studios has shared the races and classes players can pick from. In total, there are 16 races/subraces and six classes available in Early Access.They include humans, githyanki, elves, drow, half-elf, dwarves, halflings, and tieflings, as well as their associated subraces. The classes players can choose are Cleric, Fighter, Ranger, Rogue, Warlock, and Wizard–each with at least two subclasses available.
Larian also stated that they used 3D scans of models and actors to produce 150 photorealistic heads. People were selected “because their features roughly resembled the direction for each race in the game, as well as, of course, for diversity and variety in the human-like races.”
Alena Dubrovina, lead character artist at Larian Studios, elaborated on the studio’s process and said, “Some of the scanned heads kept their features, but others became a starting point for creating new faces. We also used scanned data as a learning resource because there is no better sculptor than nature.”