Baldur’s Gate 3 Showcase Reveals New Class, Races, and Gameplay

In exciting news less than a month before PC launch, the Baldur’s Gate 3 Showcase Reveals New Class, Races, and Gameplay!

Baldur's Gate 3 Companions Overlook Vista
Source: Larian Studios

Baldur’s Gate 3 Showcase Reveals

On Friday July 7th, with less than a month left until the PC launch of Baldur’s Gate 3, Larian Studios broadcast their final Panel From Hell Livestream. The developers shared a lot of new and exciting features which will be available when the game released on PC/Mac on August 3 and later on September 6 for Playstation 5.

A new class will be available, along with three corresponding subclasses. Two new races will arrive in the game at the same time, and several new gameplay features that will give players a lot of new options. Read on for a quick overview of all the new details!

New Class

Baldur's Gate 3 Monk Class at Launch
Source: Larian Studios

The Monk class will be coming to Baldur’s Gate 3 at launch! Monks are agile hand-to-hand melee fighters, with a speed and dexterity that gives them a powerful advantage against hulking, brute foes.

The Monk class will feature three subclasses as well:

  • Way of the Open Hand – the traditional martial arts class
  • Way of the Four Elements – a hand melee class with the ability to cast spells
  • Way of the Shadow – a ninja like class, which can teleport itself from the shadows to sneak attack

New Races

There are two new races which will also become available to players at launch. First up is the Half-Orcs. According to Dungeons & Dragons lore, half-orcs often feel emotions physically. Rage increases their heart-rate and makes their bodies burn, sadness literally saps their strength, and love floods them with the desire to perform great acts of compassion.

Baldur's Gate 3 Dragonborn Race Character Creator
Source: Larian Studios

Additionally, and probably more highly anticipated, are the Dragonborn!

A proud race that values clan and skill above all else. Once enslaved by dragons, they strive to be self-sufficient, not wanting to be beholden to anyone, not even the gods.

Larian Studios

This race will have ten sub-races, the most of any race introduced to the game so far:

  • Black Dragonborn
  • Blue Dragonborn
  • Brass Dragonborn
  • Bronze Dragonborn
  • Copper Dragonborn
  • Gold Dragonborn
  • Green Dragonborn
  • Red Dragonborn
  • Silver Dragonborn
  • White Dragonborn

New Gameplay Features

Baldur's Gate 3 Dark Urge Character Creation Screen
Source: Larian Studios
  • Revamped Character Creator
    • Multiple additional appearance modifiers have been added to multiple races
    • More step-by-step, easy to understand process for new players
  • Dark Urge
    • Dark Urge is a new Origin Story that allows you to custom create a character, but that’s character’s
  • Hirelings
    • If you loose access to a companion of a class type you need/want for your party (they leave, or die, etc) you can hire a party member to fill the gap
    • There will be 12 hirelings, one for each main class, available at launch

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