If you want to know how to level up fast in Baldur’s Gate 3, you’ll need to put in the work. Baldur’s Gate 3 takes much of its systems from D&D Fifth Edition, although it takes a slightly different approach to handing out experience.
Levelling up in Baldur’s Gate 3 is more akin to how most role-playing video games work than the tabletop game. To learn more, here is our guide to levelling up quickly in Baldur’s Gate 3.
How to gain experience in Baldur’s Gate 3
You gain experience in Baldur’s Gate 3 from just about everything you can do. Completing quests, defeating enemies, and exploring the world. As you might imagine, completing quests and winning battles will award you with a decent pile of experience for your party. This is where the majority of your experience will come from.
That said, exploration will also net you a decent chunk of experience. Entering new areas, discovering secrets, and looting chests will each grant a small amount of experience. Essentially, your best strategy for gaining experience and levelling up is to play the game as much as possible.
Don’t skip fights, explore everywhere you go, and just take everything in. So long as you are not breezing through the game as quickly as possible, you should gain plenty of experience as you go.
How to level up in Baldur’s Gate 3
Levelling up in Baldur’s Gate 3 works like most video game RPGs, rather than happening at set points like in the tabletop game. Simply put, you gain experience until you have enough to reach a new level. Once this happens, you will notice a white cross in the top right corner of your character’s portrait.
Click on the portrait to bring up the level-up screen. This will show you everything that has changed with the new level, such as higher hit points, new abilities or spells that are unlocked, and anything else that is now available to your character.
Hit accept in the bottom left of the screen to level up your character and gain all of the bonuses listed. Bear in mind, that there are not a lot of levels in Baldur’s Gate 3 for you to power through.
The maximum level a character can reach in this game is 12. This may seem low by many video games’ standards, but this is pretty high in D&D terms. As such, don’t expect to grind through dozens of levels in the early game to give yourself an advantage, the game simply isn’t built like that.
That is it for our Baldur’s Gate 3 levelling guide. For more, head to our Baldur’s Gate 3 homepage, or check out how to disarm traps in Baldur’s Gate 3.