Can you change your character’s appearance in Baldur’s Gate 3?


    Wondering if you can change your appearance in Baldur’s Gate 3 after regretting a small decision that you made, or just fancy trying out a new look for your character without starting a new save? We’ve got all you need to know about whether you can tweak your character after character creation in BG3.

    Baldur’s Gate 3 is now here, and as the biggest CRPG launch in history, a lot of players will be flooding in to make their unique characters and set off on their journey throughout Faerûn.

    Creating your character can be overwhelming at first, especially with all the character choices, meaning it’s likely you might have some regrets about your chosen appearance down the line.

    So, can you change your appearance in Baldur’s Gate 3? Let’s find out below.

    Can you change appearance in Baldur’s Gate 3?

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    Sadly, there is no way to change your appearance in Baldur’s Gate 3 outside of a few select exceptions. Once you’ve chosen the physical appearance of your character, you are stuck with it for the rest of the game. 

    The main way to change appearance in Baldur’s Gate 3 is the clothing or armour you wear, as you can change these freely as you find new equipment, or use dyes to alter their colour. Sometimes popping on a certain hat will also slightly alter your chosen hairstyle, too.

    There are also some exceptions related to the choices you can make throughout the game, as some of these will have an effect on how your character appears, but these are contextual and few and far between. 

    For example, during Act I, there is a character you can meet who will offer you a brand-new eye, and should you accept it, it will be a visibly different colour. We don’t know how many of these choices are present in the game, but it’s safe to assume there are a few throughout. 

    an image showing the Mask of the Shapeshifter and the Shapeshift spell in Baldur's Gate 3

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    Lastly, it’s worth mentioning the Shapeshift spell; this is a level one Illusion spell that lets you change your change appearance in Baldur’s Gate 3 until you enter a Long Rest in camp. 

    This is the most drastic way of changing your appearance, but you can only choose a masculine or feminine version of each race, and it doesn’t last until you cast the spell again. 

    An easy way to get this spell is for players with the Digital Deluxe Edition, as they can grab the Mask of the Shapeshifter from the chest in camp. 

    That’s all for our breakdown of whether you can change your appearance in Baldur’s Gate 3, and now you know you can’t, meaning your character creation choices are final. For more Baldur’s Gate 3 guides, stick with GGRecon.


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