Baldur’s Gate 3: What’s the max level cap?

Andrew Highton
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Are you curious to know what the max level cap is in Baldur’s Gate 3? Here’s the highest level you can reach in the beloved Larian Studios’ RPG.

Leveling up in RPGs like Baldur’s Gate 3 is a key part of the adventure, as it enables players to acquire advanced skills and abilities, and understanding the game’s level cap is vital for planning your character’s growth.

Some games let players reach into the hundreds with their level cap like the Diablo franchise and others have a lower level count but require characters to gain much more XP. But what is the max level for Baldur’s Gate 3? Is it 20 like traditional Dungeons & Dragons or something different?

Here’s everything you need to know about the level cap in Baldur’s Gate 3.

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What’s the max level in Baldur’s Gate 3?

The max level in Baldur’s Gate 3 is level 12.

Larian Studios previously revealed to PCGamesN that they had “originally planned for Level 10 to be the highest character level in the game,” but after some soul-searching: “Too many rad high-level spells would have been left just out of reach had we done so.” This led to the team upping the player level cap to Level 12.

If you’re keen to exceed the level cap, however, you can always use a mod to reach Level 20.

What is the max party size in Baldur’s Gate 3?

The max party size in Baldur’s Gate 3 is 4.

This means you’ll be able to level up to 4 party members at a time as you progress in the game, and you can always swap characters you’ve recruited at your camp into your party if you reach max level with some and want to start leveling up others.

For more Baldur’s Gate 3 content, check out a handful of our builds guides:

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