How To Change Appearance In Baldur’s Gate 3 

Not digging how your original character looks in Baldur's Gate 3? You can change their appearance without restarting the game or paying with microtransactions.

Baldur’s Gate 3 allows players to create custom characters and change their appearance at will. It has one of the most robust character-creation processes, allowing you to let your imagination run wild. However, sticking with one appearance for 100+ hours can get boring.

Earlier, it was impossible to change the appearance of your created characters. However, this changed with the release of patch 3 for the full release of Baldur’s Gate 3. Let’s teach you how and what you can change in your appearance.

How to Change the Character’s Appearance in Baldur’s Gate 3?

With patch 3, Baldur’s Gate 3 has added a Magic Mirror to the game. This unique item is only available at your campsite. You can go to the camp to take a long rest or simply fast travel there.

A mirror icon on your map marks a magic Mirror. It is a shining purple mirror whose location varies according to your campsite. Magic Mirror is free, and you can use it as much as you want.

You can change the following aspects of your appearance by using a Magic Mirror in Baldur’s Gate 3.

  • Facial appearance
  • Hairstyle
  • Eye Color
  • Identity
  • Scars/Makeup
  • Accessories
  • Voice

You are only bound by your imagination. The game allows you to customize your character’s appearance at will, with zero cost and penalty. However, there are some limitations to using the Magic Mirror. You can’t change the following features.

  • Race
  • Sub-Race
  • Body Type
  • The appearance of an Origin character like Shadowheart or Gale.
  • Your companion’s appearance (as they are all origin characters).

The change in character’s appearance after you let the Emperor evolve you is also permanent. You can apply cosmetics over your face, but your half-Illithid transformation remains visible.

If you are still unsatisfied with your character’s appearance, you can head over to this reddit article, which contains a list of mods to improve the character creation process radically. As always, we recommend using the mods at your own risk.

Our personal recommendation is Appearance Edit Enhanced mod, available at NexusMods. However, using this mod is a bit tricky, so we recommend that you read the description thoroughly or it won’t work at all.

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