Can't figure out how to level up in Baldur's Gate 3? Like any good RPG, the experience garnered over the course of many adventures will have a tangible effect on your character, increasing their prowess in various regards. On this page, as part of our Baldur's Gate 3 guide, we'll teach you everything you need to know about how to level up, so you can put that hard-won experience to work.

Baldur's Gate 3: How to Level Up

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In Baldur's Gate 3, virtually everything your character does will earn them XP, and once ever-increasing thresholds are met, they can advance to the next Level. This includes (but is not limited to) completing Quests, defeating enemies in combat, and passing skill checks.

Once you have accrued enough XP, the actual act is simple enough: in your radial menu, you'll find the option in the top-left corner. If you have insufficient XP, the tab will be greyed out, and you won't be able to select it. You can check how much XP you have and how much is needed in your Character Sheet (radial menu, top-middle).

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Rather than something like Final Fantasy — where you will gain levels quite quickly — expect increasingly large stretches between level-ups (hours). Statistical upgrades are rare, and being able to put, say, a single point into Strength has a meaningful effect that can be felt. All classes will unlock new and powerful abilities, as well as be able to specialise in Subclasses (or multiclass, incorporating skills from across the 12 core classes)

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