Level 20 May Be Achievable in Future, Says Baldur's Gate 3 Director

Director of Baldur's Gate 3, Swen Vincke, shares that incorporating levels 13-20 into the game is achievable, indicating possibilities for future game extensions or DLC.

Baldur's Gate 3 Level Cap Explained

Baldur’s Gate 3 presently caps its gaming experience at level 12 due to its adaptation of D&D 5E’s ruleset. However, the game's Director, Swen Vincke, indicates that we could see level 20 included in the game's structure in some capacity in the future. Vincke asserts that incorporating new levels up to 20 is an achievable goal.

Vincke's Interview on D&D YouTube Channel

Vincke's comments were made during a video interview on the D&D YouTube Channel. The director was prompted to speak about how the capped gameplay might impact any future expansions or downloadable content (DLC) for the game if new level caps could not be established. The director affirmed the possibility of including levels 13-20 of D&D in a game extension.

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Possibility of DLC and Game Extensions

He further clarified that, although there are no plans as of now to increase the level cap, the concept of downloadable content is also not out of consideration, stating, 'Well, you could do different things in it (DLC) so it doesn’t have to be necessarily at the end of the game.' Vincke further elaborated that the experience of gaming in levels 13-20 of D&D would be 'a different game.' 'You’d need different stakes, different environments, different protagonists, and antagonists but it’s not undoable,' he declared.

Level 20 May Be Achievable in Future, Says Baldur

Managing Expectations and Maximizing Gameplay

However, the anticipation of achieving level 20 gameplay is tempered somewhat by the potential wait between the possible development of this feature and its implementation in the game. Still, players can make the most of their gaming experience by maximizing their skills in the present Level 12 cap with our Baldur’s Gate 3 guides. The guides provide tips and strategies that allow players to maximize their prowess and gameplay, even in the absence of high-level gameplay realms.


In conclusion, the future may bring exciting new developments for fans of the Baldur's Gate 3 franchise. The incorporation of higher level gameplay in future game extensions would indeed be a significant step forward for Larian Studios and certainly something to anticipate for ardent fans.