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Baldur’s Gate 3 character creation screen doesn’t work fix

After waiting two decades to play Baldur’s Gate 3 on PC, some unfortunate players aren’t getting very far. After watching the opening cutscene, users can find that the BG3 character creation screen doesn’t work. This is a game-breaking glitch that prevents starting the adventure, leaving players desperate for a Baldur’s Gate 3 character creation bug fix. Thankfully, there’s a common cause and an easy solution.

How to fix the Baldur’s Gate 3 character creation screen glitch

Baldur's Gate 3 character creation screen doesn't work

A lot of users will spend hours creating the perfect character in an RPG. Players that encounter the Baldur’s Gate 3 character creator glitch, however, don’t get the opportunity to do so. For those affected, the BG3 character creation screen appears completely broken. A few random character models sit in the top right corner of the screen, but nothing can be done to progress as intended.

Fortunately, there is an easy Baldur’s Gate 3 character creation screen fix. This bug occurs when a firewall blocks Baldur’s Gate 3 from creating a new player profile. To solve the problem, users can navigate to their firewall settings and allow Baldur’s Gate 3 access to the drive it’s attempting to save the profile to. After that, reboot BG3 and start a new game.

As indicated on Reddit, the BG3 character creator bug is pretty common. BitDefender and other firewalls were quickly identified as the cause by a user called Huntozio; after sharing the above solution, numerous players confirmed that it “worked perfectly”  to address the annoying issue. If allowing Baldur’s Gate 3 access to the drive doesn’t work, temporarily disabling or uninstalling the firewall should do the trick.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is currently in early access, so glitches like the character creation screen bug aren’t too surprising. Developer Larion Studios often works quickly to address these kinds of issues, so here’s hoping for a Baldur’s Gate 3 update containing an official character creator screen fix soon.

Players are also experiencing issues with slow BG3 download speeds and Steam purchase issues. Click the relevant links for solutions to those problems, or check out the Baldur’s Gate 3 early access level cap instead.