The gaming weekend was centered around Baldur’s Gate, and to say that the game is popular is quite an understatement. The game offers a plethora of choices and paths to take, and some of the first decisions players make are about which race and class to play as.
Now, Larian has released some statistics (very mild spoiler for the game’s early part) about what people have chosen, and while there’s a fairly even split among a few races, the classes have a clear winner. Paladin is the most popular choice, followed by sorcerer, Warlock, and Rogue, while cleric is the least chosen class by a significant margin. In terms of races, half-elf is the most popular, closely followed by human and elf. Githyanki is at the bottom, just slightly less popular than halfling.
Interestingly, 93% of all players have chosen to create their own characters rather than using the pre-made origin variants, and the remaining players mostly chose Gale as their character. Overall, most players are choosing to play as good-aligned characters (based on a significant choice in the game’s early part), and 12% of all player deaths are caused by self-inflicted damage.
Baldur’s Gate 3 will be released on September 6th for Playstation 5 and at a later date for Xbox Series X/S.