Fix Baldur’s Gate 3 Portrait Bug

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Fix Baldur's Gate 3 Portrait Bug

The Baldur’s Gate 3 portrait bug is a common issue that can affect players of all levels. It can cause character portraits to turn black, disappear, or become distorted. This can be a frustrating bug, especially if you’re attached to your character’s appearance.

There is no official fix for the Baldur’s Gate 3 portrait bug yet, but there are a number of workarounds that you can try. Some of these workarounds are more reliable than others, and some may only work for certain types of portrait bugs.

In this article, we will discuss all of the known workarounds for the Baldur’s Gate 3 portrait bug. We will also provide some troubleshooting tips that may help you to resolve the issue.

How to Fix BG3 Portrait Bug

Here is a list of all of the known workarounds for the Baldur’s Gate 3 portrait bug:

Restart BG3

This is a simple but effective workaround for many issues in Baldur’s Gate 3. To restart the game, simply close the client and reopen it.

Switch to Vulkan/DX11

Switching between Vulkan and DX11 fix the Baldur’s Gate 3 portrait bug. If you are experiencing the bug on DX11, try switching to Vulkan and then leveling up or respecing your character. If the bug persists, try switching back to DX11 and leveling up or respecing again.

Here are the steps on how to switch between Vulkan and DX11:

  1. Launch Baldur’s Gate 3.
  2. Go to the game’s settings menu.
  3. Click on the “Graphics” tab.
  4. Under the “Graphics API” section, select “Vulkan” or “DirectX 11”.
  5. Click on the “Apply” button.
  6. Restart the game.

Once you have switched to Vulkan or DX11, try leveling up or respecing your character to see if the bug has been fixed. If the bug persists, try switching back to the other graphics API and leveling up or respecing again.

Use Mask of the Shapeshifter

This item allows you to shapeshift into a different creature. Some players have reported that shapeshifting fixes the portrait bug.

Change your class/Respec through Necromancer Withers

You can change your character’s class or respec them by talking to Undead Necromancer Wither. This will reset your character’s level to 1, but it may also fix the portrait bug.

Level up your character

Some players on Steam have reported that the portrait bug is fixed when their character levels up.

How to Avoid Portrait Bug in BG3

  • Avoid using the level-up button in the inventory tab. Instead, use the level-up button under the character portrait.
  • Be patient when leveling up. Don’t rush through the process.
  • Avoid using the Mask of the Shapeshifter too often.

Larian Studios is aware of the Baldur’s Gate 3 portrait bug and is working on a fix. In the meantime, you can use the workarounds and troubleshooting tips above to fix the bug yourself.

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