Baldur’s Gate 3 is off to a pretty great start in terms of its, thus far, glowing reception and player engagement. Developer Larian Studios has released a fun infographic accumulating player data gathered from the game’s first weekend, and the results are a mix of surprising, amusing, and flat-out staggering.
Last weekend, you played 1225 years of Baldur’s Gate 3. As we head into the second weekend of launch, we’ve compiled some tasty stats for you to sink your teeth into.
— Baldur’s Gate 3 (@baldursgate3) August 11, 2023
You can view the fun infographic in the embedded tweet above, but we’ve summarized each bullet point below:
- 368 players finished the game during the opening weekend.
- Over 93% of players rolled a custom character
- Players spent a combined 88 years in character creation
- Nearly 10% of characters spent at least one hour in character creation
- Gale was the most popular Origin character selected at 27,784 players
- Gale was the 7th cause of death for players
- Paladin was the most popular class choice at over 200K players
- Half-Elf was the most popular race choice at over 250K players (barely edging out Human at 2nd and Elf at 3rd)
- Almost 100,000 players have been rejected by Astarion (Shadowheart was the most popular romance option, followed by Gale)
- One NPC was shoved into a chasm for every concurrent player during peak engagement on Sunday (815,000 players)
- 12% of player deaths were caused by friendly fire
- 65.1% of players saved Emerald Grove
- Scratch has been petted over 750,000 times
- Players spoke to over 1,400,000 corpses and over 2,400,000 animals
- Players have played at least 10,000,000 hours (over 1,225 years)
Needless to say, a lot of players appear to be having a great time with Baldur’s Gate 3, and we look forward to seeing how these stats evolve over time, especially once the PlayStation 5 version launches next month. Stay tuned to Game Informer for our impending review of Baldur’s Gate 3 and let us know what you think of the game in the comments below!