To get started you must first purchase the game. Visit https://swordcoast.com/preorder to order the game.
In an interview by Joost Mans of RPGWatch (May 2015), Tim Schwalk, Design Director of Sword Coast Legends provided some basic information about character creation. More information came out at E3 2015 in an interview by Senshudo TV of Dan Tudge, Game Director.
The player will be able to select the following options for their primary character:
Additional visual options that can be modified include skin tone, hair style, facial hair, other facial features, and more.