Here’s how the Inquisitor returns in Dragon Age: The Veilguard

Rook and The Inquisitor from Dragon Age

Bioware returns to the gaming world with Dragon Age: The Veilguard, but will the Inquisitor make their glorious return?

The Dragon Age franchise was dormant for nearly a decade, but the series will return with Dragon Age: The Veilguard. Officially announced in June 2024, the highly anticipated fourth entry sees the return of familiar friends alongside new faces. The game takes place 10 years after Dragon Age: Inquisition, and Solas, one of the player’s previous companions, has set demons loose in the material realm.

It’s up to the player, nicknamed Rook, to stop the elven mage with a party of old and new companions. Given the fourth entry’s direct ties to Inquisition, fans obviously wondered where the Inquisitor is, and if they will make an appearance. A Q&A from the official Bioware Discord reveals the answers to these questions.

Will the Inquisitor return in Dragon Age: The Veilguard?

The Inquisitor will return in Dragon Age: The Veilguard.

When asked directly about the Inquisitor’s return, creative director John Epler answered affirmatively. However, there are some caveats that the director did not reveal, as he implied it would lead into “serious spoiler territory.”

Playable characters from previous games returning are nothing new for the Dragon Age franchise. Hawke from Dragon Age 2 returned for Dragon Age: Inquisition in a significant role, with full voice acting and all. Of course, Hawke had the advantage of being a more established character. The Warden, the fully customizable Dragon Age: Origins protagonist, does not make a physical appearance in Inquisition at all.

Can I port my Dragon Age: Inquisition character to Dragon Age: The Veilguard?

Players cannot port their Dragon Age: Inquisition inquisitor into Dragon Age: The Veilguard, but they can remake them in the character creator.

Although Epler did not confirm the depth of the Inquisitor’s role in The Veilguard’s story, they did confirm a physical appearance. The player can recreate their Inquisitor however they see fit for the story’s sake.

This is similar to the Dream Guardian in Baldur’s Gate 3. It’s likely the Inquistior will be a fully customizable character the player doesn’t actually control, yet play a significant role in the story. 

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Written by Gab Hernandez

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