You can now build characters! Character creation in D&D is typically a lengthy process that includes significant referencing of books and recording every detail described in those books - not to mention the "softer" aspects such as forming your character's identity.
Our purpose with the character builder is to streamline character creation by automatically applying all traits and features that are granted to a character by virtue of her race, class, background, etc. and instead focusing on those traits and features that require player choice. So, using the builder, you can create a character in minutes, because everything you would ordinarily write down on your character sheet that you just "get" is already done for you. You can then make the choices that you need to make and have a completed, play-ready character.
You can access the builder through the "Builder" menu option in the main nav, under the "Characters" menu option in the main nav, or by visiting dndbeyond.com/characters/builder.
Remember that only Basic Rules/ SRD/ EEPC content is usable in the builder as of now - all official content will be available at launch.
As everyone that plays D&D is aware, there are a great deal of rules involved! We have good an honest effort in to integrate, automate, and display as much as we can on a first pass, but we know that things have been missed. This is a great way to get help from the community. If you see attack bonuses, AC, Hit Dice, features, or whatever that aren't appearing as you would expect, please tell us about it and we'll address it!
We're excited to get this out and to hear your feedback! Share it in the [Mega Thread] Focused Feedback - Character Builder & Sheet thread.