Is an Elf Fighter 1 different from a Human Fighter 1 in D&D 5e in terms of the level-up bonuses?

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As detailed in Player's Handbook, p. 15, under the heading Beyond 1st Level, characters who gain levels only gain class features, and hit dice/hit points. Your race determines what you have to start with, but you generally don't gain new racial abilities upon level up.

The exception is any racial ability that is gained at a higher level, such as the drow ability to cast faerie fire once they reach 3rd level.

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