I'm not familiar with 5E , are you telling me at first lv there are no feat picks? or at 3rd lv, I still play 3rd / 3.5 edition hybrid
In 5E characters can choose either to receive a feat or add two attribute points at certain levels. This is an optional rule but I think that is mostly to not overwhelm first time players, and playing with fears standard. Adding a feat or attribute points is usually at levels 4, 8, 12, 16, and 19. Fighters can do this more often, and one of the variant rules for humans lets them pick a feat at level one. The variant human rule is much preferred over the generally less useful +1 to all attributes.