Cyberpunk 2077 appearance: Whether you can change your appearance later explained

How important are your choices in the character creator?

Your appearance in Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the first things you set in the game - alongside your life path and core attributes.

The game opens with a character creator, allowing you to set V's skin tone, hairstyles, eye colour, scars and more.

However, if you're paralysed with choice like us, it might be worth knowing how important your appearance in Cyberpunk 2077 - especially as it's a first-person game.

We explain how often you can see your version of V, and whether you can change your appearance later.

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Cyberpunk 2077's character creation in action (played by Eurogamer's Aoife Wilson

Where can you see your appearance in Cyberpunk 2077?

Since Cyberpunk 2077 is a first-person game, you won't see your version of V too often. The main points you'll see V include:

  • On your inventory screen
  • When looking at a mirror; this is an option in your apartment and other locations, as well as in key cutscenes such as the end of the life path-specific prologue
  • Riding vehicles when viewing in third-person
  • In Photo Mode
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It's the inventory screen you'll see V the most frequently - though that said, chances are they will be dressed in all kinds of random gear, including hats and gas masks, if you're like us and prioritise stats over anything else - this is an RPG after all. (Speaking of clothing - you can unlock a few Witcher-themed items with Cyberpunk GOG rewards, regardless of your platform.)


For more help with Cyberpunk 2077, we have pages on systems such as Cyberpunk 2077 life paths, Cyberpunk 2077 attributes, stealing cars, money making, XP levelling, Street Cred, best Cyberpunk 2077 armour and clothing, best Cyberpunk 2077 weapons, romance options. As for missions, we have a main story quest list, and how to complete early-game objectives such as freeing Brick, whether to pay back Viktor in Paid In Full, the The Information Braindance, how to wait for lockdown, Cyberpsycho Sightings, Tarot Card locations, and Johnny Silverhand items. We also have explainers for Cyberpunk 2077 endings, how long to beat Cyberpunk 2077, whether you can change appearance later in Cyberpunk 2077, Cyberpunk 2077 PC specs, photo mode and Cyberpunk 2077 Trophies and Achievements.


Can you change your appearance later in Cyberpunk 2077?

The answer, unfortunately, is no - you cannot change your appearance in Cyberpunk 2077 once it is first set in the character creator.

Though there are a number of Ripperdocs and ways to install new implants, when it comes to V's external appearances, those are off limits.

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It's entirely possible that DLC or updates will enable you to change it later - it would be a shame to constrain the game's character creator to the opening after all - but until that's confirmed, it might be worth spending a little extra time at the beginning of the game getting your appearance how you want it.

Ultimately, however, as a first-person game, you won't see V all too often - so perhaps it's not worth sweating the character creator too much.

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