Diablo 4 character customisation explained

Diablo 4 character customisation explained
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Written by 

Tarran Stockton


13th Mar 2023 13:11

You may want an explainer of the Diablo 4 character customisation, as it's different from the other games in the long-running action role-playing franchise.

Diablo 4 is the next major entry in the iconic Diablo series, and it adds a lot of features that fans have been wanting for a long time, such as a seamless open world and a more involved end-game period. One of the other big changes is the in-depth customisation system, so if you need a breakdown of how the Diablo 4 character customisation works, read on.

Diablo 4 character customisation explained

Diablo 4 character customisation explained
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Previous Diablo games have let you customise characters, but these were mostly relegated to different presets that you could select and armours that you collect while playing. Diablo 4 changes this by giving players a full character creator where they can select their class and change their appearance. 

You still have to select one of the five Diablo 4 classes before customisation begins, allowing you to choose a Barbarian, Sorceress, Rogue, Necromancer, or Druid. After this, you are thrown into the character creator, where you can change virtually every aspect of the character.

Just to name a few, you can alter your body shape, face type, hairstyles, facial hair, skin tones, and more. You can then add to this with different accessories, like jewelry, makeup, and body paints. 

It's worth noting that you won't be able to make Squidward or Nigel Thornberry here, as the character customisation is quite grounded in the medieval painting style that the game's aesthetic is inspired by.

Diablo 4 character customisation explained
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The types of characters you can create will also vary by class, as for example, you cannot make a super thin and lean Barbarian or a really buff Necromancer. This gives each class a unique look that you can further customise to be your own.

Outside of the character creator, you can still gather tonnes of armours and clothing to change how you look, but Diablo 4 is set to have a transmog feature, so you don't need to sacrifice fashion for the buffs any new armour gives you.

That's all for our explainer of the Diablo 4 character customisation system, and now you know the types of changes you can make to your character's appearance when making them and throughout the game.

We also cover the Diablo 4 PC system requirements that you'll need to meet before playing the game. 

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