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Rise of the Ronin – How to Change Your Appearance and Unlock Transmog

Rise of the Ronin, the open world action-RPG from Nioh developer Team Ninja, is finally out today exclusively for PS5. Players just starting out in the game will find a pretty deep character creator, though mistakes can happen and you might realise that you don’t like the look of your protagonist in cutscenes. Fear not because there is a way to change your appearance in the game in addition to unlocking layered armour (or transmog). Here’s how.

Rise of the Ronin starts off with a character creation screen for not one but two characters known as the Blade Twins. Without spoiling anything, you’re eventually forced to choose between one of them early on to carry over to the rest of the game, so you obviously want to make sure that your custom protagonist looks good. If you’re like me, you’ll be unhappy with the way a certain feature on your character looks in cutscenes. Thankfully, there’s an option to change your appearance again, though it’s only unlocked through progressing the story.

How to Change Your Appearance

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First and foremost, you’ll need to progress through the main story of Rise of the Ronin until you reach Miyozaki, a massive town you come upon after going through the first open world area. By this point, you would’ve already encountered your first companion, Ryoma Sakamoto, who will ask you to meet him in Miyozaki. After he takes you to Miyozaki’s Pleasure District, he’ll lead you to a fully customisable home for the player called the Longhouse.

If you ‘Relax’ in the Longhouse, a menu will pop up that gives you the option to change your appearance. It’s not just light changes like hairstyles or cosmetics either but a full overhaul of your character’s appearance if you wish to do so. It’s free of charge too, so change up as much as you like.

How to Unlock Transmog

Similarly, there’s also an option in the Longhouse menu to equip layered armour or transmog. This is labeled ‘Redesign’ on the menu. You can change the appearance of your gear without losing the stats of your current equipment. However, the options are limited to armour pieces and gear that you’ve only acquired on your journey so far, so you’ll have to keep getting new gear pieces if you want more transmog options.

Rise of the Ronin is now available for PS5. Make sure you read our full review.

Editor-in-Chief of Nexus Hub, writer at GLITCHED. Former writer at The Gaming Report and All Otaku Online. RPG addict that has wonderful nightmares of Bloodborne 2.

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