On this page of our guide to Death Stranding we explain whether it is possible to change the appearance of the main character, as well as equip other clothes. This may be an important issue for those who want to personalize the appearance of the controlled character.
Death Stranding allows you to modify the clothes of the main character. The modifications are divided into two main groups. The first category consists of new clothing elements that have utility values. This category includes:
- Armor; Exoskeleton
Using better utility items may have an impact on the game. For example, an exoskeleton can improve mobility or increase load capacity limit, better footwear can protect your hero against foot injuries, and extended backpack has an additional generator or containers for small items.
Please note that not all mods are instantly available. You have to advance in the main story to unlock a new exoskeleton model. Utility items can be changed by selecting them from the inventory. They have a certain amount of durability and they can get damaged or even destroyed (except for the backpack). Fortunately, the game allows you to produce more copies of such items by crafting.
The second category includes new clothing elements that only have a cosmetic value. This category consists of various types of caps and sunglasses, as well as accessories which can be attached to hero's backpack. You will unlock new cosmetic items as you progress through the main story of the game - they are rewards received for completing certain story related quests.
A cosmetic item can be equipped by selecting it from a drop-down menu. This activity has to be repeated after each return to the hero's quarters, cause Sam takes off these items when he goes to rest.
In the hideout you can also change the color of your cosmetic items. To do so, simply interact with the rack on the wall opposite your hero's bed - to the right of the container.
Initially you can only change color of glasses and caps. After completing the main campaign, the hero's outfit is added to the list of cosmetic items. You can choose a different color for it.
In Death Stranding, your character can have various hairstyles. Sam can have a loosened hairstyle or even wear his hair up. Unfortunately, you can't give him any commands or instructions to change his hairstyle. This happens without the participation of the player.