How to change appearance in Red Dead Online

Even after character creation, players should still know about the Red Dead Online change appearance option, which goes beyond the basic haircuts-and-hats customisation that you can do in the game world. If you want to change your face properly, you’ll need to understand how to go into the game and find the Red Dead Online change appearance option to get them into the character creation menu and make permanent changes to your avatar. We’ve laid out everything you need to know to change your face below, as well as what it’ll cost you and what the consequences of it might be.

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Red Dead Online change appearance option explained

Red Dead Online change appearance option in menu

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The Red Dead Online change appearance option is actually available to any player at any time, assuming you can pay for it. Those who want to simply need to press left on the D-Pad to open the Player Menu, then select Online Options at the bottom. This will open a new menu, and at the very bottom of that will be the option to “Change Appearance”. Select that, and you’ll be sent to the character creation system that you first used when starting Red Dead Online. Change your gunslinger accordingly, and when you’re done, you’ll be sent back into the world as you were before, but with your features adjusted to meet the new criteria.

How to change appearance for free

To change appearance in Red Dead Online is itself free… for the first time. After that, any alterations will cost you ten Gold Bars, so make sure that you’re happy with the changes you made the first time! There’s no way to reduce the price normally, but Rockstar have occasionally released discounts or given out free appearance changes according to events or Season Passes. Unfortunately, if neither of these is happening, you’ll have to pay the gold if it’s your third time or more in character creation.

Of course, you still have a lot of power to alter your character outside of the change appearance option. Haircuts, facial hair, hats, clothes, masks, dentistry and more can all serve to vastly change a character’s appearance without having to pay the Gold Bars necessary to get into the character creation engine. If you’re really dissatisfied with how you look, try the salons and stores of Saint Denis or Blackwater to make sure that you can’t redefine yourself into something better.

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