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Here's how Red Dead Online character creation works, and every way to customise your cowboy

The Red Dead Online character creation system is important, as you're going to be spending a lot of time looking at your avatar, so you want to make sure you're happy with your appearance before committing to the life of an online outlaw. Initially you were stuck with your chosen appearance created in Red Dead Online, no matter how badly you regretted your decisions afterwards, but helpfully this has now been changed and you can make your first appearance alteration for free – though any subsequent changes will cost a fee. If you've not set up your character yet, or are thinking about making a fresh one, then we've got all the details on the options available and how you can refine your look with Red Dead Online character creation and customisation.

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As you can see, Rockstar's level of detail has not been forgotten in the jump to multiplayer, as players can tweak with anything, from the pitch of their character's horse whistle to the structure of their eye socket. We decided to put the tools to their limit, creating some sort of rabid, portly pensioner in the process. Perhaps this is what Gandalf looks like after one too many malt beers down at The Prancing Pony. 

Don't worry if you grow to hate your new Wild West avatar, though. You'll no doubt be able to change your character's appearance in-game throughout the world of Red Dead Online, whether visiting the tailors, barbers, or shaving station just as you would in the single player portion of Red Dead Redemption 2.

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