Imagine bashing the endless hordes of Warhammer 40K: Darktide with a bad haircut. There was no way I could – when I fired up Darktide and entered the character creator to build my first warrior, I spent at least five minutes deciding on the perfect hairstyle for my Ogryn. I wanted it to be classy, or at least as classy as Ogryn gets, so that when someone I’m playing with sees me come to their aid through a giant pile of bad guys, they’re like, “That’s one cool Ogryn.”
But part of being stylish is knowing when to change your look, which is why I immediately wondered if there was a way to change my look in Darktide after I left the character’s creator. Am I stuck with this exact face, eye color, tattoo assignment and hairstyle?
For now, yes, but probably not forever.
Can you change your character’s appearance in Darktide?
As of the Darktide launch beta, there is no way to change a character’s appearance if you leave the character’s creator. You are stuck with the face you designed. That also includes aspects like facial hair, tattoos and scars.
you can change your outfit by unlocking Cosmetic items from Darktidebut it becomes the same mean old mug underneath.
However, Warhammer 40K is a universe of high technology – surely they would have come up with some loose plastic surgery, right? Or at least, like barbershops?
Well, based on some of the currently inaccessible areas of Darktide’s hub world, the Mourningstar, it seems likely you’ll be able to change your Darktide character’s appearance once the full game launches.
Take a walk around the Mourningstar and you will find this room opposite the gun shop. The desk is manned by the Warhammer 40K equivalent of an alley doctor, and behind him you can see some freaky-looking operating chairs waiting for willing patients. If Warhammer has sadistic dentists, this is the room of their dreams. Anyway, the thing is, this sure looks like the place you’d go to get your face cut. Hopefully, when the full game launches, this nebulous doctor’s office will allow players to change their appearance. Based on Darktide’s properties, I can’t think of any other purpose this room serves more.
Just staying alive in Warhammer is hard enough – no one should regret getting their haircut while doing it.