As PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds progresses toward its full release near the end of 2017, Bluehole wants to build out its current character customization options. At the moment you can choose from several preset faces, skin tones, and hairstyles, but the developers want to include even more.
“We plan to give our users much more control over character appearance by implementing Anticto’s Mutable character customization system,” Battlegrounds Executive Producer Chang Han Kim said to PVP Live in an interview. “Soon, you will be able to design your character to a tee.”
Aside from including more face, skin tone, and hairstyle options to bolster the current set available, there are a number of other customization options in the works. Tattoos, clothing logos, and other clothes interactions were a few of the ideas shared.
The built-out system should allow you to place any number of preset tattoos on your character, and as Bluehole’s stated in a previous development video, they want to allow you to place the tattoo wherever you’d like.
Similar to the player tattoos, Battlegrounds is also getting clothing logos that you can stamp onto your jackets, shirts, or otherwise. Bluehole will start off with a predefined set first, but then players may be able to create their own logos. This feature should act similarly to Battlefield 1’s or For Honor’s emblem system.
To cap things off, the developers are also planning to add toggleable interactions with your clothes. For example, the interactions would be simple adjustments, like having your shirt tucked into your pants, or letting it out normally.
On top of the changes you can make to your character, we’ve also seen plenty of new cosmetics that were datamined. From full suits of armor to new chest plates, and backpack skins, a myriad of new cosmetics should make their way onto PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in the future, though there’s no set timeline for their release.
We will post the full interview with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ Executive Producer in the coming days.