Dying Light 2 – How to Customize your ccharacter

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Dying Light 2 has you playing Aiden, a character you can customize in the game. But as to what extent can we customize our protagonist? Can you customize your character in Dying Light 2? Let us answer that.

Will There Be Character Customization in Dying Light 2?

Dying Light 2 does have character customizations. You can change cosmetics and also upgrade your abilities through the skill trees. However, if you won’t be able to customize the character’s actual appearance like the head and body.

Dying Light 2 functions much like an RPG. There is clothing you can collect around The City which will give you certain stats depending on your playstyle. Clothing is defined by what they’re best for. They’re either Tank, Brawler, Ranger, or Medic classes. They won’t give you any special abilities. But they will increase certain stats. You can mix and match the clothing you find depending on your tastes.

If you’re looking to give Aiden a haircut you, unfortunately, cannot do that. Much of Dying Light 2 takes place in first-person so you wouldn’t really have much of a chance to check your own face.

What Are The Classes in Dying Light 2 - Will There Be Character Customization in Dying Light 2
Featured: The Ranger class

What Are The Classes in Dying Light 2?

You have Brawler, Tank, Ranger, and Medic classes in Dying Light 2. Each class is best at something and you can mix and match between classes by picking what clothing you wear.

  • Tank – is built for maximizing your durability and reducing damage. You’re meant to be on the frontlines soaking up damage.
  • Brawler – is meant for maximizing your melee damage. You gain more combat experience faster.
  • Medic – for those who want to prioritize health. You will heal faster and more effectively.
  • Ranger – is generally meant for bows in Dying Light 2 and parkour. You will get more parkour experience and an increase in ranged damage.

These classes don’t really offer unique skills. They do offer a boost in your stats that will encourage you to play a certain way.

How to Change Outfits in Dying Light 2 - Will There Be Character Customization in Dying Light 2

How to Change Outfits in Dying Light 2?

You can change your outfits anytime by going to your inventory in Dying Light 2. Press the touchpad on your PlayStation or the corresponding button and then navigate to your Inventory.

Your inventory has six slots for your outfits. But you can only have one per slot. Hoover over a gear slot and press X to change your clothing. Once you’ve selected the clothing you want to wear, press O to back out. You’ll equip it immediately.

The six slots of clothing gear you have are:

  • Headwear
  • Gloves
  • Shirt
  • Bracers
  • Pants
  • Shoes

You’re free to select whatever outfits you want to wear even in the middle of combat. This makes for a very fluid system where you’re free to change your strategy and approach at any time.

Where to Find More Clothing and Gear in Dying Light 2

You can find more clothing and gear by scavenging them in Dying Light 2. Here are the best ways to get more clothing in Dying Light 2:

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Loot Defeated Enemies

Defeated uninfected enemies will occasionally have clothing gear you can scavenge from their corpses. The stats of the clothing you scavenge from them aren’t too impressive but they’ll sometimes have something really worthwhile. Make sure to set aside a minute or two to scavenge defeated foes.

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Purchase From Vendors

Vendors are a great source of more clothing in Dying Light 2. The gear they sell are top notch but they cost quite a bit. You’ll need to learn to earn Old World Money fast if you want the best clothing they have on sale. Come back daily as their stock refreshes often.

Scavenge Military Convoys - Where to Find More Clothing and Gear in Dying Light 2 - Will There Be Character Customization in Dying Light 2

Scavenge Military Convoys

You can find clothing at Military Convoys. The clothing gear there have decent stats and are free but you’ll have to clear out the horde first and lockpick the door. You’ll find the trouble to be well worth it as Military Convoy usually carry Unique and Rare clothing gears.

What Are the Rankings for Clothing in Dying Light 2?

Each clothing you find for Aiden can be divided into 5 different categories. Here are all the categories for the clothing gear you find in Dying Light 2:

ArtifactThe most rare clothing gear in Dying Light 2. They’re extremely hard to find, extremely expensive, and have extremely high stats. They’re marked by the color yellow.
UniqueOne of the best clothing gear you can find in the game. Not quite good enough to be artifacts but not something to scoff at either. They’re marked by the color purple.
RareBetter than uncommon clothing gear. They carry decent stats and bonuses. Rare gears are marked by the color blue.
UncommonSlightly better than the common weapons you find almost anywhere. Uncommon gear can have some good stats but are easily outmatched by anything above. Uncommon gear are marked by the color green.
CommonCommon clothing gear which you can find just about anywhere. They don’t have much value unless you’re planning to sell them in bulk. They are marked by the color gray.

You’d be advised to sell what you don’t need as you’ll be finding plenty of clothing gear in The City soon enough. You wouldn’t want your inventory to get clogged unless you prefer hoarding.

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