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Cyberpunk 2077 character customisation - everything you can customise in character creation

All the tools you’ll use to create the coolest character in Night City

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What is the character customisation like in Cyberpunk 2077? Character creation is one of the most crucial aspects of any role-playing game. It forges the avatar that we spend the entire Cyberpunk 2077 game length playing. With such a focus on the hyper-cool aesthetic of neon soaked dystopia, it’s important that we’re able to hand-craft the Cyberpunk 2077 main character, ‘V’, into the futuristic badass we wish we could ourselves become.

Whether you’re someone who spends hours fine-tuning their protagonist’s nostrils, only to scrap the whole thing in horror once you see your creation in the cold light of gameplay, or instead prefer to roll with the default appearance, V’s looks will come into play throughout the game. Despite the shift to majority first person cutscenes, you’ll be able to see your character in menus, the photo mode, and the occasional rare third person cutscene – plus knowing you look really cool definitely aids immersion.

You can change your appearance – and buff your stats – through equipping various different pieces of Cyberpunk 2077 clothing, or swapping our limbs out for fancy cyborg replacements and Cyberpunk 2077 cyberware. These options will arise as you progress through the Cyberpunk 2077 story, but if you want to know what options you’ll have in the character creator, read on.

Life Path

The first option to choose is your Cyberpunk 2077 life path – how you ended up in Night City. Depending on what you pick, you’ll have different dialogue options to choose from, and different avenues to explore. The choices are as follows:


Roaming the Badlands, looting scrapyards, raiding fuel depots – life on the road wasn’t easy. But growing up in a nomad clan has its perks. Honesty, integrity, and a love of freedom – qualities that few in Night City possess, and no amount of money can buy.

Street Kid

They say if you wanna understand the streets, you gotta live ‘em. Gangs, fixers, dolls, small-time pushers – you were raised by them all. Down here the law of the jungle dictates the weak serve the strong – the only law in Night City you have yet to break.


Few leave the corporate world with their lives – fewer still with their souls intact. You’ve been there – you’ve bent the rules, exploited secrets, and weaponized information. There’s no such thing as a fair game, only winners and losers.



You can choose from a male or female body type – you’ll choose either a male or female voice separately.

The character customisation window for male V in Cyberpunk 2077



You can also tinker with V’s appearance, as the customisation option adds a bunch of new details such as blemishes and makeup colours.

  • Skin tone and skin type
  • Hairstyle and hair colour
  • Eyes and eye colour
  • Eyebrows
  • Nose
  • Mouth
  • Jaw
  • Ears
  • Beard, beard style, and beard colour
  • Cyberware
  • Facial scars
  • Facial tattoos
  • Piercings and piercing colour
  • Teeth
  • Eye makeup and eye makeup colour
  • Lip makeup
  • Cheek makeup and makeup colour
  • Blemishes and blemish colour
  • Nails and nail colour
  • Chest
  • Nipples
  • Body tattoos
  • Body scars
  • Genitals
  • Penis size
  • Pubic hair style

The female character customisation settings for V in Cyberpunk 2077


You’ll distribute your points across the following attributes, which feed into your Cyberpunk 2077 build across:

  • Body
  • Intelligence
  • Reflexes
  • Technical
  • Cool

Now you can start conceptualising the cyberpunk protagonist of your dreams – you can also equip Cyberpunk 2077 perks under each attribute, as well as add to your collect of weapons along the way.