Starfield is a Role-Playing Game and its developers may give us complete freedom to customize our character. Since it may be set in our actual solar system, the customization may focus on creating human characters only. Various NPCs such as a wide range of alien races, robots and even an AI could also appear as the player discovers different planets and different cities. On this page, we will be adding updates and information for the Character Creation feature of Starfield.

Starfield Character Creation

 

Current Update

As per Todd Howard, game director of Starfield, stated in a Reddit AMA that as for the Character Creation in the game, he is very excited about what the team is developing which includes background, skills and more. Players will choose their character's background, with many options for customization that will impact how certain events in the game will unfold. Players will also be able to choose their own pronouns (he, she, they) and all relevant dialogue will support this choice.

 

Speculations

Since the game is touching on an intergalactic universe, there has been some speculations going around that we might be able to customize alien races for the player's character instead of just human beings. Bethesda has always been incorporating their own character creation into their games, where you can change your character's appearance and attributes, you make that character your own, someone you define. And seeing that the game takes place in the distant future of our world, it would be exciting to see if they could incorporate genetic engineering into the mix, where player could take genes from a different species, combine it with others, or even their own.

 

Character Customization Screen

Character Appearance

Three tabs in the Character Customization screen allow you to alter how your playable character will look - they are the Biometric ID, Body, and Face tabs.

Biometric ID

When first reaching the Character Customization screen, players will land on the Biometric ID tab. This tab offers the player at least 14 pre-set character loadouts with a note saying that character appearance can be changed anytime when visiting a genetics facility. 

From the gameplay trailer, it does not appear as if customizing an alien character is possible.

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Body

The Body tab allows the player to adjust their character's body. You can toggle your character's Hab Suit on and off while previewing this tab. It is uncertain whether different body types will affect certain aspects of gameplay.

These are the following changes you can make under the Body tab:

  • Body Type - Choose from an array of pre-set body types. This can be fine-tuned using the radar graph above the option. With this radar graph, you will be able to precisely adjust your character's musculature, weight, and body composition.
  • Walk Style - Determines your character's walk animation.
  • Skin Tone - Your character's complexion can be altered using the provided slider.

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Face

You are able to alter your character's facial appearance under the Face tab.

These are the following changes you can make under the Face tab:

  • Skin Tone - Your character's complexion can be altered using the provided slider.
  • Head Shape - Select from several pre-determined face shapes.
  • Hair - Determines your character's hair style.
  • Hair Color
  • Eyes

 

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Character Backgrounds

Under Background tab, you can choose your character's 'starting class'.

Classes in Starfield will be covered on this page. In assumption, this could play an important aspect of the game where players can choose unique classes that suit their playstyle. Similar to Mass Effect: Andromeda, classes may be swapped at any time and this tactic can be used as an advantage when facing difficult enemies.

Currently, there is limited news regarding what Starfield has to offer, however, this page will be updated with relevant information once there is more news and when Starfield is launched.

 

Starfield Classes

Starfield Backgrounds

When customizing your character in the character creation screen, you will have the option to choose one Background for your character. These backgrounds act as starting classes and provides your character with 3 starting Skills. Choosing certain backgrounds may add unique NPC dialogue.

 

Beast Hunter

Bouncer

Bounty Hunter

 

Chef

"While the unrefined masses scarfed down Chunks by the shipload, you catered to those with a more... discerning palate. In your kitchen, countless alien species became true culinary masterpieces." 

Starting Skills: 
Gastronomy; Duelling; Wellness

Combat Medic

"Leave it to human beings to fight over something as infinite as outer space. That's where you come in. You've never been afraid to take on the enemy... but you'd much rather take care of your friends."

Starting Skills:
Pistol Certification; Medicine; Weight Liftiing

Cyber Runner

"From Neon to New Atlantis, the megacorps stand as monument to power, prestige and profit. You've worked both for and against them, on the inside and out, often sacrificing conscience for credits." 

Starting Skills:
Pistol Certification; Security; Persuasion

 

Cyberneticist

"Robots? Mere toys. Neuroamps? Good for parlor tricks. The Colony War may have made implants and upgrades to veterans, but you once saw a greater future. Humans and machines, as one." 

Starting Skills:
Medicine; Robotics; Lasers

Diplomat

"The wars are over. Peace no reigns the Settled Systems. But only because there are those quietly fighting to keep it. Because of you, agreements were signed, words were heeded... lives were spared." 

Starting Skills:
Persuasion; Diplomacy; Bargaining

Explorer

 

Gangster

Homesteader

Industiralist

 

Long Hauler

Pilgrim

Professor

 

Ronin

 

 

Character Traits

The final tab in the character customization screen is the Traits tab.

Traits in Starfield refer to optional additional attributes you can give to your character during character creation. Each trait provides the player character with its own unique advantages and disadvantages to gameplay. You can select up to 3 traits, but do note that some traits cannot be equipped together.

As of the moment of writing, there is limited news on how it will work, but once further information is provided and when Starfield has officially launched, the relevant information will be added.

 

Starfield Traits

Trait Comparison Table
Trait Gallery

 

Trait Benefit Drawback Incompatible Traits
Alien DNA      
Empath      
Extrovert     Introvert
Freestar Collective Settler      
Introvert More endurance when adventuring alone Less endurance when adventuring with other human companions Extrovert
Kid Stuff Your parents are alive and you can visit them at their home 10% of the money you earn is automatically deducted and sent to your parents  -
Neon Street Rat Gain access to special dialogue options and better rewards from some missions on Neon Crime bounty from other factions is greatly increased Any other faction allegiance trait
Raised Enlightened Gain a significant discount at the Enlightened store Lose access to the Sanctum Universum store Any other religion trait
Raised Universal Gain a significant discount at the Sanctum Universum store Lose access to the Enlightened store Any other religion trait
Serpent's Embrace Health & endurance are temporarily boosted when grav jumping Health & endurance are lowered if you don't continue jumping Any other religion trait
Spaced Health and endurance are increased when in space Health and endurance are decreased when on the surface Terra Firma
Starter Home You own a small house on a peaceful little moon Start with a 50,000 credit mortgage -
Taskmaster      
Terra Firma     Spaced
United Colonies Native      
Unwanted Hero      

Alien DNA

 

Empath

Extrovert

Freestar Collective Settler

 

Introvert

You really need your alone time. You have more endurance when adventuring alone, but less when adventuring with other human companions. (Can't be combined with Extrovert.)

Kid Stuff

Your parents are alive and well, and you can visit them at their home. But 10% of all the money you earn is deducted automatically and sent to them.

Neon Street Rat

You grew up on the mean streets of Neon. You gain access to special dialogue options, and better rewards from some missions on Neon. Crime bounty by other factions is greatly increased. (Can't be combined with any other faction allegiance trait.)

Raised Enlightened

You grew up as a member of the Enlightened. You gain a significant discount at the organization store, but lose access to Sanctum Universum store. (Can't be combined with any other religion trait.)

 

Raised Universal

You grew up as a member of the Sanctum Universum. You gain a significant discount at the church store but lose access to the Enlightened store. (Can't be combined with any other religion trait.)

Serpent's Embrace

You grew up worshipping the Great Serpent. Grav jumping provides a temporary boost to health and endurance, but health and endurance are lowered if you don't continue jumping regularly - like an addiction. (Can't be combined with any other religion trait.)

Spaced

Your body has become acclimated to space. Health and endurance are increased when in space, but decreased when on the surface. (Can't be combined with Terra Firma.)

Starter Home

You own a small home on a peaceful little moon, but it comes with a 50,000 credit mortgage with GalBank.

 

Taskmaster

 

Terra Firma

United Colonies Native

Unwanted Hero

 

 




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