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How to best customize your Starfield character

Character creation is always going to be an integral part of RPGs, and Starfield is no different. And you can even make an argument that it expands upon the type of character creation menu Bethesda generally designs and presents a sensible evolution of it, with more options to personalize very specific aspects about your character. However, these advancements can be confusing. So, this article will explain how to best customize your Starfield character.

Rather than just physical appearance, Starfield focuses a lot on the character skills, traits, and background your character will have, and these choices will even heavily impact your gameplay. So, if you truly want to role-play as a particular character, then you have the option to do so.

Keep reading to find out how to best customize your Starfield character and make one very unique.

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How to best customize your character

When it comes to character creation, there are five major elements that you can customize about your character:

  • Biometric ID
  • Body
  • Face
  • Background
  • Traits

Let’s look at all these elements with some more details.

Biometric ID 

This option creates a basic identifiable structure for your character. Basically, it’s a preset and once you select the Biometric ID that works for your character, you start customizing the preset however you want. 

This is a great way to create a frame of reference and give players some sort of idea regarding what type of character they can create. Or if you don’t care that much about character creation, just select a preset and move forward into the game. This entire category is designed as if you were looking through Personnel Records.


This is pretty self-explanatory, you can select the body type for your character. There will be multiple options within this category that you can choose from. The following are all of them:

  • Body Shape 
  • Body Type 
  • Walk Style 
  • Skin Tone

Body shape is further divided into three aspects: Muscular, Thin, and Heavy. You can personalize your character’s bodies within these three types. 

Body Type allows you to change between Feminine and Masculine bodies and under Walk Style and Skin tone, you can basically set how your character will walk and the color of their skin.


Now, we have reached the part where you have to customize your character’s face. This is the part in which you are going to spend a lot of your time. Probably. So, you also have plenty of options to tweak around:

  • Skin Tone
  • Head Shapes
  • Hair
  • Hair Color
  • Facial Hair
  • Facial Hair Color
  • Eyes
  • Eye Color
  • Teeth
  • Jaw
  • Chin
  • Neck
  • Nose
  • Ears
  • Cheeks
  • Mouth
  • Jewelry
  • Jewelry Color
  • Dermaesthetic

There is a lot of stuff about your character’s appearance that you can customize. Take your time before going to the next category as that might be even more important for you.

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This is the part where the RPG aspect of this game goes into overdrive. You get to choose a particular background for your character that then affects the three different starting skills you get in the Starfield skill tree. You can choose from a wide variety of backgrounds:

  • Chef
  • Combat Medic
  • Cyber Runner
  • Cyberneticist
  • Diplomat
  • Explorer
  • Beast Hunter
  • Bouncer
  • Bounty Hunter
  • Gangster
  • Homesteader
  • Industrialist
  • Long Hauler
  • Pilgrim
  • Professor
  • Ronin

All these background options may overlap with each other when it comes to certain aspects of your character but also provide unique playstyle opportunities at the same time, so choose wisely.


Traits are basically the types of personality your character will have, which then gives you two passive effects. The following are all the traits you can choose from:

  • Alien DNA
  • Dream Home
  • Empath
  • Extrovert
  • Freestar Collective Settler
  • Hero Worshipped
  • Introvert
  • Kid Stuff
  • Neon Street Rat
  • Raised Enlightened
  • Raised Universal
  • Serpent’s Embrace
  • Spaced
  • Taskmaster
  • Terra Firma
  • United Colonies Native
  • Unwanted Hero
  • Wanted

You can choose up to three traits, but remember that some of these traits may change how the game’s story unfolds and even block you from certain scenarios.

If for some reason you don’t like your character’s appearance anymore while playing through the game, you will need to find an Enhance Store and customize them again.

That’s all you need to know on how to best customize your character in Starfield. Now check out our other articles such as Bomb Rush Cyberfunk platforms – what can you play on? and Bomb Rush Cyberfunk glass floor – how to break it.