Far Cry 6, Ubisoft’s cockfighting game, which includes a gazillion-time open-world shooter, has a transmog feature. But you may not know it from the start. In fact, to take it from some players, it’s way too easy to glaze right over it.
Transmog, for those unfamiliar with the concept, is a feature in gear-heavy games that allows you to change your outfit without changing your stats. In games that marry statistics, perks and other essential things to certain tools, e.g. Far Cry 6, transmog is if not necessary, at least much appreciated. Ubisoft’s own Assassin’s Creed Valhalla added it four months after launch, but flummoxed players by demanding a moderate amount of currency in the game for each change. (Even more offensive, you can pay real money for that currency in the game.) Fate 2meanwhile, long-in-demand transmog options added earlier in the year, but tied them to an unbearable grind, essentially limiting how often players could make use of the features.
Both systems, though far from perfect, are better than nothing. Cyberpunk 2077, a notoriously sartorically challenged role-playing game, does not have a transmog feature. Officially.
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IN Far Cry 6, the feature is available from the start and there are absent gimmicks. You do not have to grind for resources. You do not have to deposit currency in the game. You just have to … choose the thing you want to wear and then wear it. The only catch is that the opportunity to do so is a bit buried.
First go to your Arsenal menu. Hover over any tool you want to change, then press the Triangle button (on PlayStation) to inspect it. In the lower left corner you will see a small icon that looks like an eyeball making a barrel.
Click on it. From there, you can have your character display any other unlocked equipment in the same category. That is it! Welcome back to the fashionable world.
This option has been slipped by some players, which makes sense, which in turn carries no obvious indicator. “Just found out that you can customize your look and not effect [sic] your statistics and shit, ”reads a Reddit post in which the author explains downwardly that they wish they had learned about it before. Kotaku‘s own Zack Zweizen, who has sunk more than two dozen hours into the game, did not know the opportunity existed until I mentioned it on our Slack channel this morning. So yes, you should not feel bad if you have missed it.
Now, if I could just transmog the ridiculously stylish Far Cry x Hamilton field trip on my IRL wrist …