Part of the appeal of a game like Wild Hearts is character customization. The core gameplay loop is centered on fighting big monsters for their materials, crafting progressively cooler gear, and fighting even bigger monsters. However, customization goes further than just your equipment. There’s an extensive character creator that allows you to create an avatar that’s truly unique. But what happens if you grow bored of the character you spent so much time making and want to freshen up your look? Luckily, you can revamp pretty easily. Here’s how to change your appearance in Wild Hearts.
How to Change Your Appearance in Wild Hearts
To change your appearance in Wild Hearts, you’ll first need to progress far enough to gain access to the karakuri skill tree. Scroll down far enough (seriously, you’re going to have to scroll really far) and you’ll find the option to unlock the Looking Glass Dragon Karakuri. Getting the Looking Glass Karakuri will cost you a total of 1,500 Kemono Orbs. If you’re confused as to how to get Kemono Orbs, you’ll gain them automatically through slaying kemono.
There’s a big catch to changing your character’s appearance beyond the pricey Kemono Orbs fee, however. The real hurdle to unlocking the Looking Glass Karakuri is the karakuri skill tree.
You won’t be able to instantly purchase it once you’ve gathered enough Kemono Orbs. Instead, you’re going to have to follow the entire path of the skill tree. The good news is that some of these unlocks will have beneficial effects, such as the pickling jar.
It’s a time-consuming process but it definitely beats the alternative of a game like Monster Hunter Rise, which requires microtransactions for vouchers to edit your character. You’ll be free to use the Looking Glass Karakuri as much as you want once you have it unlocked.
As an added bonus, you can even edit your character’s name if you’d like to truly make a new avatar.
You’ll want to make sure you’re happy with your character’s appearance when you play online with friends. There’s no better way to show off your awesome gear than by having an equally awesome-looking character.
Nick Ransbottom is a freelance games journalist and bad puns enthusiast. If he isn’t streaming on Twitch or sinking dozens of hours into an RPG, he’s watching reruns of MST3K with his husband and cat.