Character Creation Guide

Character creation in Cyberpunk 2077 is highly diversified and the game offers extensive customization options. When you first start playing, you will be prompted to choose your gender and create a character by selecting different features such as appearance, style and voice.

Furthermore, you can change the look of your character through a variety of clothing options and a range of implants.

Life Path

The very first thing you get to choose when you start Cyberpunk 2077 is the type of Life Path for your character. There are three main Life Path choices - Corporate, Street Kid & Nomad. Check out our full guide on these three origin stories for your character.

Gender and Body Type

Cyberpunk 2077 offers players two main body types, also known as genders in the game. There are male and female body types and you can change them according to your preference.

You can also change the voice of the characters without any limitations. For instance, a character having a male body type can have a female voice, and a character with a female body type can have a male voice.

Throughout the game, your character is not referred to as a single-gender pronoun (he/she), but instead just as V (the name of the protagonist) to prevent misgendering.

This also gives players an option to create a character who is outside of the gender binary, such as a transgender character.

Appearance Options

There is a wide range of customization options offered to players, including:

  • Skin Tone
  • Eye Type and Color
  • Nose
  • Ears
  • Mouth
  • Jaw
  • Beard
  • Surface Wiring (Body wounds or scars)
  • Hairstyle
  • Genitals (yes, really)

Other customization options include piercing and make-up. You can have different piercings such as the nose and ear piercings. Make-up options include having eye shadows, blemishes, etc. You can also add tattoos to your character.

Screenshot from 2018 character creation menu

One of the most interesting parts about the customization in this game is how deep it gets. You can change not only the aforementioned aspects of your character, but also the genitalia. Customization extends as much as changing the color of your character's pubic hair.

The customization of genitalia will also determine who your character can romance with.


At the beginning of the game you will be given seven Attribute points to spend on top of the three points that are allocated to each of your Attributes by default. There are five Attributes - Body, Intelligence, Reflexes, Technical, and Cool.

We have a full guide covering all the Attributes and Perks in the game.

Hassan Sajid

Open-world adventures are Hassan's favorite type of game. He has extensive experience playing classics like Fallout, Far Cry and Skyrim. Like almost everyone else, Hassan is psyched for Cyberpunk 2077 and enjoys creating video and written guides to help out his fellow gamers. Hassan is on LinkedIn here.


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