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Appearance Modifier
Appearance Modifier
Category Base Building
Type Customise Personal Visuals
Power usage 50 kPs
Updated Origins

Appearance Modifier is a base building product.


Appearance Modifier is a base building product that allows the player to change their avatar.

It can be found at every space station, located next to the exosuit Technology Merchant.

Game description[]

A buildable module that allows the users to adjust their personal appearance settings.

The module applies advanced holographic techniques to recalibrate the light around the user, allowing them to adopt whatever appearance they desire. Visual data must be properly formated before use.


Appearance Modifier can be built using a blueprint and the following ingredients:

Appearance Modifier can be dismantled after construction, returning the following ingredients:


Enter the platform and hold E or X (PS4) to recalibrate your personal appearance. Appearances are gender-neutral.

The Appearance Modifier screen and its options

The Appearance Modifier screen and its options

Choose a Race[]

You choose one of several presets per race. The race also controls how tall or short you are. Though you can still choose your height, it can be limited. You can customise the preset's body and clothing and colours afterwards.

  • Anomaly - a humanoid astronaut, the helmet anonymises the face.
  • Gek - an alien trader race, short body, amphibian-like face, four fingers, two or four eyes
  • Vy'keen - an alien warrior race, big body, broad chin, often horned
  • Korvax - an alien explorer race, tall body, Android face with a helmet
  • Traveller - diverse alien faces, ranging from insect/cat-like, to robotic, light bulb, or tetrahedron.

Customise Body and Clothing[]

For each body property, you choose a type, markings (patterns), and colours.

  • Head
  • Torso
  • Armour
  • Gloves (including number of fingers)
  • Legs
  • Boots
  • Backpack

Exclusive Items[]

The following items can be unlocked as customisation parts.

Visage items[]

The following helmets are purchasable from the Quicksilver Synthesis Companion for 3200 quicksilver each.


Characters can choose custom banner icons and colors and a custom title in the Banner section of the Appearance Modifier.

An example of a custom banner would be the Appalling Banner, introduced during the Halloween update.

Additional information[]

  • In a new game the appearance of the player character is defaulted to an Anomaly.
  • Camera View can be toggled between first-person and third-person to see the avatar.
  • Power consumption is 50kP

Release history[]

  • NEXT - Added as product.
  • Desolation - custom banner icons, colors, and titles added