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Battlefield 2042: Can you customize characters?


Before joining other Battlefield 2042 players, you need to select your character or Specialist. Each Specialist has their own unique Specialty and Trait. For example, Emma Sundance Rosier has the Wingsuit as her Specialty. She’s the only one that can use the Wingsuit. On the other hand, the rest of the loadout is fully customizable, including character outfits and weapon skins.

How do you customize your character in Battlefield 2042?

Battlefield 2042 features ten unique Specialists. They have unique gadgets and traits that are specific to them. You can’t change that, but you can swap weapons and equipment out at your discretion. You can customize your character’s outfit and weapon skins to give it a distinct look on the battlefield.

When selecting a Specialist, the main thing you should take into consideration is their abilities. You can customize the loadout to your liking later on. You can equip them with any primary or secondary weapon you want.

You can customize your character before joining matches or mid-battle. For example, the new Weapon Plus customization system lets you change weapon attachments in real time. Simply select the Plus sign next to your current weapon to open the holographic menu. You can then change weapon attachments in mid-battle.

Some cosmetics are really rare

There are four categories of cosmetics depending on their rarity:

  • Common (grey)
  • Rare (blue)
  • Epic (purple)
  • Legendary (gold)

Keep in mind that Legendary skins are locked, and you can’t customize them at all. On the other hand, you can customize Rare and Epic skins to a certain degree. For example, Rare and Epic skins come with a Headgear component and a Body component. You can mix and match Headgears with different Body components.

Play the game to unlock new hardware cosmetics

You can use the mastery system to unlock new skins for your weapons, and vehicles. All you need to do is play the game. Each weapon and vehicle has their own set of challenges. As you complete more challenges, you’ll unlock many new cosmetics.

For example, use a specific vehicle to capture a point and you’ll unlock new upgrade options. Or score 40 kills with a weapon, and you’ll gain cosmetics for that weapon, such as a new skin.


Your progress is visible on the mastery badge which every piece of hardware has. Basically, the mastery badge shows how accomplished your character is with their loadout.

The badge changes color as you progress in weapon or vehicle mastery. Each new mastery tier unlocks a new skin for that specific piece of hardware.

There’s also a cosmetic-only Battle Pass

DICE also offers a cosmetic-only Battle Pass for those who pre-ordered the game. You’ll get all sorts of Specialist skins, weapon customization items such as charms and reskins, and many more.

Have you unlocked the Battle Pass? What’s your favorite item? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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