The latest Cyberpunk 2077 update has an intriguing snippet of code that could indicate that the option to hide a player’s costume is coming soon. The feature, dubbed “transmog” in the gaming community, would allow players to modify their character’s appearance while keeping their gear’s stats. If that’s the case, players won’t have to choose between looking cool and staying safe, a concession that many fans of the game have been requesting from developer CDPR.
Unfortunately, the transmog feature in Cyberpunk 2077 has not yet been fully implemented. According to XFire, Reddit user and Cyberpunk 2077 modder DJ Kovrik discovered code in the game’s files that refers to a transmog system that is currently in development. The new code was included in the game’s newest 1.5 patch, which was published alongside the PS5 upgrade. While the feature is currently disabled, the modder discovered that players can enable it for head and face slots. DJ Kovrik went even farther, creating their own version that enabled the feature for all outfit slots.
It‘s a significant development, given that the feature has been requested by game enthusiasts since the game’s release. Players would frequently come to a fork in the road as they moved through the game: should you stay wearing that fine jacket you enjoy, or should you choose for the terrible rainbow vest that gave you superior defense stats? Given Cyberpunk 2077’s emphasis on style, many players found the decision difficult to accept.
However, the feature isn’t strictly a transmog in its current state. Rather, it’s the option to hide costumes on your character that you don’t want to view. Wearable Special costumes are also available in the main game, but they are few and few between, and only come in full-body parts. However, given that CDPR officially labels it “transmog” in the game’s code, it’s still something to anticipate.