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Dragon Quest Builders 2 Lets You Switch Genders And Customize Appearances



Square Enix recently hosted a  live stream to share the latest on Dragon Quest Builders 2. We got a look at some new customization options including the option to switch gender, and save data bonuses.


The gameplay footage starts at the 21:11 mark in the live stream.



Those with carryover save data from the first Dragon Quest Builders will get two bonus items:

  1. Legendary Builder’s Hat
  2. Recipe for “Dragonlord’s Throne”



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Using the “Mirror” players will get to change the appearance of their hero. Options include hairstyle, skin, and eyes.







The above is a look at the Legendary Builder’s Hat plus outfit so that you can make your character look just like the protagonist of the first Dragon Quest Builders. The developers say this was mostly added for fans of the series because Dragon Quest Builders 2 takes place hundreds of years later so they can’t just throw the previous protagonists in the sequel, but they wanted to at least have a way where the players can have their appearances.





There are several outfits that you can equip to change your appearances as well. These are mostly skins so you can wear outfits over equipment and simply go with whatever looks like you like best. This option was highly requested by fans and Square Enix said they certainly wanted something to allow players to change their looks since this will be a multiplayer title and you wouldn’t want everyone looking the same.






The female protagonist of Dragon Quest Builders 2 will also get to dress up like the female protagonist of Dragon Quest Builders.




The above is a look at some different outfits.




Square Enix also teased a new bath item for a brief second. When you click on it, you’ll get to see your character hop into the bath, but the rest is a secret and we didn’t get to see or learn much more about it.




At around the 27:26 mark of the video, the developers demonstrate a new improvement added to the sequel with the ability to climb up at faster speeds. This is another something they took from fan feedback from the previous game. Players said it felt a little awkward at times to climb up hills, so this time they’ve made it easier and faster.






Lastly, the above is a look at the “Dragonlord’s Throne” save data bonus item. You can basically place the throne anywhere you like and sitting on it will make you turn into Dragonlord, the main antagonist of Dragon Quest Builders as well as the first Dragon Quest game.



However, in order to acquire the carryover save data bonuses from the first Dragon Quest Builders you’ll need to meet certain conditions:

  • Legendary Builder’s Hat
    • PS4/PS3/PS Vita – Get the “Escape Artist” Trophy for simply escaping your tomb and heading out on your adventure at the very beginning.
    • Nintendo Switch: Have a save data from the first chapter after raising your first flag (Banner of Hope).


  • Recipe for “Dragonlord’s Throne”
    • PS4/PS3/PS Vita – Get the “Torchbearer of Tantegel” Trophy awarded for completing the Tantegel chapter.
    • Nintendo Switch: Have a save data from after the final chapter.


Dragon Quest Builders 2 is in development for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. Check out our previous report to see some of the improvements and additions made for the sequel.

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