With Assassin’s Creed Valhalla update 1.2.0, released on March 16, 2021, Ubisoft has added a long-awaited feature to the game: the Transmog tool. It’s the ability to change the look of your armor and weapons and replace them with the visuals of any other item you own. This guide will show you how to do just that!
The Transmog feature was present in the previous few games of the Assassin’s Creed franchise. In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, we had to wait almost four months for the developers to add it to the game.
The ability to change outfits, change the look of your armor and weapons, is called Transmogfitication or Transmog for short.
In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, you can change your appearance by visiting Gunnar. You will have to pay for each transmog you do. Additionally, you can only change the appearance of items by visiting the blacksmith in your Ravensthorpe colony.
To change your appearance, you need to make sure that you have updated to version 1.2.0 or higher. Log in to the game and navigate to your Ravensthorpe Settlement in England.
- Make sure your game is updated to patch 1.2.0 or higher for this feature to be available. It was added after launch.
- Visit Gunnar, the blacksmith in your Revansthorpe settlement. It is located near the new docks. As soon as you jump off your ship, the Gunner’s Shop will be in front of you on your left.
- Choose “Let me see your services” to open the store screen.
- Use the top navigation buttons to scroll to the newly available tab called “Change Appearance”.
- Select the item whose appearance you want to change.
- In the new screen that will appear, select the look you want to apply to the selected item. You can only choose from items you already own. Click and hold to apply the new skin 50 silver coins will be deducted from your balance as soon as you apply the skin to the selected item.
- Come back to the game and enjoy your new looks!
Keep reading below to find out the finer details and what the limitations of this system are!
Now the longer, more detailed version. There are quite a few details you should know about this tool before you start using it, so read on before you jump in to try it out for yourself.
Visit Gunnar’s store. The blacksmith is the only way you can use Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s Transmog feature. Gunnar’s shop can be found right next to the docks as you spawn on your colony’s docks and look north.
Make sure you’ve unlocked the blacksmith first. This happens very early in the game, so this requirement is literally a no-brainer, but I thought I would mention it anyway.
Then talk to Gunnar and go to the Shop screen. To do this, choose the option “Let me see your services”.
In the top navigation bar, scroll twice to access the new ‘Change appearance’ tab in Update 1.2.0.
On this screen, you will see the items you currently have equipped at the top. You can change the appearance of any item at any time, whether it is equipped or not.
To change the appearance of an item, you must first select the item you want to change and then choose the available appearance options you want to choose.
For each Transmog action, you will pay 50 silver coins. This is the newly available “Money Sink” that Ubisoft is bringing into the game. It’s not like AC Valhalla doesn’t need a money sink, but it’s a bit pricey if you ask me.
The good news is that before committing to an appearance change, you can preview how the new outfit will look on your character. Hover or click on the desired new look for the selected item you are working on and the image on the right will change to show you what you will look like if you apply it.
When you change the appearance of an item, it will appear with a star in your inventory. In the Transmog tab of Gunnar’s store, you will see the appearance of the selected item at the bottom of the screen with a shiny white border.
If you want to reset an item’s appearance to its default version, press and hold the appropriate button to do so. On PC, it’s the right mouse button. You will not get your 50 silver coins back.
In your inventory, you will see the item with its default icon, but with a star added in the upper left corner, notifying you that a Transmog is applied to it.
Throughout the game, this item will still be named with its original name from the original set it came from, but the visuals will be changed. In the image above I show you the armor of the Mentor set with his appearance changed to Hearthweru Armor.
There are a few other limitations that are worth explaining and remembering. You can only apply a Transmog to an item that looks like an item in the same category. This means that if you want to replace the look of your dagger, you will only see other daggers that you own and can choose from. You cannot replace the appearance of a dagger with the appearance of a hammer, for example.
The change in appearance preserves everything about the item except its visual appearance. The item will still be part of the same set if it is armor, and it will still grant you the exact same stats as before.
In other words, if you change, for example, the appearance of Suttungr’s Claw have the appearance of Yngling Seax, the weapon will resemble the Yngling Seax, but will retain the same stats and perks of Suttungr’s claw.
If you are looking to purchase a pack or an individual item in the store, check out the Ubisoft Store Items Reviews here on VULKK.com before you make your choice, as everything there costs real money.
If you are reading this guide after just patching your game and playing on an UltraWide screen, I would like to remind you that the problem with the black bars will be back. You can use my UltraWide Patch Guide to make it work properly again.