Looking for how to transmog armour in God of War Ragnarok? As you play through the game, you'll gradually collect all armour for Kratos, offering varying stats, buffs, and effects to make you that little bit stronger. However, you might like the stats of one armour set, but the aesthetics of another. As part of our God of War Ragnarok guide, we're going to explain how to transmog armour, allowing you to alter the appearance of your equipped gear.
God of War Ragnarok: How to Transmog Armour
In case you don't know, to "transmog" armour is to change its visual appearance without sacrificing the stats it provides. God of War Ragnarok offers this feature, eventually allowing players to outfit Kratos in his most stylish garb without losing all those juicy stat boosts.
So, how do you transmog armour in God of War Ragnarok? Well, you can't do it from the beginning, sadly. You won't be able to transmog armour pieces until they are fully upgraded, which will take until near the end of the game to achieve.
There are many armour sets that have beneficial effects and stat boosts for Kratos, but perhaps you prefer the style of another set. For example, you might really like the stat gains from Nidavellir's Set, but actually, you prefer the aesthetics of Kratos' default armour. In this example, you would need to upgrade the chest, wrist, and waist Nidavellir armour pieces up to Level 9, and then you would have the option to transmog them.
To upgrade your armour, you will need to have plenty of Hacksilver, as well as various other resources, and then pay a visit to a Huldra Brothers' Workshop (Brok and Sindri). There, you can upgrade individual armour pieces to increase their stats (and, in most cases, make them look a little fancier). Before you can transmog armour pieces, they will need to be Level 9.
Continuing from the above example, let's say you've upgraded all the Nidavellir armour pieces to the max, but you still would prefer the style of something else. Press the touch pad to bring up the menu and tab over to Armour. Now that your armour pieces are Level 9, a new prompt appears below their description. It says Square: Edit Appearance.
Push the Square button on each armour piece and you'll be brought to a new menu, listing all your unlocked chest, wrist, and waist armour pieces. From here, you can highlight the armour you most like the look of, then hold Square to apply its appearance to your currently equipped armour. Following our example, we've used transmog to make the Nidavellir armour set look like the Survival Set without losing all those stat gains.
From the Armour menu, below the Edit Appearance prompt, it'll now say what aesthetic is currently applied to your equipped armour. It still shows the breakdown of your equipped armour but also tells you what look you've given it, so there's no confusion.
If you want to reset the default look of your armour, enter the Edit Appearance menu and press Triangle to remove any alterations.
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