Can you customize Byleth in Fire Emblem: Three Houses?

A look at whether or not you can change your character's appearance in Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

In Fire Emblem: Three Houses, you have the ability to pick between a male or female version of Byleth. As you explore the Monastery and take part in battles, you may be wondering whether or not you can customize the appearance of Byleth. For example, changing outfits or hairstyles? During your regular save file you can’t, though certain features open up for your students once you unlock New Game Plus. To explain, we’ve put together a quick guide addressing the customization options available for Byleth in Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

Can you customize Byleth in Fire Emblems: Three Houses?

Can you customize Byleth in Fire Emblem: Three Houses?
Outside of things like gender and name, there aren't customization options available for Byleth in Fire Emblem: Three Houses.
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As noted above, you can’t customize the appearance of Byleth in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. At the beginning of the game, you’re able to choose between a male and female version of Byleth. You can also rename Byleth whatever you like, and assign a birthday to Byleth. The farther you progress in the game, the more you’ll level up and unlock new classes, which can be reclassed at any time.

However, you can’t customize Byleth’s outfits, hairstyles, or physical appearance. You also can’t change the decisions made for Byleth at the beginning of the game. Once you’ve picked between male or female, then assigned a name and birth date, these decisions will be locked in. To change them, you’ll need to start a new game save file for Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

Of course, this means you’ll need to start the game all over again. Depending on how you wish to play the game, having two open save files may be worthwhile. You can pick a different house on a separate save file, you can also pick a different gender for Byleth to unlock more romance options. After you’ve jump through the time skip, or unlock New Game Plus, you’ll be able to customize your students with hairstyles and outfits.

To do this, you’ll need to interact with Byleth’s journal, then pick between outfits for your students. While customization options are slim in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, the game more than makes up for it with the sheer amount of choices available to you.

Now that you know whether you can customize Byleth in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, be sure to read through some of our other guides including how to use Amiibo in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, all Prologue choices in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and all romanceable characters in Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

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