One of the biggest cosmetic parts of any open-world RPG such as Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is the possibility for players to gather new cosmetic items, like various alternate costumes and outfits. But does Kakarot actually have clothing options like this that you can wear outside of the story beats?
The characters in the Dragon Ball series change outfits multiple times across the show’s timeline, ranging from different casual outfits to different battle outfits throughout its hundreds of episodes. In Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, while these clothes can only be worn on certain missions, some wonder if you can wear these clothes outside of those moments in the game.
Unfortunately, it seems like the answer is a resounding no. Despite the variety of alternate costumes and outfits in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, the outfits that players can wear are limited to what they wear in the vast majority of the game without any thought to outside of certain story beats.
Considering the amount of transformations that each character can go through during fights, it’s not surprising that the developers at CyberConnect2 would want to keep a tight leash on the clothing that each character can wear.
The reason might also be that every time a character transforms or changes outfits, it’s an entirely new model, rather than one that has the capacity to have its clothing switched around like in the Xenoverse games. It’s possible that CyberConnect2 doesn’t allow outfit changes might be to cut down on the amount of models that need to be made.
While it’s a disappointment for many players who like to customize their characters, especially veterans that have played both Xenoverse games, at least character customization isn’t a major part of the game like it is in Xenoverse, where you can make your own custom character and play them how you want.
There’s always the possibility that we might end up getting these outfits as DLC at some point in the future, for now all we can do is just deal with only being able to see Vegeta’s glorious hot pink “Bad Man” shirt once in the game.
While a lack of alternate costumes and outfits may kill a bit of the hype, if you’re still interested in the game you can play Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot today for the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC.