Build a Whole New You with Minecraft's Character Creation Tool

At last, Minecraft is getting a character creation and customization tool, but it's only available for certain users for a time.

Minecraft has been around for a long time — 10 years, in fact — and despite all the changes and updates we've seen come to the sandbox builder/survival extravaganza, never before has the game included a built-in character customization tool.

That's about to change, though.

Mojang has announced the latest Minecraft beta is introducing a character creation tool for the Windows 10, Xbox One (finally), and Android versions of the game. It's available today, with the usual warnings that come with entering a Minecraft beta. Namely, that it replaces your current game of Minecraft.

It's a fairly extensive creation and customization tool as well. Mojang promises more than 100 free items for players to choose from. Customization options include:

  • facial hair
  • skin tones
  • hairstyle and color
  • eyes
  • mouth
  • limb replacement
  • body size
  • body shape

More accessory options are planned for a later date, but those won't be free.

Should any of the options available in Minecraft's character creation tool not seem appealing, Windows 10 and mobile users can still import skins from outside the game, per usual — and there are quite a few quality skins that can be imported.

Mojang even provided the steps needed to import skins in the patch notes:

  • Profile
  • Edit Character
  • Classic Skins tab
  • Owned
  • Import
  • Choose New Skin

Minecraft players using other Bedrock versions of the game needn't worry that they're being left out in the cold. Mojang says the character creation tool will be rolled out across all platforms after the beta ends.

Full details about the new beta, including bug fixes, can be found here.

2019 has been another very busy year for Minecraft, and the updates and upgrades aren't done yet. News about the big graphics update is expected later this year, and on top of that, Minecon is coming soon, complete with news about upgraded biomes.


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Sep. 20th 2019

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