Bayek starts off Assassin’s Creed Origins with a full head of hair and a thick beard. Somewhere along the way, he shaves both off. Some players have expressed their desire to keep both the facial hair and the braids. Luckily, there is a way to do this, although the game doesn’t really care to mention it at any point. It’s quick and easy, but it’s entirely undocumented. That why we’re writing this guide – to help you customize your character at least a bit, by showing you how to change beard & hair in AC Origins.
How to toggle hair & beard on/off?
You can’t really customize your hair, but you can toggle it on and off – the same goes for the beard. The change is a simple button press away, and you can always revert it. If you want to change the hair (from braided to bald, or vice versa) or beard, here’s what you need to do:
- Pause the game
- Open up the gear menu
- Press R2+Triangle (RT+Y) to toggle the beard
- Press L2+Triangle (LT+Y) to toggle the hair
It’s great that they’re not bound to each other, so you can have a shaved head and beard, or a braided hair style without one. You can also toggle the hood on and off in a similar way. When you’re in the gear menu, move the pointer over the outfit slot, then press and hold Triangle (Y). Sadly, that’s all the customization you’ll get, apart from dressing up in different outfits.