Which Race to Choose in Dragon's Dogma 2, Does Race Matter?

Unlike Dragon’s Dogma 1, in which we could only play as humans, Dragon’s Dogma 2 has expaned this to several races. You will be able to choose your race at the the start of the game, and unlike your looks and Vocation, this is something that you won’t be able to change later on. Because of this, players are asking which race to choose in Dragon’s Dogma 2, and does your race even matter all that much in the game? Here’s everything that you need to know about selecting your race in Dragon’s Dogma, including if there is an option to play as an Elf or not.

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Which Race to Choose in Dragon's Dogma 2
Which Race to Choose in Dragon’s Dogma 2, Does Race Matter?

Which Race to Choose in Dragon’s Dogma 2?

There are two races to choose from in DD2. These are the Humans, and the catlike Beastren. Apart from stark visual differences, there’s no other dissimilarities between these two. That is, you won’t get any bonuses or penalties if you choose a Beastren over a Human, and vice-versa. So simply choose the race that you think best fits the sort of Arisen that you want to role-play as.

Does Race Choice Matter in Dragon’s Dogma 2?

Considering that this is one of the few things that you won’t be able to change about your Arisen – yes, this is a very important choice. But if you are wondering if this is going to affect anything major in the game, such as characters being hostile towards you if you choose Beastren, for example, then you have nothing to fear. There is one moment later on in the game (that we don’t want to spoil) which is made easier if you are a Beastren, but besides this (which can also be done by Humans as well), there are no major differences between the two and you won’t be locked off from any game content.

Can You Play as an Elf in DD2?

No, playing as an Elf isn’t an option, sadly. While it’s possible that Elves as a playable race are going to be added in some future DLC, for now – the closest you can come to playing one is making a human character with pointed ears during character creation.

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A lifelong gamer, Vladimir was always interested in gaming and what makes games tick. Before long, he found himself writing about games as well as playing them. No stranger to game guides which have often helped him make just the right decision in a particularly difficult quest, he’s very happy to be able to help his fellow gamers and give a little back to his favorite pastime.