The Wastelanders update to Fallout 76 finally brought one of the core components of the series to the online open-world game. NPC factions and their related storylines are now in the game. Players will be able to complete quests for various NPCs and earn rewards while doing it. There’s even a companions system in the game too. And with all of the cosmetic options in Fallout 76, some folks will want to tweak the look of their allies. Lucky for those interested though, it’s very easy to do just that.
To activate the ally customization in Fallout 76, you just need to visit your C.A.M.P. and interact with the NPC you wish to tweak. From the resulting menu, you can tweak a variety of the elements that make up your ally’s appearance. The items they’re wearing can be altered. You can also touch up their gear loadouts too. The downside is that all changes inside the ally customization in Fallout 76 are purely cosmetic. So unless you really like the look of something, don’t bother giving your powerful Legendary gear to the NPCs.
This option is brand new, just added in the patch today, so it could change in the future. There are some elements to keep in mind though. For one thing, you won’t be able to see companion cosmetics in instanced modes. Instead of their custom appearance, you will see their generic look combined with a marker denoting them as your companion.
One really big oversight is that the ally customization in Fallout 76 is directly tied to the instance of the C.A.M.P. in which it was created. If you ever tear down your base, you will lose any customizations made to NPCs for that base. That also goes for the Ally Station too, so don’t rip things down without considering the change first. Hopefully, this gets fixed in a future patch.