How to Change Appearance in GTA Online (change your character’s face)

We’re looking at how to change your character’s appearance, in GTA Online

Grand Theft Auto 5 and GTA Online are insanely large and complicated; with literally hundreds of different mechanics, and quality of life features. Given the vast quantity of things throughout the game, it’s nigh impossible to find and remember them all.

So in this series, we’re taking you through some of the most awesome features in GTA, that you probably might not know about.

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Changing appearance is surprisingly straightforward; but there are a couple of things you need to be aware of:

  • You can’t change gender
  • It costs LS $100,000

So once you’re ready to go, head to your interaction menu.

  • If you’re on PC, that’s M on your keyboard
  • On Xbox, hold the View button on your controller
  • For Playstation, swipe the touchpad

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About changing your face in GTA Online

GTA Online change appearance is surprisingly easy. With just a few clicks, and a bit of in-game currency (less than a Tiger Shark Card, in fact), you can essentially give your character “Plastic Surgery”.

Now, it’s worth noting that when go through how to change your face on GTA 5, you can ONLY change appearance. You can’t change your gender. That is, you can’t become a girl in GTA Online, if your character is a boy (and vice versa).

If you’d like to change from a Man to a Woman in GTA Online, you’ll need to create a second character, which you can do with this guide:

Unfortunately, there’s zero chance you can get away with this, without paying money. Anyone claiming they know how to change appearance in GTA 5 Online for free, is either lying or glitching; and that could get your account wiped (or worse, banned altogether).

…that said, if you’re level 6 or under, you will get a free go at changing your look on GTA 5 Online, as a part of normal gameplay; so if you’re new to the game, and haven’t levelled yet, you may be better off being a little patient. You should be able to level to Rank 6 really quickly (a few hours, at most).