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A screenshot of a Disney Dreamlight Valley custom character taking a selfie with Ariel from The Little Mermaid in the character creator tool.

PSA: You Can Create Your Disney Dreamlight Valley Character Before Release

Get ready to spend three hours making your avatar.

Disney Dreamlight Valley – the love child of Animal Crossing and Stardew Valley – is almost upon us, with its Early Access phase releasing on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and iOS on September 6, 2022. If like us, you can’t wait, you’ll be happy to know that you can create your avatar early so you can jump straight into the action on launch day. Here’s how.

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How to Create Your Disney Dreamlight Valley Avatar Early

To dive into the character creation process before September 6, you’ll need to be on PC – unfortunately, you cannot do it on consoles, only through Steam, Epic Games Store, and the Microsoft Store. Use your desired platform’s search function and look up “Disney Dreamlight Valley – Avatar Designer Tool” and download it. For us, it was around 1.8GB via Steam so it’s assumingly the same if you’re downloading it somewhere else.

Related: When Does Disney Dreamlight Valley Early Access Begin? – Answered

Once it’s installed, you’ll be met with a set of 15 preset avatars that you can pick for the basis of your character. You can change every part of it if you desire so don’t worry about spending ages choosing one.

Here are the current options that you can change, with most things having a different color variation too:

  • Body
  • Eyes
  • Brows
  • Nose
  • Mouth
  • Jaw
  • Hairstyle
  • Face Paint
  • Facial Hair
  • Hats
  • Masks
  • Glasses
  • Earrings
  • Neckwear
  • Coats
  • Tops
  • Back
  • Bracelets
  • Gloves
  • Pants
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Hose Socks
  • Shoes
  • Dresses
  • Costumes
A screenshot of the character creator in Disney Dreamlight Valley.
Screenshot via Prima Games (Credit: Disney / Gameloft)

There’s also the “Touch of Magic” feature that allows you to customize your own clothes with a series of stickers and decals for your own unique look. We added some stars and a moon to a jacket – it was easy and looks cute to boot.

Once you’ve done creating, you’ll be prompted to input your name and take a photo with a Disney character if you’d like. You can then share your photo with friends using a QR code. Have fun!

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Meg was Managing Editor at Prima Games until April 2024.