Saints Row: Boss Factory lets you create a custom character before the game arrives

Volition has announced Saints Row: Boss Factory, a free app that lets you use the game’s custom character builder to build your main character before the game arrives. It’s out now.

Announced at Summer Game Fest, developer Volition announced that the Boss Factory will be coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC today.

The free app will allow you to use the full character builder (excluding any unlocked in-game progression items) to save up to six character builds. These designs can be created on any platform, and imported into the final game on any other platform. You can even save and share your charcater design with other players, who can then use it they Game.

Saint’s Row has been known for offering diverse character creators, and the new game promises to live up to that tradition, offering thousands of options for your main character, known as the boss. You’ll be able to import your chosen design into the final game when it launches on August 23.

Using the Boss Factory and importing a character comes with a bonus – you’ll unlock two helmets to use in the game when you do. Until the game comes out, Volition will create curated galleries of bosses, showcasing the best and most voted creations on Saints Row.

Saints Row is a reboot of the comprehensive open world series. In a recent preview, we said it looks like a fun throwback to the genre’s past, saying “The Volition reboot of the series feels so much fun, full of silliness, carnage, and humor you’d expect.”

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