- This article is about the cosmetic clothes in Don't Starve Together. For the gameplay-affecting items,
Skins are a feature in Don't Starve Together. They are cosmetic items that players can use to customize their characters in-game. Players can choose their character's Skins when they join a server for the first time, or in-game by activating a Wardrobe. Skins are collected at random times while playing on a DST server, and the timing is weighted so that users who play an average amount of DST in a week should get a few gifts, and those that play a decent amount should get the full 8. With recent changes made on Mar 2019, people can now get 1 free gift box per day just by logging onto the game. The player can get a maximum of 15 skins from random drops per week; this count resets every Thursday around 1pm PST, before Klei's weekly Twitch broadcast.
The player has to be active in order to receive the skins, and must open the earlier gift box to receive the next one. Skins are purely cosmetic, and have no effect on gameplay besides visuals. Currently, once a skin is obtained, it cannot be destroyed, but Steam users can trade skins with other players, buy/sell them on the market, or use the Trade INN interface, where a player can exchange 9 unwanted skins for 1 skin of higher quality. Distinguished skins cannot be traded in for an Elegant skin, and Elegant skins cannot be traded in because it is the highest quality.
In order to obtain a skin, one must receive a random drop, which will be signaled with a gift box appearing in the top-left corner of the screen and a sound similar to ripping paper. After this, the player must go to one of the science research stations (Science Machine or Alchemy Engine) to open it. When a whistle plays and the research station starts producing streams of shadows, the gift can be opened and the Skin will be obtained. However this doesn't apply to Loyal skins, as these are only obtained through events or codes.
There are six types of Skins (Torso, Gloves, Legs, Shoes, Items, and Character-Specific) which are classified into seven tiers of rarity (Common, Classy, Spiffy, Distinguished, Elegant, Loyal, and Event). Most items come in a variety of colors, and all clothing items are unisex. Higher tier skins have a lower chance of dropping in-game, except for Loyal and Event skins, which are unobtainable from the weekly random drops. They are instead obtained through other means; Loyal skins are promotional, and Event skins are wearable by all players for a limited time.
- Drop System Changes - Klei Forums. (2019-3-8). Retrieved on 2019-3-24.