Kingdom Come: Deliverance will utilize a classless role-playing game system, allowing players to customize their skills to take on roles such as a warrior, bard, thief or something in between. Abilities and stats will grow depending on what the player does and says through branched dialogue trees. During conversations the time a player takes to make a decision is limited and will have an effect on their relationships with others. Reputation will be based on player choices and therefore can bring consequences.
Character bodies and faces are created through the combination of multiple, individual pieces with finishing touches. The clothing system currently features 16 item slots and items on many areas of the body that can be layered. One example given is a heavily armored knight, who may on his upper body wear a gambeson, followed by mail and plate armour, with a tabard or surcoat over top, for a total of four clothing items in the chest slots. Each clothing type will provide different levels of protection against different types of weapons. Clothing will also get progressively more worn, dirty, or bloody through use, affecting the character’s appearance. Players will be able to use a variety of weapons including swords, knives, axes, hammers or bows. Horses will feature heavily in the game, and are designed to act with their own AI while under the player’s control, moving or jumping to avoid small obstacles or dangers. Players will be able to fight from horseback and use their steed to carry items if they need additional inventory space, but warhorses are also competent combatants with their own AI. Steeds level up on their own throughout the journey and come with five slots for armor and attachments.