New to the Melty Blood series, players can create their own colors in addition to the 25 base colors that come with the game. You have 6 custom color slots, with no CP cost to make a custom color. Color customization consists of 6 different pieces of the character's sprite, with 25 preset color options for each of the 6 pieces. You can also cycle between various poses that often showcase special sprites like intro animations, the VFX of normals/specials, and weapons/outfits used in Arc Drives and Last Arcs.
Player Card Customization
Every player gets a card that displays their Online ID, Total Ranked Matches, Total Ranked Wins, Win Ratio, and Ranking Points (RP). The player can customize the icon, plate, and title.
Players can purchase new Icons, Plates, Title Plates, and Words from the shop using CP. In addition, you can purchase words to create your own Free Word. This menu consists of Letters, Numbers, Hiragana, Katakana, and Japanese & English words. You can combine up to 3 of them, with an overall character limit of 13 Full-width symbols or 26 Half-width characters.
The only things you can't purchase are the Character Love icons, Gold Coin icons, and Special title plates featuring the characters and direct quote from the character, or a comment such as "Arcueid Master" in Japanese. These are locked behind Achievements.
There are also unique icons for participants that got top 8, 3rd, 2nd, and 1st in the qualifiers for the MBTL Official JP Tournaments and the MBTL Official US Tournaments hosted by Eliphant, as well as unique icons for the 1st place winners of the offline finals for these events (Yutta's Roa and ScrawtVermillion's Kouma).
In the Single Play menu, there is a list of achievements for each character that must be fulfilled before the unique plates, icons, etc can be unlocked. Most of these consist of simple things like completing every trial in Mission mode, seeing every unique victory quote, and S-Ranking Score Attack, Time Attack, and Survival on all difficulties.
One Achievement that can be somewhat confusing is "Play Voice(Character Standby)". To complete this achievement, sit idle in the Single Play menu's list of characters while hovered over the character with which you want to get the achievement. This only works in the Single Play menu - if done anywhere else, it won't count as progress toward the achievements.
You can earn the in-game currency called CP by playing the game. Every match you play offline earns you 500CP regardless of the result of the match or whether or not it's a CPU or a Player you're fighting. In addition, you gain CP from the following.
- Playing any Story Mode route.
- Playing Score Attack.
- Playing Time Attack.
- Completing Mission Mode challenges for a character.
- Getting 100% of a character's achievements rewards 100,000 CP.
- Playing Ranked Matches online.
- Playing Player Matches online.
You can also spend CP on art in the Gallery section.