Can you play as a human in Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora?

Patrick Dane
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In James Cameron’s Avatar movies, we’ve seen humans work hand in hand with the Na’vi in order to protect Pandora, so players may be wondering whether they can play as humans in Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora. Here’s what you need to know about who you play in the game. 

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is an amazing opportunity for fans of the series to get out and explore Pandora like never before. This is easily the most comprehensive opportunity for you to see the alien world for yourself, and interact with all the spectacular wildlife and flora. 

However, one of the central conceits of Avatar as a franchise is that it focuses on humans transmitting their consciousness into biological alien bodies. That switching between the two forms is key to Jake Sully and his story in the films. More than that – in video games, the previous major Avatar game from 2009 lets you choose between helping the humans or the Na’vi. 

Because of that, it’s completely reasonable to ask, can you play as a human in Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora? We’re here to answer that question. Here’s everything you need to know about the character you play in the game.

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora – can you play as a human?

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RDA takes over the western Frontier of Pandora in this action adventure.

No, you can not play as a human in Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora. Instead, you play as a set character in the game with their own distinct background. That character is a Na’vi – so, you’re not even playing as a titular Avatar. 

You will play as a Na’vi abducted as an infant by the RDA and trained in The Ambassador Program (TAP) to serve human interests on Pandora.

When the RDA evacuated Pandora during the Battle of the Hallelujah Mountains (as seen in the first Avatar movie), you were put into emergency cryosleep. You wake up 15 years later, finally free from the RDA, but lost and unfamiliar with your home world.

Hopefully, that isn’t too disappointing and you will still be able to get out there and explore Pandora to your heart’s content. 

That’s all we know about playing as a human in Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora. While you wait for Pandora to load, check out the rest of our coverage on the game and all things Avatar, including the guides below:

Everything we know about Avatar Frontiers of Pandora | Is Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora coming to Nintendo Switch? | Is Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora coming to Xbox Game Pass? | Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora system requirements | All Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora editions & pre-order bonuses | Will Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora be on Steam? | Will Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora be open world?

About The Author

Patrick Dane is Dexerto's Gaming Editor. He has worked as a professional games journalist for over eleven years, writing for sites like TechRadar, IGN, PC Gamer, GamesRadar, International Busniess Times and Edge magazine. He has over 2000 hours in both Overwatch and Destiny 2, though has a wide and diverse appreciation for a variety of genres.