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Riot outlines plan to finally add left-hand view models to Valorant

Published: 25/Sep/2020 0:42

by Andrew Amos

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Riot has long dodged questions about adding left-hand view models to Valorant, a much-loved feature from CS:GO. However, in their recent “Ask Valorant” thread, they’ve finally heeded the community’s calls, outlining a plan to add the feature.

Left-hand view models have been a staple of CS:GO. The spiritual predecessor to Valorant has had the feature for decades, allowing players to put their gun model on the left hand side of their screen.

This has its benefits depending on how you view the game. While most people are right-side dominant, those who are left-side dominant might find some advantage to swapping the models around. Its absence in Valorant has been sorely noted by avid users of the switched model.

CS:GO left hand view model with AK-47
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Counter-Strike players have been able to swap view models for decades.

However, Riot have laid out a path to adding left-hand view models to Valorant in the future. It won’t be soon though, as there are many problems that lay in wait.

“We’re currently in the process of validating how this would work from not just a technical side, but from a competitive and artistic front as well. While this may seem like a small technical challenge, we want to make sure this is done right for players,” senior Valorant producer Steven Eldredge admitted on September 24.

It’s not just as simple as flipping the x-axis and calling it a day, though: Riot has to consider how weapon skins and abilities will fit in with the flipped view model, as well as how character models look in-game with the feature enabled.

“We don’t frequently get to see different camera views of our first person weapons and viewarms, so we’ll need to make sure our art still holds up when we switch hands for players,” Eldredge stated.

They are also concerned about competitive integrity. They want to make sure that playing with either view model is fair and balanced.

“We want to ensure that there are no advantages or disadvantages to playing with a left-handed view model and that we maintain a fair competitive playing field. We want to make sure that left-hand view isn’t the new meta or that players with this preference aren’t nerfed,” he added.

If you were hoping the option would be coming soon, we have some bad news. Sadly, Riot hasn’t put a time frame on implementing left-hand view models. They still need to go “rigorous competitive and artistic testing.”

However, there’s no need to have your fingers crossed about Riot potentially adding it. It’s now just a question of when, not if.

Cyberpunk 2077

All 4 fashion styles coming to Cyberpunk 2077

Published: 27/Oct/2020 15:24

by James Busby

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Fashion plays a big part in everyday life in Cyberpunk 2077. It defines who you are and where you’re from, so you’ll want to kit your character out with the styles that suit you. 

Cyberpunk 2077 offers all kinds of customization options that help you create the perfect character. There are certain lifepaths that dictate your world views, classes that impact your playstyle, and cyberware that give you unique abilities and combat options.

CD Projekt Red has certainly poured a lot of time and effort into its character creation, so it’s only right that you look the part. After all, Night City is a big place that is filled with even bigger personalities. 

The four Cyberpunk styles are deeply rooted in Night City’s history and culture. These stylistic design choices can be found in everything from cars, guns, implants, and clothes. Fashion plays a massive part in your journey through the neon-soaked streets. In order to help you unleash your inner fashionista, we’ve outlined Cyberpunk 2077 four fashion styles in our guide below. 

Kitsch

Cyberpunk Kitsch
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Kitsch is all about bright colors and big personalities.

With their bright neon hair, fluorescent jackets, and illuminated tattoos, those who adorn the Kitsch style care not for functionality. Anarchy and rebellion are this group’s motto. Unlike the grey imposing buildings that make up Night City’s Corporate sectors, Kitsch prefers to brighten up the mood.

Unlike the other Cyberpunk 2077 styles, Kitsch rebels against the dark, dystopian world around them.

Every piece of clothing is a middle finger to the “necessity over style” that was popularized by Entropism. Instead, Kitsch is all about drawing as much attention to oneself as possible. These guys like to party and they love to show off their style. If you wish to do the same, then the Kitsch style is the way to go. 

Entropism

Cyberpunk 2077 Entropism
CD Projekt RED
Functionality and practicality is the Entropism way.

Entropism was born out of the stock market crash when the Fourth Corporate War broke out. Widespread poverty hit Neon City and many of its inhabitants struggled to make a living. As a result, many of the city’s residents turned to practical apparel that was more functional in their design.

There are no bright colors, crazy hairdos, and unwieldy cybernetics to be found here.

This kind of style is usually found in areas in and around Night that can’t afford to modernize. Entropism dictates that everything from cars, clothes, cybernetics, and buildings are kept incredibly basic. This helps to keep costs low and functionality high. After all, getting the job done, no matter how, is all that matters. 

Neo-Militarism

Neo-Militarism
CD Projekt RED
Neo-Militarism is all about flexing your power and social status.

Deadly elegance without ostentation.

This is what makes up Cyberpunk’s Neo-Militarism style. Neo-Militarism is usually found in wealthier parts of Night City and its bold, dark colours are designed to intimidate those beneath them. Power is everything and you must show this status at all times. From the sleek no-nonsense outfits to the high-tech, minimalist buildings – Neo-Militarism is all about flexing your authority and wealth. 

Those that choose the Corporate Lifepath will know all too well how truly terrifying Cyberpunk’s most powerful people can be. Just because you dress the part, doesn’t mean you’ll be safe from Night City’s most notorious inhabitants. Substance over style is the Neo-Militarism way. 

Neo-Kitsch

Cyberpunk 2077 Neo-Kitsch
CD Projekt RED
Celebrities use Neo-Kitsch to show off their worth.

A subcategory of Cyberpunk’s ever-popular Kitsch style, Neo-Kitsch is for Night City’s ultra-rich figures. Celebrities, braindance stars, business magnates, heirs to corporate fortunes and corporate executives all use Neo-Kitsch to display their wealth. While the style shares the same color palette of its predecessor, Neo-Kitsch provides a much higher quality to its clothing. 

Certain models and celebrities are even known to incorporate chrome that gives their body a metallic appearance. Unlike the other Cyberpunk styles, Neo-Kitch’s cars and buildings incorporate wood and marble into their architecture. Style and substance is the motto here. 


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