It appears to be a good time for VALORANT followers who’ve spare change mendacity round since Riot Games has formally unveiled its second batch of the Oni pores and skin assortment. Complete with expanded choices for the Vandal, Bulldog, Ares, and Frenzy, the second Oni bundle can also be set to incorporate a katana melee pores and skin that can debut new animations in VALORANT.
Perhaps misplaced in all the excitement surrounding the eye-catching reveal, nonetheless, is one characteristic that Riot confirms shall be distinctive to the brand new set of Oni skins—customized firing audio.
On Reddit in the present day, Riot lead cosmetics producer Preeti Khanolkar shed some additional perception on how the brand new Oni weapon skins will certainly be enhanced with some additional SFX this time round.
“There is firing audio, unlike original Oni,” Khanolkar wrote. “But it’s subtle because we wanted it to feel good for people who preferred the default sound of original Oni (so it’s not as prominent like it is for skins like Araxys, for example).”
Elsewhere in the identical thread, Khanolkar talked about that it’s a bit arduous to listen to the brand new firing results as a result of music and different flashy stuff happening within the new Oni trailer, so gamers ought to test it out in full power as soon as the gathering is offered within the recreation.
In the two-minute trailer, the customized firing audio of the upcoming Oni skins does seem to sound, as marketed, like “ghostly corrupting echoes.”
Of course, the neighborhood’s reception to the addition could differ as soon as gamers truly get to make use of the brand new weapons in VALORANT matches. But, within the meantime, it appears Riot could have succeeded in placing a nice steadiness in giving the brand new Oni skins some additional taste that many wished with the primary launch, whereas additionally maintaining the “aimbot feel” that the unique choices had been in a position to ship.
On Reddit, Khanolkar additionally confirmed that the staff did determine to stay with the identical additional shade variants seen with the primary Oni bundle—gold/black, pink/mint, and blue/white—to “make sure fans of the original Oni could build on their collection to have it all look uniform.”
The second Oni bundle will formally launch at first of VALORANT Episode Six, Act Three on March 7.