Counter-Strike: International Offensive has a thriving modding scene, with a raft of fan-made maps and weapon skins hitting the FPS sport’s Steam Workshop each week. A brand new creation that stands out is a weapon pores and skin line that takes inspiration from certainly one of CS:GO’s maps and the lore behind it, telling tales by way of the skins themselves.
CS:GO fan and creator Cimota has posted a preview reel (beneath) of their “Tales of Cedar Creek assortment” on Reddit, which is a set of weapon skins for a handful of rifles impressed by the multiplayer sport’s Nuke bomb defusal map. The primary, known as ‘Challenge Cedar, is an icy grey-blue pores and skin “primarily based round a board assembly; notes discovered throughout the map, how the nuclear reactor is made, potential value reductions,” and, er, “too many chickens”. You possibly can see notes found as a part of the story scrawled onto the weapon pores and skin, together with a kind of pesky chickens in purple.
The story progresses into the following pores and skin – Cedar’s Decay – which, suitably, exhibits the weapon descending right into a decayed state, with a rust-like coating creeping up its barrel.
The ultimate pores and skin, ‘Aftermath’, is themed on a stage of the plot that centres on the trophies seen in Nuke’s workplaces being not what they appear, pointing to some form of secret and, then, an incident.
“The trophies, certificates…all lies,” the pores and skin’s description on the Workshop reads, organising the story behind it. It paints an image of a conspiracy: “‘Shortcuts left and proper. A plot is underway and I do know it. I have to get this out earlier than…’”, a “recovered audio log” captures, earlier than gunshot after which static comply with. Gulp.
For those who’re eager to get a take a look at the ‘Tales of Cedar Creek’ assortment, yow will discover the pores and skin assortment on CS:GO’s Steam Workshop right here, and Cimota’s personal workshop might be discovered right here. Or, for those who’d wish to strive one thing zanier, one other creator just lately turned CS:GO into Fall Guys with a set of vibrant maps, skins, and “30 minigames”.