One look at the Global Offensive subreddit and it is filled with a plethora of fantastic user-made weapon skins of all kinds. This might be due to the lack of tournaments being played at the moment as the player break is currently going on, but no one is complaining because the majority of these are simply mind blowing.
Well, u/Hoxton_Workshop was not going to settle for just another weapon skin as he took the whole concept up a notch by introducing a weapon skin that lights up while firing. Yes, you 100% heard that right! The gun’s skin literally lights up when the user fires from it.
Hoxton has come up with a new concept of light-up weapon skin which might be the first of its kind or is at the very least the first of its type that I have personally come across. The skin which does not have a particular name tag has been designed for the MP9 submachine gun by the creator and seems to light up whenever the gun fires.
The above clip shows how the greenish stripes on either side of the weapon light up when the user fires from the gun. It is not a really bright light or anything flashy like that, it is quite sober actually and looks more like a fluorescent glow than a proper light-up which is something that I would prefer.
CS:GO is not known for really flash things like adding lights to its weaponry and other such extra additions, the game likes to adopt new things but it has to be in line with its overall aesthetics and I think the user is quite mindful of this particular aspect when coming up with this particular skin design.
[Also Read: OPSkins Likely to Shut Down Again]
The community were appreciative of the creator’s skin design and even came up with more ideas for similar weapon skin designs. One of the popular ideas that everyone seemed to be excited about was making a skin for AK-47 that makes the barrel go red when firing, to symbolise the muzzle of the weapon getting hotter due to continued usage.