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Art vs. Production: The "Battle" to Ship Premium Cosmetics in 'VALORANT'


In this session, the two team leads for VALORANT's cosmetics team share how they, as first-time leaders, broke players' expectations for what weapon skins in a first-person shooter could be. By pushing the bar in terms of custom models, animation, visual effects, and audio, their team delivered players more than just premium skins; they crafted cohesive fantasies. Through three war stories, they share how trust in their team, themselves, and one another helped achieve their ultimate goal: make players fall in love with content they didn't even know they wanted.

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