Onward, the VR shooter simulation, is soon to receive a major graphic overhaul. Maps and effects will be improved for a more realistic rendering. There is no release date announced yet, but the so-called “Pretty update” will get the following features:

  • New animation system, improved running animation and a new crawling animation
  • More realistic eyes on the player models
  • Blood decals
  • New map: Turbine
  • Better lighting / realtime shadows
  • Performance improvements
  • Audio rework on all existing maps
  • A complete new revisit to the visuals of the existing maps
  • More players slots in Operations lobbies and many other improvements
  • New models for the AK12, and M16A4
  • New model for the watch, plus the option to have it on your underside of your wrist
  • New red dot rights, Aimpoint and PKA-S
  • Newly reworked and improved scopes
  • Equipment: Ammo box for support classes
  • A new killhouse course in the Shooting range
  • Better support for WMR controllers
  • Improved AI and more additions to COOP

As you can see in the following screenshots, the map have really benefited from the graphics overhaul. It is likely to impact the gameplay as your character may blend better in the clutter.

Along with the maps, weapons continues to be improved. This time, the M-16 and the AK-12 are getting updated, among other things…


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