The new Battlepass of Valorant Episode 5: Act 3 includes a Gun Buddy dedicated to Corbin, a fan of the game who sadly passed away from cancer recently. The cosmetic, called Corbin’s Light, is inspired by the notes of the boy and his brother, and includes the coordinates of a star renamed “Corbin” by the Make-A-Wish foundation. Riot Games will also make a donation to the C-Squad Foundation, a fundraiser organized in honor of Corbin shortly before the boy died.
To get the Corbin’s Light in the Riot Games title, players will need to earn 23,000XP and it will be obtainable for free. In short, you will only have to play. Catalina Faerman, an artist associated with Riot Games who took care of the gun buddy, added further details on the item in question. “Corbin’s Light holds a deeply personal meaning. It was made for one of our players who sadly passed away during his fight against cancer. “, Explains Faerman.
“The Make-a-AWish Foundation gave a star its name, then we decided to honor him by creating a Gun Buddy inspired by his star, in addition to design notes from his brother. In a way, it was easy to make it happen. Corbin and I share a great love for astronomy. For a long time, working for Riot was just a dream, and it was my Star Guardian fan art for League of Legends that brought me here, ”continues Fearman.
“In other respects, however, it was an overwhelming job. I wanted to make something that he would be proud of but at the same time represent him. Luckily I had the help of our fantastic Concept Artists and we were able to make a drawing. We chose blue for the Crystal as it was Corbin’s favorite color, and we added the coordinates of the Make-a-Wish star ”.
“I haven’t been on the Valorant team for long, so I’m honored and grateful to the team that believed in me and supported me in this work. But most of all, I am indebted to Corbin and all of our players for inspiring us and the opportunity to make art for them. I am incredibly proud of Corbin’s Light and will keep this experience forever ”, concluded the artist.
Shine on, Corbin. Featured as a free item in the EP5//Act3 Battlepass, the “Corbin’s Light” Gun Buddy was created to celebrate Corbin, a member of our VALORANT community.
Read about Corbin’s Light and his continued impact through his family’s Foundation:https://t.co/7jwVJLn8GE pic.twitter.com/STYgeSshcu
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Source: GameRevolution – Riot Games