Though they might seem like an everyday part of games, as technology has advanced reloading has become a tool for storytelling in games like Overwatch, gameplay balance in competitive shooters like Counter-Strike or Valorant, or simply as a source of sheer satisfaction.
In this episode of Loadout, Dave Jewitt visits the Royal Armouries to talk to Keeper of Firearms & Artillery Jonathan Ferguson to uncover the real world influences behind some of your favorite gaming reloads, chats to Expert Animator Ranon ‘Hyper’ Sarono about his career animating weapons in games like Apex Legends and Titanfall 2, and speaks to content creators Kommander Karl and Jeditobiwan, whose comedy reloads have brought joy to millions of viewers.
You can check out more episodes of Loadout right here. – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzSrmGkpWKk&list=PLpg6WLs8kxGMzIemU1gyyLmg5VlKI2UvC
You can check out our Firearms Expert Reacts series here. – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3zux8jMtgk&list=PLpg6WLs8kxGMgYb13XjPgOKbm5O-CDq7R
Check out Ranon ‘Hyper’ Sarono’s work here. – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSezUnbvCLYBXuUlPcXU_QQ
See more of Kommander Karl’s content here. – https://www.youtube.com/@KommanderKarl
Check out Jeditobiwan’s channel here. – https://www.youtube.com/@jeditobiwan
If you’re interested in seeing more of Jonathan’s work, you can check out more from the Royal Armouries right here. – https://www.youtube.com/user/RoyalArmouries
If you would like to support the Royal Armouries, you can make a charitable donation to the museum here. – https://royalarmouries.org/support-us/donate