Weekly Drills 026 - #FPSWeapons

Weekly Drills 026 - #FPSWeapons

This week we want you to create or design a weapon you'd love to use in a first-person shooter and tag it #RookiesWeeklyDrills and #FPSWeapon.

This week we want you to create or design a weapon you'd love to use in a first-person shooter and tag it #RookiesWeeklyDrills and #FPSWeapon.

Games come in a variety of forms with the first-person shooter being probably one of the most popular. This week your challenge is to create a weapon you'd love to use in your fave games. You can create an entirely new weapon or build one that already exists. Pay attention to detail and scale of components in relation to the character that it's designed for. If you need a little inspiration, make sure to check out the following article.

Ultimate Guide to Making Guns for FPS Games
Game designers love fps guns. They love building them, they love designing them,but most of all they love dropping them into their favourite game engine andblowing things up - or off. Pretty much every wanna-be game artist has tried to build a fps gun. We haveseen some epic guns submitted over …

To get some feedback on your work-in-progress project before you submit it, head over to Discord channel and chat with other artists having a crack. To see all the Weekly Drill projects just follow this link.


  • Use your favorite art supplies, software and workflow.
  • Only submit work created during this week.
  • Submit as many entries as you want.
  • You can use concept art, models, textures and other assets and include it in your project. However, make sure to credit the artist by linking to their work and explain exactly what you created.
  • You must tag your project with #RookiesWeeklyDrills and #FPSWeapon
  • Submission open Friday, September 18, 2020
  • Submission close Friday, September 25, 2020


Justin Mohlman will evaluate entries and select a winner based on quality, creativity, and adherence to the challenge theme.


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The Hydrater-nater
Soak your enemies with the ultimate water pistol... The Hydrater-nater! This week I have taken my concept and placed in the Unreal Engine.

Runner Up

Bad News Steampunk Gun
My first thought for this weeks drill was to recreate one of Percy’s guns from Critical Role. When I was researching I found a concepts for his gun Bad News, with a steampunk style. I chose this concept because I wanted to try something new and outside my comfort zone.

Third Place

#WeeklyDrills 026 - Smith & Wesson Model 648
This week I created a Model 648 manufactured by Smith & Wesson. Guns are not really my thing, but it was still fun to model and add all the little surface imperfections. I used Maya to model, Substance Painter and Affinity Photo to texture, Arnold to render, and Nuke to polish the raw images.


How many entries can I submit?
As many as you want.

How do I tag my project?
During Step 2 of the project building process, you will see a tag input field in the right column under your project title and description input fields. Note: Do not include  "#" with your tag (eg: #RookiesWeeklyDrills), the tool already handles that for you. See below for example.