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What is the V Symbol in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2

When Tony Hawk’s Pro Skaters 1+2 was launched in 2020 on Windows and past-gen consoles, it instantly became a fans’ favorite, with many lauding its improved graphics and gameplay depth. However, its extended launch in the Q1 of 2021 on current-gen consoles and Nintendo Switch blew it up in full scale.

The game has stayed true to the 1990s PlayStation classic and is brilliantly remastered, with a few bells and whistles added to spice up the whole gameplay experience. One of these is the V symbols, which I find particularly compelling and fascinating, scattered across different maps in the game.

If you’re wondering what these symbols mean and want to know if there’s any reward for collecting them, read on below for a concise explanation of what they mean for you as a virtual pro-Skater.


What Does the V Symbol Mean?

The V symbol in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater is an initiative of the game’s developers, Vicarious Visions. So, what you’re looking at is just clever mechanics to draw gamers into the game’s world and make them feel closer than ever to the team behind it.

There’s one V symbol on each map, and since the game houses 19 maps in total, it means you have a total of 19 V symbols to collect. If only collecting them were a piece of cake, though.

When gliding across the substrate and obstacles, you’ll notice how the V symbols are cleverly placed in inconvenient positions. And, frankly speaking, the difficulty in getting them is what makes them seemingly valuable and rewarding for all the hard work done.

Interestingly, the V symbols are an integral part of the game’s campaign mode; therefore, you need to collect one on each map to complete the map 100%. Progressing by 80% on any map will unlock the next one and allow you to put your skills to the test in a new environment.

What Do You Get For Collecting All V Symbols in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater?

The number of repetitions and retries I suffered while trying to collect a V symbol on each map made me peg my expectations high, and, boy, I was disappointed. All I got for the hard work and time invested in trying to 100% complete the levels is a deck, player icon, and a Vicarious Visions video.

Be that as it may, the sense of fulfillment that whelms a player after completing the levels cannot be put into words. While the reward for the extra work is meager, to say the least, it positions you as a pro player amongst peers in local multiplayer and friends in online multiplayer.

Final Notes

If you’re not looking keenly, it may be difficult to tell when you’ve acquired a V symbol in the game, especially if you run into it by accident. When you hit them, the symbols explode in green blood; pay close attention to the sound and visual effects when you hit one.

When it comes to finding where the symbol is on each map, you can watch walkthrough videos to aid navigation. However, there’s no better feeling than discovering and collecting one by yourself through your vigilance and resilience.

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