Epic revealed their “first pass” HUD design that will be in game very soon. I’m a bit surprised by the blandness of the overall look to be honest. There were some community designs in the forum that looked much more modern to me but it’s early days yet. Once this is in-game, we’ll get a better feel for how it will look and function.
One thing to keep in mind is that there will be in-game opacity controls for the HUD so maybe that will help the overall look.
Also, as you can see, Epic is dead set on the vertical weapon bar. Hopefully with the opacity adjustments this will be functional. I have to think that competitive UTers will be clamoring for horizontal weapon bars developed by community members and placed on the Epic Market Place.