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Hilarious custom Overwatch controller is a rage quitter’s dream come true

Published: 2/Jul/2019 16:28 Updated: 3/Jul/2019 9:45

by David Purcell


Rage quitting might not make for the finest moments for Overwatch players, but one member of the game’s online community has developed an incredibly creative way of has developed potentially the most creative way of doing it – simply by pouring salt.

The Overwatch community has developed one of the most loyal fanbases since the game first spring onto the scene in May 2016, with a plethora of amazing skins, hero concepts, and cosplays being shared online on a regular basis. 

However, one fan has put together a controller that literally allows players to use salt in order to leave matches, and all they have to do is pour it into a glass of water. 

Screengrab, OverwatchLeaving has never been easier, using this unique salt pouring controller.

Reddit user insertcontrollerhere shared his unique design with readers of the Overwatch subreddit on July 2 and it’s been met with a warm response to say the least. 

The controller, which is not the player’s first DIY project, has been described as “unconventinal” by other fans and that seems to be a fairly accurate description, too. Its creator took to the comments of the post to give fans a closer look at its design, by sharing the idea behind it as well as a YouTube video. 

“I build novel controllers for video games. For my latest project, I built a cup that sends keyboard commands when you pour salt into it,” insertthecontroller wrote. “For Overwatch, the controller spams the “need healing” command before exiting to the main menu. I love taking on community suggested projects, so let me know if there are any ideas you’d like to see.”

How does it work? 

Some of you may be wondering just how it works. Well, there is a detector attached to the glass which measures the change in resistance as the salt is added. Once it recognizes the change in resistance, the detector sends a command to the console or PC (yes, apparently it’s a cross platform device!) to quit the match. 

In the demonstration posted to Reddit – and in the video above – the user shows how it would work in Overwatch. So, when players claim others are “salty” for leaving sessions early, there’s no doubt that this tool brings that idea to life. 


Overwatch cosplayer gets ready for Halloween as a perfect Mercy

Published: 30/Oct/2020 22:39

by Nate Searl


Halloween is almost upon us, and cosplayers everywhere are preparing for the holiday. This Overwatch Mercy cosplay goes above and beyond when bringing this angelic healer to life and deserves some extra recognition. 

When Overwatch came out back in 2016, there were only three healers, and Mercy was one of them. A lot has changed since then and there are a lot more Heroes, and the hero herself has seen quite a few changes. Despite this, she remains a fan favorite, especially for cosplayers.

There are plenty of awesome OW cosplays out there, but Hanxiaoyue really brings her to life with the help of @Anka_Ephemere on Twitter. The two collaborate for a fantastic rendition with excellent photography and visual effects.

Mercy cosplayer preps for Halloween

Despite the fact that Witch Mercy is Mercy’s Halloween skin, Hanxiaoyue went with the Winged Victory skin with some extra spooky effects, and she nailed it. Starting with her hair, she puts her blonde hair in a ponytail and parts her bangs. It is held back by a golden crown with wing-like ear guards, just like in the cosmetic. To cap it off, she includes the fern-like plants behind her ears.

For her attire, she dons a white tunic with gold embroidery held up with a brown rope. On her arms and legs, she wears bracelets. On her back, she has Mercy’s signature wings, modeled directly off of the skin. Then, there is of course the staff, which is perfect down to the last little leaf.

If the cosplay itself wasn’t impressive enough, the graphic design that goes along with it really gives it life. @Anka_Ephemere includes two shots with Mercy on a dark and fiery battlefield, and then another two with her at what appears to be Ilios Ruins.

The first two images are fitting for the hero, as she is a beacon of hope and light on the battlefield. The Winged Victory skin also based on the Goddess Nike and works well with the other images on Ilios, which is an Overwatch map based on Santorini in Greece.

This is one of the most impressive Mercy cosplays out there, and Hanxiaoyue really brings the character to life along with @Anka-Ephemere’s photography and graphic design.