Mindblowing Overwatch streamer dominates with racing wheel controller - Dexerto
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Mindblowing Overwatch streamer dominates with racing wheel controller

Published: 11/Jun/2020 0:08 Updated: 11/Jun/2020 0:09

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch streamer Req_OW is a Grand Master ranked Overwatch player who has been experimenting with a new way to play the game: a racing wheel controller, and has actually been having some success with it.

Overwatch, like most FPS games, is best played with a keyboard and mouse or some sort of standard controller for console gurus, but Req has flipped the script and has taken to using a full racing wheel setup to try to get a new account as high as his main.

Req, whose SR peak is 4450 in Overwatch, has been trying to get Grand Master on his wheel account which has amusingly been dubbed “Wheel.”

Speaking to Dexerto, he explained how he uses a program called Joy2Key to hook up the wheel to his computer and emulate a keyboard.

According to the streamer, he used the wheel itself to change the axis, W is the accelerator, the pedals underneath are shoot, right click is the break, while the shifter is used to go backwards, left and right.

Thus far, the bizarre controller setup has yielded interesting results, to say the least with Req placing in gold for support and silver for DPS, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t had his share of highlights along the way.

While playing as Moira, the streamer managed to score a sextuple team kill with some help from a Damage Orb and the Coalescence Ultimate. Some players go their whole Overwatch careers without earning a sextuple kill, so for the player to do so with a wheel as a controller is, needless to say, extraordinary.

He’s also had some success with Junkrat and amusingly had a neat clip where he scored a triple kill with his Ultimate ‘Riptire.’

This isn’t the first Overwatch streamer to stun opponents with a unique setup. As Dexerto previously reported, YouTuber Insertcontrollerhere made a fully-functioning controller out of a cup and salt.

Additionally, someone even managed to transform a Nintendo Power Glove into a controller for Overwatch to show off their Sombra skills. There’s no telling what other strange creations we’ll see in the future, especially once Overwatch 2 is finally released.

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Cheeky Overwatch trick lets Baby D.Va score environmental kills

Published: 26/Nov/2020 19:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players looking to find a new lethal tactic with D.Va should look no further than this trick to surprise and tilt enemy teams.

Since 2016, Overwatch fans have taken highly to the hero D.Va, sporting countless cosplays, creating art, buying merchandise, you name it. Part of the reason for this is just how stylish the gamer-turned-mech pilot is.

As it turns out, however, even outside of her pink mech, D.Va can pack a punch and even eliminate any enemy hero in the game if the opportunity presents itself.

Most people know that D.Va’s Call Mech ability does a bit of damage if you use it directly on top of an enemy player, but not everyone realizes it also has knockback capabilities.

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D.Va is one of the most popular heroes, in and out of mech.

Boops can be one of the best ways in Overwatch to quickly deal with enemies regardless of their HP. Anyone from Roadhog to even Tracer (especially if limited by cooldowns) can fall victim to a well-timed push off the edge of a map.

As Reddit user ‘eregis’ showed, despite being at a disadvantage against a Soldier 76 who put down his Biotic Field for health restoration, the confrontation ended in their favor thanks to the knockback of Call Mech.

While on Rialto, the D.Va player had the Call Mech ability ready, but waited a bit to activate it. First, the player lured the enemy Soldier 76 to a bit of an unfavorable position on Rialto with his back to the water.

After getting the victim close enough to the ledge, the D.Va used Call Mech and sent 76 off the map and to his demise.

Of course, this trick is a bit of a high-risk play. Baby D.Va is tied with Tracer for the lowest-health hero in the game at only 150. However, unlike Tracer, D.Va does haven’t Blink or Recall to get out of tricky situations, so being able to time the Call Mech perfectly can be tough.

Next time you find yourself as Baby D.Va and an opportunity presents itself, try to see if you can secure frags with this ability. Your opponents will never see it coming.