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Overwatch fan creates real working version of Winston’s Tesla Cannon

Published: 30/Jan/2020 14:25

by Joe O'Brien


An Overwatch fan has created functional real-life versions of Winston’s Tesla Cannon and Reinhardt’s rocket-powered hammer.

It’s not uncommon for cosplayers to create incredibly detailed replicas of the weapons wielded by various video game characters, but Reddit user blbird has taken things one step further by producing a Tesla Cannon and Rocket Hammer that not only look the part, but even function in a similar manner to their in-game counterparts.

Their demonstration of the ‘Tesla Cannon’ shows the weapon firing streaks of lightning at its target, just as Winston’s weapon does in-game. Electricity can be seen arcing from the weapon to a piece of paper with a picture of Doomfist on it, which eventually catches on fire.

According to the title, the weapon uses 1.3 million volts of electricity to produce the effect.

My Second Work is Winston’s Tesla Cannon with 1.3 million volts from r/Overwatch

Those who are curious about how this replica weapon came into existence can see behind-the-scenes in a video showing how it was created.

Blbird didn’t stop there, however, also working on a real version of the rocket-powered hammer wielded by Reinhardt.

The hammer can be activated to initiate the twin boosters on the back of it, which in the game provide the additional thrust that allows the crusader to perform his Earthshatter ultimate ability. While it seems unlikely that the ‘boosters’ in the real-life version add much power to the weapon, they certainly look the part.

Unlike the Tesla Cannon, which obviously relies on a power connection in order to function, the hammer can be wielded completely independently.

I just made a Rein’s hammer with recycle-able trash from r/Overwatch

According to blbird, the creator has also already built a version of Doomfist’s iconic gauntlet, and plans to make Genji’s sword and Mercy’s staff, so it seems fans of these real-world realizations of Overwatch weapons will have more to look forward to.


Overwatch pro Super returns on Jimmy Fallon: When to watch

Published: 22/Oct/2020 12:17

by Lauren Bergin


OWL star Matthew “Super” DeLisi has been added as a guest on the show for the second time, linking up with popular presenter Jimmy Fallon. 

The Overwatch League is full of shining personalities, but it’s safe to say that the captain of reigning back-to-back champions San Francisco Shock is one of the league’s boldest and brightest.

The 20-year-old main tank player has certainly won the hearts of OWL fans, not only because his plays are the definition of brilliance, but because in every interview he features in his enthusiasm for the game is infectious.

This is likely why Jimmy Fallon has elected to bring back the OWL star for the 26 October episode of the classic American talkshow, The Tonight Show.

San Francisco Shock champs
Robert Paul/Blizzard Entertainment
Super is the enigmatic captain of back-to-back OWL champions San Francisco Shock.

This isn’t Super’s first time on The Tonight Show

Back in 2019 Super made his inaugural television appearance alongside former Overwatch flex player turned Valorant star Jay ‘Sinatraa’ Won. Both players provided America’s viewers with insight into how the esports world works, discussing their rigorous schedules and sharing how many hours they sink into the game.

Super’s guest appearance on the show coincided with the team’s 2019 victory over the Vancouver Titans in the OWL finals, therefore it makes a lot of sense that Super has been asked to return to the show following a dominant performance over Seoul Dynasty.

When to watch and why

It’s nice to see esports becoming more prominent in mainstream media, so it’s worth tuning in to support the growth of esports, as well as learn a little bit about Overwatch as well. Super certainly knows the game inside out.

You can tune in to watch The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm ET on NBC on Monday, 26 October to see Super alongside superstars Sterling K. Brown and Zoe Lister-Jones.