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Overwatch fan makes IRL D.Va controllers that actually work

Published: 13/Jul/2019 18:52 Updated: 13/Jul/2019 20:12

by Bill Cooney


An Overwatch fan has managed to make D.Va’s joysticks in real-life and the best part is you can actually use them to fly her MEKA around.

One of the coolest parts about D.Va’s design in Overwatch is that she moves and interacts with her joysticks on screen mirroring what the player is doing with their controls.

So youTuber Medist decided to create a set of completely custom, motion sensing D.Va joysticks that they can actually use to play Overwatch.

Blizzard EntertainmentD.Va’s joysticks have made it to the real world.

“Time to raise my APM”

Medist created the D.Va joysticks from scratch, by what looks like 3D printing each of the different pieces. The triggers on the joysticks operate as the mouse’s left click and the button on top works as the right click.

There are also gyroscopic sensors in each that pick up what direction the sticks are being pointed in, which in turn moves D.Va, just like WASD does normally.

Blizzard EntertainmentGetting a POTG with these would basically make you D.Va, right?

After doing some testing in Portal, Medist hooked the controllers up to his computer and decided to finally take D.Va for a spin.

The controllers don’t work perfectly – to use Defense Matrix Medist has to rapidly press the upper button on the joystick and there doesn’t seem to be a way to activate her Self Destruct, that we saw in the video at least.

But beside that, the controllers look amazing and it’s pretty awesome someone out there was such a big D.Va fan that they decided to make her in-game controls come to life.

A new D.Va skin coming soon?

Jeff Kaplan finally gave the Overwatch community more news on the upcoming Summer Games event, which could contain a new D.Va skin or not, you just never know.

We do know that the event will be starting earlier this year than it has in past years, which means it will probably be here before the beginning of August.

Blizzard EntertainmentThere will be a new way for players to earn skins during Summer Games 2019.

In addition to everyone’s favorite or least-favorite mode Lucioball, Overwatch will also give players a new way to earn skins throughout the event through a series of mini-challenges similar to the Bastet and Baptiste Reunion Challenges.


Insane Overwatch Wrecking Ball Tracer combo obliterates enemy teams

Published: 20/Oct/2020 0:14

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch players looking to find some new synergy between two unlikely heroes should look no further than a lethal combination with Tracer and Wrecking Ball.

Wrecking Ball can be one of the most annoying heroes in the game to deal with, constantly booping people away while remaining in his ball form.

Meanwhile, Tracer can do very much of the same, buzzing in the backline, harassing supports and just being a general menace to deal with thanks to her Blinks, Recall and small hit box.

Together, the threat of Tracer and Wrecking Ball can really dominate uncoordinated teams, but with a little coordination on their own part, the two can destroy entire groups with a neat ultimate attack.

Wrecking Ball piledrives enemies on Junkertown
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Wrecking Ball can be a major threat in the back line.

As demonstrated by Twitch streamer ‘rene_ow,’ the Masters ranked Hammond player spotted a pack of enemies all grouped up on the Busan map.

After grappling to go in for a major boop on the four, the player’s allied Tracer blinked in and stuck her Pulse Bomb on the McCree.

With the McCree booped into the rest of the adversaries, the result ended up being a massive quad kill, with both supports and DPS heroes on the enemy team eliminated swiftly.

The insane combo was well-received by the team, which celebrated the quad kill. “That was nuts!” they cried with glee.

Perhaps the best part of this combo is that you don’t need the stick to connect. In theory, you can have Wrecking Ball knock the enemies towards Tracer or her Pulse Bomb radius to secure the frags.

This type of team play may take some serious effort to get right, but if you have a partner you synergize well with, it’s always possible that this combination can help you win Overwatch games, and rank up in style.