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Streamer plays Overwatch with an actual tea pot and teabag

Published: 24/Jan/2019 11:02 Updated: 24/Jan/2019 11:40

by Joe O'Brien


Twitch streamer Rudeism’s latest Overwatch custom controller might be his most ridiculous yet.

Rudeism is known for designing and building creative custom controllers for a variety of games. Several of his creations have been designed for specific Overwatch heroes, including a baguette/pizza combo for Brigitte, a boxing glove for Doomfist, and a glove with an airzooka for Lúcio.

His latest custom controller is for Ana, but rather than attempt to mimic the in-game movements of the hero as he does with many of his controllers, this time Rudeism has taken more of a thematic approach.

Rudeism, seen here with his baguette controller for Widowmaker, is known for his bizarre custom controllers.

It’s Ana’s love of tea that inspired her own controller. Rudeism’s set-up involves both a pot and tea cup which are used to control the hero. By “taking a sip” from the cup, Rudeism can fire Ana’s biotic rifle. Pouring a new cup from the tea pot is how the rifle is reloaded.

Ana’s other abilities, biotic grenade and sleep dart, can be selected through use of a button on the tea pot, while movement is controlled through thumbsticks attached to the pot and the cup like a standard console controller – just about the only thing remotely “standard” about Rudeism’s latest set-up.

Of course, the final touch to the set-up is the teabag which sits inside the teapot. By pulling on the teabag’s string, Rudeism can crouch to perform the classic taunt.


Overwatch players discover secret Reaper buff in new patch

Published: 24/Feb/2021 20:50

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch players with Reaper in their hero repertoire will be happy to know the Talon DPS was on the receiving end of a powerful quality-of-life change that buffs the shotgun-wielding damage dealer.

Undocumented changes aren’t exactly anything new in Overwatch, but it’s always a bit surprising when a hero receives a buff that wasn’t listed in the official patch notes.

The latest Overwatch update on February 18 brought in some changes for Reaper that saw his range increase at the cost of some damage reduction. Although the changes were a net buff, there was something else lurking in the update that further increases his strength.

As noticed by player ‘TheeNinjaBanana’ on Reddit, Reaper can now cancel his reload to use Shadow Step – something that he previously was unable to do.

Reaper poses with a box of fireworks
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Reaper mains are celebrating the new buff.

Most heroes in Overwatch are already able to cancel their reload animations through the use of abilities, but, for whatever reason, Reaper was unable to until now.

Shadow Step isn’t exactly the most powerful ability in Overwatch, but it does have some uses, especially when it comes to quickly traversing maps and gaining access to the high ground.

Perfectly-timed Shadow Steps can also be used to attain a brief moment of invincibility, which can save Reaper from ultimates such as D.Va’s Self-Destruct or Junkrat’s Riptire in the event his Wraith Form is on cooldown.

Reaper on Hanamura
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Reaper can be a bigger threat when he’s off the map.

It’s also extremely useful as a way to get back on the map if he ever gets booped off. Previously, if Reaper was reloading and got knocked off, it would be lights out, but now, he can teleport back freely.

Overall, players seem pleased with the buff. “I did this by accident the other day yesterday, pretty happy with this change,” one user commented.

“It’s a great change because that was literally the only ability in the whole game that couldn’t cancel reload,” another remarked.

For anyone who mains Overwatch’s edgelord, be sure to remember this buff as it could end up paying dividends if you find yourself in a tough situation off the map.