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Overwatch • Jun 01, 2018

Twitch Streamer Creates Boxing Glove Controller for Overwatch Hero Doomfist

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Twitch Streamer Creates Boxing Glove Controller for Overwatch Hero Doomfist

Twitch streamer Rudeism has created a custom controller for Overwatch hero Doomfist using a set of boxing gloves.

Rudeism is a streamer known for designing creative custom controllers, often incorporating motion control to mimic the actions of an in-game character.

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While Rudeism has made controllers for a variety of games, as an Overwatch player he’s designed and made several set-ups for specific Overwatch heroes. He’s the mastermind behind the Lúcio motion-control glove and air cannon, and once even made a sniper rifle for Widowmaker out of a baguette.

In his latest project he set his sights on Doomfist. Naturally, the only implement that could form the basis for a Doomfist controller was a set of boxing gloves, allowing for an approximation of swinging the Doomfist gauntlet.

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Rudeism has rigged the gloves with both physical and motion controls – the former to allow him to move around, the latter to initiate abilities. An uppercut with the glove results in the Rising Uppercut ability from Doomfist. Rocket Punch is charged by holding the right glove back, and released by punching forward – exactly imitating Doomfist’s own movements.

Of course, it’s not the most precise means of controlling the character, but it does actually work, offering both a novel and immersive way of playing the game.