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Twitch Streamer Creates Boxing Glove Controller for Overwatch Hero Doomfist

Published: 1/Jun/2018 22:46 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 13:02

by Joe O'Brien

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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.

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.

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.

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Overwatch player shows that the Blizzard World roller coaster is deadly

Published: 3/Dec/2020 11:26

by Lauren Bergin

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Thanks to a player hopping over the pond to the Blizzard World rollercoaster, Overwatch fans can finally get an insight into how the ride works. 

Blizzard World has become one of Overwatch’s most iconic maps. Featuring a whole host of little Easter Eggs such as the Heroes of the Storm Arcade, Diablo themed castle and Hearthstone Tavern, there’s one thing that fans have always wanted to take a look at: the roller coaster.

Decked out in the Hoarde themed banners featured in World of Warcraft, the roller coaster forms the perfect background to the Blizzard World battleground. When you’re not busy destroying the competition as Doomfist, it’s fun to take a moment to consider what a real-life Blizzard theme park would look like.

Well, as shown by one Reddit user, the roller coaster maybe isn’t something you’d want to take a spin on.

Overwatch Blizzard World Heroes Arcade
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The Heroes Arcade is just one of many Blizzard references.

How to get to the Blizzard World roller coaster

One user on Reddit decided that while exploring as Pharah, they would jump jet all the way across the lake to take a closer look at the mysterious WoW themed carnival ride.

User MrIconicPlus posted a video showing himself sitting on one of the castle parapets across from the Hearthstone Tavern. From here, they use Pharah’s jump jet to weave around obstacles to reach the roller coaster.

Providing us with a bird’s eye view, MrIconicPlus’ video sees the roller-coaster plunge into the ground and take incredibly sharp corners at high speeds, things that would most likely leave riders in a tricky spot.

This is how the roller coaster functions in Blizzard World from r/Overwatch

The comments are full of fans reacting to Blizzard’s slightly lackluster animations.

One user wrote a warning to the park management to fix their ride otherwise they ‘might get shut down for this’.

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Another fan claimed that the roller coaster ‘needs a nerf’, because it’ll likely be one-shotting park goers left, right and center.

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Finally, one player reminisced over their time creating virtual theme parks in the iconic Roller Coaster Tycoon, where often park attendees would fall out of roller coasters that were designed to go too fast or too high.

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So while the Blizzard World roller coaster may look like a fun ride for thrill-seekers, it may not be the best idea to give it a whirl if the park is ever built in real life. It’s certainly a fun one for fans of Warcraft to look at, but riding it may bring you a little bit too close to becoming Forsaken and joining the Hoarde.