Watch Twitch Streamer Rudeism Play Overwatch Using a Baguette and a Pizza - Dexerto
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Watch Twitch Streamer Rudeism Play Overwatch Using a Baguette and a Pizza

Published: 6/Sep/2018 22:49 Updated: 6/Sep/2018 22:55

by Joe O'Brien

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Twitch streamer Rudeism is known for making custom novelty controllers for the games he plays, with Overwatch being a particular favorite.

Rudeism’s projects aren’t just variations on standard controllers, however. Often incorporating motion controls to imitate the actions performed by the relevant character, his previous creations include a boxing glove for Doomfist, a glove and air cannon for Lúcio, and a rocking horse to control Orisa.

His latest might top them all, however, as Rudeism’s most recent creation is for Brigitte – using a baguette for her flail, and a pizza as a shield.

The setup uses a combination of motion and physical controls, allowing Rudeism to fully control Brigitte, with her abilities activated by imitating the movement that she performs in-game. A flick of the baguette performs her Whip Shot, while raising the pizza shield produces the same in-game and a push forward executes her Shield Bash.

This isn’t the first time that Rudeism has incorporated a baguette into a controller, having previously created a Widowmaker controller using one as a makeshift rifle.

Unfortunately, the main down-side to using food items as motion controllers is their frailty, as after some time spent swinging them about the baguette was prone to splitting in two and the pizza began to fall away. Nevertheless, the combo was a brilliant addition to Rudeism’s epic collection of custom controllers.

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Overwatch player discovers secret counter to Mei’s Cryo-Freeze

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:32 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 7:08

by Michael Gwilliam

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Mei’s Cryo-Freeze has to be one of the most annoying abilities in Overwatch, granting the hero complete invincibility for its duration. Now, a player has discovered a brilliant trick to counter the ice-themed hero.

In Overwatch, there are few abilities as unique as Cryo-Freeze. It places Mei inside of an ice cube that heals her and cleanses any status effects such as Ana’s biotic grenade.

However, the most annoying thing about the ability is how it makes Mei completely invulnerable. For the few seconds she has it activated, she can survive anything from point-blank D.Va bombs to Sigma’s Gravitic Flux.

Some players have found ways to “time” abilities so they connect with Mei as she exits her ice cube cocoon, such as Tracer’s Pulse Bomb or a Reinhardt charge. However, this tactic is reliant on the Mei using Cryo-Freeze’s whole duration. If she cancels it early, then there’s a chance that she’ll end up surviving or dodging the oncoming attack.

Mei uses ice block in Overwatch
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Mei’s ice block is extremely powerful.

Luckily, a new technique has been discovered which should make countering Mei a breeze. As shown by Reddit user bleubey, Junkrat can actually place his trap directly on top of Mei’s ice cube.

This trick should guarantee that the Chinese environmentalist hero gets trapped and is extremely vulnerable to any attacks. With any luck, you can even catch the Mei player completely off-guard and force out her ultimate.

That exact thing happened in bleubey’s clip. After coming out of the cube, the Mei found herself trapped and ended up wasting her Blizzard in the process, only to be taken out of the picture by a damage-boosted Junkrat grenade.

I find it amusing that you can put a junk trap on top of Mei’s head while she’s an ice cube from Overwatch

Users on the site were shocked to see that such a trick even existed. “I’m almost gold border and I never knew this,” wrote marioaprooves.

“I’m GM and I never knew this sh*t. Holy f**k,” stated another, clearly shocked at what they had witnessed.

Mei freezes Roadhog
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Mei has a lot of tricks up her sleeve.

Bleubey responded in turn that they only found out by complete accident, proving that such a tactic really went under the radar for a long time.

The next time there is a Mei giving your team trouble, try swapping to Junkrat and taking her out with this neat trap hat maneuver.