Six years of playing Overwatch have taught me that PC players will always go above and beyond to earn the slightest advantage against the other team. Some will master every hero so they can fill any role, others will get so scary good at one particular hero that they can’t be beaten, and some will just install a few cheats. I thought I’d seen it all, until I witnessed a motorized Mercy player.
Last weekend, Overwatch streamer EvilToaster tweeted a video clip of his encounter with the strange Mercy player, Draco. He stood out from a usual Mercy player because, instead of periodically switching between his yellow healing beam and blue damage-boosting beam depending on a situation, Draco’s beam would rapidly cycle from yellow to blue hundreds of times per minute without stopping.
I now understand why Valorant queues are so unbelievably toxic. You got one of the most popular streamers on YouTube IShowSpeed saying crap like this and getting nothing but praise and laughs. Crap is whack pic.twitter.com/grEghVotUF
— Jake Lucky (@JakeSucky) April 6, 2022
EvilToaster and his group were a little weirded out. “I’m not griefing dude,” Draco said. When asked later in the match how he was cycling abilities so quickly, Draco revealed his trick: a custom motor working in conjunction with a Logitech G502 mouse to spin his free-scrolling mouse wheel as quickly as possible.
Despite enthusiastic requests from the streamer, Draco didn’t initially share pictures of his motor-assisted mouse—an unsatisfying end to a fun encounter.
In other news – Rogue Legacy 2 exits Early Access later this month
Don’t Sh!t Your Pants studio Cellar Door Games has announced an April 28 launch date for Rogue Legacy 2, a sequel to its breakout 2013 platformer roguelite.
Rogue Legacy 2 has been in Early Access since August 2020, and over that time it has grown a total of 15 playable classes, and an approach to progress that shies away from rinse-and-repeat permadeath gameplay. Learn more