overwatch screenshot3Gamers come from all walks of life, and while many of us gamers have the use of both our hands and all of our digits, unfortunately there are some gamers who might not. Take for example a recent post on Reddit in which the poster by the name of zak552 has basically praised Blizzard for giving Overwatch accessibility options that lets him play like everyone else.

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According to the poster, “I was born with Cerebral Palsy. I can’t walk and have very limited use of my hands. I love video games of all shapes and sizes and have been playing since I was 3 years old. I play them when I’m happy, I play them when I’m sad, and I’ve started and strengthened some of my best friendships because of them.”

It is because of these limitations that there are certain games that are off-limits. For example as he is only able to use one hand for one action at a time, there are certain games with certain mechanics, like Yasuo in League of Legends, that would basically be impossible for him to play with.

So how has he managed to get Overwatch up and running the way he likes it? “I turned on aim toggle and mapped fire to left analog stick button. this config has also allowed me to play spray heroes like Mei and Winston.” He notes that he’s not sure if this was Blizzard’s intention all along, but regardless he’s pretty chuffed about it. “I really hope someone at Blizzard sees this because even though this probably wasn’t their goal I want to make it aware that this kinda game design matters.”

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