Harambe would be proud.
New Zealand Twitch streamer Rudeism has played Overwatch using bananas (as in-game ape character Winston, no less).
He connected the bananas to his computer using a custom setup, which each banana representing a different keyboard button.
The banana controller scheme uses four bananas for WASD keys, four for mouselook, and one each for fire, jump, shield and ult. Rudeism, aka Dylan, commits to the Winston/banana gimmick for a solid two-and-a-half hours, if you’ve got a bunch of time on your hands.
Rudeism has come up with a bunch of other unusual controller setups in the past – including playing World of Warcraft using DDR dance mats.
You can check out the banana stream below:
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Dom is an award-winning writer and finalist of the Esports Journalist of the Year 2023 award. He graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Federation up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and offer esports consultancy and freelance services. Note: Dom still produces the British Esports newsletter on a freelance basis, so our coverage of British Esports is always kept simple – usually just covering the occasional press release – because of this conflict of interest.