Overwatch Fan With Cerebral Palsy Thanks Blizzard For Accessibility Options

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An Overwatch fan with cerebral palsy has thanked Blizzard, the game's developer, for the game's extensive array of customizable controls. The game's remappable controls allows him to comfortably play with every character.

"I was born with Cerebral Palsy," says Zak on Reddit. "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."

Zak explains how certain games can be hard to play because of their control limitations to only using one action per hand at a time. For instance, it's impossible for Zak to control the camera and index finger to pull the trigger, but thanks to Blizzard's controls...


"I just wanted to thank you, Blizzard, for having near endless control customization in Overwatch. I don't know if this was your goal, but because of your extensive options I am able to play every character in the roster and it feels great. Because of you I made my first snipe in a video game today."

Zak enabled the aim toggle and map the 'fire' button to the controller's left analogue stick. Usually, Zack is forced to use shotguns, but in Overwatch, he has a lot more options. Overwatch just launched yesterday for the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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