Playing Mordhau With An Actual Frying Pan

Medieval brawler Mordhau is supposed to be played with a controller or mouse + keyboard, but as with most games, a bit of tinkering can expand those options somewhat, up to and including the use of an actual cast iron frying pan.

Here’s Rudeism, no stranger to this kind of stuff, rigging up some motion controls to a big heavy pan, which allows him some surprisingly 1:1 controls:


And here it is in action:

Very cool for Mordhau, but...I really want to see this used with Wii Tennis.



Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs

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honestly Mordhau is an interesting case where if you have decent reflexes, motion controls MAY actually be totally viable as an option, if not helpful in extremely specific instances.. I can usually respond quick enough for a chamber, and when I get the angle right I just about always manage it. The issue is I’m not great at nailing the directions sometimes, and my mouse doesn’t have enough buttons to map them individually.

Maybe it’s time I get a nerf sword and learn how to set this kind of thing up....