Overwatch 2 Sexual Harassment Simulator – Fans Are Furious

Players have found disgusting and misogynistic custom games in Overwatch 2 – this needs to stop! And Blizzard has done next to nothing about it.

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Content warning: This article contains references to simulated sexual assault and abuse.

The scandals involving Blizzard don't seem to stop. This time, however, it's about the recently released game Overwatch 2. Again, the incidents are particularly shocking and unpleasant. It started with reports of a 12-year-old boy finding a custom game mode in which sexual assault is simulated. Here is what happened.

Disturbing Custom Games In Overwatch 2

This custom game mode in Overwatch 2 allows players to make their own rules and create game modes apart from the official ones that are already in Overwatch 2. These fan-made games can be accessed by anyone.

The problem with inappropriate and disturbing sexual custom games has always existed in Overwatch. In fact, it even happened in Overwatch 1 and very little was done about it.

Not only is Overwatch 2 free-to-play, but the game has also been rated PEGI 12 which creates a much bigger problem. A lot of Overwatch 2 players are minors who could easily get traumatized by the inappropriate contents, which custom game modes might contain.

A mother on Twitter talked about how her 12-year-old son found a sexual harassment and sexual assault simulator in custom games. This is just disgusting and wrong...

The whole story caused an uproar on Twitter, including a comment by famous streamer and comedian Limmy, which highlighted the issue and spread it more widely.

Blizzard reacted to the accusations, saying that inappropriate and explicit content had no place in Overwatch 2 and that they removed the custom game immediately after they were aware of its existence.

But it seems like Blizzard only removed the game mode from the listing, meaning that it is still available to anyone who has the game code. With this code, anyone can very easily re-list it and make it public again. It is no surprise, that the game mode is currently back in the list and very easy to find.

Blizzard just can't manage to completely remove inappropriate content from the game. A big disappointment...

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