Overwatch 2’s sexual harassment simulator has made a brief reappearance

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picture: Activision Blizzard

Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault and Harassment.

inappropriate Monitoring 2 Game The pattern appeared again, but it wasn’t the same Enthusiastically. The mode, called Sexual Harassment Simulator, has been played enough times that it seemed to be the most popular of the weekend for some players. computer games Blizzard found it resurfaced before quickly pulling it back down.

Another “Sexual Harassment Simulator” was discovered in October 2022, but both are tasked with bringing down players. Monitoring 2The female protagonists (such as Mercy and Widow Maker) play Cole Cassidy’s cowboy, repeatedly bending over their bodies and seemingly, computer games Where the AI-controlled Torbjorn is said to play the role of a child, the character in question is informed of the word “rape…” so that she is called “pregnant”. It’s obnoxious on too many levels to be fun, especially since players are forced to play as Cassidy. Formerly known as McCreeHe shared the same name as the ousted Activision Blizzard developer Controversial “Cosby Suite” meetings.

A screenshot of the custom mode has been posted OverwatchUser’s official subreddit Joyolo 13“What in the name of God?” Who simply asked that?

“Hole, I remember seeing this every day [Overwatch 1]Redditor sw1nky said. “I can’t say I’m surprised it’s still there, [to be honest]. “

“I think Macri is back in the game,” said user FoulfrogBsc.

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shed The custom game mode could not be found Monitoring 2 It looks like Blizzard has taken the “Sexual Harassment Simulator” offline — for now. Therefore, it seems that the company is aware of the existence of such a mod, but it can be difficult to prevent it from appearing again in the game.

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“Inappropriate or explicit content has absolutely no place in our game,” a Blizzard spokesperson said PC Gamer when the outlet asked about the first version of the mode last year. We immediately removed the user-created game mode once made aware of its existence. We are continually working to improve automatic filters to prevent inappropriate user-created content, and manually removing any that are not caught by the system.”

Kotaku reached out to Activision Blizzard for comment.

While this is at least the second time the “sexual harassment simulator” has popped up in Overwatch 2 Specifically, players noted that a similar mode existed in some form in the original overwatch game. At the time, players Public service announcements published To warn the community of offensive content. Of course, not all player-created game modes are that great. But it is alarming that this problem has appeared more than once in a few months.

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