Overwatch 2's "Sexual Harassment Simulator" made a brief comeback

Overwatch 2’s “Sexual Harassment Simulator” made a brief comeback

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Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault and Harassment.

A misfit Overwatch 2 game the mode has reappeared, but it is not one he gets excited. The mod, titled “Sexual Harassment Simulator,” was played enough times that it emerged as one of the most popular of the weekend for some players, according to PC Gamer, who noticed the respawn right before Blizzard quickly pulled it down.

Another “sexual harassment simulator” was discovered in October 2022, but both tasked players with taking down Overwatch 2female heroes (such as Mercy and Widowmaker) while playing cowboy Cole Cassidy and repeatedly crouching over their bodies, apparently as PC Gamer reported, with the word “rape…” until the character in question is labeled “pregnant” as an AI-controlled Torbjorn fills the role of the baby. This is disgusting on so many levels it’s not even funny, especially since players are forced to play as Cassidy, formerly known as McCreethe same name as the ousted developer Activision Blizzard who took part the controversial “Cosby Suite” meetings..

A screenshot of the custom mod was posted in Overwatchthe user’s official subreddit Joyolo13who simply asked, “What in God’s name?”

“Lol I remember seeing this everyday [Overwatch 1],” said Redditor sw1nky. “I can’t say I’m surprised it’s still around, [to be honest].”

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

my town could not find custom game mode in Overwatch 2 as it turns out, Blizzard has taken the “sexual harassment simulator” offline – for now. So it seems that the company is aware that such a mod exists, but may have a hard time preventing it from reappearing in the game.

“Inappropriate or explicit content has absolutely no place in our game,” said a Blizzard spokesperson PC Gamer when the press asked about the first version of last year’s mod. “We immediately removed the user-created game mod once we learned of its existence. We are continuously working to improve our automatic filters to prevent inappropriate content created by users and to manually remove any content that is not captured by the system.”

my town has reached out to Activision Blizzard for comment.

Although this is at least the second time the “sexual harassment simulator” has appeared. Overwatch 2 in particular, players noted that a similar mode existed in some form in the original Overwatch game. At the time, the players PSAs posted to warn the community about offensive content. Of course, not all player-made game mods are so blatant. But it is worrying that this problem has occurred several times in a few months.

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