Trigger warning: sexual assault and harassment.
Inappropriate Overwatch 2 the game mode appeared again, but it is not one get excited The so-called “Sexual Assault Simulator” mode has been played enough times that it seems to be one of the most popular modes for some players over the weekend. PC Gamer, Blizzard saw the reappearance before quickly pulling it down.
Another “sexual assault simulator” was discovered in October 2022, but both players were told to knock it down. Overwatch 2‘s female protagonists (like Mercy and Widowmaker) while playing the role of cowboy Cole Cassidy and crouching over their bodies repeatedly, it appears PC Gamer The AI-controlled Torbjorn was reported with the word “rape…” until the character in question was labeled as “pregnant” as he played the role of a baby. It’s so gross 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 Activision Blizzard developer involved controversial “Cosby Suite” meetings.
A screenshot of the custom mode is posted here OverwatchOfficial subreddit by user Joyolo13who simply asked, “What in God’s name?”
“Lol I remember seeing this everyday [Overwatch 1]” said Redditor sw1nky. “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 city could not find the custom game mode Overwatch 2 Apparently, Blizzard has taken the “sexual harassment simulator” offline for the time being. So the company knows such a mod exists, but may have trouble preventing it from reappearing in the game.
“Inappropriate or explicit content has absolutely no place in our game,” a Blizzard spokesperson told 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 posted IPSASs to alert the public to offensive content. Of course, not all player-created game modes are so terrible. However, it is worrying that this issue has come up several times in a few months.