The “Sexual Harassment Simulator” recreation mode has returned to Overwatch 2 after Blizzard took motion towards it in October 2022 – and its sitting among the many first-person shooter’s hottest customized video games.
Variations of the “Sexual Harassment Simulator” have been round because the days of the primary Overwatch recreation, one way or the other escaping Blizzard’s content material moderation. Within the user-made recreation mode gamers would often management the cowboy hero Cassidy previously referred to as McCree.
McCree, after all, was initially named after a former Blizzard worker, who was accused of sexual harassment. Gamers would use the character’s stun grenade to chase down feminine characters and mimic sexual activity by teabagging on their our bodies. They’d then get the “pregnant” standing and provides start to a different character.
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After widespread outrage final yr, Blizzard lastly took motion towards the customized recreation, nevertheless it has now returned. “That is model 1.*** of the brand new and distinctive Sexual Harassment Simulator. Discover new buddies, reside a standard life and provides start to a toddler”, reads the outline of the mode discovered in-game.
Curiously sufficient, the neighborhood appears a bit extra divided relating to the sport mode this time round. Whereas outrage dominated the talk final yr, fairly a number of customers of the Overwatch Subreddit appear to be alright with the mode current for “satirical” functions to focus on the problems at Blizzard. Different customers can’t perceive how recreation modes like this make their approach onto the general public servers within the first place, saying there must be no place for video games modes like this – satirical in nature or not.
One participant wrote: “I coach a youth eSports league and have needed to speak to MANY dad and mom about the truth that their 9 y/o’s are enjoying ‘sexual harassment simulator’ when they’re on OW2 enjoying alone… these are actually shitty conversations. I actually don’t perceive how they permit these recreation modes to achieve the ‘fashionable’ web page, it’s deplorable.”
Looks like Blizzard has some cleansing as much as do.