‘Sexual assault’ custom game mode reveals a glaring Overwatch moderation problem

Content warning: This news story includes descriptions of sexual assault.

Overwatch 2 has seen an influx of user-created custom game modes since its free-to-play launch earlier this month. Like a lot of FPS games with custom server browsers, Overwatch 2’s custom games can be named anything allowed by Blizzard’s word filters and character limit. However, that hasn’t prevented a mode called “Sexual Assault Simulator” from showing up, which sparked Twitter user Lynn MBE (opens in new tab) to post a PSA for anyone who might encounter it. 

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