If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Watch: Blizzcon reacts to Overwatch's sexism problem

"I've learned over the years to just not talk in games."

The Overwatch team has been talking a lot about toxicity recently, with game director Jeff Kaplan explaining that negative behaviour from players is starting to have a real impact on the game and its development.

Kaplan's update prompted Twitch streamer Nweatherservice to put together a video showcasing some of the harassment she's received in recent months. It's extremely tough viewing. The insults are aggressive, misogynistic and often sexually-charged.

At this year's Blizzcon I showed her video to a number of attendees to get a sense of how well it reflects the wider Overwatch community. Does the game have a problem with sexism? The answer, unfortunately, won't surprise you.

The personal stories might.

Will you support Eurogamer?

We want to make Eurogamer better, and that means better for our readers - not for algorithms. You can help! Become a supporter of Eurogamer and you can view the site completely ad-free, as well as gaining exclusive access to articles, podcasts and conversations that will bring you closer to the team, the stories, and the games we all love. Subscriptions start at £3.99 / $4.99 per month.

About the Author

Chris Bratt avatar

Chris Bratt

Contributor

Chris is the host of People Make Games, a crowdfunded YouTube channel that tells cool stories about video games and how they're made.

Comments

More Videos

Latest Articles

Supporters Only

Eurogamer.net logo

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer.net Merch