Overwatch Tracer Image Removed Due to Fan Complaint

Fan criticism causes Blizzard to remove image from Overwatch

By Grayshadow, Posted 29 Mar 2016

 Recently an Overwatch forum user made a thread regarding the character Tracer.

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The user called Fipps went on to express their love for the character and brought up an specific image, the one posted above. The user believe that this turned Tracer into a sex symbol.

“WHAT? What about this pose has anything to do with the character you're building in tracer? It's not fun, its not silly, it has nothing to do with being a fast elite killer. It just reduces tracer to another bland female sex symbol.”

Game director, Jeff Kaplan, made this statement:

“We’ll replace the pose. We want *everyone* to feel strong and heroic in our community. The last thing we want to do is make someone feel uncomfortable, under-appreciated or misrepresented.Apologies and we’ll continue to try to do better.”

The thread has been locked down since the backlash within the community but the debate is still there for all to see.

For those who remember a similar issue was caused with Rainbow Mika’s butt slap animation in Street Fighter V, that was removed by Capcom before the game was released.

Overwatch is set to release on Xbox One, PS4, and PC on May 24th.

Adam Siddiqui, NoobFeed
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Platform(s): Xbox One, PS4, PC
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Release Date: 2016-05-24

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