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Overwatch porn searches jump 817% as Blizzard’s sex appeal soars

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It appears the launch of Blizzard’s Overwatch open beta earlier this week has caused quite a splash amongst gamers. Quite literally, in fact.

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Over on VentureBeat they’re reporting that, since the beta rolled out on Thursday, searches for Overwatch on adult video website Pornhub have soared by an impressive 817 percent. Tracer is apparently the most popular character for those on the hunt for some sexy time with Blizzard’s latest, with everything from “overwatch porn” to “xxx overwatch” registering interest.

Indeed, this is by no means the first time video game characters have proved to have sex appeal. Have enough time on your hands and you can search Google for everything from the Dead or Alive girls wearing even less than they did in play (which is pretty hard to believe) to Tails of Sonic fame in some particularly compromising situations. Well, we knew that second tail would come in handy for something, right?

Overwatch’s unofficial adult assault, however, is benefiting from some particularly specialist treatment from its dedicated fans, with Tumblr also reportedly already bursting full of fan-made art and animations depicting characters partaking in acts of a sexual nature.

Overwatch porn searches are soaring, says Pornhub

Pornhub claims videos have been put together that utilise character models from the game combined with Valve’s free Source Film Maker tool to allow the scantily clad characters to girate, jiggle and…well, you get the picture. What’s more, Overwatch porn appears to be a global affair, with Pornhub reporting users from Asia, Europe and South America all popping up (ahem) in their analytics.

In all seriousness, the hype that has surrounded the launch of the Overwatch open beta in general will have brought a collective smile to the faces of those at Blizzard ahead of the multiplayer shooter’s launch on console and PC later this month. News of a spike in Overwatch porn searches will likely serve as some particularly sticky icing on the cake.

While our journalistic integrity suggests we should head on over Pornhub ourselves to investigate the validity of the site’s claims, to be frank our ISP already has far too much dirt on us as it is, so we’ll leave the act of checking out our sources up to you.

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