Overwatch Fandom and Hatedom

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Overwatch Fandom and Hatedom
Type: Video Game Fandoms/Hatedoms
Status: Extremely Active

Not to be confused with the fandom and hatedom for the Arrowverse character Felicity Smoak, whose code name is Overwatch.

Overwatch is a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment, which released on May 24, 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows. Described as a "hero shooter", Overwatch assigns players into two teams of six, with each player selecting from a roster of over 20 characters, known as "heroes", each with a unique style of play whose roles are divided into three general categories that fit their role. While Overwatch is one of the most popular and famous games of all time, a lot of its fans and haters have gone into abysmal territory.

Why They're Both Toxic


  1. Most of them are part of the Team Fortress 2 hatedom since they claim TF2 is a ripoff yet it came before Overwatch.
  2. The community is way too serious about this game. Even on casual, they only care about winning matches and not about having fun. On that note, you could easily get banned and/or reported on just for choosing a certain character, even if it's your main.
    • On this manner, God help you if your main or favorite character happen to be any of the Shimada brothers (Genji or Hanzo). Being called a 'Genji/Hanzo main' constitutes as an insult by this fandom, be prepared to get insulted if you pick them in a game, Quick or Ranked.
    • Another character often getting derided for not fitting into the meta a lot is Symmetra, thus it is usually a bad omen for picking Symmetra, no matter how good you are with her, you are going to attract people who tells you to pick someone else or else threaten you. And that is before you are being accused for being some sort of follower of fascism because for liking someone who DARED to try to defend the Vishkar Corporation (admittedly a bad company itself, but still) from the practically worshipped, never-do-wrong people's champion of freedom Lucio.
  3. Lots of squeakers, little kids, and trolls have made their way onto the game.
  4. Most of the people in the fandom are toxic jerks who are rude to others.
  5. Too many cringy ships like Mchanzo, Pharmercy, Reaper76, Widowtracer, Roadrat etc.
    • The Widowtracer and Reaper76 ships make no sense since Tracer already has a girlfriend named Emily and Soldier: 76 has a boyfriend named Vincent.
  6. The fans venerate Genji, Mercy, Reaper, Junkrat and D.Va too much.
  7. Too many shipping wars between Gency and Pharmercy.
  8. A lot of fans extol Gency and act like it is canon when it's not and they also attack others if they don't ship it.


  1. Most of them are salty Team Fortress 2 fanboys that constantly whine about the fact that Overwatch ripped TF2 off though Overwatch was inspired by the aforementioned game, however they still call it a rip-off. It also comes from TheTopTens.
  2. They lose their minds when they found out that Tracer, one of the playable heroes in Overwatch is actually a lesbian, even though they barely bat an eye when some other games have LGBT characters in them. The same goes when they found out Solider 76 is revealed to be gay.
  3. They will make poor claims that Overwatch is dead and that other games like Team Fortress 2 is better.
    • They will say that Overwatch is trash and that TF2 is better.
      • They got mad over Matpat's Deadlock Video on Overwatch vs. Team Fortress 2.
        • In fact, they'll get mad and butthurt over someone saying Overwatch is better than TF2.
  4. They made a big deal over the fact the Overwatch won Game of the Year 2016.
  5. They use "it's overrated" as an excuse to dislike the series.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Not all Overwatch players are rabid and toxic, some of them are good and sane.
    • And not all of them are childish nor trolls.
  2. At least some Overwatch players respect opinions.
  3. Some fan-artists draw amazing fan-art of Overwatch characters.
  4. They also write good fanfictions.
  5. The fandom has the right to be mad at Blizzard over the ban of Blitzchung due to his protest against China to liberate Hong Kong.
  6. The hatedom can be just bad if not worse than the fandom.
  7. Some haters have valid reasons to dislike Overwatch, even if they aren't toxic fanboys of TF2.



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