A piece of good news for game lovers! The online game lovers must be quite aware of ‘Overwatch’ a very popular game in the gaming world online. Soldier 76 is the most popular character of the game and has been recently revealed as LGBT. Earlier in the year 2016, Tracer who is also another character of the game was declared as gay.
Both these characters are very popular in the online shooting game and this game has been played by millions of players across the globe.
One of the gay gamers from London, ED Nightingale is quite impressed by this decision and he hopes to represent a very masculine character because such a declaration will increase the acceptance of the LGBT people in other online games as well as in the society.
He also said that gaming is a very powerful way through which people can be educated. When a person is playing a game they not only play it but also get actively involved in the character and consider themselves to be a part of the game entirely.
In an incident in 2018, a group was caught and imposed a ban from the game they were shooting for as they were caught hunting LGBT players and also by using critical languages in voice chat.
Ed Nightingale also mentioned that people who are playing online want it to be safe and according to people gaming is only considered a domain for straight white men. Other people who do not fit in that genre are under threat of vulnerable attack. This type of decisions makes it easier to educate people and reduces the risks of vulnerable threats too.