Tracer's new replacement pose is none other than a pin up model pose

The controversy that spawned #buttgate has been resolved by the Overwatch team, and the results are poster-worthy

Last week, Twitter had an trending tag that went by #buttgate. The tag, for those who haven't heard enough about it yet, was about a particular pose Tracer took during her victory animations in the game Overwatch. While fans were immediately upset by the supposed removal of the "Over the Shoulder" pose, they may be pleasantly surprised by it's replacement...

Behold! Tracer's new pose!

The image was brought to the world's attention by Twitter user @EchoesDark revealed a new in-game pose for Tracer. It seems to be based off the pin up poster (left), and -- from the looks of it -- shows more butt than the piece that inspired it. Considering the pose shows just as much butt, and is even more of an attention grabbing pose, it seems Blizzard has truly played everyone for chumps.

The controversy that started over the original pose (seen above) was one that was started by a Battle.net user named Fipps. The complaint was that the pose was too sexual, and that they did not want their daughter exposed to this. The sentiment was heavily shot down by Overwatch fans, as well as various non-Overwatch related groups, most of them stating that the rest of the cast shared this pose and yet the user had no issue with them.

Whether Fipps would accept this new alternative or not is really up in the air. While it does seem a bit more sexualized than the previous one, a character like Tracer might have an appreciation for pin up art, seeing as nose art typically starred pin up models.

What do you think of the new pose? Do you like the original one more? Do you think Blizzard made a wrong move by changing it to this one since it may actually offend people this time? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below!

Published Apr. 5th 2016
  • The Soapbox Lord
    Featured Contributor
    Blizzard are a crafty bunch.
  • Capt. Eliza Creststeel
    Her backside is more pronounced mostly due to those straps around her thighs. They could have given her booty shorts or even just removed the straps. They draw the eye right to her butt. Otherwise, the pose wouldn't have mattered.
  • David Fisher
    Featured Columnist
    Sounds about right. I think it would be awkward to not break up that orange with something, and shorts certainly would have worked, but they wouldn't go with the jacket. Oh well.
  • Pierre Fouquet
    Associate Editor
    Regarding Butts... I found another game which has a butt in it...

  • David Fisher
    Featured Columnist
    I think there was a military shooter game that parodied the pose by adding it as a purchasable taunt. I can't remember which, though...
  • Auverin Morrow
    Commissioning Editor
    I think Blizzard just unlocked a new level of trolling. This is great.
  • David Fisher
    Featured Columnist
    Blizzard trolls are the best. I still wish they added the Terra-Tron from their April Fool's joke into Starcraft II, that or the Tauren Marines. God knows I could use them in-game... I always build too many buildings, not enough units.
  • kate.farrow
    Community Manager
    I'm more concerned about whether or not she has robot arms.
  • David Fisher
    Featured Columnist
    That is an interesting point... No official statement on that, I'm afraid. However, I would probably point to them being armor, seeing as they seem to function as nothing more than over-glorified handgun holsters.
  • Rothalack
    Master O' Bugs
    Oh Blizzard, always coming through in the end, gotta love em.
  • David Fisher
    Featured Columnist
    Long live the butt! Don't worry, I'm sure there'll be more controversy on this once Briana Wu or other extremists get their hands on it... In the meantime, however, let's just enjoy the beauty that is Blizzard's Overwatch.
  • Pierre Fouquet
    Associate Editor
    What's changed?

    Oh wait she is now standing on one leg, with a very uncomfortable one tucked under her...
  • David Fisher
    Featured Columnist
    Yeah... I love it when stupid stuff like this gets "fixed" in the most insignificant of ways.
  • Mathenaut
  • David Fisher
    Featured Columnist
    Isn't it?
  • David Fisher
    Featured Columnist
    Honestly, I don't get why they had to change this in the first place. The original pose was just fine, and they just replaced one pin up pose with another. Meanwhile, the political side of things seems to have just became a circle jerk of either side thinking they "won" this round. It's kind of pathetic, kind of amusing, and overall just shows how ridiculous this all is.

    After all, we're talking about a pose that showed her butt... which is typically something that you see when standing behind someone. Le gasp!

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