PornHub confirms: Overwatch porn is obscenely popular

The hero-based shooter is ranked 11 in PornHub's worldwide search data.

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Pornhub users were really into Overwatch in 2016.

While Overwatch didn’t break the top ten in the popular adult website’s worldwide search numbers, it came very close—Blizzard’s colorful hero-based shooter earned itself the 11th slot. And it’s not necessarily surprising: Overwatch’s hero selection is deep and wide. There’s something for everyone, I guess.

It’s indicative of a larger trend in porn, too, according to Pornhub. “It appears that the trend is moving more toward fantasy than reality,” sex therapist Dr. Laurie Betito told Pornhub. “‘Generic’ porn is being replaced with fantasy specific or scenario specific scenes. Is this a result of boredom or curiosity? One thing is certain; the typical ‘in-out, in-out’ no longer satisfies the masses, who are clearly looking for something different.”

Countries that took a particular liking to Overwatch include Brazil and Russia—it was the top searched term in both countries. Brazil and Russia are each represented in Overwatch by their own heroes (Lúcio and Zarya) and it’s likely that has something to do with the game’s respective regional popularity.

And why not Overwatch, anyway? The game’s fandom has taken to pairing off its heroes in everything from snuggling to more explicit scenarios: Just check out Tumblr.

Its appeal on Pornhub began immediately after the game entered public beta. Searches containing Overwatch increased by 321 percent on May 9, just days after the game’s public beta opened. Though searches decreased after the beta had been going on for a while, they started to increase again when Blizzard released the game on May 24.

Across Overwatch‘s Pornhub history, searches for Tracer were most prevalent. D.Va followed close behind, with Mercy, Widowmaker, and Sombra rounding things out.

Our money is on Doomfist taking the top of list when he’s potentially released this year.