Overwatch player throws PC into lake to beat alleged video game addiction

An Overwatch player battling an addiction to Blizzard’s hero shooter has taken desperate measures to overcome his unhealthy fixation on the video game.

As Blizzard continues development of Overwatch 2 in preparation for its second beta, fans are back in the first game. While not everyone was happy to return to 6v6 gameplay using 2CP maps, one player found the Blizzard title a bit addictive.

In the since-deleted Twitter video, user Fl4k_Drifter went to a lake with his laptop while Overwatch loaded it up and proceeded to dump it in the water.

The clip went viral throughout the Overwatch community, which eventually prompted Fl4k_Drifter to delete it, but not before they explained how badly their addiction to the game was.

Overwatch player reveals unhealthy game addiction

According to Drifter, he’s played the game almost every day since its release and it’s starting to interfere with schoolwork.

“The mixed community with the gameplay got me hooked, I didn’t want to do anything else. It hampered my college cycles. ‘I don’t have good discipline'” user revealed.

The player went on to explain how his parents wouldn’t let him bring his computer to school, so he got a laptop and started playing nonstop while skipping lessons.

“Just uninstalling it would have reinstalled it in a few days. The game made me drop out of my classroom,” Drifter added. “I was addicted to that game as much as addiction can reach. It wasn’t a hobby, it was an addiction I couldn’t separate myself from. Like drug addiction with fewer health factors.”

Amazingly, Drifter claimed that his therapist compared his addiction to Overwatch to his addiction to cocaine.

Although the original video of the laptop being thrown into the lake was deleted, Drifter re-uploaded it in reverse as a joke about returning to the game.

Much of the Overwatch community has supported Drifter’s decision to ditch his laptop, noting how severe the addiction is. Hopefully, the player’s strict measures prove successful and he can go on with his life without the video game interfering with his school career.

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