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How Twitch’s Artifact section turned into a disturbing NSFW page

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Artefact, a digital collectible card game developed by Valve that died shortly after its initial release in November 2018, gained worldwide attention for all the wrong reasons when its Twitch section filled with NSFW content. disturbing which was irrelevant to the game at all.

In 2019, some famous Twitch personalities pointed out that the title had died out to such an extent that it had no streams or viewers on the platform. Soon after that, members unexpectedly started enjoying it and started streaming irrelevant content to the Artifact section on Twitch.

This content ranged from a few simple League of Legends streams to full screenings of popular movies like Avengers: Endgame that have drawn hundreds of viewers.

In just a few weeks, the Artefact section’s feeds have shifted to extreme NSFW content, including hardcore porn and Christchurch Mosque shooting, which aired for a full 20 minutes before being finally deleted by Twitch.

These streamers would often try to dodge bans by putting up titles that seemed relevant to the game at first glance. However, once users clicked on the feeds, the content would not be game-related in any way.

To this day, the Artifact section of Twitch rarely sees anyone playing the game themselves, but much more often members attempt to post irrelevant content in the section including movies, NSFW content, etc.