Blizzard has introduced that they plan to alter the title of Overwatch’s Gunslinger character after a latest sexual harassment lawsuit was introduced in opposition to Activision Blizzard in California. The fan-favorite ‘McCree’ was named after Jesse McCree – a former longtime Blizzard worker that was pictured within the so-called ‘Cosby Suite’.
At this early stage, there’s no indication of what McCree’s new alias might be or when the character might be formally renamed.
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Overwatch To Rename McCree
It was clear a renaming was imminent, with most of the recreation’s casters straight up refusing to make use of the title in streams. Moreover, Blizzard have really stalled a reasonably large narrative arc that was due in September to resolve this huge mess.
Casters beginning utilizing a brand new alias for the character, merely coining him ‘The Cowboy’.
Moreover, the renaming of McCree additionally follows a latest resolution to cease making skins for Overwatch League MVPs – which got here to gentle after sexual assault allegations surfaced over MVP Jay ‘Sinatraa’ Gained.
The corporate launched an announcement earlier this month saying that McCree will not be working on the firm – alongside different staff linked to the ‘Cosby Suite’ (Luis Barriga and Jonathan LeCraft).
To pop the cherry on the cake, California’s division of Truthful employment and housing (DFEH) have additionally accused Activision Blizzard of ‘Withholding and suppressing proof’ in an energetic investigation – with staff of the corporate strolling out in protest of latest claims.