Overwatch's McCree gets renamed

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By Aron Gerencser August 26, 2021

The eyes of the industry have been fixed on the on-going lawsuit filed against Activision-Blizzard.

Blizzard has officially announced that Overwatch hero McCree's name will be changed.

What's McCree got to do with a sexual harassment lawsuit, you ask?

One of the employees specifically named in the lawsuit and accused of harassment, abuse and discrimination was Jesse McCree.

McCree was a designer working on the Overwatch team after whom the character was specifically named.

McCree has left the company, and speculation ran rampant about what would happen to the character.

Today the company announced via Twitter that the character will receive an official name change.

The cowboy plays a key role in the next major narrative arc in Overwatch.

The said arc was scheduled to kick off in September, however the team decided to delay it in order to implement the name change.

The cowboy character's new name has not yet been revealed.

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