Blizzard now announces that they will change the name of Overwatch character McCree and there are good reasons for this.
Blizzard has been in the throes of sexual harassment for several months now and now there is reason to change the name of the Overwatch character McCree as well.
McCree got his name from Jesse McCree, who recently had to leave Blizzard after pictures appeared of evidence that he had been involved in sexual harassment.
Fans have been on Blizzard for some time now to change the name of McCree or remove the character completely, but something that Blizzard has chosen to ignore completely, until now. Blizzard now announces in a statement that they are working on changing the name of McCree to something else, we do not know exactly what it will be at the moment.
Blizzard also announces that they had a major update underway for Overwatch where McCree played a major role and now this must be delayed as the name change is in focus.
Blizzard has also announced that they will stop naming their characters after employees so nothing similar will happen in the future.
A message from the Overwatch team. pic.twitter.com/2W3AV7Pv6X
– Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) August 26, 2021