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Overwatch's McCree Will Soon Take on a New Name

Overwatch's popular gunslinger will be given a new name, so he will no longer refer to Diablo IV's controversial ex-producer.

Changes announced by the devs of Overwatch will soon become a fact; Jesse McCree - one of the characters available in the game - will take on a new name. Starting October 26, the cowboy will become known as Cole Cassidy.

On the game's official Twitter account, we read that as a renegade, the protagonist decided to abandon his real name. In this way, he was running away from the past and his former self. Now it's time for him to become Cole Cassidy again. For fans of Overwatch this is unfortunately tantamount to a delay in the new story line the character is to receive.

The decision to change the character's name is dictated by the desire to cut the hero off from the man to whom he owes his previous name. Jesse McCree until recently worked as the lead level designer in Diablo IV, but was fired from Blizzard Entertainment following a sexual harassment and mobbing scandal.

The devs have already announced that in the future the characters in their games will not refer to real people. This will enable the company to avoid similar situations and forced changes.

  1. Overwatch - official website
  2. Overwatch - game guide

Krzysztof Kaluzinski

Krzysztof Kaluzinski

At, works in the Newsroom. He is not afraid to tackle various topics, although he prefers news about independent productions in the style of Disco Elysium. In his childhood, he wrote fantasy stories, played a lot on Pegasus, and then on a computer. He turned his passion into a profession as an editor of a gaming portal run with a friend, as well as a copywriter and advisor in a console store. He doesn't care for remakes and long-running series. Since childhood, he wanted to write a novel, although he is definitely better at creating characters than plot. That's probably why he fell in love with RPGs (paper and virtual). He was raised in the 90s, to which he would gladly return. Loves Tarantino movies, thanks to Mad Max and the first Fallout he lost himself in post-apo, and Berserk convinced him to dark fantasy. Today he tries his hand at e-commerce and marketing, while also supporting the Newsroom on weekends, which allows him to continue cultivating old passions.