Overwatch’s McCree will be renamed after Lawsuit

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Blizzard and the Overwatch developers have announced it is changing the name of the hero formerly known as McCree. The hero was named after Blizzard employee Jesse McCree, who was previously lead designer on Diablo 4 but is no longer at the company.


In a statement on the official Overwatch Twitter account, the developers announced that it will change McCree’s name to “something that better represents what Overwatch stands for.” Furthermore, the developers announced that going forward in-game characters will no longer be named after real employees.

  • Source: IGN
  • August 28, 2021
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