Overwatch’s cowboy has a brand new identify.
“Cole Cassidy” is the brand new identify for the previous “Jesse McCree,” who was named after a Blizzard worker implicated within the harassment lawsuit introduced on by California’s Division of Truthful and Equal Housing in August. After the actual McCree was let go from the corporate, Blizzard started engaged on a brand new identify and new backstory for its gunslinger.
In September, that was mentioned to be a “pretty complicated project,” involving new voice strains, localization, UI property, and extra, however the first public step of it was confirmed this afternoon by the Overwatch Twitter account.
Meet Cole Cassidy.
Rides into Overwatch October 26. pic.twitter.com/CT6PmaNXNs
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) October 22, 2021
The textual content of the picture states that “this renegade gave up his [name] a very long time in the past” however now he is going “to make issues proper” and “be trustworthy together with his workforce and himself.” That is just about the trail we surmised when the adjustments had been introduced: that “Jesse McCree” was only a pseudonym that befit the outlaw life and that he’d be reverting again to his “actual” identify.
If you wish to be a part of McCree/Cassidy in altering your identify, Blizzard can also be making availalble the chance to change your BattleTag name, totally free, from now till November 5.
The brand new cowboy will likely be “using” into Overwatch on October 26, and if I am being trustworthy, that sounds quite a bit quicker than we had been led to consider from the Reddit put up of September 14. Perhaps that is only a uncommon case of the whole lot coming collectively completely and understanding quicker than anticipated.
Jason Winter, Information Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a variety of expertise to MMOBomb, together with two years with Beckett Media the place he served because the editor of the main gaming journal Huge On-line Gamer. He has additionally written professionally for a number of gaming web sites.
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