Blizzard has officially announced the new name for the Overwatch hero formerly known as McCree. After announcing plans to rename the character because he was named after an ousted Blizzard developer, the company revealed on Friday that McCree’s new name will be Cole Cassidy.
The change from McCree to Cassidy will be made in Overwatch beginning on Tuesday, October 26.
Related to this, Blizzard said it planned to begin a new narrative arc for Overwatch in September, with McCree expected to play a key role. Due to the name change, however, Blizzard is delaying the new arc until later this year.
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Author: Eddie Makuch