Blizzard has announced that Jesse McCree, Overwatch‘s cowboy hero, is getting a name change. The developer broke the news in a Twitter statement, saying that the name will be changed to “something that better represents what Overwatch stands for.”
Unfortunately, to anyone unfamiliar with the goings on at Blizzard, this news doesn’t make much sense. What Blizzard didn’t say is that McCree was named after Diablo 4 lead level designer Jesse McCree, who was let go along with other high-ranking staff earlier this month.
McCree, as well as several other longtime leads at Blizzard, were part of the infamous “Cosby Suite”, an informal event taking place at a hotel suite at BlizzCon, where powerful men at Blizzard reportedly courted female fans, candidates, and colleagues.