It is now official: Overwatch McCree new name is Cole Cassidy and will be implemented soon.
After the controversy that Activision Blizzard had, it was decided that the character McCree from Overwatch had to be renamed after it was named from one of the former designers Jesse McCree, one of the individuals involved in those controversies. In a recent post on the official Twitter account of the game, they have announced the gunslinging character’s new name.
Instead of McCree, he is now known as Cole Cassidy. According to the Twitter post, the new name will be implemented on Overwatch on October 26, 2021, which is just a few days since it got posted. A clip was also attached to it with some context on the change.
Check it out:
The first thing a renegade loses is their name, and this one gave up his long ago. Running from his past meant running from himself, and each passing year only widened the divide between who he had been and what he had become. But in every cowboy’s life, there comes a time where he has to stop and make a stand. To make this new Overwatch better, to make things right, he had to be honest with his team and himself. The cowboy he was rode into the sunset, and Cole Cassidy faced the world at dawn.
Overwatch is now available on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.