In the summer, Blizzard announced that it was changing the name of the Overwatch hero and its policy on naming game characters in general. The decisions were made after a dispute over a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by Activision Blizzard.
On Friday, Blizzard revealed that McCree's Overwatch character is now called Cole Cassidy. Cole Cassidy's name may refer to Butch Cassidy, a notorious lawbreaker who, along with Harry "Sundance Kid" Longbag, robbed American and South American banks and trains in the early 1900s. Their group was known as the "Wild Squad". It meant escaping. "To improve this new Overwatch game - to improve the situation - he has to be honest with his team and with himself." p>
This change will take effect on October 26th.
Familiar with Cole Cassidy Rover on Overwatch October 26th. pic.twitter.com/CT6PmaNXNs- Overwatch (PlayOverwatch) October 22, 2021
The real reason for the new brand is that Blizzard first launched a Diablo 4 Lead Level Designer character He's Jesse McCray, a Blizzard employee named In the infamous "Cosby Suite" controversy, after which Overwatch stopped using the character's name, and in August, Blizzard revealed plans to change it. It also announced that it would no longer name characters after its employees accused of promoting a "boy" environment that tolerates harassment and discrimination against female employees. California Fair Housing (DFEH), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and American Communications Workers (CWA) are under review.
Blizzard in Tel entered into an $18 million deal with the EEOC to clean up his image. However, the DFEH case has been criticized for potential ethics violations. The complaint alleges that attorneys who investigated Activision Blizzard for DFEH had previously worked on the SEC case and used recent investigative information in the first case. If true, this would be a breach of professional ethics.
At least 20 Blizzard employees have left since the lawsuit was filed. They include the company's former president and chief legal officer, and McCray himself.
Overwatch McCree is now Cole Cassidy
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