Overwatch will re-name McCree after dismissal of namesake

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Overwatch will be renaming one of its heroes after his namesake was dismissed from the company earlier this month.

The Overwatch development team today released a statement saying the gunslinger character McCree will soon receive a new name, with the studio refraining from naming characters after Blizzard employees in the future.

“We built the Overwatch universe around the idea that inclusivity, equity, and hope are the building blocks of a better future,” the team said. “They are central to the game and to the Overwatch team.

“As we continue to discuss how we best live up to

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