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Who’s That Gunslinger? Overwatch Reveals McCree’s New Name, Cole Cassidy

Personally would have chosen Tex McShooty

Revealed via Twitter, Overwatch’s McCree will now be known as Cole Cassidy!

This initiative has been in the works for a little while, and comes off the back of Blizzard’s recent controversies surrounding a number of their senior staff being exposed as less than stellar examples of humanity. This revelation prompted a new policy in regards to in-game characters referencing real-life counterparts, particularly on the developer team – and in case anyone was out of the loop, our favourite dead-eye was actually named after former designer Jesse McCree.

While McCree is no longer with the company – his cowboy counterpart remains, and as an act of good faith it seemed appropriate to amend the moniker. I personally feel the name is a little generically western and errs close to naming him Shooty McCowboy-face, but in reality the character’s real strength is the characterisation that comes from his brilliant voice actor, Matthew Mercer – so really, a rose by any other name would smell (shoot?) as sweet.

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Cole will be announcing High Noon’s officially on October 26.

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Written By Ash Wayling

Known throughout the interwebs simply as M0D3Rn, Ash is bad at video games. An old guard gamer who suffers from being generally opinionated, it comes as no surprise that he is both brutally loyal and yet, fiercely whimsical about all things electronic. On occasion will make a youtube video that actually gets views. Follow him on YouTube @Bad at Video Games


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