You may have heard that Activision Blizzard is changing the name of MCcree in Overwatch because the developers want to name the character “better represent” what the game represents, rather than let McCree remain subject to Diablo 4 Inspired by the nickname chief level designer Jesse McCree.
Well, in honor of the developer who changed McCree’s name after Jesse Mcree was involved in the California lawsuit against the company, you also have a limited time to change your own Battle.net label.
“When we introduce a new name, you may want to do the same,” said the developer A blog post“From October 22, 2021, until November 5, 2021, all players will receive a free BattleTag name change. This applies to anyone who currently does not have a free name change available. Existing name changes are not Will be superimposed for future use.”
If you are eager to change your BattleTag—maybe you mentioned McRae in it yourself, or something else—all you need to do is Go to Blizzard support and record a ticket You should see the name change in about 30 days.
The usual restrictions apply; in addition to having to receive your request before November 5th, you must also not use any name that contains prohibited words (swearing, defamation, personal information, etc.).
The reason for McCree’s name change was that the level designer named after the Overwatch character was one of Blizzard’s employees and was accused of sexual harassment, bullying, or discrimination against female employees.
Developers and publishers have also come under fire for their unfair compensation practices for women and minorities, and their superiors have repeatedly accused them of failing to take effective remedial measures to combat the rampant “fraternity culture” in the studios.
Since then, Activision Blizzard reached an agreement with the California Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, promising to establish a $18 million fund to compensate and compensate eligible claimants.
However, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing has formally opposed the settlement between the company and EEOC, saying that the settlement will cause “irreparable harm” to its investigation of the company.
This very messy and very open dispute is ongoing.