You’ve got just over a week to change your name for free

You may have heard that Activision Blizzard is in the process of changing MCcree’s name in Overwatch because the developer wanted to name the character “something that better represents” what the game stands for, rather than have McCree keep the moniker that was inspired by Diablo 4 lead level designer Jesse McCree.

Well, in honour of the developers changing McCree’s name after Jesse Mcree was implicated in California’s lawsuit against the company, you’ve got a limited amount of time to change your own tag, too.

“As we introduce a new name, you might have the desire to do the same,” the developer noted in a blog post. “Starting 22 October, 2021 and continuing through 5 November, 2021, all players will be offered a free BattleTag name change. This applies to anyone who does not currently have a free name change available. Existing name changes will not stack for future use.”

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