Blizzard’s Overwatch Takes Cosmetic Noose Out Of The Game

The world we live in today is making it clear that there is no room at all for racism in our society and little by little we’re seeing racism that has flown under the radar finally reaching the spotlight in some cases, such as the Washington Redkin’s situation and now with Blizzard’s Overwatch. you are able to paint a symbol on the walls while in matches and one of those symbols was a noose. The character McCree has had his noose symbol replaced with a horseshoe which reads “bad luck” on it. I think this is a great move by Blizzard as even if it was never meant in a racist way it is being used that way by many players. so how’s Twitter reacting to the news? Let’s take a look.

Here’s the patch that made the change along with other changes.

Before and after…

Agreed, regardless of how it was meant to be taken that is not how everyone sees it.

But some people feel it was a bit much.

Fair point as League of Legends just recently had their own controversy over police skins. Read about it here https://listerzine.com/2020/07/06/cloud9-employee-calls-players-racist-for-using-police-skin-in-league-of-legendsex-employee/

Blizzard hasn’t had much to say on the matter, which is probably the smart move right now.

But some people have a lot to say on the matter…

That’s about all there is on it so far.

What are your thoughts? did blizzard do the right thing? should they take out the police skins as well?

Let us know in the comments 🙂

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