The case of the State of California against Activision Blizzard is far from over, but little by little the company’s teams most splattered by accusations of discrimination and sexual harassment are reacting. Yesterday Overwatch announced the change of name of the hero McCree, which was named after a developer implicated in the Cosby Suite case, and who was fired earlier this month.
Now it is the World of Warcraft team that finalizes some of the changes that will occur in the game, after promising that inappropriate references would be removed. The patch 9.1.5 from Shadowlands will have “updates to improve the environment of our community.”
– World of Warcraft (@Warcraft) August 27, 2021
This is specified in “additional changes to some content to better reflect our values shared, increased visibility of the impact of reports on harassment, and more serious penalties for people involved in disruptive behavior. “
Shadowlands Patch 9.1.5 will include other highly demanded enhancements, such as increased facilities or race customization options. Burning Crusade Classic will receive the first content update, Overlords of Outland, soon, and WoW Classic It should also receive an upgrade soon for players who want to start from scratch.
“Creating World of Warcraft is truly a collaborative effort between everyone on our team, at Blizzard, and you. We hope that we can demonstrate to the community our commitment to making Azeroth the best possible place for everyone.“
The World of Warcraft Shadowlands Patch 9.1.5 is out next week, but they have not detailed in great depth what these “changes in content will consist of to better reflect our values”. MMORPG players will be very vigilant, as many organized virtual protests when the lawsuit became known, with shocking testimonies from the employees: lactation rooms that did not have locks and the men entered just to watch.