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World of Warcraft. Credit: Activision Blizzard

Along with “internal work to protect marginalised groups and hold accountable those who threaten them”, the WoW developers say they will “take immediate action […] to remove references that are not appropriate for our world.”

Changes are set to come into effect “in the coming days” and will be seen in both the ‘main’ game, currently on its Shadowlands expansion, and World Of Warcraft Classic, which presents the game as it was when it launched almost two decades ago.

Exactly what the references are that will be changed is unspecified, but as PC Gamer notes, they may include removing mention of Alex Afrasiabi, former senior creative director on the game. Although Afrasiabi left Blizzard in 2020, he has an in-game quest-giving character named after him, a quest that alludes to his name, and references to Afrasiabi’s own player characters spread across game lore.


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