Joel Morricone is, in his own words, a "guest blogger, coffee drinker, white hat wearer, and pundit for hire." He wrote an article on a robbery attempt foiled by a stranger. He wanted to know whether the stranger was a self-appointed sheriff, and espoused the idea that such vigilantism should be welcomed, given the high crime rate.
- The last name Morricone is most likely a reference to Ennio Morricone, a famous Italian composer who was responsible for the scores for many classic Westerns, most notably Sergio Leone's The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
- There is speculation that Joel Morricone may actually be a pen name for Jesse McCree. This is based upon Joel's self-description as a "white hat" and "pundit for hire," his opinions in the article, and his name. McCree was, briefly, known as Joel prior to the game launch and has chatter with Sombra where he remarks "Don't know what you heard, but my name's not Joel. Best remember that."