|MacReady in a crew groupshot|
MacReady was an engineer working for Overwatch.
MacReady was one of the scientists stationed at Ecopoint: Antarctica, alongside Opara, Arrhenius, Adams, Mei,and Torres. Disaster struck the station when it was hit by a polar storm, damaging the station's solar array. Cut off from the outside world, the scientists were left stranded in the damaged facility. As their supplies dwindled, they entered cryostasis in a last-ditch effort to survive until a rescue attempt could be made. However, the pods malfunctioned, leaving Mei as the sole survivor of the incident.
- MacReady's name may be a reference to R.J. MacReady, the protagonist of the film The Thing.