Activision’s Blizzard is known most prominently for its work on Call of Duty: Warzone & Overwatch. While these games get a tonne of content and new updates, it comes at the behest of the company’s employees.

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing has taken note of other problems related to how things happen in the company. Accusations of a “frat boy culture” within the company has led to several executive firings. It even led to a change in outfit of an Overwatch character.

Blizzard might be going through a rough time, and that has led to a lot of pressure on its employees. The labor union Communications Workers of America as well as the employees have chosen to take legal recourse against the company. They dub unfair labor practices as well employing methods to halt unionization attempts as their reasons.

Management could have responded with humility and a willingness to take necessary steps to address the horrid conditions some [Activision Blizzard] workers have faced. Instead Activision Blizzard’s response to righteous worker activity was surveillance, intimidation and hiring notorious union busters.

Blizzard still continues to do great business with its Call Of Duty: Warzone, Cold War, Overwatch and World of Warcraft. While some of these games are free to play, their revenue is generated from in-game skins, weapon bundles and other in-game mechanics.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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