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Blizzard Is Renaming Overwatch's McCree

Overwatch's gunslinger McCree is being renamed, according to a statement earlier today from Blizzard's Overwatch team.


More Advertisers "Reassessing" Overwatch League Participation Amid Activision Blizzard Lawsuit

The latest fallout from the ongoing Activision Blizzard lawsuit sees more companies pulling their advertisement for Overwatch League. Read on for details.


Here's What's Happened With the Activision Blizzard Lawsuit (So Far)

Ever since the lawsuit against Activision Blizzard alleging sexual harassment and discrimination was filed on July 22, it's safe to say several developments have occurred. To help you (and us) keep track of what's happened (so far), we've compiled a list of events below.


Blizzard's J. Allen Brack is Stepping Down as President

Blizzard's J. Allen Brack has stepped down from his position as President of Blizzard today as revealed on Blizzard's site. Jen Oneal and Mike Ybarra (the latter formerly of Microsoft) will now head the studio.


Former Blizzard And Co-Founder Of ArenaNet Jeff Strain Calls For Unionization In The Games Industry

In a letter published with permission by IGN, former Blizzard developer and co-founder of Guild Wars 2 developer Jeff Strain is calling for unionization within the games industry. The letter, which Strain also sent to employees at his new venture, sees the games industry executive state that he has "nothing to fear" from unionization.


Activision Blizzard Employees To Stage Walkout To Protest Company's Work Culture On Wednesday

In response to how management has handled the blowback since a California agency brought a lawsuit against Activision Blizzard alleging, among other things, sexual discrimination and harassment at the company, employees of the gaming giant are staging a walkout on Wednesday in protest.


Activision Blizzard Execs: "Have Never Seen This [Behavior]" According to All-Hands Call Per Report

There have been more developments in the Activision Blizzard lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and worse. A new report cites an internal all-hands call of sorts in which executives claimed they, "have never seen this" behavior.


New Report Sheds Light on Blizzard's High-Profile Departures

A recent report from IGN has shed additional insight into the string of high profile departures from Blizzard over recent years. The report points to a feeling of decline, layoff, and lack of major releases.


Activision Blizzard: Policy for Interviewing Diverse Candidates 'Unworkable,' COO Provides Follow-Up Statement

In a new report by Motherboard, Activision Blizzard, publishers of World of Warcraft, responded that a hiring process intended to include more diverse candidates would be "unworkable."


Vicarious Visions, Studio Recently Behind Tony Hawk Remakes, Has Been Merged Into Blizzard Entertainment

Vicarious Visions, the studio recently behind the Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 & 2 remakes, has been merged into Blizzard Entertainment, per a new report.


Activision Blizzard Closing France Office

It looks like Activision Blizzard, publisher of World of Warcraft, is shuttering its Versailles, France offices which employs roughly 400 people, according a Bloomberg report.


Dreamhaven - A New Video Game Company by Ex-Blizzard Devs Founded - Unchained from Activision

A new video game company titled Dreamhaven has been founded by former CEO Mike Morhaime, and two new studios have been announced. The new company is free from Activision, and is made up of a host of former Blizzard developers.


Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Launches November 13th

A tweet by the official Call of Duty Twitter has confirmed that Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will release November 13th. The tweet includes a 2-minute trailer, that announces open beta early access for PS4 preorders.


[UPDATE] Some Blizzard Employees 'Struggling to Make Ends Meet' In New Report

Employees of Blizzard, developers behind World of Warcraft, have started sharing around a spreadsheet which contains salaries, pay increases, and more in a new report by Bloomberg. [UPDATE 8/7/20: Corrections were made to the original Bloomberg report since its publishing. We were contacted by PR on behalf of Activision Blizzard with these corrections in-line below]