More Activision Blizzard QA employees step down on second day of protest – .

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Yesterday, more than 60 Raven Software employees demonstrated to protest the dismissal of around a third of the quality assurance team at parent company Activision. Today, that walkout entered its second day and extended to QA services from other Activision studios, including Blizzard.


The extended walkout was announced by the Acitvision ABetterABK employee group via Twitter:


“Today, Raven QA employees step out for the second day in a row,” the tweet read. “They are joined by workers from QATX, QAMN and Blizzard QA. These workers support the statement Raven QA made yesterday. They use the social media hashtag #WeAreRaven ”.

Jessica Gonzalez, Senior Test Analyst at Blizzard confirmed Blizzard QA participation, tweeting that “We are retiring because our jobs are invaluable and it is unacceptable that a multi-million dollar company is playing with the livelihoods of workers to get better numbers in the fourth quarter.” “

Raven Software is primarily responsible for Call Of Duty: Warzone. Warzone is set to receive a huge update tomorrow, with a new map of the Pacific to follow with the recent launch of Call Of Duty: Vanguard. Activision, and many large publishers, have a habit of laying off QA staff when new games are released.

In its statement yesterday, ABetterABK noted that many laid-off employees had moved to Wisconsin for the positions “without the help of ABK, putting them in a financial and real estate crisis in an area with limited options in this industry. “.

This is the third employee walkout at an Activision Blizzard studio this year, the first in July after the State of California sued Activision Blizzard for alleged harassment and discrimination in the workplace, and the second on last month after further allegations prompted employees to demand the removal of CEO Bobby Kotick.



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