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Activision’s Call of Duty Game Testers Plan Walkout Over Job Cuts

The dispute reflects a broader labor movement at the video game publisher.

“Call of Duty: Warzone”

“Call of Duty: Warzone”

Source: Activision
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A group of workers at an Activision Blizzard Inc. division supporting the Call of Duty franchise plan to call out of work Monday in protest of job cuts that took place last week. The move reflects a broader labor movement taking hold at the embattled video game publisher.

The workers sent a letter to management of their studio Raven Software, which is owned by Activision and works on Call of Duty: Warzone. In it, they ask the company to reinstate the dozen people who were terminated, according to a copy of the email reviewed by Bloomberg. “Those participating in this demonstration do so with the continued success of the studio at the forefront of their mind,” they wrote.