Activision Blizzard substantiates 36 cases of misconduct in latest transparency report

Published: 2023-06-01T01:22:00

updated: 2023-06-01T01:22:11

Gaming publisher Activision Blizzard has announced that 36 reports of misconduct were substantiated in 2022, attributing the company to enhanced scrutiny of issues introduced at the end of the year.

Activision Blizzard has been in a difficult situation over the last few years. Several cases were brought to light by staffers at the video game monolith, many of whom spoke out about the “rampant sexism” and “pervasive sorority culture.” These reports led to several lawsuits against the company, as well as employee strikes demanding the resignation of CEO Bobby Kotick.

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Blizzard eventually released a report from an internal review in June 2022, claiming that there had been “no widespread harassment” at the company. Since then, however, the studio has tried to improve the company’s work culture but still struggles to retain some of the talented people who work on its teams.

Now a new report from Activision Blizzard has surfaced, detailing a total of 36 justified reported concerns.

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Activision Blizzard has released a new transparency report on 2022 results.

Activision Blizzard reports 36 legitimate concerns in a new document

Activision Blizzard’s most recent Transparency Report provides information on the number of concerns in 2022. The investigative unit found that there were a total of 36 cases with sufficient evidence, 36 of those concerns were raised by Activision Blizzard employees.

The company has broken down these statistics in more detail and provided various graphs and figures to explain the method of admission, actions taken, gender-based harassment, and more.

In addition, Blizzard justified why this number is correct. According to the report, “We saw an increase in questions, feedback and reported concerns following the launch of new initiatives in the third and fourth quarters of 2022.” The studio went on to explain that they believe this is a positive for the long term.

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“During these periods, the confirmation rate of our investigations has declined as our initiatives have resulted in reports of even suspected wrongdoing. We believe this is a sign of a healthy reporting culture and effective training.”

You can read Activision Blizzard’s entire transparency report here.


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