Some current and former workers are disappointed, arguing that $18 million is just a drop in the bucket for a company worth more than $50 billion.
Players are getting killed by cheaters even in the game's beta, but there is no reason to panic yet.
"We've seen retaliation already."
Activision has been implementing new security features to strangle this underground market.
Blizzard’s chief information officer made the joke during an all-hands meeting after the departure of the company’s chief technology officer.
Several popular streamers complained that there are just too many cheaters in Warzone now, and they are considering quitting the game.
Company employees at a hacking conference made several inappropriate comments to a security researcher who was inquiring about Blizzard’s job openings.
Labor relations experts say it's fair to ask whether Activision Blizzard is acting in good faith.
"This is the beginning of an enduring movement in favor of better labor conditions for all employees."
More than 1,600 current employees have signed onto an open letter demanding change, and starting tomorrow, some will openly protest.
"To put it clearly and unequivocally, our values as employees are not accurately reflected in the words and actions of our leadership."