LEGO Overwatch 2 Set Put on Indefinite Hiatus

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LEGO Overwatch 2 Set Put on Indefinite Hiatus

January 11, 2022

By: Brian Renadette

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The fate of an upcoming Overwatch 2 LEGO set featuring the Titan is currently in limbo. LEGO has put the set on an indefinite delay as the company reviews its partnership with Activision Blizzard

Revealed last December and set to release on February 1st, the LEGO Overwatch 2 Titan set is the latest Overwatch-themed LEGO set and was set to be one of the more popular LEGO sets being released this year. However, the news about Activision Blizzard's massive scandal involving its toxic workplace culture has been forcing many companies to criticize or reconsider their relationship with ActiBlizz. As first reported by The Brick Fan, LEGO is the newest company to reassess its business relationship, after the community provided feedback asking why this set is being released. "We are currently reviewing our partnership with Activision Blizzard, given concerns about the progress being made to address continuing allegations regarding workplace culture, especially the treatment of female colleagues and creating a diverse and inclusive environment," the company said in a statement. "While we complete the review, we will pause the release of a LEGO Overwatch 2 product which was due to go on sale on February 1, 2022."

The box for the LEGO Overwatch 2 Titan.

Activision Blizzard has been facing a major PR crisis since mid-2021 when the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing filed a lawsuit over the company's toxic workplace culture. Since then, employees have held strikes, worked to unionize, and demanded the resignation of CEO Bobby Kotick, who is reported to have known about and even been a part of the company's rampant toxicity.

 
 

TechRaptor is not covering Activision Blizzard, Ubisoft, or Riot releases due to the workplace situations reported about those companies. This story was published only due to its relation of the ongoing situation, and its impact on the industry even beyond the companies directly.

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I am a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University with a major in writing and a minor in gaming. I have a passion for video games and writing. I also enjoy volunteering at my local SPCA by walking the dogs.

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