Overwatch 2 LEGO Kit Delayed Over Activision Allegations

An Overwatch 2 Lego set that was planned for release next month has now been indefinitely delayed.

As spotted by The Brick Fan, the Overwatch 2 Titan Lego set has been delayed. It was planned to release February 1. The set has been delayed because of the ongoing issues at Activision Blizzard over the past few months.

Lego released a statement addressing the situation, saying “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.

“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.”

Credit: Lego/ Activision Blizzard

Whether this set will see the light of day now remains to be seen. Lego are the latest company to re-evaluate their relationship with Activision Blizzard over the companies harassment allegations. Last year, both Nintendo, PlayStation, and Xbox said they would be reassessing their individual relationships with Activision Blizzard. 

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How the video game companies have changed said relationships still isn’t clear currently. In a recent interview with The New York Times, Xbox head Phil Spencer was pushed on what has changed. “The work we do specifically with a partner like Activision is something that, obviously, I’m not going to talk publicly about,” Spencer said. “We have changed how we do certain things with them, and they’re aware of that.”

Months since the state of California filed a lawsuit against Activision Blizzard, the company still hasn’t properly addressed the issues at the company. The company even continues to take more missteps, having laid off a dozen Raven Software employees. This resulted in a staff walkout, which it only responded to officially last week.

Featured Image Credit: Lego/ Activision Blizzard