DESTINY 2 Partners with Rockstar Energy Drink and Pop-Tarts for Worldwide September Launch

SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bungie and Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), announced Destiny 2’s 2017 partnerships with global brand, Rockstar Energy Drink, as well as Pop-Tarts toaster pastries. Partnering brands will feature their own custom-tailored offers to celebrate the Sept. 6 launch of Destiny 2 on PlayStation 4, and Xbox One (PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold subscription, respectively, required for significant features), the sequel to the biggest new console video game franchise launch of all-time. For the first time, Destiny 2 will also be available for PC on October 24 via Battle.net, Blizzard Entertainment’s online gaming service. read more

Launch of New Call of Duty: Black Ops III Double Duty Calling Card to Support Veteran Hiring Announced

Digital Program to Date Has Connected More Than 4,000 Veterans with High-Quality Jobs

SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq:ATVI) has announced it is continuing its award winning in-game program that supports veteran hiring with The Call of Duty Endowment (C.O.D.E.) Double Duty Calling Card. With the new animated calling card, players can view a service member transform before their eyes from a uniformed warrior to a civilian on their way to work to show their donation’s meaningful impact for the veteran community. Designed by Treyarch, the C.O.D.E. Double Duty Calling Card, along with a collection of three rare supply drops, is now available in the United States through Call of Duty: Black Ops III for a suggested retail price of $3.99. All gross proceeds received by Activision will be donated to The Call of Duty Endowment (“The Endowment”), which will use all funds to help veterans secure high-quality careers after their military service. read more

Crash Bandicoot Takes Comic-Con by Storm with New Level Announcement, Upcoming Book and More

Today at San Diego Comic-Con in the Crash Bandicoot Then and Now panel, Activision had some big announcements.

First, the Stormy Ascent level from the original Crash Bandicoot was designed by the team at Naughty Dog but not included in the final game. Until now! This legendary level has been remastered and updated by Vicarious Visions, and better yet, it’s a free download for Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy! Starting today and for the next 30 days, players can head to the PlayStation Store and add a brand-new boost to your Crash Bandicoot experience! read more

The Overwatch League Partners with Sports, eSports Leaders to Build Teams for Major Cities Worldwide

First major global professional eSports league

Teams for Boston, Los Angeles, Miami-Orlando, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai announced

SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced the sale of the first Overwatch League teams for major global cities to seven entrepreneurs and leaders from traditional sports and eSports. The Overwatch League is the first major global professional eSports league with city-based teams. read more