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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beats Red Dead Redemption 2 for top selling PlayStation game in October

Published: 8/Nov/2018 21:57 Updated: 9/Nov/2018 13:48

by Virginia Glaze


PlayStation’s review of its top downloads for October 2018 revealed that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has beaten out Rockstar’s latest title, Red Dead Redemption 2, for the number one spot.

This development may come as a surprise, as Read Dead Redemption 2 saw the single largest opening weekend in entertainment history; the title actually beat out Black Ops 4’s $500 million revenue in retail sell-through during its first five days, weighing in at over $725 million.

Additionally, Red Dead Redemption 2 holds the record for the most day-one sales over the PlayStation Network, as well as being the most pre-ordered game ever on PSN, to boot.


However, it looks like analysts’ earlier predictions that BO4 might outsell Red Dead Redemption are coming true; perhaps taking advantage of its early release date, BO4 was projected to beat out the Wild West title in a series of reports in July, and is likewise set to topple sales for DICE’s upcoming Battlefield V.

However, Black Ops 4’s $500 million reportedly didn’t impress investors, despite the game doubling sales records of WW2 on PC.


BO4’s wide broadcasts over Twitch during its beta stages may have also boosted its popularity, as well as its foray into the Battle Royale genre, thanks to its Blackout mode.

Other titles taking top spots in PlayStation’s October downloads include the likes of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, FIFA 19, Marvel’s Spider-Man, and even Bandai’s Soul Calibur VI.

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How to get free Pawn Takes Pawn rewards for Warzone & Black Ops Cold War

Published: 30/Oct/2020 16:56

by Tanner Pierce


Now that the Pawn Takes Pawn easter egg hunt is finally over, which connected both Warzone and the upcoming Black Ops Cold War, fans have now been rewarded with in-game items for both games and Call of Duty: Mobile. Here’s how you get your hands on them.

After months of solving easter eggs both online and in Warzone, the Pawn Takes Pawn campaign has finally come to end and while most people thought that the hunt itself was fun, the final reveal of a simple video was a bit less ideal than some were hoping for, to say the least.

That being said, it’s not all bad. As a reward for the community completing the easter egg, Activision is giving all players some sweet rewards for Black Ops Cold War, Warzone/Modern Warfare, and even Call of Duty: Mobile. Getting your hands on them isn’t too tricky but there are a couple steps you have to follow.

Activision has revealed that Warzone, Black Ops Cold War, and Mobile players can unlock special Pawn Takes Pawn items.

Black Ops Cold War, Warzone, and Mobile Pawn Takes Pawn rewards

Players are able to get a slew of rewards for three separate games. While you definitely get more for Modern Warfare/Warzone, the fact that Treyarch is already giving out rewards for Black Ops Cold War before its official release is cool to see. Even giving some love to Mobile is a nice gesture.

  • Black Ops Cold War
    • Knight chess piece weapon charm
    • “Family Portait” calling card
  • Modern Warfare/Warzone
    • Ak-47 weapon blueprint
    • Helicopter skin
    • Pawn chess piece weapon charm
    • 5 emblems
    • 5 calling cards
    • 5 sprays
  • Mobile
    • By15 weapon skin
    • Calling card
    • Avatar
    • Spray
    • Frame

All in all, it’s a ton of content and it’s nice to see Activision giving some love to all games, rather than just one.

Players can also earn rewards for Black Ops Cold War before its release.

Pawn Takes Pawn content instructions

Getting access to all three of these content packs is relatively simple, however, there’s still a few steps that you have to go through. Before you start, you’ll want to make sure that you have an Activision account and that it’s linked to either your PlayStation, Xbox, or accounts.

  1. Go to and either sign-in to your Pawn Takes Pawn account or make one if you haven’t already.
  2. Type in “1PIECES9IN8PLAY1” in the box that shows up titled Flying Colors.
  3. Watch the video.
  4. After you fully watch the video, you should see an achievement pop up in the top right hand corner allowing you to “redeem rewards”. Click that link and you’ll see a list of codes.
  5. In a separate tab/window, go to and sign-in to your Activision account.
  6. Input the codes one by one once the box pops up.

It’s worth noting that there’s a small bug associated with the codes. Sometimes, after you watch the video, the achievement won’t pop up. To solve this, re-input the code on the “colorbound” website and watch the video again. It should pop up after that point.

After you complete all the steps, you should see your rewards show up in-game the next time you boot it up.