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Pawn Takes Pawn Guide - Zork, Achievements, Codes, Cyphers & Full Solution


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What You're Made Of Tape

There was a new tape released on Pawn Takes Pawn, indicating the start of a new easter egg that we have covered below in detail.

Phone Call Puzzle

On October 18 2020 Pawn takes Pawn easter egg participants, and also website users, were sent a new email. This email contained a 5x5 grid with a bunch of numbers on it. Along with the grid, a set of instructions were also given that directed users to pawntakespawn.com/deepcover to find a sequence compiler.

TOP GAMEPLAY HIGHLIGHTS

When on the /deepcover page, you will notice another grid with random magenta blocks, and an entrance arrow and an exit arrow. These two arrows indicate your starting point and a finishing point. This compiler will help you get a 9-digit code that we will use shortly.

To get your 9-digit code, you must move from one magenta block to another in only either horizontal or vertical direction (depending on where the block is). Wherever you land in sequence, you must correlate it with the 5x5 grid you got in your email, in order to get your 9-digit code.

Every person got a completely different code and sequence but the same website at the end. After getting your 9-digit code, you must call the number given at the bottom of the compiler: +1 (747) 223-8784. You will be asked to put in your access code, followed by a pound. Pound in numerical format is "#."

The access code is also given on the same compiler page just below the phone number. The access code for us was 36259, that means that when they asked for the access code, we dialed 36259#

This will complete the first step of this easter egg, and the website that had the phone number with a sequence compiler grid will now be changed. It will have a bunch of random words scattered throughout the page. These words are not just random words. In fact, it contains a hidden URL.

One of the new URLs that you get from the updated site is pawntakespawn.com/bestlaidplans.

You will find many new documents on this page that are used in solving some new puzzles that incorporate the use of the new Cold War Beta that is available to play (as of October 19, 2020).

From the pictures above, it is clear that we need to use the maps Miami and Moscow in Cold War Beta to solve the puzzles. You will also get a new achievement called 'Access Granted'

Miami Puzzle

Looking at the postcard, you can see it shows a location found in Miami. That suggests that you need to head into the Miami map for this next part. You will also find a new URL at the back of the postcard that is pawntakespawn.com/insertcoin.

When you go to /insertcoin, you will be asked to type in the name of the game. There is also a hint suggesting you go to the Caiman bar in Miami and investigate the arcade machine.

Going into Cold War Beta, you can head over to the Caiman bar at the very back of the map, enter the bar, and you will find a blue arcade machine to your left as soon as you enter the building. The name of the game is written on the machine that reads 'Fishing Derby.'

This 'Fishing Derby' is your passcode that you need to type into the blank space on /insertcoin website. After typing in 'Fishing Derby,' you will be redirected to a new URL, pawntakespawn.com/shardsofhistory.

On this new site, you see a layout of a wall found on the same Miami map in Cold War Beta. You will find the wall inside the Visitor's Center, located just in the middle of the street next to the 'Evermore' building. This wall will be overlayed on the sketched layout found on /shardsofhistory.

Once overlayed, you will know the order of paintings, but how do we get the site's passcode? This is where we use the back of the postcard that had an image of Miami. You will see some random numbers. These numbers correspond to each painting in order from 1 to 14. Each painting has two numbers that correspond to each letter and word of the painting caption.

For example, if we take the first painting, the caption under it is "First ever Bathing suit parade." According to the postcard, the first painting numbers are 3-4. This means that we will select the fourth letter of the third word. That gives us "Bathing," and the fourth letter is "h." Our first letter will be "h."

We will do the same with all of the paintings that will give us our final word: htlingualchaos.

Upon putting in the passcode, you will be redirected to yet another URL, pawntakespawn.com/setinthewest. You will see some classified CIA documents on Robert Aldrich.

You will also get another achievement called 'Set In The West.'

Moscow Puzzle

The Moscow puzzle is more complicated than the Miami puzzle. We are already given some instructions on how to solve the metro system puzzle. It is also mentioned, at the bottom of the instructions, that we should start by acquiring the full map of the metro system from Moscow.

The full map of the metro system is available in Cold War Beta map, Moscow. You can go to the middle section of the map, which has a huge monument. Go up the small set of stairs (not the escalator), and you will find two metro maps to your immediate left.

Here is a full high-resolution image of the in-game map (thanks to DanielxKnight over at GeekyPastimes discord)

At this point, you can take a screenshot of the map and exit out of the game. You will now use the instructions from the manual in combination with the full map to get another URL. To solve this, you need to read the instructions from 1 to 19 and correlate it on the full map while using the letters shown on straight colored lines.

Let's start with the first one. It says that "Enter at the 2nd SILVER station, NW --> SE," which means that you must start from the second station on the silver line on the full map. After selecting the second station, you must move from northwest to southeast direction. The second station on the silver line shown on the instruction manual has the letter 'S' that means our first letter is 'S.'

Moving forward, you must keep going until you reach the Gold line. We know that since the second number shows the instructions to be followed on a Gold line. Once you're on the Gold Line, we start moving in the direction northwest to southeast. You will come across at least two stations that can be ignored,pawntakespawn.com as these stations that are directly intersecting on two different lines must be ignored.

Moving in the same direction, you will eventually end up on a loop. According to the instructions, once on the loop, you must move in a clockwise direction choosing any stations in between until you reach the Black line (as it is the next one) and ignoring intersecting stations. The circles represent stations, remember that.

As per the letters shown in the loop, the stations you pass through are letters 'L' and 'A.' You must do the same for all the letters that will eventually give you your new word slashfunambulist or /funambulist. This is a new pawn takes pawn URL that you can go to.

On pawntakespawn.com/funambulist, you will be asked to type in another passphrase, and it instructs you to go to Moscow and look for a chess game to determine what the passphrase is. There is a chessboard inside one of the houses on the Moscow map in Cold War Beta. There is also a chess grid with some letters on it on the site. There are some grids without letters.

Some pieces are left on the board, and you must determine what moves these pieces can make. We must correlate these chess pieces' moves with the grid with letters on /funambulist to get our passphrase. As mentioned earlier, there is some grids without letters, and these are the grids that have a chess piece on it, and it is the same as the one seen in-game.

The in-game chessboard helps us determine what empty grid has what chess piece. Then we can see what letters those pieces can move to and finally get our passphrase.

The chess pieces have specific movement rules, and they can only move to a certain grid from their position. Keeping that in mind, we move the pieces to different letters and make sense of the words. After moving all the pieces, we come out with the word 'PSEUDOSACRIFICE,' a term used in chess when a player sacrifices his/her queen to win the game. That was the scenario we see on the chessboard as well.

Once you type in the word 'pseudosacrifice,' you will be redirected to a new URL, pawntakespawn.com/riseintheeast, and get two new achievements - 'Rise In The East' and 'Two Tribes'. You will find some more information about different characters that are possibly going to appear in the Black Ops Cold War campaign on this page.

The Two Tribes achievement also gives you a link to which you can go and claim your reward. The reward is an extension of time to play the Beta, by one day. Originally the Beta was supposed to last until October 19 2020, but since this easter egg has been solved, the date has extended to October 20, 2020.

List of All Achievements

By the end of the Cold War beta easter egg, you should have a total of 53 achievements (52 if you haven't received the physical copy of the postcard via mail that can be used to redeem a code for an achievement). The following is a complete list of achievements up until the Cold War beta easter egg:

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  1. There are actually a total of 29 achievements, being the one you don´t hav the butterfingers. Break the egg with something like a knife to get it, and if you receive a code from activision via postmail, you enter it in the redeem code part of the achivements to get the final 30th achievement

      1. They added some new achievements recently. If you are standing in front of the treasure case wile it holds the scarab, crystal skull, bag of coins, pot of gold, bracelet, crystal trident and say "Machination", "Insight", "Tribute", "Spectrum", "Avarice", and "Tempest" you will get 6 achievements and then be able to navigate to another page from the achievements link and be able to type in "FUGAZIFILE", "BURNBAG", "INTELFIRE", "INFOHAX", "SHREDITALL"and "GRIDSQUAR".

        This will unlock a retro skin for the large flatbed truck in Warzone and possibly something in the upcoming black Ops game.

          1. Salam bozorgvar. Agha .... mishe khahesh konam be man bedid in 37 ta achiv k too ghesmate ZORK neveshte faghat 5 tash... Male mobile? Man be Joz emote 5 tasho gereftam AMA meske kamel shodanesh ... ye seriously kar zamane salgard bayard anjem midad? Mese dart.

            Peygir nabasham?
            Maghzam dard bereft
            . Kheyli dost drama bedoonam kamel chi boode.
            Komakam mikonid lotfan?

          2. Hi, I'm really sorry but can you please translate that into English for me so that I may understand your question and answer accordingly, thanks!

          1. Hi Stuart, there are actually a total of 37 achievements in total once you've completed the whole easter egg. This article will be updated soon!

      1. Eaten by a Grue- From Kitchen, "Climb Stairs." Game will prompt that its dark and you could be eaten. Then "North."
        I'm having a blast.

      2. Yup!
        Go into the caves, there's a room called "Gas Chamber" either bring your 'Torch' or Light a match (Matchbook) and you'll go KABOOM!!

        To get the "Eaten by a Grue" achievement, simply turn off your 'Lantern' and enter other rooms. (Or whatever your light source is, Drop it or turn it off.)
        (Since you'll need to be in the dark)

        I Hope this helps! if you need details just let me know! I'll respond. 🙂

        1. Hi, I have unlocked 8 achievements in ZORK TERMINAL. But I want to unlock all of them! How to do that?

          My Achievements:

          Opening Move
          Easter Egg
          With Great Effort
          Bat Repellent
          Night Vision
          Dungeon Delver
          Zork Adventurer
          Armed and Dangerous

  2. So I did everything right, finished the game, but i cant get the rainbow bridge achievement for some reason. tried loading a new game and it didnt work either

    1. Hi Hannes, have you managed to reach the 'end of the rainbow'? Once you're at the end of the rainbow just wave your sceptre. Then it will say that the rainbow appears to be solid. After that just go east and you should get the achievement. You will be on the rainbow at this point.

  3. I just went into a room with bats with red eyes, like Noah's photo had on it. The room had a cable in it. I typed in "take cable" and I got redirected to a page that didn't exist. Has anyone else done something like this yet?

    1. Hey Nathaniel, I'm not sure which page you're talking about because after taking the cable, you can head back to the Smelly Room and head West to enter a new room called Bellows Room. Here you can plug in the cable to start up a machine. The full guide will be up soon!

  4. coloquei as senhas e apareceu a informação que deu tudo certo para abrir a skin do veiculo, mas não parece no COD a skin pra usar no veiculo, sera que fiz algo errado?

    1. Hi Cason, you're not late at all. You can still do it. I am not exactly sure why you cannot put in your email since that should be an option available to you regardless of the achievements being completed.

  5. Hi, I have unlocked 8 achievements in ZORK TERMINAL. But I want to unlock all of them! How to do that?

    My Achievements:

    Opening Move
    Easter Egg
    With Great Effort
    Bat Repellent
    Night Vision
    Dungeon Delver
    Zork Adventurer
    Armed and Dangerous

    1. Hi Shishir, thanks for your comment. To get all other achievements, you will have to complete the full ZORK game and might have to play the game several times in case you miss any.

      We recommend you follow this detailed guide to complete it: http://www.eristic.net/games/infocom/zork1.html

      After that, you can come back here to follow along with the rest of the achievements and ZORK guides.

    1. Hi Stephen. Yes, Breathtaking View is indeed one of the achievements. You can refer to our achievement lists given above to confirm.

  6. Hii so I lost my sword earlier on somehow when I died so now I have no way of killing the troll. Also through my phone I am in the maze while I'm still in the troll room on my laptop. I have logged in both of them. What do I do?

    1. Hi Nirjara, there's no way of knowing where the sword could have been except by going to the locations that you have already visited. When you go to each location, you will get information about the surroundings and what is in that room. Sorry, there's no easier method!

      1. Hey, has anyone figured out the kaboom challenge? I saw someone ask about it but the response I feel like was wrong. I think it is a challenge about the the game kaboom in cod mobile the club. The reason is the clue talks about following the bombers moves closely. I thought maybe Morse code. Anyone have any idea?

        1. Hi, you can get the Kaboom achievement by taking your torch as a light source and entering the Gas Room. YOu will blow yourself up, and that should give you the Kaboom achievement.

  7. I keep being eaten by a grue when I try to do the water and earth part, I've even try to restart all over, but the lantern keeps running out of energy, what do I am doing wrong ?

      1. Hi Kevin, yes there is an easter egg in the new COD Mobile lobby that allows you to get at least 3 codes. We can redeem those codes on the PTP website. The guide for that will be up soon as we have just received an email to redeem COD Mobile codes (as of writing this comment)

    1. Hi, you can get Adler skin in COD Mobile but only if you have pre-ordered Cold War BETA and played it. But for the achievements nothing else.

      1. I guess i can´t send you an att. here. but when oppening one of the prizes or codes, connected with the CoD Mobile i found a new lead photo.

    1. Hi Jack, you must have a sword in your inventory when you go to the Troll Room. Just save before heading inside as it is completely random, and the Troll can kill you.

      Save your game and then head inside the troll room. Once inside, type "Kill troll with sword," and you might have to type that in multiple times. It is completely random either you will kill the troll, or it will kill you. Regardless, you would have saved your game, so you can reload the last saved game by typing "restore" and you can re-try. Good luck!

  8. Hey man ,
    I just got an email from call of duty mobile which is a party of the easter egg .
    The email also has a image of the zork map(a part of it i think) and i am really confuse so i need help

    1. Hi Leo, we will have a full up to date guide very soon explaining all the puzzles ending Pawn Takes Pawn. And yes, we will also have a full list of achievements at the end of it.

        1. Hi Hassan, please i'am stuck here:

          "The room looks strange and unearthly and objects appear indistinct.
          Entrace to Hades
          You are outside a large gateway, on which is inscribed
          Abandon every hope all ye who enter here!
          The Gate is open; through it you can see a desolation, with a pile of mangled bodies in one corner. Thousands of voices, lamenting some hideous fate, can be heard.

          how do i go on? please help me, thanks! 🙂

          1. I Went out and back in zork and it's not the same anymore, now is White Cliffs Beach 🙁 one question, if i do restart, i loss all achivements?

          2. Hi Leo, sorry to get back to you a bit late. But, I think, you've died hence the reason you're in front of "entrance to hades."

            And, no. You will not lose your achievements if you restart your game. Remember, if you have signed into your pawntakespawn account, all the achievements once acquired are saved there. No matter what you do in Zork afterward. Good luck!

  9. I went to the "perseusisoutthere" page and watched the video, but I never get prompted for a password. So when/where do I enter the code to get those rewards?

    1. Hi Timmy, you can enter the password at pawntakespawn.com/colorbound. Make sure you log in to the site to be able to access it.

  10. Hey Hassan, I did the whole beginning zork part, but I never received the email to continue.. now I don’t know what to do.. any advice??

    1. Hi Rumetherex, you get multiple rewards along the way, including vehicle skins for Warzone and, yes, weapon skins for both Warzone and COD Mobile.

      After completing the full Pawn Takes Pawn easter egg, you get a lot more content for Warzone, COD: Mobile, and the upcoming game, Black Ops Cold War.

    1. Hi Ostrander, when you type in the code, were you presented with a screen that gives you a summary of the items redeemed? If yes, then it should definitely be in the game. FYI, it will not show the green light indicating that there is a new item.

      You can go to your weapon (AK-47) gunsmith and find the skin there.

  11. Hello, can someone tell me how I can get achievements "Access Granted and "Discovered Check"? Thank you so much!

    1. Hi Pedro, you can get the "Access Granted" achievement by calling the number that was previously on /deepcover. Even after the site has changed, you can still get the achievement if you call the number. The number is +1 (747) 223-8784

      To get "Discovered Check" you must go to pawntakespawn.com/discoveredcheck and type submit the six codes as mentioned in phase 7 of this guide. The six codes are AIREDALE, HEADWIND, WINDFALL, FREEBOARD, FATHOMS & SEACHANGE. Good luck!

  12. So apparently it's now impossible to get the "Access granted" achievement since the /deepcover page has been updated. I have every achievement except this. TRIGGERED!

    1. Hi Euseppi, some people have reported that they were still able to get 'Access Granted' achievement simply by calling the number +1 (747) 223-8784. Worth a try!

  13. Bonjour,

    Je viens de découvrir le site Pawn Takes Pawn, je n'ai donc aucun succès dessus hormis "Dead Draw"
    Je souhaiterai réaliser l'intégralité de ces défis.
    Avez-vous un guide réunissant l'ensemble de celles-ci.

    Thank you,
    Have a good day 😉

    1. Hi Lise, I'm assuming you're asking about all the achievements that you can get in PawnTakesPawn. First, you can follow our Phase 2 guide to get the first set of achievements. Then, you can go to http://www.eristic.net/games/infocom/zork1.html to complete the full Zork game to acquire the rest of the achievements ONLY related to the Zork game.

      Then, you may follow our guide as it covers all the achievements related to COD. Good luck!

      1. Bonsoir Hassan,

        Je vous remercie pour votre réponse.
        En revanche, durant mon aventure dans le jeu Zork, j'ai malheureusement mangé l'ail...
        De ce fait, sans ail, je ne peux franchir l'endroit avec une chauve-souris...
        OU TROUVER DE L'AIL ?
        De plus, je me suis retrouvé morte, comment ressusciter ??
        En espérant que quelqu'un puisse m'apporter la solution

        1. Hi Lise, I understand that you've eaten the garlic in the game and looking for a way to acquire it again? As far as my knowledge goes, there is no way to get the garlic once you've eaten it, and you may have to restart the game. You can restart the game on your same account, and you won't lose the achievements you have already acquired. So do not worry about the achievements.

          I am not aware of the method that brings you back to life, but once you come back to life, you spawn quite far away from where you die and lose all your items. So it is best if you restart the game.

          Remember to always save your game before doing something or going somewhere that could potentially kill you so that you may restore in case you die. Good luck!

    1. Hi Ruben, the 15 digit code for the safe is 431 371 688 520 954. It is mentioned in our guide as well should you need more information.

  14. StoneySilence in the images, and text, is either incorrect, or has been fixed at this point. I was able to get past the twistedanomalies page by trying "StonySilence", which worked.

    1. Hi Chris, sorry about that. This was a typing mistake on our part. It has been fixed now. You're correct. It is 'StonySilence' without an 'e' before the 'y.'

  15. What is the correct code for Miami? The code listed is "hlingualchaos" and it isn't accepted by the page. The info shows that it should be a 14-letter word and this word is only 13 letters long.

    1. Yeah, there was one letter missing from it. The correct code is 'htlingualchaos'

      It has been fixed in the guide as well. Good luck!

  16. Hey, I had a problem that someone else here had where even though I got the Zork Adventure achievement, I can't access the link to post my mailing address. I keep checking my achievements but it won't show the link. Could you help me figure out what to do?

    1. Hi Lagsicle, I think they have stopped mailing the postcards since that was possibly a limited-time event. Ever since we passed that stage of the easter egg, we haven't had any more postcards being mailed to anyone. I do not expect them to be mailing out any more postcards since the whole Pawn Takes Pawn easter egg has ended.

  17. When I put in the /shardofhistory code in it says that input was not correct and I'm confused because I put it in word for word in. What did I do wrong please help.

  18. When I put in the /shardofhistory code in it says that input was not correct and I'm confused because I put it in word for word in. What did I do wrong please help.

    1. Hi Kwithers, I am not sure where exactly you are putting this as a code. But, this is not a code. It is a URL that you can go to. pawntakespawn.com/shardsofhistory. Also, make sure you do not forget the letter 's' at the end of the 'shards'

      Good luck!

  19. Hi Hassan, for the achievement where you get the crystal skull in zork, I can't use the candles cause apparently, I left them burning by mistake while I was doing other stuff. Even my lantern has begun to dim. Any solution to this please?

    1. Hi Adebayo, it seems there is no way to get the candles back. It is best if you restarted the game. Note that you won't lose any of the achievements that you've earned so far. Only your Zork game progress will be reset.

      About the lantern. After a few turns, the lantern loses its oil as it is consumed to keep it lit. Please make sure you always turn it off when you are not underground or in the cellar. Only turn it on whenever you are going back in.

      Also, save your game occasionally so that you can restore it to the saved game in case something like losing the candles, for example, happens. You can save the game simply by typing "save" and load up the saved game by typing "restore"

      Good luck!

    1. Hi CJ, thanks for your comment. It is not possible to get the "You've Got Mail" achievement anymore. Treyarch mailed postcards to the Pawn Takes Pawn participants during Phase 3 of the easter egg. They do not send those out anymore as the easter egg has concluded, unfortunately. Basically, that postcard contained a redeem code that you could enter to get the "You've Got Mail" achievement. Please check Phase 3 of our guide.