To date, Pawn Takes Pawn has been an incredibly exciting interactive Black Ops Cold War Alternate Reality Game (ARG). Throughout this ARG, players have learned about topics such as general world history, how ciphers function, and how Cold War era communications worked without the technologies that we have today.
These easter egg hunts encouraged the Call of Duty community to think and apply their knowledge of physics, chemistry, and science, using those skills to solve various puzzles that incorporate the upcoming Black Ops Cold War game.
Pawn Takes Pawn is probably Call of Duty's most ambitious ARG, as the publishers have managed to incorporate Warzone, Black Ops Cold War, and even COD Mobile together. While COD Mobile might not tie into the storyline, it certainly gave mobile players something to look forward to, and a reward of course.
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The Pawn Takes Pawn easter egg started back in early August when several Call of Duty content creators were sent packages, through the regular mail, with projectors and some slides. These slides lead them to the Bunkers in Warzone.
The Bunkers contained clues and cipher keys that were used to solve puzzles. Then, after an almost 2 week long easter egg hunt, which was just a first step, we finally got a world reveal trailer for Black Ops Cold War on August 26, 2020. It was delivered via an in-game event in Warzone.
Moving forward, things appeared to quiet down, however subtle teasers were posted on the Pawn Takes Pawn website. Then, the aforementioned content creators were once again sent new packages containing items such as the 90's era terminal computers used for the next step of the easter egg hunt. This next step was a week-long easter egg hunt step that lead to the reveal of the infamous Zombies mode on September 29, 2020.
Fast-forwarding to October 26, 2020, content creators were once again sent new items for the next step of the easter egg, which could possibly be the last and final step considering the release of Black Ops Cold War is just 2 weeks away now. On top of that, Treyarch released a full recap trailer video showing every step to date on Pawn Takes Pawn, adding to our belief that we are nearing the finish line.
The description of the video reads:
From the peaks of the Ural Mountains to the hidden bunkers of Verdansk, you’ve uncovered secrets that were never meant to be found.
After combing the streets of Miami and Moscow, and even venturing deep into The Great Underground, you’ve unveiled a secret network of operatives lying in wait... and evidence of horrifying experiments from another era. Now it’s time to discover the truth.
At the end of the video, it asks the viewers to return to Pawn Takes Pawn website at 1 PM PT on October 29, 2020.
We are getting closer and closer to the end of Pawn Takes Pawn. If you are looking to catch up on all the Pawn Takes Pawn information, guides, and puzzle solutions, then check out our guide dedicated solely to Pawn Takes Pawn content. We have covered each puzzle from start to finish, and we will continue to do so for the latest steps.