Why is this $10 Warzone skin one of the best selling things on Steam?

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Call of Duty players are scrambling to purchase a new $10 CoD League skin pack themed after the LA Thieves (opens in new tab), propelling it to the #19 spot on the Steam Top Sellers List (opens in new tab) at the time of publication (as spotted by Kotaku (opens in new tab)). In other words, a single Call of Duty cosmetic is currently bringing in more Steam dollars than Elden Ring, Grand Theft Auto 5, and Destiny 2.

Now, not to take anything from the Thieves, I’m sure they’re great, but could they really propel a $10 skin pack to the Steam top 20 based on their popularity alone? A more sinister, more hardcore gamer explanation suggests itself: it’s possible that buyers see in the pack’s all black, tacticool, urban camo get-up (the Thieves’ home jersey) the second coming of Roze (opens in new tab), a skin from Warzone 1 infamous for the unintended camouflage advantage it gave to players.