'Call of Duty: WWII' breaks $1 billion global sales mark

(Facebook/CallofDuty)A promotional image for "Call of Duty: WWII."

The follow up to last year's underperforming "Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare" proved to be a massive hit.

Activision announced this week that "Call of Duty: WWII" has breached the $1 billion mark in global sales, making it the top-selling game in North America in terms of revenue. "Call of Duty: WWII is the #1 top grossing console game of the year in North America, and Destiny 2 is #2," said Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg in a press statement published by BusinessWire.

"That means Call of Duty has been the #1 top grossing console gaming franchise in North America for a staggering nine years in a row, and worldwide eight out of the last nine years," the Activision boss continued. Moreover, he also expressed his gratitude to the millions of fans who supported the game.

"Thank you to our players for your incredible passion and engagement. And thank you to our talented, committed teams all across the globe that make incredible results like this happen."

Furthermore, Gamespot noted that "Destiny 2" also emerged as the biggest PC title released by Activision Publishing, based on the total number of units sold.

Meanwhile, a lot of things are happening in the world of "Destiny 2," with its holiday event called The Dawning. Players on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC can now enjoy winter-themed makeovers of various spaces in the game. The areas with the most noticeable changes are the Tower and Farm, which are now filled with snow.

There will also be opportunities for snowball fights where players can tag their friends and play for bragging rights, explained Bungie in a post. In addition, the snowballs can also be used by players in Strikes where they can inflict bigger damages on their opponents.

Lastly, there is also the return of Mayhem in the Crucible where players can recharge their abilities much faster than normal. "Point values are cranked up enough to melt the ice. It's anarchy—and it's awesome," explained Bungie.

The Dawning runs through Jan. 19, 2018.