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Beginner’s Guide to Call of Duty: Warzone



Beginner's Guide to Warzone

If you join a Call of Duty Warzone match these days, you can expect it to get pretty sweaty. The skill gap between players in the game has reached a point where you are either dominating or being dominated. And, we're not sure about you, but we'd rather be the one giving out rage quits than the one receiving them. That's why if you want to start winning gunfights and ultimately the battle royale, there are a few strategies that the top players utilize to better their chances. And in this beginner's guide to Call of Duty Warzone, we'll reveal their secrets to success so you too can dominate every match in Caldera.


Beginner's Guide to Call of Duty: Warzone


Defense First

Beginner's Guide to Warzone

Let's first talk defense. Because as the saying goes, defense wins championships, or in this case, battle royale matches. Most of the time, players lose gunfights because they don't set themselves up for success. For example, are your armor plates full? Is your mag stocked up? Is there a quick and accessible cover you can reach at a moment's notice? These are all factors you have to actively think about when engaging or in the midst of a gunfight.

One aspect successful Call of Duty: Warzone players exhaust is topping up their armor plates. Armor plates are your best friend and best chance at winning a gunfight. That's why even restocking one when you have as little as three seconds in between an engagement, can be the difference between who's being sent to the Gulag.

Second, to that, is your positioning. The last thing you want is to push a player and have no cover to turn to if things go awry. That is why, before engaging, you should always have a backup plan or escape route in place so you can give yourself those extra seconds to change mags, regen your health, or top off a few plates.


Going on the Offense

Beginner's Guide to Warzone

You might have noticed that the floor weapons in Warzone aren't very reliable. You can still get a couple of kills with them, but you'll have a much better chance of success with your own loadout. As a result, the first thing you should grab from the buy station is a loadout drop. And, here's more or less what that loadout should consist of.

  • Perks

Where starting with perks first, because it's a necessity you equip Overkill (Perk 2 – Red) as one of your three perks. That way, you can have two weapons you can rely on in different situations. Then you'll definitely want to equip Cold-Blooded (Perk 1 – blue ) to go undetected. Lastly, your third perk (Yellow) should consist of either Combat Scout, to see enemies after you've hit them, or Amped, so you can quickly swap to your secondary.

  • Weapon Setup

Your weapon configuration is entirely determined by what you are most comfortable with. Because you'll hit more shots with a weapon you're comfortable with, rather than using the “meta” which may not suit your style. But there are still a few things to keep in mind.

You don't want to have two weapons using the same ammo, or you'll be out all match. LMGs can be effective, but their ADS is the worst of any weapon type, and you won't always be getting shots off first. We recommend using a mix of assault rifles, submachine guns, and snipers. Any combination of the three should have you ready for any gunfight, regardless of the circumstances. With that said, you still have to hit your shots.

  • Equipment & Killstreaks

For your loadout, you can only use two pieces of equipment. We highly recommend Stim as a last-ditch effort to regen health. Especially if you don't have time to equip armor plates. Second, we recommend using C4 for those players who try to run you over throughout the game. Or Heartbeat Sensor so you don't get caught off guard in a house you're holding down.

The killstreaks at your disposal can mean the difference between winning and losing in the late game. Because everyone is camping, with little cover, having a Cluster Strike or Precision Airstrike at your disposal is a great way to flush those players out and have other enemies engage each other.


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Riley Fonger is a freelance writer, music lover, and gamer since adolescence. He loves anything video game-related and grew up with a passion for story games such as Bioshock and The Last of Us.