Call of Duty: Warzone, the game's battle-royale game mode is pretty cutthroat, to say the least. Without the support of building like in Fortnite, or abilities like in Apex Legends, you're just left to your wits and FPS skill to come out on top. And of course, for many of us, the crowning achievement is to conquer the Warzone and be the last man standing, whether it's on Verdansk, Caldera, or the more tightly packed, Rebirth Island. Whichever map you find yourself on, you can rely on these Warzone tips for beginners to increase your chances of success.
5. Armor Plates Are Essential
Something the best Warzone players ensure they consistently do is top off their armor plates before engaging or re-engaging in a fight. That's why one of the best tips for beginners of Warzone is to always make sure you have your armor plates stocked up. After all, plates are your primary means of defense. Aside from that, you can fall back to cover, but still, the enemy will most likely push so you can't avoid the gunfight. Even if you only have a few seconds to get one armor plate off, it can mean the difference between who goes to the Gulag and who does not.
That's why it's crucial you always think about stocking up your armor plates every chance you get. Sometimes it's even a smart decision to fall back entirely and replenish all your armor plates before your next engagement. The reason is, you're pretty squishy without armor, and will die pretty quickly without it. So, if you want to improve your chances and come out on top of most gunfights, always take the extra time to plate up.
4. Weapon Setup
It's always smart to have a dynamic weapon setup, to ensure you're ready for any situation that may arise in Warzone. The ideal setup is to have something that can cover long distances, such as a sniper, and then something that can be used in close-quarters combat (CQC), such as a submachine gun or assault rifle. For the most part, we recommend avoiding LMGs as much as possible. Of course, if it's your only option early on, take it, but it's better if you can avoid them. That's because LMGs have the lowest ADS of all weapon types.
So, if possible, try to vary your setup when getting floor loot. However, you should ultimately push for a loadout drop as soon as possible so that you can get your custom class. Obviously, the weapons which you feel most comfortable with will also be the weapons with which you will perform best. Just as tips for beginners, make sure when you're customizing your Warzone loadout that you equip Overkill. This allows your class to equip a secondary with another primary weapon. This is essential in Warzone because you'll need multiple weapons to be prepared for any situation.
Speaking of loadout drops, the perks you equip for your custom class can also play a significant role in your Warzone success. And one of the best tips for beginners is to play as a Ghost on the battlefield. Which you can accomplish with the perks for your custom class. Obviously, we already have Overkill equipped, but with that, you'll want either High-Alert or Cold-Blooded. High-Alert will notify you if someone is looking at you from outside your field of view. This can give you an extra second or two to move before being sniped at.
Cold Blooded, on the other hand, negates the High-Alert benefit by not appearing on the enemy's radar. With that, you won't show up on Thermal Scopes either. Both options are a good choice, but you'll want one of these two for your secondary perk. You should choose Ghost as your final perk. This removes you from enemy UAVs and Heartbeat sensors. With this setup for your perks, you'll almost never be spotted from equipment or killstreaks, which is ideal because we always want to be the one with the upper hand in Warzone, not the other way around.
2. Killstreaks and Buy Station
We know we just talked about how to stop Killstreaks, but on the flip side, they can also be heavily used to you're advantage. For example, if you have enough money and buy three UAVs and pop them all at once, it will show you everyone's location on the map, not just the players nearby. This is almost like a “Super-UAV” and it will even show players with Ghost equipped. Rather than just launching one UAV, which Ghost will continue to work against.
Aside from that, when it comes to late game, you should have a Precision Airstrike or Clusters Strike in your back pocket. The reason for this is that when it comes down to the final ten players and everyone is camping, waiting for someone to make the first move, Cluster Strikes, and Precision Airstrikes can be a great way to force enemies out of position late in the game. However, the same can be done to you, so keep a heads up. Regardless, one of the best tips for beginners is to spend your late-game money at the buy station and stock up on kill streaks before you reach a final couple of zones.
1. The Gulag
No matter how many tricks you have up your sleeve, you can't always avoid being sent to the Gulag. And, as tense as the one-on-one is, there's nothing worse than losing it and being sent back to the lobby. But, these tips for Beginners can help you come out on top. First and foremost, listen as intently as you possibly can. You already have the upper hand if you can figure out which side the enemy is charging from.
If you're certain you know where the enemy is, use your flash for an easy kill. It's something that many players overlook because they're so focused on the one vs. one. However, you get a flash in the Gulag, and most players would rather push head-on than use it. However, if you can use it to stop the player's push, you've set yourself up for a free kill. Obviously, this does not always work, but the more you use your flash, the more successful you will be in the gulag.