Call of Duty: Warzone is a very popular free Battle Royale game that offers cross games on PC and consoles. Warzone takes place in the fictional city of Verdansk, an expanding map where 150 people fight to be the sole survivor.
In terms of the game, there is nothing more satisfying than ensuring that coveted victory. So if you want to increase your chances of winning in Call of Duty: Warzone, we’ve put together some of the best tips and tricks for beginner and intermediate players.
1. Play with friends and communicate well
Ideally, you want to play with a squad full of people you know and talk into microphones. This is made easier due to the fact that PC and console players participate in the same games together (if you like this item, here are the best cross-game games worth buying)
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Call of Duty: Warzone is much more difficult when you play with random people who don’t want to talk to you. With friends, you know how they play and you can build a shorthand for communication.
This ties in to the fact that communication is so important. Your teammates can be much more effective if they know what you are doing. When in battle, say what is happening: armor disabled, player down, team sweep, etc. This lets your friends know how much they need to participate, push, or be on guard.
2. Terrain in a tactical map position
There is no better place to land. This is because the flight path, circle, and contracts are random in each match. As soon as the game starts, open the map and take a look. Where you want to land will depend on your style of play.
For example, you could fly into a crowded area and take part in immediate shots to eliminate the competition. Alternatively, you can go to a remote location and out of the circle with the aim of looting and completing contracts silently. Whatever you decide, mark it on the map and make sure your teammates totally agree before taking the jump.
3. Stay with your squad, but not too close
You are on a team for a reason. It is so that they can work together, protect each other, revive when necessary, etc. As such, you must stick with your squad. If you turn into a lone wolf and head somewhere, your team won’t be able to help you if you get caught by a rival squad.
That being said, you don’t want to be too close because it makes it easier for a group of enemies to take them all out at once with a rocket. You also lose any element of surprise. Also, when you get to a new area and you’re sure it’s clear, spread out to start looting so you don’t step on each other’s steps.
4. Get cash fast
Getting money is vital in Call of Duty: Warzone. It’s easy to get there early and mid-game simply by looting buildings. You must also complete the contracts as you go, they accumulate, so you earn more money from them the more you complete.
However, don’t accumulate it. Head to Buy Stations to buy equipment like a precision airstrike or a UAV (which reveals nearby enemy locations). Leave cash for your team and collect money if you want to buy something expensive. Usually you’ll find a gas mask and armor while looting, so don’t buy them unless absolutely necessary.
And remember, you may want to keep some money in reserve to quickly buy back anyone who dies.
5. Don’t be afraid of gas
Gas quickly reduces the size of the map and can be scary when you get close. You should always know where the gas is, if it is moving, and at what speed. The last thing you want to do is get killed by the gas because you can’t scale the rocks in front of you fast enough.
With that said, don’t be afraid of gas, especially if you have a gas mask. Observe the gas line and eliminate enemies fleeing from it, as they probably won’t have time to react. Also, in a melee situation, you can quickly rotate through the gas to jump on enemies without taking significant damage.
6. Keep an eye on the Mini Map
The mini map in the corner of your screen reveals vital information that you won’t necessarily see in the main game. It will highlight enemy vehicles in red: if it turns gray, you already know that they have all gotten off. It will also ping enemy players in red when deploying their UAV. The mini map can also help you navigate unknown parts of the map.
You must go to the settings and change your mini map from a circle to a square. It is a small change, but it will allow you to see more around you and each additional bit of information is useful.
7. Use the free charge drops
Charges are how you collect your custom weapons and are the only way to make a profit. If you have a large amount of money at the start of the game, you can also purchase a charge so you’re ready to go with all the kit you need.
With that said, don’t rely on buying loads. You can quickly find decent weapons just by looting to keep going until a free charge drop arrives. This means that you can spend your money on useful things like UAVs.
Free falls occur twice during the game and you will receive an alert indicating the closest fall. However, be careful, as enemies in the area could be converging on the same spot and eliminating you and your squad.
8. Keep your eyes on the sky
It can be easy to focus so much on what’s going on in front of you that you forget to look up. Don’t succumb to this because a lot of things happen in heaven in Call of Duty: Warzone.
First, if a player is respawning, he will parachute. If you see them early, you can throw enough bullets to kill them before they hit the ground.
Second, capturing recognition or buying from someone will return a white and red flare respectively. Keep an eye out for these and they’ll give you information on what’s going on nearby, but you can also use it to surprise enemies now that you know their location.
9. Only kill when necessary
You may be tempted to try to kill every player you see, but that’s not always the best you can do. If someone is away, consider whether it is worth participating. His shots will draw attention and he may not be better equipped to deal with the situation. If you want to go kill, try to take down some of their teams before putting pressure on the rest.
At the end of the game, if some of your team are dead, it may be preferable to let larger groups of enemies pass you by, as you are unlikely to survive. Let another team get involved with them so the overall numbers drop and you have a better chance of securing that victory.
That said, enemy players will drop things like weapons, ammunition, and money, so if you desperately need them, then it would be worth the risk of killing.
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10. Secure elevated terrain
As in any tactical shooting game, having high ground gives you a great advantage. This is especially true when the final circle is closed as you can target any enemy that enters from the gas and duck out of their sight as needed.
However, you should be careful with high ground like roofs during the initial game. While it’s nice to be on a roof hitting other people, you’re also very exposed. Not only could someone climb a roof and shoot you back, but they could send you an airstrike and kill your entire team with ease.
Winning in Call of Duty: Warzone is winning in life
These are the essential tips and tricks that we hope will help you win in Call of Duty: Warzone. Of course, there’s always an element of luck involved, but with good planning and a well thought-out strategy, you can improve your chances of ending up in the winner’s circle most of the time.
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