Call of Duty: Warzone is a well-known free-to-play battle royale game in the successful eponymous franchise. The game is a part of 2019’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and is connected to 2020s Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War. In this latest outing in the battle royale genre, COD makes full use of its strengths, allowing players to bring their custom loadouts from Modern Warfare onto the battlefield. Moreover, it gives players the chance to resurrect through 1-on-1 battles in the Gulag. Here are a few tips and tricks for you to use in Call of Duty: Warzone to stand out from the crowd and make your gaming experience even more entertaining.
1. Ping everything you find
The ping mechanic might seem like a basic gameplay mechanic, yet there is a lot here to master. Pinging is the fastest and most effective way of communication in the game, hence why the regular use of this system has a positive impact on your gameplay. Effective use of pings can help you track enemies, point your teammates in the direction of loot, or decide a spot to set up an ambush. There are four types of ping in the game:
Looking directly at and pinging a loot item creates an object ping. This type of ping is the most comprehensive as it tells your squad the location of the object and also creates an icon to help them understand what the object is.
Tac Map Ping
The Tac Map ping can be set by opening your Tac Map and adding a ping to a location of your choice on the map. This type of ping is useful when you need to let your teammates know where you need them to move.
The enemy ping can be set when looking at an enemy and setting a hostile ping marker. These types of pings have a different color from the rest. Therefore, they can help you quickly and efficiently alert your teammates of your enemy’s position.
As the name suggests, the free ping allows you to simply look at an empty spot near you and set a ping. This is similar to the Tac Map ping, but a lot quicker since you don’t need to open your map. The free ping takes care of any situations you might face that are not covered by the other three.
2. Deploy UAV
The UAV or the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle is a recon ship that reveals your enemy’s location, both part of the map and the position of other enemies nearby. In a game that revolves around ambushing the enemy successfully, using this bit of information is among the most important tricks and tips for Call of Duty: Warzone. You can stack UAVs up to greatly multiply their effects. If your team calls in 3 UAVs at the same time, you will get a real-time update on the position of every single enemy on the map and even the direction they are facing. While this ability costs $4000 in-game currency and ends quickly, it is a great ability to have on your side when planning a trap or trying to escape from one.
3. Get better at the Gulag
The Gulag is a secret training facility located deep within Verdansk where players go when they are first killed. If you die early in the game, you will be sent to these Gulags, where you will have to fight 1-on-1 against an enemy with a random loadout. Winning this fight means winning the chance to step back onto the battlefield while losing means you might be eliminated for good.
To get better at Gulag battles, be sure to get some quality training by playing gunfight in multiplayer. Gunfight gives you different weapons each time you take out an enemy and helps build proficiency in all the weapons. Remember that you only have one life in the Gulag, so it’s better to bide your time and play smart instead of rushing in recklessly. You can also focus on surviving for 40 seconds and capture the flag in the “overtime” mode if you think your enemy is too dangerous.
4. Share your resources with team members
Call of Duty: Warzone can be played in solo mode, but you would miss out on what the game has to offer with squads. Regardless of whether your squadmates are your real-life friends or strangers that you just met, playing as a team has many advantages. If you have extra armor or weapons, you can help your squad members by sharing them. Team members can revive you when you’re down and provide supporting fire when you are in over your head. Pooling your cash together in the game allows players to access their own loadout. This unquestionably makes the players feel a lot more powerful and the game a lot more enjoyable.
5. Use your own Loadout
Are you are a long-time Call of Duty player? Then you’ve probably spent a lot of time deciding on your loadout, picking your favorite and/or powerful guns, and equipping perks that suit your playstyle. Most battle royale games try to level the playing field by restricting players’ access to the guns they find on the map. In Warzone you can buy your own loadout for a few thousand dollars in-game currency. While this can get expensive, you can also pool cash from your entire team, pick up cash from dead players and make money by completing contracts. You can also wait for loadout drops that happen twice every match. You should, however, be careful of these drops. Other players are aware of them and will be rushing to their location just like you.
6. Complete Contracts
Completing contracts is a great way to rack up money, better gear, and a hefty kill count. The five main types of contracts in the game are:
- Most Wanted
- Supply Run
Each contract you complete adds to your contract multiplier. This means that as you keep progressing, your gains will also continue to multiply. This gives you huge cash bonuses, XP multipliers, and even faster weapons leveling. Making contracts necessary to help you become a stronger player.
Warzone is a game that does not limit players to the armor and weapons they find. Instead, it focuses on their shooting skills and positioning tactics. Warzone might still be a relatively new game, but if Modern Warfare is anything to go by, Infinity Ward will continue to roll out updates to improve the gameplay and presentation. This makes it a tough contender against the current heavy hitters in the battle royale genre.