Warzone tips for learning to reliably Get Some By: JakeLen1030

  • You can shoot people while you’re all still in the air from the plane ride. Open your parachute and then close it again, and you’ll draw your weapon, allowing you to shoot at other enemies both in the air and down below whilst you plummet towards the ground. Just remember to re-open your ‘chute later on!

  • Your parachute is infinitely re-usable. Unlike PUBG or even Fortnite, you can open your parachute multiple times when dropping from the plane and at any other time when you’re far enough from the ground: dropping off the top of a medium-height building, out of a chopper, the works. It’s useful for travelling medium distances quickly, too!

  • The ‘circle’ – the safe zone where you won’t be affect by the gas, marked by a white circle on the map – moves in smaller increments than most battle royales for most of the game. For the first three quarters of a game or so, you’ll rarely be completely displaced, which means if you get to the centre you can expect to stay there safely for a while.

  • Each player can revive once, via the Gulag. More details in our dedicated Warzone Gulag guide, but the basics: when you die, you go into a 1v1 scenario and the winner gets to drop back into the action near their squad. You can only go once. There’s also a self-revive ability you can buy from one of the in-game stores, too, and your squad can also “buy you back in” by visiting one of the designated stores on the map (you can ping these periodically when you’re dead).

  • There are in-game stores! These are marked by little shopping trollies on your map. Visit one and use cash earned in that match – from kills and collecting loose cash from looting – to buy things like additional armour plates, the self-resurrection ability, or other bonuses.

  • As a rule, spend your cash early and often. Self-resurrect is the priority at $4500, after that it’s your choice but don’t sit on your money. If you die you lose it, even if you come back via the Gulag, so there’s no point hoarding unless you’re saving for something specific.

  • Take on some contracts in the early game. Once you’ve done a spot of looting, take on some nearby contracts – marked on your map again with little target or flag icons – which give you rewards for completion and are often relatively simple. In the early game when people are spread out the risk is almost always mitigated by the reward, and marking enemies as bounties or chests as objectives to loot is helpful in its own right anyway!

  • The gas moves fast, and does a fair bit of damage. This isn’t like other games where you can hang out in the gas for a while as a sneaky ploy (and especially not now that early Warzone gas exploit has been patched!), so don’t hang about in there. If you’re playing an edge-of-the-circle strategy (more on that below) do not get caught out.

  • You can grind some XP in the pre-game. Get some XP on your weapons or overall character by getting kills in the pre-game “warmup” mode while everyone loads in before the proper match. Plus it’s fun, and good practice while you kill the time.

  • Items are colour-coded by rarity, which generally (but not always) indicates their quality. White is common, green uncommon, blue rare, purple epic and orange legendary. The rarity also indicates the number of attachments or perks an item has, up to a max of four!

  • Tall buildings are incredible for camping and there are great combos for making it even more effective. Use a scouting Contract, which rewards you for holding an area briefly by revealing the location of the next circle in yellow. Find a tall building near the centre of that, kit yourself out with a scoped rifle of some kind and use a claymore by the door to the roof. Some buildings are upwards of thirteen stories and give you amazing sight advantages for sniping or marking enemies, and you can parachute down to rapidly reposition when needed!

  • On the flipside, unless your a crack shot, sniping back and forth can be wasteful. If you get locked in a prolonged battle where they also know where you are and return fire, it can burn through your shield plates and ammo but people will have the ability to heal up and leave anyway. Only engage if you have the advantage (which you do more often from height!).

  • Riding the edge of the circle is a high-risk, high-reward strategy. It’s risky because the circle moves fast in the later game and the gas is lethal, but keeping your back to the circle means you’re guaranteed no one else can flank you from behind. Drop somewhere wide out on the map, loot safely, and gradually move inwards in time with the closing circle to safely get to the later game.

  • When you see enemies, be aggressive. Warzone is hugely psychological, and a hail of incoming fire can be enough to spook enemies into leaving cover, panicking, or otherwise losing out. It’s easier to rush enemies than to hold a position in most cases, if you’re smart with cover and sightlines. Don’t be afraid to trade fire!

  • Engage according to your gear. All that said about aggression, there’s no point fighting in close ranger with a sniper, or long range with an SMG. The guns are pretty inflexible, barring the Assault Rifles and LMGs which are a bit more rounded, so fight according to your loadout and specialism. Here are the best Warzone weapons for each distance, while we’re at it.

  • “Hot drop” for practice. While being a seasoned Modern Warfare multiplayer player will obviously help, the ranges and environments of Warzone are very different. If you want to improve at basic firefights, drop into busy areas under the flightpath, which usually means in the centre of the map. There’ll be lots of people to fight right away, so it’s great for learning but less great for actually winning that match in particular – unless you’re skilled or lucky!

  • Don’t self-res in the gas, unless you’re very near the exit. You’ll die so fast to the gas after getting up that it won’t be worth using it. Instead go to the Gulag to try your chances or gate a friend to buy you back in!

  • Learn the map. We’ve got an early Call of Duty: Warzone map guide up and running which explains all the key points. Study it and get familiar with the intricacies and you’ll be at an immediate advantage over plenty of others. There are a huge amount of nuances to it (did you know you can rappel up elevator shafts as well as down them?) so get familiar and get the edge over your foes!