Winning a game of Solos in Call of Duty: Warzone is tough, but with the right strategy and mindset, you’ll be the last man standing more often than not. Here are a few tips to keep in mind for Season 3.
The very nature of Battle Royale games is that they are RNG. Where the circle pulls, what loot you get, the skill of the enemies, it’s all random. Sometimes you won’t find a weapon and another player will, and it’s game over.
However, there are strategies and tactics you can pull off to help maximize your potential to win. Having solid aim is a massive benefit for Warzone, but positioning and awareness are arguably more important. Now that there will be fewer Bertha’s for protection, you’ll need to rely on your skill to survive.
Here are six top tips to help you win more Warzone Season 3 Solo matches.
Use CoD: Warzone’s meta weapons
This is a controversial take as the vocal minority on social media believes there’s something wrong with using the best weapons available. Sure, it’s always fun to try something different, but if you’re playing exclusively for the win, you should use the meta weapons.
At the time of writing, the meta is extremely open. Raven Software has been on top of weapon balance during Season 3, focusing on raising the time to kill across the board and increasing the skill gap. While the CR-56 AMAX and Kar98k arguably remain the best choices, you can use almost any weapon you like.
You can take a look at the best weapons in Warzone Season 3 in our full guide and tier list.
Land quiet & complete Recon contracts
It’s extremely tempting to land directly on a Scavenger contract or in a busy area such as Superstore or Season 3’s Nakatomi Plaza. You may pick up a handful of kills, but unless you’re extremely skilled, you’ll be at a disadvantage when leaving. Players often land a little bit away from the hot drops, get loadout, and then push. If you’ve been fighting the whole time, you probably won’t have managed to get a loadout.
If you land in a quiet area, you can loot up in piece and get everything you need for the match ahead. Use this downtime to complete Recon Contracts and you’ll know exactly where the next circles will go.
Solos is the campiest of any Warzone experience. Players will do almost anything for the win, and now that they can’t drive around in Berthas all game anymore, this means camping inside buildings.
Unless you hear a chest humming from inside a house, it’s probably best to avoid it. You never know what disaster awaits inside, whether it’s a claymore by the door or a player sitting in a corner with a Streetsweeper. Even then, some players purposely leave chests as bait.
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Instead, if it’s likely an enemy is inside a building, position yourself between it and the next zone. When the camper leaves their den, they will be easy picking as they come towards you.
Pinwheel rotate to the next zone early
Holding players outside of the circle is an extremely effective strategy. There’s nothing worse than having the gas nipping at your heels while a player is on a headglitch in front of you, so you want to be that player.
As soon as you see where the next circle is, you want to be one of the first to rotate. YouTuber IceManIsaac has made a great video on how to ‘pinwheel rotate’ to the next zone. To put it simply, what you need to do is go round the edge of the circle before moving in. This way, you know behind you is clear when you decide to move.
Alternatively, if you hear gunfire outside of the next zone, you want to position yourself in the circle so the winner will need to run into you. Once the fight has concluded, the winning player will be late to rotate in and you can easily pick them off.
Take the high ground
A lesson learned from Obi-Wan Kenobi, the high ground is the key to victory. You never want to be caught in an uphill battle where the enemy can see all of you, and you can only see the tip of their head.
Contrary to our tip on avoiding buildings, if a building provides high ground over the final circle, that’s where you want to be. Even if you get knocked by a player below, they won’t be able to finish you off as you will drop away from their view.
If you need to drop down from a high building, don’t glide immediately as then you will be easy pickings. Fall almost to the ground, then pull your shoot at the last second, which you can effectively do with the best controller settings.
Third-party in the last circle
In Warzone solos, the win is often taken by the stealthiest player. Say there are three players left – you and two enemies. If you spot one of them, don’t shoot. Keep an eye on them (but don’t get tunnel vision), and wait for them to engage the other player. Once they are fighting, you have every advantage in the fight. They will be focused on the other player, and probably weak as they trade shots.
This has to be decided by you while in the situation, as sometimes you have no other choice but to take the fight. As soon as it’s over, immediately gets ready for the last player to push you. Unless you desperately need armor or ammo, don’t bother looting.
While all of these tips will be of great help in winning Warzone solos, don’t solely rely on them. You need to decide yourself the best thing to do in the given situation.
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FaZe Swagg shows off powerful one-burst CX-9 loadout
FaZe Swagg has added a new attachment to his CX-9 SMG that is helping him to dominate Warzone, here’s the full loadout.
FaZe’s Kris “Swagg” Lamberson has changed up his CX-9 loadout in Warzone Season 4, and the new 9mm Hollow Point 12-R Mags attachment is “cooking” enemies in Call of Duty.
The new CX-9 SMG has become quite a popular weapon since it arrived in Warzone. Aside from it being new and exciting, it’s also quite a solid SMG to use in Season 4 – joining the other best SMGs to use in Warzone.
So to try and make it even more devastating than it already is, FaZe’s Swagg has come up with another spin on the CX-9. He’s added the 9mm Hollow Point 12-R Mags to his SMG, and the results have been incredible for him.
Swagg kicks off his newest video by saying: “A lot of you guys don’t know but the CX-9 actually comes with Hollow Point 12 Round Mags, it turns the gun into three-round bursts and it ups the damage a lot.
“The damage, the speed, and all that stuff too, it makes this gun hard-hitting. I was playing some duos today, and I was cooking every single person I saw, it was ridiculous.”
He then goes into the gameplay and drops a healthy 22-kill game, with many of them coming at the hands of the CX-9 and its Hollow Point rounds.
FaZe Swagg’s CX-9 Hollow Points Mag loadout & attachments
- Barrel: CX-38S
- Optic: G.I Mini Reflex
- Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
- Ammunition: 9mm Hollow Point 12-R
- Perk: Sleight of Hand
One of the biggest selling points of the CX-9 is that already comes with a suppressor – if you equip the CX-38S barrel. This is a bonus as it frees up a slot that players otherwise normally use up to silence the weapon.
This allows Swagg to be able to use the Hollow Point rounds, and also Sleight of Hand as a Perk. It’s quite a clever addition as even though the bullets are way more powerful than standard ammo, there’s a very limited amount of them.
Sleight of Hand speeds this process up immensely and allows you to keep churning out Hollow Points at a good rate.
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How to make Custom Blueprints with Cold War & Warzone’s Gunsmith Customs
With Gunsmith Customs, Cold War and Warzone lets you mix and match Blueprint attachments, so here’s how to make your own custom Blueprint.
The Gunsmith Customs system is available in both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, so here’s how to create your own custom Blueprints with this fan-favorite feature.
Gunsmith Customs and custom Blueprints were added to Modern Warfare and Warzone in April 2020, much to fans’ appreciation. You can also do it in Cold War, and with Cold War’s weapons in Warzone. With this feature, you can mix and match all of the Blueprint attachments for a weapon type, creating a brand new weapon Blueprint that’s unique to you.
For example, if you want to build a custom Krig 6, you can combine the barrel from the Confrontation Blueprint with the magazine from the Samurai’s Creed and the stock from the Go Getter. You can then save it as a custom Blueprint, name it, and then you can find it amongst all of your other purchased Blueprints.
How to use Custom Blueprint Mods in Black Ops Cold War
Arriving in Cold War’s mid-Season 2 update, players can now create and save several of their own custom Blueprints. This not only allows you to quickly access your crazy Blueprint combinations but also makes it easier to access your favorite loadouts without having to build them every time.
Making and saving these custom Blueprints is quite simple, so here’s how to do it:
- Launch Black Ops Cold War
- Select the ‘Weapons’ tab
- Choose your weapon
- Hover over the attachment you wish to equip
- Select the Gunsmith icon beside the attachment
- Choose the attachment style from your owned Blueprints
- Save and rename your custom Blueprint
Now, when creating a weapon class, you’ll be able to equip your custom Blueprint like you would any other. When you go to select your weapon, the custom Blueprint will be there alongside all of the other Blueprints you own.
If you wish to keep the weapon’s tracer fire or Mastercraft effects, you’ll need to equip that Blueprint as the base before customizing. By doing this, you can keep the blue tracer fire, but use the attachment styles from a completely different weapon, making a gun that’s entirely personalized to your style.
How to use Custom Blueprint Mods in Cold War Zombies
This also works in Black Ops Cold War Zombies. By building and saving a custom Blueprint, you can access it in rounds of Outbreak or regular Zombies such as Season 4’s Mauer Der Toten, so you can always have the attachments and look you desire.
For example, you spawn in with the M1911 for that classic Zombies experience. Then after you purchase a Gallo SA12 from the wall, you can apply either a regular Blueprint or Custom Mod to the weapon that applies all of your pre-selected attachments.
Here’s how to do it:
- Load into a game of Cold War Zombies
- Either purchase your favorite weapon from the wall or get it from a Mystery Box
- Pause the game
- Select ‘Apply Blueprint’
- Navigate over to ‘Custom Mods’
- Choose the Custom Blueprint you wish to apply
This will give you not only the attachments of your choice but also the Mastery Camos you’ve grinded for.
How to use Custom Blueprint Mods in Warzone
Battle royale fans were disappointed that you couldn’t create Custom Blueprints for Cold War weapons in Warzone when the game first integrated. Raven Software has now added that function, so you can now have several Custom Blueprints at the ready when building your favorite loadouts.
Here’s how to build and use Custom Blueprint Mods in Warzone:
- Launch Call of Duty: Warzone
- Go to the ‘Weapons’ tab and press ‘Edit Loadout’
- Build your ideal weapon loadout
- Click ‘Save a Custom Mod’ at the bottom of the screen
- Rename and save your Custom Blueprint!
And to then access that Custom Blueprint:
- Click ‘Edit Loadout’
- Hover over the weapon you wish to use
- Select ‘Armory’ beside the weapon
- Choose either a regular Blueprint or your own Custom Blueprint
With Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 5 arriving soon, there will be a ton more weapon Blueprints arriving in both the store and the new Battle Pass. So, you’ll get more and more weapon customization options as the seasons progress.
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Warzone cheat provider CrazyAim taken down by Activision
Activision has taken aim at a cheater provider for Warzone as their site and discord have been shut down.
A popular Warzone cheat provider website has been taken down by Activision on August 4. The site was providing aim bot and other hacks for Warzone as a paid service.
The site, called CrazyAim.io, was providing a variety of cheats for Call of Duty players, with focus on Warzone hacks.
Their site now no longer exists, as it appears Activision has taken it down. Visiting their site sends a site error.
In addition, we’ve confirmed the site’s Discord server, where the users and owners would discuss the cheats and hacks, has also been shut down.
This is a small, but good step from Activision in the fight against the dramatic increase in hackers and cheaters in Warzone.
Some big content creators have been upset over the hacks and switched to Apex Legends instead.
It’s still not clear if Activision plans to launch a proper anti-cheat for Warzone.
The company’s executives have said in the past that they have “invested” a lot into fixing the hacking problem.
The last update from Raven on ban waves was in mid July, where they said 50,000 accounts were banned.
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