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6 top tips to win Warzone Solo matches

Warzone Solos is one of the toughest Battle Royale experiences, so follow these top tips to be the last man standing.

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Winning a game of solos in Warzone is tough, but with the right strategy and mindset, you’ll be the last man standing more often than not.

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 its game over. However, there are strategies and tactics you can pull off to help maximize your potential to win.

Having good aim is a massive benefit for Warzone, but positioning and awareness are arguable more important.

Here are six top tips to help you win more Warzone solo matches.

Use the meta weapons

Warzone DMR 14

This is a controversial take as the vocal minority on social media believe 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 DMR 14, MAC-10 SMG, and akimbo Diamatti pistols are the best weapons available. They all have an incredibly high time-to-kill, and unfortunately, if you’re not using them, you’ll get killed by them.

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 Hangars. 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 hotdrops, 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.

Avoid buildings

Solos is the campiest of any Warzone experience. Players will do almost anything for the win, and most often, this means camping inside buildings.

Warzone 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 its a claymore by the door, or a player sitting in a corner with a dual Diamattis. Even then, some players purposely leave chests as bait.

Instead, if its 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.

Third-party in the last circle

Execution in Warzone

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 get 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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Strange glitch in Warzone doesn’t show zone circle

Some Warzone players are being left helpless as a bug is not showing the zone circle and leaving them clueless as to where to rotate to.

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Warzone has a new glitch that is preventing players from being able to see the zone circle. As a result, players have no idea where to go.

A new inconvenience seems to spring up each week for Warzone with players having to second-guess what their experience is potentially going to be like.

The newest issue to arise is a glitch that causes the circle to not appear in BR Buy Back Solos. One player has shown-off evidence of the rather difficult proposition they were faced with. A substantial part of Battle Royale is anticipating the zone and getting a headstart on the next location. Whereas this bug eliminates any potential foresight and hinders you in the present.

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Warzone zone circle bug

YouTube user HungLikeALemur is the unfortunate individual that encountered this weird occurrence and captured footage of it too.

In their video, the game loads, and they start their descent into Verdansk. One quick check of the map and it’s instantly apparent that something is amiss. Our player can see the map, but no discernible circle.

It becomes a random plunge into the map and hope for the best. Another reason why the circumstances are very unusual is that in the Buy Back Mode, you are supposed to start with $4500. But as the gameplay footage shows, they start with precisely $0.

Given that the starting money is affected, it would be wise to suggest that the root of this glitch is in the Buy Back Solos game mode.

It’s a strange one because even after a full minute of gameplay, the map is still completely devoid of the circle’s presence. We can only assume that it stayed this way and made for an even tougher Warzone than it already is.

There have been no reports of this glitch happening in the traditional battle royale mode, so fingers crossed it stays that way. If more reports of the zone circle not appearing are raised, then some action may have to be taken.

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Best Warzone AS VAL loadout: Attachments & perks

How to maximize the AS VAL’s potential in both Warzone and Multiplayer.

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The AS VAL has one of the fastest time-to-kills in Warzone, so it’s well worth running as your secondary weapon. Here are the best attachments and perks to maximize the AS VAL’s potential in Warzone season 1.

There are plenty of viable weapons in Warzone Season 1, especially with every weapon from Black Ops Cold War being added to the game. The AS VAL is a surprising pick but can be extremely effective in the right situations.

Most Warzone players run a ‘main’ weapon such as a long-range Assault Rifle or Sniper, and carry another weapon in their ‘pocket’ for up close. Although being an Assault Rifle, the AS VAL packs a real punch in CQB, so is well worth running in your pocket.

Here are the best AS VAL loadouts for both Warzone’s Verdansk and Rebirth Island.

Best Warzone AS VAL loadout

  • Barrel: VLK 200mm Osa
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Underbarrel: Merc Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 30 Round Mags
  • Rear Grip: Rubberized Grip Tape

This AS VAL is built to dominate at close-medium range. Its strong recoil makes it difficult to control but its fast fire rate makes it one of the strongest at close-medium. Built-up areas of Verdansk such as Quarry, Hospital, and the clusters of houses around the map are where this weapon will excel. You can also pair it with a sniper rifle so you have a weapon for all situations.

The VLK 200mm Osa barrel comes with an internal Monolithic Suppressor, vastly increasing its range and bullet velocity. The iron sights on the VAL are unobtrusive, so you’re better off using them and taking advantage of the free attachment slot.

The Merc Foregrip is most commonly used on SMGs for its increase to hip-fire accuracy and mobility. It’s a perfect addition to the AS VAL as it reduces vertical recoil but will also help in those close range engagements. The Rubberized Grip Tape gives a further boost to recoil control but increases weapon sway. As this is a close-medium range weapon, don’t expect to be aiming down the sights for a lengthy amount of time.

With this weapon’s incredibly fast fire rate, the 30 round mag is necessary. You’ll find yourself only being able to down one opponent before reloading, so this weapon is especially effective in BR Solos.

Best perks to use with Warzone AS VAL

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To get the most out of your AS VAL, you need to have the best perks to match. These perks set you up for the match ahead, helping you survive in almost any Warzone situation.

Perk 1 – E.O.D

With how prevalent explosives are in Warzone, you need the perk to survive that. If an enemy gets you weak, expect Semtex’s and C4 to come flying at you. With E.O.D, as long as you have armor equipped, you’ll be able to tank an insane amount of explosive damage.

Perk 2 – Overkill then Ghost

Having weapons for all situations is incredibly important in Warzone, and Overkill grants you two weapons from any category.

Once you have Overkill from your first loadout, simply take a similar class with the Ghost perk, pick up both of your weapons, and you’ll have everything you need to win.

Perk 3 – Amped

With the AS VAL being best suited for close-medium range situations, you will need to swap between weapons in a hurry. Amped makes weapon swaps almost instant, so no matter what weapon you have in your hands, swapping them won’t be an issue.

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Best Stoner 63 loadout for Warzone Season 1

Want to break out of the meta? Here’s the best loadout you can use for the Stoner 63 in Call of Duty: Warzone Season One.

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Here’s the best Stoner 63 loadout to use in Season 1 of Warzone.

Season 1 of Warzone post-Black Ops Cold War integration has been an interesting journey for the overall game meta.

Weapons like the DMR, Diamatti & Mac-10 dominated the game for weeks following the addition of 30+ new weapons. Since Raven has fixed those weapons, Warzone players are regularly discovering new, viable weapons for use.

Today, we’ll be focusing on the Stoner 63; one of the Light Machine Guns from Black Ops Cold War. This weapon has a very high fire rate and packs a huge punch at medium ranges. Here’s the loadout:

  • Muzzle – Agency Suppressor: A must-use for Warzone. Stats are identical to the Monolithic Suppressor, so you’ll have the extra range and your position masked on the radar when firing.
  • Optic – Axial Arms 3x: Decent zoom for the Stoner 63, optimal at medium ranges, where the Stoner really shines.
  • Underbarrel – Field Agent Grip: Extra recoil control for longer sprays.
  • Ammunition – 120 Round Speed Mag: More ammunition with faster reload speeds between gunfights.
  • Rear Grip – GRU Elastic Wrap: Aim down sights faster and flinch less when shot at.

Tips for the field

  • Medium-range destruction: We can’t emphasize this enough. The Stoner is amazing at medium ranges. Take down full squads with ease.
  • Mount for easy longshots: Mounting ensures little to no recoil while firing the stoner. If you see enemies far out, quickly mount on the cover for easy suppression.
  • Think ahead: The stoner isn’t the weapon you want at close range. Pair this up with your favorite shotgun or submachine gun to win close-quarters combat.
  • No barrel, no problem: The stock barrel for the stoner is great in Warzone as-is. If you really want some extra power, we recommend swapping the underbarrel with the Cavalry Lancer barrel, per advice from YouTuber JGOD.

Now get out there and wipe some squads!

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