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 reveals “2 SHOT” AN-94 Warzone loadout
Here’s Warzone content creator FaZe Swagg’s AN-94 loadout that had his viewers questioning whether the weapon was buffed or not.
FaZe Swagg tried out a new Warzone Season 6 AN-94 loadout, claiming the weapon has “2 SHOT” potential and had his viewers thinking the weapon was buffed.
The recent Vanguard and Warzone Season 1 patch notes revealed a variety of changes. One of which affects the way in which loadouts will work. With that being said, you may want to drop into Verdansk and use this FaZe Swagg AN-94 loadout before it’s too late.
The AN-94 has struggled to reach the top of the Warzone meta, but FaZe Swagg decided to give it a shot. The weapon worked so well that he claims viewers in his stream were even asking whether the weapon had been buffed.
For those looking to give this “2 SHOT” Warzone AN-94 loadout a try, here are the attachments Faze Swagg was using for it.
FaZe Swagg Warzone AN-94 loadout
- Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
- Barrel: AN-94 Factory X-438mm
- Optic: VLK 3.0 Optic
- Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
- Magazine: 60 Round Casket Mags
First off, FaZe Swagg has gone with the Monolithic Suppressor. This greatly increases the weapon’s damage range and bullet velocity, while also keeping you off the minimap with suppressed fire.
Next, we have the AN-94 Factory X-438mm barrel. Despite decreasing mobility slightly, this attachment will increase the weapon’s damage range, bullet velocity, and also help with some recoil control.
Arguably one of the most important attachments for this weapon is the 60 Round Casket Mags. This is vital for when you need to take down multiple players at a time, as it will allow you to sustain fire for a long time.
Lastly, both the Commando Foregrip and VLK 3.0x Optic help massively when it comes to staying on target. Both of these attachments will help towards overall recoil control and accuracy.
FaZe Swagg ran this class with the OTs 9 SMG. This gives the loadout a nice balance, as the AN-94 is a great medium to long-range option, while the OTs can finish people very quickly in close combat.
That’s all for FaZe Swagg’s AN-94 loadout. For more loadouts, check out FaZe Swagg’s P-90 loadout.
Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software / FaZe Swagg
All Warzone Pacific game modes: Vanguard Royale, Resurgence, Rebirth, more
Here are all of the new game modes coming with Warzone Pacific’s new Caldera map, including Vanguard Royale and more.
Call of Duty: Vanguard will bring the Caldera Pacific map to Warzone when they integrate in December, so here are all of the new game modes coming with the new battle royale experience.
Warzone’s Pacific map has officially been revealed. Caldera, said to be “built on learnings from the community,” will arrive on with Season 1 on December 8 for Vanguard owners and December 9 for everyone else.
Along with all of the new weapons and operators, Warzone Pacific has kept some fan-favorite modes and brought some exciting new ones.
Here’s every new mode coming with Warzone Pacific’s Caldera map.
- Caldera Battle Royale
- Caldera Plunder
- Vanguard Royale
- Vanguard Plunder
- Vanguard Resurgence
- Rebirth Island
Warzone Caldera Battle Royale
This is Warzone’s standard mode, where over 150 weapons from across all three games will be available for use. It also brings all of the familiar vehicles such as ATVs, SUVs, Berthas, and Helicopters. So all the skins you’ve purchased and earned in the Battle Passes won’t go to waste.
Warzone Caldera Plunder
Regular Plunder also returns with Vanguard Season 1, but specifically on the new Caldera map.
Warzone fans love this mode for leveling up weapons and warming up for Battle Royale, and weren’t very happy when it was removed from playlists in Season 6.
But Plunder will still be there after the integration, including Warzone’s huge arsenal of weapons and vehicles.
Warzone Vanguard Royale
Taking place on Caldera, Vanguard Royale turns Warzone into an authentic WW2 experience, including only Vanguard’s weapons and dogfighting.
Vanguard’s integration brings around 40 WW2 weapons to Warzone, and devs have included the Vanguard Royale playlist to allow players to try them all out in their own mode.
It also includes Dogfighting, where players can jump in fighter planes to battle it out in the skies. The devs said that to think of it like a “Precision Airstrike where you are in the cockpit, ready to rain down fire on a squad or defend yours from an enemy pilot.” Players on the ground can also jump in AA guns to defend themselves.
Warzone Vanguard Plunder
Similar to the Vanguard Royale mode, Vanguard Plunder gives the fan-favorite mode a WW2 twist.
The mode will likely be very similar, but you’ll only be able to use Vanguard weapons and vehicles. If you’re a Warzone-only player, this will be the best mode to level up all of the new guns.
Vanguard Plunder will arrive later in Season 1.
Warzone Vanguard Resurgence
Within the first week of Warzone Pacific’s launch, fans will have access to Vanguard Resurgence.
The Resurgence tag corresponds to a game mode with unique respawn mechanics. The respawn mechanic requires at least one player on a squad to stay alive for a specific period of time in order to bring back eliminated team members.
The high respawn rate makes for a fast-paced action-packed Battle Royale experience. Trying to stay alive to bring back your teammates produces some tense moments. Players love the chaos that comes with Resurgence and they’ll get to experience a Caldera version during launch week.
Although we don’t yet know which section of the map will be accessible in Resurgence, the Pacific version is likely to focus on a small portion of Caldera.
Warzone Rebirth Island
Rebirth Island is here to stay! Many prefer Rebirth’s smaller, faster-paced battle royale map, and players were concerned that it would also disappear alongside Verdansk.
Rebirth will still be around, but players will bid goodbye to the map for a short period of time. During Warzone Pacific’s early access period on December 8, players will still be able to access Rebirth. However, the following day, Rebirth will disappear for an unspecific period. This coincides with Warzone Pacific’s full launch on December 9.
We currently don’t know the exact date Rebirth is set to return, but the devs have promised that it will be making a comeback later in Season 1.
And those are all of the new Warzone modes confirmed for Season 1! Expect Sledgehammer and Raven Software to continue to keep cooking up new experiences as the year goes on.
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Warzone Pacific dev responds to concerns over Caldera loadout drop changes
One of the Warzone Pacific developers has responded to player complaints about the loadout drop changes in Caldera.
Warzone Pacific’s new Caldera map brought some major changes to player loadout drops which have proved controversial, and now one of the developers has explained how the new system will work.
Stopping Power Rounds have been completely removed from the game as a Field Upgrade and the Dead Silence Field Upgrade is receiving a considerable nerf. Players are also unable to call in a loadout drop right away.
Now, one of the Warzone Pacific devs has explained these changes.
One of the changes is that Warzone players won’t be able to call in a loadout drop from a Buy Station prior to the loadout drop event falling across the map. This led to criticism from many players including FaZe star Kris ‘Swagg’ Lamberson.
Swagg described the loadout changes as “wack” before elaborating that there’s no point in leveling up guns if you can barely use them. “If it’s like the flashback event then the loadout event didn’t happen until the 3rd circle,” he stated.
This led to a response from Warzone creative designer, Ted Timmins, who is one of the developers behind the Pacific. He explained that players will be able to access loadouts at the end of the first circle.
“Operation: Flashback was just the test bed for the functionality that proved successful – but to your point, it needed to still be early enough in the gameplay loop to allow for improved strategy and planning,” Timmins explained.
The reasoning behind this decision was to encourage players to plan their strategies better during the early stages of a match. Despite this, many players in the replies were still disappointed in these new limitations.
“This was the worst part of operation flashback,” replied one user. “I hope this change gets reverted back quickly once people realize it’s not an innovation, it’s a limitation.”
We don’t know yet if the developers will revert these changes in response to player complaints. At the time of writing, it seems that the loadout drop limitations in Caldera are here to stay.
For more Warzone content, check out the full Warzone Pacific roadmap for all of the new changes that will be coming with the Caldera map.
Image Credit: Activision
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