A CoD loadout is nothing without the upgrades to match, so here are the best perks to give you a competitive edge in any Warzone game mode.
While Warzone is now a standalone game, it is still connected to Modern Warfare. It uses its engine, menus, movement system, and perks. In Warzone Season 1, none of the perks from Black Ops Cold War can be used, so you must equip Modern Warfare’s.
Here are the best perks to use in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 1.
E.O.D reduces explosive damage taken, which makes it a vital Perk in Call of Duty: Warzone. If you’re stuck in a room with players outside, expect a barrage of Semtex and Frag Grenades coming at you. If you have any hope of surviving, you need to have E.O.D equipped.
As long as you have a sliver of armor left, you can survive any explosive other than a direct hit, so keep putting on plates and you’ll be invulnerable.
Double Time allows you to Tactical Sprint for longer, as well as crouch walk faster. Mobility is key for pushing enemies and avoiding the closing circle of gas.
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In solos, you need to be the first person in the next zone and Double Time will allow you to quickly move around the map without a vehicle revealing your location. The increased crouch walk speed also gives you high mobility while sneaking up on enemies.
With Verdansk having both long lines of sight and close-quarters combat, most players bring both a long-range and up-close weapon in their loadout. The Warzone meta following the DMR nerf is a Kar98k paired with either an FFAR or MAC-10.
Use Overkill to get both weapons in your first loadout for effectiveness at all ranges, then take either Ghost or Restock from your next loadout crate and you’ll have the best of both worlds.
Ghost is probably the most used perk in Warzone. With UAV’s constantly being popped, and almost every player running a heartbeat sensor, keeping yourself off the radar is vital.
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You can sneak up on teams and make a quick getaway if you’re in a tight spot. Or, if you’re a building camper (no judgments here), listen to your enemy’s rage in the death chatter as you take them by surprise.
Restock is only useful if you’re an extremely confident, aggressive player. If you’re driving around the map taking out bounty target after bounty target, Restock is a must-pick. Starting a fight with a well-placed Stun Grenade will almost always give you the kill, and Restock allows you to get your equipment back every 50 seconds.
You’ll lose out on the Ghost perk, but if you’re driving at enemies to take them out as quickly as possible, then Ghost really won’t be necessary.
As Gaz said in Call of Duty 4, “switching to your pistol is always faster than reloading.” This remains true in Warzone over a decade later, and the Amped perk makes this all the more effective.
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There’s nothing worse than running out of ammo and watching helplessly as you’re taken out while either switching weapons or reloading. Amped allows you to almost instantly swap weapons so you can keep shooting with minimal delay.
This perk is especially effective in solo matches, where you’ll usually only be focusing on a single player at a time. This perk allows you to see the enemy’s footsteps so you know if someone has been nearby recently. With how slow and tactical solo matches can be, you’ll be surprised how many times it will save your skin.
Best perks for Warzone solos
Warzone solos is almost an entirely different game from squads, where you must quickly rotate into new zones and know where enemy players are in order to survive. Here are the best perks to get that solo victory.
- Double Time
Best perks for Warzone squads (duos/trios/quads)
In Warzone quads, you’ll be fighting multiple enemies at once so you’ll need E.O.D to survive multiple explosions and Amped to avoid reloading mid-fight.
- Overkill then Ghost
Run these perks along with the meta weapons, and you’ll be putting yourself at a significant advantage in both Verdansk and Rebirth Island.
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Best Ghost loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 3
Having a strong Ghost class can help you perform much better in Warzone, so here is how to make the best Warzone Ghost loadout.
Ghost is one of the most powerful perks in Call of Duty: Warzone, with players putting themselves at a disadvantage when they do not use it, so here is the best Warzone Ghost loadout you can use in the battle royale game.
The Ghost perk has become one of the top perks players use in their loadouts in the Call of Duty battle royale thanks to its ability to keep players hidden from enemy UAVs and heartbeat sensors, which is very useful in a game like Warzone where knowing the location of your enemies can help win a fight.
With this in mind, we have gathered together the weapons and additional perks you should use to make the best Warzone Ghost loadout.
Best Warzone Ghost loadout
Best Warzone Ghost loadout weapons
Using Ghost means that you can not take advantage of Overkill and have two main weapons for your loadout drop.
This is why we suggest using the CR-56 AMAX Assault Rifle from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and the Diamatti Pistol from Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.
The CR-56 AMAX is still arguably the best Assault Rifle in Warzone, even after a couple of nerfs, and with its great damage output, it is a solid choice to have as your main weapon in the best Warzone Ghost loadout.
Without Overkill, you will need a powerful secondary weapon for close-quarter battles. The Diamatti Pistol is a monster up close, and its burst fire can take down enemy players with just a couple pulls of the trigger, making it a perfect choice for your secondary weapon in a Ghost class.
Best perks for Warzone Ghost class
While your second perk in this class is already selected as Ghost, you will need to make sure that your other two perks complement this class.
This is why you will be wise to have E.O.D. as your first perk, as it will reduce the amount of damage you take from enemy explosives, which can be the difference between winning or getting eliminated.
Now, most of the best loadouts will have Amped as the third perk, as it increases your weapon swap speed, which is essential in Warzone, where it can take some time for your character to switch weapons sometimes.
However, since you will be using the Diamatti Pistol in this class, you will not need Amped, as the switching speed to Pistols is plenty quick enough on its own.
This is why Battle Hardened is an excellent choice for your third perk, as it will reduce the effectiveness of enemy flash and stun grenades, which can easily save you from being eliminated by an enemy who has stunned or flashed you before a fight begins.
How to unlock Ghost
Players who would like to use this powerful perk will need to reach level 24, as this is the rank where Ghost will be unlocked and become available for you to use in your loadouts.
If you’re looking to refresh your loadouts for Warzone Season 3, you can check out our guides on some of the weapons dominating the meta so far.
Fara 83 | PPSH-41 | Cold War AK-47 | Krig 6 | CR-56 AMAX | Kar98k
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Warzone hacker openly uses cheats while streaming on Twitch
Warzone unfortunately has hackers, but it’s not everyday that one of them is showcasing it on Twitch, which recently caught the community’s attention.
A Warzone hacker was found cheating online while streaming to an audience on Twitch, seemingly not caring about the damage they are doing to the developers’ work and the community.
Raven Software is constantly combatting the hackers their game holds, even attempting “hardware bans” to those who cheat.
Warzone hacker found streaming on Twitch
The hacker found cheating on Twitch was “AGuyNamedCody,” who was streaming himself, eliminating enemies, and winning games with ease.
The hacker’s reason for cheating is extremely counterproductive, as he says, “I got tired of playing against cheaters, so I was like, oh I’ll make my own.”
The Reddit post by CorySellsDaHouse has received a lot of attention, with many in the comments directing hate towards the hacker. Warzone players are fed up with the game being abused by cheaters, especially on PC, so it seems players are taking out their anger on this hacker.
In the video, the hacker responds to a comment in the Twitch chat who asked: “So you ruin it for the folks who just wanna play and maybe have an hour a day?”
The hacker responded by saying: “Yeah, go find another game.”
This attitude towards ruining player experience shows how hackers like this have no shame in what they’re doing. They have nothing to lose, and as he says in the video if he gets banned, it takes him “two minutes to make a new account.”
Hopefully, something will be implemented for the Call of Duty battle royale that will make major progress in stopping hackers from populating servers, as cheating by players has been one of the main topics for Warzone since it was released.
Stay tuned via Charlie INTEL for more on Warzone, and check out our recent article on when the next Cold War & Warzone Double XP event is.
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5 things we want to see in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 4
Verdansk ’84 has seen a big change for Warzone in Season 3. But despite new weapons and POIs, here are 5 things we’d like to see in Season 4.
Warzone Season 4 is almost here, so we’re counting down the top five things we’d most like to see in the next major update for Call of Duty’s battle royale.
Warzone Season 3 is one of the most successful in the game’s short history. Whereas Season 2 rested on its laurels and became associated with its burst and FFAR meta, Season 3 majorly shook things up.
After the Nuke Event, Warzone took Verdansk back to 1984, added lots of new POIs for players to rotate around, and transformed the game’s meta into arguably the most stable and balanced. All the best Assault Rifle loadouts feature a multitude of weapons from the AMAX to the Kilo 141 to the AS Val to the Cold War AK-47.
But to continue Warzone’s success, here are the top 5 things we want to see in Warzone Season 4 and beyond.
5. Make rocks easier to traverse
Despite being in 1984 and the rocks being slightly younger, better maintained, and haven’t fallen apart yet, they are still troublesome.
Getting caught next to rocks with the zone on your heels or enemies above you can leave you with little option other than running around until you can find an area you can actually climb.
We don’t necessarily want every single rock to be climbable, but in a big cliffside area, we feel there should be one or two footholds to climb. To compensate for this, a climbing animation could be put in place to penalize players ascending, in the same way, that rappeling leaves players vulnerable for a few seconds.
4. More Killstreak options
Warzone’s offering of Killstreaks is so awkward. Again, you either go all-in, or you need to leave Killstreaks out altogether. The current offerings are mainly Precision and Cluster Strikes, neither of which are particularly effective and are practically signposted anyway.
UAVs are useful and not too overpowered as they can easily be counteracted, and drones aren’t used by anyone. There’s no excitement in finding one, which begs the question as to why they’re in the game in the first place.
At the very least, Raven Software should experiment with Sentry Turrets and perhaps Care Packages to give the player a random goodie e.g a loadout, UAV, etc. It’s an area of Warzone that could do with a shake-up.
3. Reduce Dead Silence and Stopping Power
Stopping Power and Dead Silence abuse needs to stop, most importantly the latter. When it’s possible to find between five and ten different Dead Silence pickups per match, it’s time to put your foot down.
Once someone triggers Dead Silence, then it’s just over for anyone that gets in that person’s way as they literally make no sound. It’s completely unfair. The attacking player gains a ridiculous advantage, and they can do this multiple times per match if they search enough.
Stopping Power isn’t as bad, but when you get into a 1v1 with someone and you’re landing consistent headshots and still get downed because your opponent’s bullets were artificially stronger, then it’s frustrating.
2. More events like the 80s Action Hero Event
The 80s Action Hero Event was a breath of fresh air for many reasons. The addition of Rambo and John McClane as Operators for Cold War and Warzone was fabulous and a really solid scoop for Activision.
But not only did players get special skins to acquire and equip, but Warzone as a whole got an incredible new POI in the process – the legendary Nakatomi Plaza from Die Hard.
It was incredibly exciting and many players would drop there regularly to try and be the first to acquire the building’s sacred treasure tucked away in the Vault. It added a whole other dimension to the game, and even after the Vault was closed, the location still remains popular.
Extra locations and POIs don’t need to all be included at once, drip-feeding them through limited events is another way to keep players invested.
1. Maintain Warzone’s meta and keep on top of it
Season 1 of Warzone eventually succumbed to the Black Ops Cold War DMR after the integration. Every man and his dog was using the DMR, leading to the term “DMRzone” being thrown around.
Then, Season 2 nerfed the DMR, but this led to players moving onto pastures new, and discovering burst weapons and the FFAR in the process. As a result, most loadouts contained either an AUG, M16, or FFAR. Once again, after many complaints, Raven nerfed all burst weapons and the FFAR.
Apart from a bit of the light being cast on the AMAX Assault Rifle, Season 3 of Warzone has been a joy for most players as there isn’t really one or two guns that tower above the rest. It’s meant a greater variety of loadouts, weapon choices, and long may it continue as Warzone enters Season 4.
With these five changes, Warzone Season 4 could be the game’s best season yet, plus we know some ways to make any future live event the best too!
Image Credit: Activision / Raven Software
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