One of the newest additions in the free-to-play realm is Activision’s Call of Duty: Warzone. The latest installment in the long-running series is a 150 player battle royale on an enormous map called Verdansk. The game is a blast to play with friends, but it can be a challenge. So here are some tips and tricks to be the last team standing.

Contracts

Call of Duty: Warzone Contracts
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In Warzone, as in life, it’s easier if you’re rich. And the best way to get money in the game is by completing contracts. These are missions scattered around the map that teams can complete for rewards and cash. Players can then spend that cash at shopping carts to buy perks and items.

There are four types of contracts: Recon, Scavenger, Most Wanted, and Bounty. The money that teams get as a reward increases with each successful mission. We’ve found that there is an ideal order in which to complete them.

First, when your team is looking for a good place to land, search for Scavengers. These make for the perfect starting contracts because they reward the team with a good amount of money. They also give specific loot box locations which each have a chance of dropping additional cash.

Once your team has some money and items, you can do one or two Recons. These contracts give you a sneak peak at the next circle location. They also stack, which means that the more Recons you do, the more circles you get to see.

Most Wanted should be next on the list once you’ve completed the previous contracts. They reveal your location to everyone in the game. All you need to do is survive for three minutes. You’ll get a huge amount of cash as well as a team revive if you succeed.

Keep in mind that when you complete contracts, you gain experience for whatever weapon you’re holding. So be sure to equip the gun you want to level up before you finish a contract.

Shopping Carts

Once you’re wealthy beyond your wildest dreams, you get to spend that money. Shopping carts are scattered across the map and provide helpful items and perks as well as a way to buy back dead teammates.

If you find yourself getting downed a lot, the first thing to buy is self revive. It can be a game-changer in tight battles where your teammates don’t have time to help you up.

Next, go for the armor box. It’s a deployable item that lets you and your squad restock on armor pieces. This is essential if you make it to the late game and supplies start to run low.

Lastly, pick up the gas mask. It gives you twelve seconds of breathing time outside of the circle. Gas masks have a chance of appearing in loot boxes too, so keep your eyes peeled. You can use this item to give you that extra time needed to make it to safety, or as a great way to flank the enemy from outside of the circle.

If you want to spend a little more, you can also buy a killstreak such as precision airstrike. If you’re pinned down, this can provide cover while you make an escape or push forward.

Custom Loadouts

At random drops around the map, you can retrieve custom loadouts. If you’re just getting into the game, they may seem useless. Why make a run for the dangerous loadout drop when your current setup might be better than your custom ones?

First, using your custom loadouts is a great way to level up your guns and unlock better attachments. Things like thermal scopes and silencers can make a huge difference.

Second, even if you prefer the weapons you already have, a custom loadout will let you equip your perks. Then you can just pick back up the weapons you were using. Perks like “Cold-Blooded” stop you from appearing on enemy UAVs and “Tracker” lets you see enemy footprints. This can give players a major edge.

Just make sure the area is clear before you make a run for the loadout drop.

Helicopters and High Ground

Call of Duty: Warzone Helicopters
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If we learned anything from Anakin and Obi-Wan, it’s that having the high ground can turn the tide of a battle. And in Call of Duty: Warzone, a helicopter can help you get there.

Helicopters give your team mobility so you can do contracts while the circle is closing and still make it back to safety in time.

Plus, they help you get to high, hard-to-reach areas that are easy to defend. With a helicopter, you can land on top of buildings, the air traffic control tower, or the prison, and give your team a huge advantage in the endgame.

If you’ve picked up a trophy system as you’ve played, be sure to throw it in the backseat. This item destroys any explosives thrown your way from RPGs to C4.

Play with Friends

Call of Duty: Warzone is free to play and cross-platform with PS4, Xbox One, and PC. So even if your friend group doesn’t have the same console, you can still get together. Playing with friends makes it easier to get a cohesive squad who communicate well.

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