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5 best Warzone tips & tricks to score more kills with the Helicopter

Published: 17/Aug/2020 20:41

by Alan Bernal


The Helicopter is a high-valued craft in Warzone for its mobility and incredibly diverse set of lethal options to rack up kills, but that’s only if players know how to use it best.

Once you take off in a helicopter, you’re automatically a target for anyone in the immediate area. People that balance offense and defense in the chopper can get a ton of mileage from the vehicle.

If done correctly, you’ll be lighting up the killfeed using the deadly spinning blades or by switching seats mid-air, while avoiding the barrage missiles and drones that are bound to be on your tail.

1) Use the blades

Creative Call of Duty players caught onto this one day-one, but for those unaware, you can catch out parachuting opponents or people in wide-open spaces with the chopper’s blades.

For enemies on the ground, you can either land the helicopter on them or try to angle the propellers to their direction. It should be noted that if you miss a player in a fly-by, quickly angling your helicopter the other way can still get them with the tail of the aircraft.

But people that are still dropping from the sky are the easiest targets and can be safely plucked from mid-air.

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Even when you’re all alone in a Helicopter, Warzone players can still find use for the extra seats.

2) RPG and an empty chopper

As a solo player, an empty helicopter actually opens up your offensive capabilities quite a bit, since there are more seats for you to angle your shot with.

As a pilot, you should be finding the best routes to either avoid a dangerous situation or setting up a kill. Once you’ve identified someone that’s ripe for the picking, change seats to the landing rail to shoot out a quick missile.

This trick will take some careful maneuvering and being comfortable with switching vehicle positions on a dime, but can really lend itself to some epic highlight reel moments, bonus points for snipe kills in this way.

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There are tons of field hazards in Warzone that Helicopter pilots need to look out for.

3) Keeping your Helicopter alive

As mentioned before, once you ascend to the skies in a Helicopter, you’re going to be the focus of attention for a lot of people. Getting kills depends on your ability to keep said chopper alive in the air.

Players should be wary of the blades, since getting them tangled or beaten up is the quickest way to blow up your ride. Also, don’t forget that it comes equipped with a Flair in case you get locked on.

Something that needs to be mentioned are drones. The smallest drones in Warzone can instantly destroy a Helicopter if they collide, so avoid at all costs.

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Even if your Helicopter is low health, there’s still a way to get at least one more kill.

4) Steal a kill while exiting a Helicopter

Continuing the discussion on flairs, since that’s your only defense against PILAs and JOKRs, once it’s spent, it’s a good idea to abandon the area or get ready to bail on your ride.

Knowing when to leave your Helicopter is crucial to staying alive in Verdansk, but it can also give you a chance to pry one more kill as you’re taking off.

Simply angling your chopper onto a player and exiting the craft will still propel the vehicle forward. If a player is caught in the subsequent explosion, then you’ll be credited with the kill while leaving the area.

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Know where the Helicopters spawn in Warzone to be the first on the scene.

5) Land quickly, get in the chopper quicker

You can’t start your killing spree if you don’t acquire the aircraft first. Knowing where the Helicopters spawn lets players just b-line it to that location before anyone else.

The Warzone map allows for eight different spawns, and all of them are sure to get some action in the early phases of a match.

There are more ways to keep your kill count high in Warzone, but getting into a chopper will give players a better chance at picking off more than a few opponents.

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Dr Disrespect explodes after stream snipers ruin charity Warzone event

Published: 22/Oct/2020 5:04

by Brad Norton


Dr Disrespect was all set and ready to go in Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards’ $10,000 ‘Cracked Creators’ Warzone event, though his run was cut short due to pesky stream snipers that ruined his day.

The latest Warzone event threw elite players and content creators into Verdansk with a unique twist. Rather than forming their own teams, streamers had to pick their Duo from a list of “cracked” players.

From Seth ‘Scump’ Abner to Mason ‘Symfuhny’ Lanier, all of the biggest names were lined up to compete for a good cause. For most of them, the event went smoothly as they squared off with others in Warzone. For Dr Disrespect and his chosen partner ZLaner, things didn’t get off to a good start.

“It’s phony desperation everywhere,” Doc said in his very first round of action.

The pair ran into alleged stream snipers in the very first round, and after the Two-Time was executed out of nowhere he declared, “I’m never playing in another Warzone tournament without a delay, ever.”

Unfortunately for them, things didn’t improve over the next few rounds. Doc and ZLaner were unable to close out a single map win throughout their run in the event. They dropped two maps against Joseph ‘Merk’  DeLuca & Clint ‘Maven’ Evans before falling out of the lower bracket to Trevor May and Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper.

“That is it for me today stream,” Doc said the moment their final tournament map came to an end. “I am literally losing brain cells.”

Opposing players had tracked down their location in every map just to be the ones to steal the moment. For the next event, Dr Disrespect assured that the duo will “throw the delay on” to prevent any more stream sniping shenanigans.

“After the first game I checked out,” he admitted.

“The tournament completely took me out of it. Lesson learned. I didn’t think it was gonna be that big of an issue… but it’s a horrifically large issue.”

It didn’t take long before Doc took aim at stream snipers on social media as well. He followed up with a hilariously scathing tweet to put them in their place, listing off insult after insult as only he could.

“Nothin like being stream sniped by a bunch of blonde banged, chubby-cheeked, inward kneed, desperation for attention, purple brace face, unathletic, D- grades, Cheeto bags constantly emptied wannabe gamers… during a charity tournament,” he posted during the Oct. 21 event’s run-time.

Dr Disrespect and ZLaner weren’t the only ones impacted by the problem during the event. Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop also vented his frustrations, after losing every map he played in the Warzone competition as well.

“I’m officially retiring from Warzone tournaments,” he declared on Twitter.

Some Duos were able to have far more luck throughout the day, however. You can catch up on all of the final event results from Hitch’s “Cracked Creators” Warzone tournament in our official coverage hub here.