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Best things to buy in Call of Duty: Warzone battle royale

Published: 11/Mar/2020 20:32

by Paul Cot


Call of Duty players have now had over a day to get themselves acclimated with Warzone. There is still lots to figure out, of course, and among them are the best things to buy with your hard-earned cash.

Unlike other battle royale games, cash is king in Call of Duty: Warzone. Having enough cash is often the difference between victory and defeat.

In addition to being able to buy your squadmate back into the game, there an array of other killstreaks and general help you can purchase. The question is though, which are the most important and useful to buy.

Warzone Buy Station Locations
There are 19 Buy Stations in Call of Duty: Warzone…

What’s the most important thing to buy?

Before we discuss which are the best and most important, here is a list of everything you can currently purchase from a Buy Station. These are sporadically dotted around the Warzone map and aren’t too difficult to find.

  • Armor Plate Bundle – $1,500
  • Shield Turret – $2,000
  • Cluster Strike – $3,000
  • Gas Mask – $3,000
  • Precision Airstrike – $3,500
  • UAV – $4,000
  • Self-Revive Kit – $4,500
  • Munitions Box – $5,000
  • Loadout Drop Marker – $6,000
  • Redeployment – $4,500
Warzone Buy Station Menu
List of everything you can buy from Buy Stations in Call of Duty: Warzone…

Deciding what you should buy first is down to opinion. Nevertheless, there does seem to be some purchases which you should prioritize.

At the top of that list should be squad buyback, where you bring a squadmate back into the game. You will only need to use this should they have failed in their Gulag fight or have been killed for a second time.

It will cost you $4,500 – so it’s not cheap – but there’s nothing worse than having to sit on the sidelines. After all, you’d want to the favor reciprocated. It’s also highly beneficial to have an extra player with you.

A self-revive kit is also high up on the list. Again, it costs a noteworthy $4,500 but can be the difference between death and survival. It’s probably worth holding onto if you’re confident a squadmate can get you up.

Elsewhere, a UAV is also far from cheap. At $4,000 it will no doubt put some players off but in those final circles, it’s incredibly useful to have.

Finally, armor plates don’t scream buy me but they are essential – especially if you’re getting into a lot of fights. In close battles, the player who has more armor will often win the gunfight. At $1,500 it is more than a justifiable purchase.

How to get more money

Considering you start any given match with no money in the bank, you’ll need to get hold of cash quickly. Unfortunately, there is no magical way to get hold of lots quickly (otherwise everyone would be doing it) but you can certainly tip the odds in your favor.

Firstly, scurrying around the map and looting is a great way to pick random batches of cash. These vary between $500 and into the multiples of thousands. This alone may not get what you want from the buy stations, though.

The way to accumulate the most money is through killing others – although this is, of course, risky business. Finish a downed player and you’ll be able to take the entirety of their cash.

Finally, your team can find contracts around the map. The contract will ask you and your team to perform a random task which you’ll be paid x amount of $ for completing.

The meta for Warzone may change over time and there may even be new items introduced. For the moment, however, the above items seem to be the ones you should focus on.

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Best way to use zombie abilities in Warzone’s Zombie Royale

Published: 23/Oct/2020 15:51

by James Busby


Surviving as one of  Warzone’s fleshy undead can be a little tricky in the new Zombie Royale mode, but these tips should have you ripping and tearing your way to victory in no time. 

Warzone’s Halloween festivities are well underway and players have been busy unleashing their inner beast when playing the terrifyingly good LTM, Zombie Royale. The frozen fields of Verdansk have been cloaked in darkness and squads will need to work together if they wish to survive the horrors that await them. In this mode, dead operators skip the Gulag and instead come back as nightmarish zombies. While in this new undead form, players drop all their current equipment and perks.

If you wish to ever see your human form again, you’ll need to use your unique abilities to kill any players that dare to walk amongst the undead. While Zombie Royale’s reanimated corpses may have access to some incredibly potent attacks, they can be killed incredibly easily if you’re not careful. In order to help you get to grips with your newfound zombie form, we’ve put together a handy survival guide that should help you secure more kills.

Zombie abilities

Warzone Zombie
Activision / Infinity Ward
Warzone’s Zombies have access to some incredibly powerful abilities.

Passive abilities

Warzone’s zombies aren’t your standard shambling corpses – in fact, they have incredible agility. Their passive ability gives every undead player faster movement speed and stronger melee attacks, allowing you to quickly chase down your fleeing victims. Once you’ve tracked them down, swipe at them with your deadly strikes to snuff their life out for good. 

Zombies also have superior vision and can easily see nearby operators. Enemy players are highlighted and their footprints can be tracked, giving you plenty of opportunities to pounce on your newfound target. If that wasn’t enough, zombies are also immune to the gas circle and gas grenades. This allows you to set up some frightfully sneaky plays. 

Charged Jump

Arguably the most fun Zombie ability is the Charged Jump. This highly mobile move allows you to effortlessly leap onto rooftops, scale cliffs, evade enemy fire and initiate fights. You can adjust both the distance and height by holding down the Charged Jump button, so be sure to experiment with this before leaping towards your enemy. 

EMP Blast 

This ability works exactly the same as Modern Warefare’s EMP Drone in that it destroys enemy electronics, equipment, vehicles, and disables digital optics. Your enemy’s HUD will also be disabled if they get caught within the blast’s radius. 

Gas Grenade

Gas Grenades are incredibly potent in Warzone since they disorient your enemies and slow down their movements. Combine this with the high mobility from Zombie Royale’s undead and you have a lethal combination. 

Zombie ability tips

Warzone zombie fight
Activision / Infinity Ward
You’ll need to learn how to use these zombie abilities if you wish to increase your survivability.

Before you go chasing the nearest player, it’s often best to scan your surroundings for any enemy players that are alone. Not only will this stop your fleshy body from being riddled with bullets, it will also increase your chances of securing a successful kill. While it can be tempting to rush into the fray with your Charged Jump, it does give away your position thanks to the ability’s glow effect. 

Instead, it’s often best to use the cover of darkness to sneak up on them. Once you’ve successfully got within a few meters, it’s time to unleash your EMP Blast. This will instantly destroy any Proximity Mines and Claymore’s, allowing you to safely enter even the most fortified defenses. To make matters even better, the initial blast also reduces visibility and will cause most players to panic — giving you the moment to strike.

Once you have disabled any equipment and digital optics, it’s time to throw in your Gas Grenade. When the grenade has filled the room with deadly toxins, instantly run in and begin clawing away at your hapless victim. The slowing effect and overall disorientation from both abilities should make any escape futile.

Even if your enemy does manage to make a break for it, simply activate your Charged Jump to catch up to them. Just be aware that doing this will make you highly visible to nearby squads, so only use this ability when you have to. 

If you use these tips, you’ll be able to secure more kills as a zombie in Warzone’s Zombie Royale mode.