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Call of Duty: Warzone Cash explained – Respawns, killstreaks, more

Published: 9/Mar/2020 17:41

by Andy Williams

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After much anticipation, Modern Warfare’s battle royale is confirmed, with Call of Duty: Warzone introducing an in-game currency, unlike anything we’ve seen in the genre before. How will it work and what can you buy? Here’s everything you need to know.

The highly anticipated Call of Duty: Warzone battle royale has officially been announced, and features an in-game economy system that will be pivotal to your team’s success from dictating respawns to buying killstreaks, cash runs through Warzone’s veins.

Being the master of coin will be vital if you hope to secure victories in Call of Duty: Warzone, so let’s find out exactly what role cash will play in Warzone.

Modern Warfare Season 2 cinematic.
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Drop-in and go head-to-head against players on Warzone’s massive map.

Call of Duty: Warzone: Buy Stations

Every player will enter every match with $0 in their kitty. As players begin to loot for weapons and equipment, there will be piles of cash lying around the map, ready for combatants to grab.

Each stack of cash will hold different quantities, depending on the rarity of the loot zone, so scavenging as much cash as possible will be essential during the early stages of the game.

As mentioned earlier, Warzone revolves around its in-game currency system, which will allow players to purchase items from Buy Stations — which are dotted all around the map.

Buy Stations are visible on the map, and a player’s nearest station can be marked for convenience. The cash which players gather around the map can be used at any Buy Station to purchase items, from equipment to killstreaks.

Ghost in Modern Warfare.
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Players may choose to defend Buy Stations in a bid to sabotage the enemy squad.

Call of Duty: Warzone: Respawning

Players will need to be strategic on how they spend their cash (i.e., whether to stock up on equipment, or whether to save up for a killstreak or a potential downed teammate later down the line).

As with most items in Warzone, players can share cash between their squad by dropping a certain portion of their stack of cash. This adds another strategic element to Warzone, as a team can strategically pool their cash together to purchase a killstreak for a potential endgame scenario.

Not only will Buy Stations facilitate the ability to purchase essential equipment, but they will also allow players to buy back downed allies if they fail to make it through the Gulag — where eliminated players go head-to-head in a Cage Match style battle to earn their respawn back into the Warzone.

Reviving player in Modern Warfare.
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Players can revive downed allies by spending their cash at Buy Stations.

Call of Duty: Warzone: Killstreaks

As you may have gathered, players cannot earn killstreaks via the conventional way of accruing kills in multiplayer. Streaks are purchased via Buy Stations or (very rarely) found while looting.

In terms of the killstreaks that are available to players, they will operate in a similar capacity to Call of Duty’s multiplayer. So staple streaks like a UAV system and Precision Airstrikes will still be available, and as the lethality of each streak increases, so will the cost at each Buy Station.


So regardless of your strategy, you will need to learn how to manage your cash wisely otherwise you and your team could come up short towards the endgame of Warzone matches.

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Black Ops Cold War Zombies: New Firebase Z details, Tombstone Soda, Scorestreaks

Published: 15/Jan/2021 21:29 Updated: 15/Jan/2021 21:30

by Tanner Pierce

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In celebration of 115 day (which is a reference to Element 115 from Zombies lore), Treyarch have revealed some of the first major details about the upcoming Black Ops Cold War Zombies map, Firebase Z.

During the Black Ops Cold War’s mid-season update, Treyarch announced that a new Zombies map, titled Firebase Z, would be coming before the end of the season and confirmed that more details would be coming on 115 day.

Now, that day is here and it’s safe to say that Treyarch have delivered, at least for the time being, confirming exactly how the map connects to the mode’s overall narrative and revealing some new items that players will be able to use while grinding their way through it.

Black Ops Cold War Firebase Z story

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Firebase Z will take place in Vietnam and feature new enemies.

According to Treyarch, Firebase Z takes place in a facility called Outpost 25, which is located in the jungles of Vietnam. Set after the events of the first map, Die Maschine, Samantha Maxis has been captured by Omega Group and it’s up to the Requiem team to go and save her, which brings them to Outpost 25.

The developers also confirmed that the map will feature some brand-new enemies and gameplay mechanics, but they failed to go into detail about what exactly they will be. Could we be seeing a new boss zombie similar to the Megaton from Die Maschine? Fans will have to just wait and see.

New Zombies perk and scorestreaks

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Tombstone Soda is returning in Black Ops Cold War and it’ll operate a bit differently than it has in the past.

In addition to the narrative details, Treyarch also confirmed some of the new items coming to the game. The first, which was teased a few weeks back, is the Tombstone Soda perk.

For Black Ops Cold War, the aforementioned perk, which originated in Black Ops II, will feature some novel abilities.

While the player has the perk active, they will turn into a “shadow” if they’re downed. In this form, players can use weapons while they attempt to revive themselves. That being said, if you die while in shadow form, you’re done, presumably until the next round.

If you’re a fan of the original perk, however, that’s not a problem, as the tier-three upgrade for the Black Ops Cold War version allows you to drop a small stash, which includes all of your original items, when you die, which is almost identical to how the BO2 version worked.

Beyond that, the developers also confirmed that two new scorestreaks will be coming to the game: the Artillery and Napalm Strike. Each one can be crafted from the Crafting Table, although it’s unknown whether or not they’ll be available on just Firebase Z or if Die Maschine is also getting some love.

All in all, it seems like Firebase Z is going to bring a ton of cool features when it launches on February 4, 2021, which is sure to liven up the overall Zombies experience in Black Ops Cold War.