Call of Duty

How to pick up weapons faster in Warzone

Published: 15/Mar/2020 18:06 Updated: 15/Jan/2021 12:54

by Daniel Cleary


This simple Call of Duty: Warzone setting allows players on Xbox One and PS4 consoles to massively cut down on the time it takes them to pick up in-game weapons and loot.

As with many battle royale titles, grabbing loot and gearing up is absolutely key if you’re looking to take home the victory. However, not every player loots items in the most efficient and effective manner.

The default looting settings on Warzone for console players have been set to quite literally ‘hold’ players back from maximizing their time in the early game, so here’s how you can change that.

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Call of Duty: Warzone players can cut their looting time down significantly.

Warzone’s default looting settings requires players to hold their ‘interact’ button, ‘X’ on Ps4 or ‘A’ on Xbox One, for a second or two to pick up any weapons or equipment that they find on the floor.

It is possible to change your settings so that you can significantly reduce the time it takes to pick up items, although it may take some getting used to.

How to change to tap to pickup in Warzone

To change this setting so that you can simply tap to pick up loot, you will need to perform the following steps.

  1. Open up your options menu from the pre-game lobby or while in-game.
  2. Go to the “controller” tab in your options.
  3. Scroll down to Weapons > Use/Reload Behavior
  4. Select ‘Contextual Tap’ with your analog stick.

Demonstration starts at 0:34 for mobile users.

It is likely that it will take an adjustment period of some matches for players to get accustomed to the new change after making the switch. However, you’ll notice a significant increase in your looting speed once you’re used to tapping instead of holding.

If you play other battle royale titles, you may find you’ve been tapping to loot in those games already.

It is worth noting that this setting also has an impact on players’ interactions with doors, caches, and weapon reloads, requiring you to tap the interact button for these actions as well.

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Players will need to select Contextual tap for faster looting in Warzone.

Most players should notice a significant difference in the time it takes them to loot after getting used to the ‘contextual tap’ setting and it could even give a small edge in the early game.

This is not the only Warzone trick that fans have been taking advantage of to get ahead, as players have also discovered a way to effectively use both Overkill and Ghost perks at the same time.

Call of Duty

Why Clayster flipped off CDL on-broadcast during Royal Ravens matchup

Published: 24/Feb/2021 4:13 Updated: 24/Feb/2021 4:14

by Brad Norton


James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks flipped the bird to the Call of Duty League moments before the New York Subliners took on the Royal Ravens. Here’s why the veteran was all too frustrated before his latest matchup.

As players got settled into the lobby for the second week of CDL action in 2021, something clearly ticked off NYSL. There was visible frustration from the players before they kicked off the opening map.

Coming off a difficult 0-3 loss to the Los Angeles Thieves a week prior, the lineup was looking to rebound with a bang. Before they got their boots on the ground, however, a key moment from the previous week was broadcast for the world to see.

The CDL stream revealed Clayster’s heated comms after the disappointing loss. This private matter shouldn’t have been aired at all, according to Clay, let alone moments before their next match.

So, he took out his frustration the only way he could: flipping the bird on-stream.

“I had complained last time about showing my cam when I was super upset with my team,” he explained. “So I was pretty upset with them airing my after-match comms.”

Despite the 0-3 scoreline, NYSL’s series against the LA Thieves was one of the closest all week. The Hardpoint came within nine points, SnD went to a round 11, and Control went the distance as well.

Understandably, Clayster was fairly heated after the extremely close series that very well could have been a 3-0 in their favor.

“That was really bad guys,” he said in the now-public aftermath. “I don’t know what the f*** I watched. That was so stupid. We’re up 5-3 in the Search and we can’t close it out?”

This moment was captured on the broadcast last week but the comms were only just revealed today. Frustrated with the CDL running it without permission, Clayster stuck his middle finger up the next time his camera was on-stream.

“It was basically a nice little screw you before the match,” he said.

“I don’t appreciate that. I’m going to be having a talk with the league. If they’re going to make us sit here, I think it’s a little unprofessional to use the comms in the video. Especially right before we play a match.”

The NYSL vs Royal Ravens series begins at the 1:31:50 mark below.

While the video could have brought the team down, they didn’t let it get to them. NYSL dominated the Royal Ravens to rebound with a lopsided 3-0 win in Week 2.

If the League does try to punish Clayster, it looks like he’ll be alright: the official Subliners account tweeted “we’ll pay his fine” in response to the situation.