How to pick up weapons faster in Warzone

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.