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How to place top 10 in Call of Duty: Warzone – Survival tips & tricks

Published: 18/May/2020 15:38 Updated: 15/Aug/2020 16:35

by Joe Craven

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What are the best ways to survive and make the top 10 in Call of Duty: Warzone? Using everything from Buy Stations to tactical landings, we break down the best ways to play your Warzone match, ensuring you stick around to the very end. 

Call of Duty: Warzone, the series’ sophomore battle royale effort, has been hitting yet more milestones of late. With a whopping 75 million players now confirmed, it’s in the upper echelons of most popular games in the world.

As a result of the BR’s faster elimination times, some players are struggling to fight their way into top 10 placings consistently. However, as the best players prove, there is a way of consistently placing well, even when you come up against high skill players.

These suggestions probably won’t do a lot for players looking for high kill games, but if you’re struggling to stay alive then this is the guide for you. Here are our top tips and tricks to give you the best chance of placing top 10, and still being alive when the game’s end comes around.

Best landing spots to stay alive in CoD: Warzone

If you’re looking to stay alive in early game, you’re best dropping in places away from the centre of the map, but also away from the plane’s route. You don’t necessarily have to cross the entire map, but avoiding busy areas like Stadium, Superstore and Downtown will help you survive the chaotic period when everyone is looting up.

Storage Town and Airport are very good for loot, but you may find that there’s a few too many enemy teams to contest with. Areas like Prison, Lumber and Farmland are also good for loot, and provide a multitude of areas to traverse and escape enemies.

In the example given above, there is even more reason to avoid central areas, given the fact the plane goes over the middle of the map. For this route, Farmland, Port, Storage Town, Dam or Military Base seem the most sensible options if you’re trying to stay alive off the bat.

Pick your gunfights sensibly 

Realistically, if you’re struggling to stay alive into the top 10, you’re not going to be chasing enemies and trying to maximize your kill count. This brings us onto our next tip – to pick your gunfights intelligently and be pragmatic about them.

If you’re on top of a building and see an enemy moving across open ground, then have at it. Realistically you can always back out of the fight if the tables turn against you. If you’re in open ground on your own and you open fire on a team of three, then you’ve only got yourself to blame.

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The top of tall buildings offer good views and safety from enemies at ground level.

The image above shows a good place to start a gunfight with an enemy. The image below, assuming an enemy is on the building’s roof, shows you exactly the kind of gunfight to avoid, where you have minimal cover and the burden of being lower than your opponent.

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High ground is advantageous in nearly every gunfight.

Complete all the Recon challenges you can

Our next tip is fairly simple, complete the game’s Recon challenges. These appear on the map as little flags, and offer an insight into where the next circle will be. Not only that, but they give players a small financial reward and some loot as a reward.

Just know that completing them sends a flare up, so you might have to keep your wits about you as you’re securing the location. The reward certainly outweighs the risk though.

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The Recon challenges are pretty easy to find on the map.

In a game like Warzone, where pushing through open ground into a pre-aiming enemy is essentially suicide, getting set up in the final zone is a sure fire to ensure your survival. The more Recon challenges you complete, the more zones you can see.

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Moving to the circle early will avoid getting caught by enemies while you’re rotating.

Use Buy Stations to strengthen your hand

Buy Stations are seriously useful in almost any in-game scenario. Things like a Gas Mask can quite simply decide an end-game situation, while a UAV can help you get there in the first place.

While some players can run the Ghost perk to hide themselves from UAVs, they will give you a rough idea of the location of the enemies nearest to you. From there, you can avoid them and stay alive, or catch them unawares and get the kill.

New additions like the Armor Boxes are incredible powerful, and keep you ahead of enemies in squad modes. They will allow you to always be at maximum health going into a new engagement, meaning you have the best chance of coming out alive.

An Armor Plate Bundle costs just $1500, but could save your life in any scenario. Make sure you use buy stations to stock up on armor and keep yourself in the know about enemy locations. If you need tips on accumulating cash quickly in Warzone, you can check out our full guide for that.

Avoid Vehicles as best you can

If you’re just trying to stay alive and give yourself a shot of winning, your best bet is probably to avoid vehicles altogether, unless they’re your only way to avoid dying to the zone.

When you use a vehicle, you appear as a red marker on every nearby enemy’s mini-map. This is the opposite of what you want to do if you’re trying to stay alive.

If you have to use a vehicle, try and throw a trophy system on to it to stop projectiles being able to blow your car up. Hopefully, if you’re doing Recon challenges and moving to future zones early, you won’t be need to use a vehicle.

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Vehicles make you an easy target.

That rounds off our tips and tricks to place top 10 in Call of Duty: Warzone! We hope they help you to your first win. 

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Black Ops Cold War already set new Call of Duty player record in the Beta

Published: 23/Oct/2020 6:20

by Brad Norton

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The Call of Duty franchise is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon as Treyarch’s recent Black Ops Cold War Beta went above expectations and shattered records.

Ever since the release of the first CoD title in 2003, the franchise has only continued to grow. Year after year more players hop on board to see what the latest title has in store. Whether fans gravitate towards single-player campaigns, cooperative experiences, or classic multiplayer competition, there’s something for everyone.

2020 is shaping up to be no different as Treyarch is firing on all cylinders for the Black Ops Cold War release. Everything from Zombies to Warzone will be on offer and it’s already clear that the community is hungry for it all.

After an impressive Alpha test on the PlayStation 4 that became the biggest in franchise history, that record has once again been broken. This time, by the Black Ops Cold War Beta that followed just weeks later.

Having kicked off exclusively for PS4 users on October 8 before jumping to all platforms on October 15, the Black Ops Cold War Beta was played by a staggering number of people. In fact, it was “the most downloaded [Beta] in Call of Duty history,” the developers revealed on October 23.

No exact figures were revealed for the history Beta. Though it being publicly available across Xbox One, PS4, and PC over the final days was sure to have helped boost the figures.

Not only is this a hugely positive sign before the launch of Black Ops Cold War, but it continues a trend from previous iterations. 2019’s Modern Warfare also broke records with its early access Beta period. 

Last year’s records also didn’t come with any specific numbers, though Activision assured the Modern Warfare Beta attracted more players than ever before.

Also of note, those players logged more hours played than any Beta in franchise history. It’s now clear that Black Ops Cold War has been yet another step up in terms of early engagement.

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The Black Ops Cold War Beta was live across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

It’s obviously too early to tell just how this might indicate sales for the release come November 13. However, to get into the Beta early, a majority of players needed to preorder on their platform of choice. So that’s certainly a good sign just weeks out from launch.

2019’s Modern Warfare topped over $600 million in sales across its first three days on the market. That instantly made it the highest-selling CoD of the generation. Though Black Ops Cold War could be on track to go even further this year.