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How to respawn in Call of Duty: Warzone – Buy Stations and the Gulag

Published: 9/Mar/2020 18:01 Updated: 9/Mar/2020 20:55

by Kamil Malinowski


The highly anticipated Call of Duty battle royale mode Warzone has been revealed, and one of the most unique features of the game is the way respawns work. Here’s everything you need to know about Buy Stations and The Gulag.

Call of Duty fans have been eagerly anticipating another battle royale game after the success of Blackout in Black Ops 4, and their hopes have been answered with the announcement of Warzone, which includes some exciting new features for fans of the series.

In the early days of battle royales, elimination meant you were out of the game permanently, but with Apex Legends and Fortnite introducing the ability to respawn, Infinity Ward have decided to include the system in their game, but with an added twist, unlike anything we’ve seen before. Players can spend their hard-earned in-game cash to bring their squad member back to live, or if you die early enough, you can test your mettle inside The Gulag and win a 1v1 battle to earn your return.

Player firing a minigun in Modern Warfare.
Infinity Ward
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s battle royale, Warzone, is set to be full of unique features.

How to respawn in Call of Duty: Warzone

The easiest way to respawn in Warzone is to be revived by your teammates. In this version of CoD’s battle royale, ‘Buy Stations’ are located around the map, allowing players to purchase killstreaks as well as a new life for their fallen comrades.

Of course, this means that players will need to save up cash to revive others, which currently costs a hefty $4500 per team member. Money can be hard to find in-game, so you’ll need to be smart with it and have a bit of luck.

Alternatively, you can make your way through the Gulag – a brand new feature that lets players earn a way back into the match, unlike any other game.


What is Call of Duty: Warzone’s Gulag?

The Gulag is a unique way for players to get back into the Warzone match after their first death. In the Gulag, players fight 1v1 matches against other defeated players, with the winner being released back onto the map.

When you enter the Gulag you may be forced to wait your turn, but you can watch others fight in the ring and even cause some mischief by throwing rocks at the fighters. You only get one chance, so if you lose you will be stuck waiting for your teammates to find a Buy Station and save you.

It’s important to remember that you only go to the Gulag after your first death and that it doesn’t last all game. There isn’t currently a specific cut off point to the Gulag, but it is likely after a certain amount of players are eliminated. This is to ensure that players who die early have another chance, but in late-game scenarios, teams have to pay a hefty price to undo your kill.

Players will need to hunt for money in multiple locations across the map.

Of course, respawning is a last-ditch effort to bring you back, and many will be hoping that they aren’t in a situation too often where they’re begging their teammates to spend $4,500 to bring them back.

If you get wiped out early and feel confident in your shot though, you can always take your chances in the Gulag, and earn your freedom at the expense of another fallen foe.

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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.