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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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Black Ops Cold War CODE Bowl announced: how to watch & participants

Published: 3/Dec/2020 22:37

by Tanner Pierce


Activision has announced the second iteration of the CODE Bowl, which brings together high-profile esports players and members of the US and UK military esports teams to help raise money for the Call of Duty Endowment. Here’s what you need to know.

The Call of Duty Endowment has been raising money for veterans for a while now. The company, which was started in 2009, helps veterans find jobs after their deployment. In 2019, the owner of the company, Activision, held the first Modern Warfare CODE Bowl, which brought together major streamers and members of the US Army esports team.

Fast forward to December 2020 and Activision is continuing this tradition with two major changes: Black Ops Cold War is the name of the game this time around, and members of the UK military will also be participating. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the tournament.

Who’s participating?

Like last year’s tournament, the 2020 CODE Bowl will feature teams made up of famous streamers/pro-players, including Courage, LEGIQN, Huskerrs, Swagg, TeeP, Espresso, Vikkstar, Tommey, C9Emz, and Spratt. According to Activision, more will be announced in the near future.

Beyond that, however, those players will be joined by members of the US Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, and Space Force, as well as members of the UK British Army, Royal Navy, and Royal Air Force.

In addition, each team will be coached by a “Call of Duty League professional” but the exact list of those people has yet to be announced.

Currently, it’s unknown how the teams will be split, but all in all, it should make for a pretty interesting dynamic.

How can I watch the 2020 CODE Bowl?

According to Activision, the 2020 CODE Bowl is set to take place on December 11, 2020, at 6:00 PM GMT. If you’re unsure about what time that is in your area, we’ve broken it down for you below:

  • 1 PM EST
  • 10 AM PST
  • 3 AM JST (Saturday, December 12, 2020)
  • 5 AM AEDT (Saturday, December 12, 2020)

In addition, the event will be streamed entirely on Call of Duty’s YouTube and Twitch channels. It’s currently unknown if the event is going to be streamed on the above players’ respective accounts, but one would imagine they would be. Embeds for each stream will be added once they become available.