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"Dirty" Warzone tactic can net you kills before even touching the ground

by Brad Norton
Infinity Ward

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An absurdly "dirty" Warzone tactic is giving players an early lead while dropping into Infinity Ward’s newly released battle royale, with a new cheeky trick rewarding aggressive players before they hit the ground.

Infinity Ward’s take on the battle royale genre may have only just been released on March 10, yet players around the world are already finding absurd tricks to get an edge over their opposition.

Dropping 150 players into an enormous map, Warzone players have uncovered a cheeky way of taking down their enemies before even so much as touching the ground and putting away their parachute.

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While playing Warzone for the first time, you’ll need to keep your wits about you from the second you leave the main menu and load into a match.

In traditional battle royale titles like Fortnite or Apex Legends, combat doesn’t start until players hit the ground and find some early loot. However, setting itself apart from the pack, Warzone appears to play by its own rules.

Exploiting the new discovery early into Warzone’s official release, Reddit user ‘GranolaJrBar’ showcased how players are actually able to shoot their enemies out of the sky while still parachuting into the map.

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It appears as though Warzone gives everyone a secondary pistol by default. With 13 bullets in the initial magazine and 30 in reserve, all players are able to fend off an initial attack before they stumble upon higher-tier weaponry. 

Amusingly enough, however, this pistol is able to be equipped while in the opening drop. Simply cutting your parachute will drop you at a much faster velocity, but also enable you to land some shots on nearby foes.

A few hitmarkers are all that’s needed to ‘down’ enemies floating around you. However, due to being so high off the ground, once they crash into the map below, the impact will result in a full elimination before the match even gets going.

“I always feel a little dirty in games after taking out a parachuter,” Reddit user ‘Joshua__G’ joked in response to the highlight, indicating that while it might give you an early lead, it could be considered somewhat of a cheeky tactic.

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While a number of players have already called for the feature to be removed, developers at Infinity Ward are yet to provide a comment on the matter.

So for the time being, while checking out Warzone early into its lifecycle, be wary of enemies looking to gun you down before you even so much as hit the ground.