Warzone 2 is a difficult battle royale when you first drop, but here are a few tips and tricks to help you survive in Al Mazrah.
- Find the best drop locations.
- Buy your primary weapon as soon as you can.
- Keep up with the current meta weapons and loadouts.
- Push enemy players and enter gun fights.
- Take your weapon into the Firing Range and work on recoil control.
- Obtain your loadout drop before the last few circles.
- Loot Strongholds and Black Sites.
- Learn rotations and make your way around Al Mazrah.
- Use vehicles for better positioning.
- Use proximity chat as a tool, and don’t be afraid to engage other players.
Find the Best Drop Locations
One of the most important things to improve in Warzone 2 is where you choose to drop. This decision usually sets the tone for the rest of the match and can make all the difference.
Despite being a battle royale with randomized loot, there are areas of Al Mazrah that are kinder than others. Although these areas may have bountiful loot, plenty of other players can also frequent them.
This is why it’s important to find a great balance between the two when you drop. You want a location with loot and not too many encounters to ensure you have time to ready yourself.
Thankfully, there are a few landing spots in Al Mazrah that any player would benefit from.
Buy Your Primary Weapon
In Warzone 2, you can purchase a Primary Weapon at the Buy Station from one of your current loadouts. This allows you to have at least one weapon you are familiar with.
A familiar and well-attached weapon can help you win some crucial early gun fights and set yourself up for a better circle rotation later.
There is even a specific landing spot that allows you to earn enough cash to purchase the Primary Weapon as soon as the match starts.
Keep Up With the Current Warzone 2 Meta
Once you’ve gotten used to getting cash early on and obtaining your Primary Weapon, you’ll need to learn everything you can about the current meta.
To improve at Warzone 2, you need to improve with the weapons in the current meta. These weapons perform better than most and can make all the difference in a gunfight.
They’re in the current meta because they have a fast TTK and are incredibly useful in various situations.
The meta is always changing, so keep up to date with the latest meta weapons and their best loadout.
Push Enemy Players
Don’t be afraid to push an enemy team. It’s the most important aspect of Warzone 2. Players need to be comfortable entering gun fights and outplaying other players.
If you try and hide for most of your matches then you’ll find yourself lacking when it comes to actual gun fights.
Consistently engaging with other players and fighting your way through Al Mazrah is one of the best ways to get better at Warzone 2.
Practice in the Firing Range
There is one fundamental that can always be improved, and that is your aim. Thankfully, with Gunsmith 2.0, players can customize their weapons and head into a firing range to practice with a few targets.
If you own Modern Warfare 2, you can also practice using your loadout in Ground War. The map is large enough to give you a sense of the distance and variety that Al Mazrah offers.
If you don’t own MW2, you can still head into DMZ and take a customized Insured Weapon to test the current meta.
It is important to get a sense of the recoil of the weapon and its TTK. This allows you to plan your gun fights accordingly and see what weapon is useful early in the match and which one sets the tone for victory.
Obtain Your Loadout Drop
Even though players can purchase their Primary Weapons, having a loadout drop also allows players to equip perks.
Although there is currently an issue with the Ultimate Perk not activating properly, you can fix it if you equip one of the default classes.
So the best course of action is to:
- Purchase Primary Weapons
- Equip Default Class from loadout drop
- Pick up Primary Weapons
This allows you to have a full set of perks while having both meta weapons in your loadout.
Check out the best perk packages here to know which ones best suit your playstyle!
It can be tempting to go straight for a loadout drop, but it can be a bit dangerous since other players will also be trying to obtain their loadout.
If you’d rather not risk the engagement, you can purchase a Loadout Drop. Although these can be quite expensive.
Loot Strongholds & Black Site
To get better at Warzone 2 and more familiar with the areas of interest around it, players need to engage with Strongholds and Black Sites.
A Stronghold is a heavily guarded building that only opens up a few seconds before the first circle is about to close.
There are over 77 potential spawns for them. Sometimes it’s smart to drop near an area with plenty of spawn locations to ensure a Stronghold pops up near you.
This can lead to a Black Site which can unlock some incredible end-game loot that can tilt any battle in your favor.
It’s great practice, and if you can consistently clear out a Stronghold and Blacksite in your matches, then chances are you can consistently attain victory.
Learn Rotations in Al Mazrah
Once you have the basics of gun fights and movement down, the next step to improve is to learn how to rotate in Al Mazrah properly.
This means that players observe the Circle Collapse and plan their next move with the intention of staying ahead of the circle. If players wait too long, they may spend the rest of the match chasing the Circle Collapse to stay in the zone.
This can lead to unfortunate encounters with enemy teams already properly set up and waiting to ambush any players they see straggling into the zone.
Always keep an eye on your mini-map and the Circle Collapse timer. If you spend too much time looting, you’ll be caught in the gas and lose health while also being in a bad position.
If you find that the Circle Collapse is a bit far from where you landed, then the best thing to do is find a Gas Mask to prepare yourself.
A Gas Mask allows you to survive in the gas for a few moments. The easiest way to find one is by purchasing them from Buy Stations or looting one from a Stronghold.
Use Vehicles to Get the Advantage
This usually gets overlooked, but knowing how to drive vehicles properly and when to use them can be a huge advantage in Warzone 2.
There is a large variety of vehicles in Al Mazrah. Players can travel by air, water, and land. There are different levels of security, and some vehicles have weapons attached.
If your team is looking to relocate and it’s close to the last ten teams, then the safest option is to use a vehicle to get a better rotation or location in the zone.
If you follow these tips, you’ll be one of the deadliest players in Al Mazrah, and you might even be able to push for the Champion’s Contract.
The Champion’s Contract is the only way to get a nuke in Warzone 2 and immediately end the game with a Champion’s Victory.
Proximity Chat is a Valuable Tool
Proximity Chat can be a bit overwhelming initially, but it’s a valuable tool when used correctly. With Proximity Chat, players can negotiate with others and even listen in on conversations.