The Definitive Guide To Call Of Duty Warzone Part 1

CoD Warzone has established itself as one of the most popular games in the world, and they actually kinda listen to the community and patch the game. So it might be here to stay? In a fast paced BR with 150 people dropping you need every advantage you can get. A lot of you put yourselves at a severe disadvantage because your custom made guns are fucking terrible. Some of the guns I pick up from players that I fight I’m in complete shock at how awful they are. I was once clueless (honestly still am) after being removed from CoD for 5+ years so I want to bring what I have learned from some of the best players in the world, in the format of a weekly blog, to help and educate the stoolie community. 

Week 1 we will start with some basics. 

Settings, Guns, and Perks:

An enormous misconception is that amazing players or pros play on high sensitivity. The best players in the world play on 5/5 or 6/6. Do not overthink this. If you play higher than this do yourself a favor and turn it down. Go ahead and turn your aim down sights sensitivity down to .90 as well, this will help with control when ADS. 

Next in your settings you’re gonna want to go to the weapons section and scroll down to use/reload behavior and turn it to the third option, contextual tap. This will remove having to hold down square (ps4 master console) to pick up guns, open chests, entering vehicles etc (hold it down when in a vehicle to reload). This will make looting much faster and is a huge help. 

Next you’re going to want to go to the the general settings and turn your mini map shape to square. This allows you to see a lot more of the map and have better visibility. Your mini map is key, use it! 

Next turn off weapon and world motion blur. This makes your screen way clearer and provides substantially better visibility. 

These are all ESSENTIALS for settings, the following are what I personally use and are a suggestion, although I would highly recommend making the switch for these settings as well. 

-Tactical button layout

-Right bumper and RT flipped (the triggers are now to throw lethal, not aim and shoot) it is a known fact the triggers are not as responsive as the bumpers, I played triggers as shoot for literally my whole life and it only took me a week or so to get used to flipping them. Worth it. 

-Controller vibration disabled

-Aim response curve dynamic (I just switched back to standard a few weeks ago, this is preference based)

-Slide behavior: tap 

-Automatic tactical sprint (highly recommend, takes some getting used to but not mashing the left stick to sprint is amazing) 

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Now for weapons, let it be noted that all of your guns you use for Warzone should be maxed out. Also these are my personal attachments that I was informed by top tier players the best. 

Assault Rifles 

Grau 5.56 Attachments 

Monolithic Suppressor

Tempus 26.4” Archangel  

FSS Blackjack

Commando Foregrip

60 Round Mag

-Notes: This Grau is built for long range and I run a sub with it, if you are RPG/Sniper player here is an alternate Grau that is more mobile:

Monolithic Suppressor

Tempus 26.4” Archangel 

Tac Laser

Commando Foregrip

50 Round Mag

M4A1 Attachments

NOTE: This is the best gun in the game, but I really struggled to control the recoil with the "best build" so this is a great alternative to get comfortable and used to the M$ before switching to the build the pros use. 

Monolithic Suppressor 

Stock M16 Grenadier 

Ranger Foregrip 

60 Round Mag

Rubberized Grip Tape

Best Build:

Monolithic Suppressor 

Stock M16 Grenadier 

No Stock

Commando Foregrip 

60 Round Mag

M13

Monolithic Suppressor

Tempus Marksman 

Marc Foregrip

60 Round Mag

Stippled Grip Tape

Those are my top 3 ARs of choice, Grau being what I use the most. 

SMGs

MP7 

Monolithic Suppressor

FSS Recon

Tac Laser

Ranger Foregrip

60 Round Mag

MP5

Monolithic Integral Suppressor

Ranger Foregrip 

45 Round Mag

Rubberized Grip Tape

FTAC Collapsible

Now for perks:

EOD: Everyone is using explosives. Rockets, C4, Grenades, kill streaks etc. Taking less explosive damage is a huge advantage. I give EOD the edge over Cold Blooded. 

Overkill: I run Grau/MP5 for a run and gun class with flexibility, having a secondary gun with mobility and unbelievably consistent recoil control is so crucial to my play style. 

Ghost: THIS IS THE MOST CRUCIAL PERK IN WARZONE. The enemy knowing your position will literally lose you games. Having the element of surprise is a necessity and staying off the radar and heartbeats with Ghost makes it a must choose perk. 

Amped: Swapping is lightning fast with this perk and makes managing team fights a whole lot easier. There is no close contention to this perk in my opinion. 

Managing Overkill/Ghost: As these two perks are in the same tier people often think you have to make a choice. Wrong. At the end of the first circle closing at exactly 12 seconds a loadout drops from the sky. In the beginning of the game a lot of teams generally don’t have the cash to get a UAV. I select my overkill loadout which gives me two guns, then I select the Ghost loadout with the free one that drops out of the sky and just pick my guns back up from the floor with my new perks. Now I have ghost and both of my guns. 

Lethals/Tactical 

C4 for vehicles is a MUST, and a heartbeat sensor is great for knowing where the enemy is as, surprisingly, a lot of people don’t run ghost. 

Lastly, watch videos of good players to study their movements and mechanics, and use these new guns and settings in PLUNDER!!! That’s a great practice arena that gives you your loadout right away and simulates Warzone gun fights. Get accustomed to the changes without it counting towards your stats! 

Hope this helps, I will try to get a weekly blog covering all aspects of how to improve in Warzone. I stream daily for Barstool Gametime on my channel here. Drop me a follow if you found this blog helpful