Winning a game of Solos in Call of Duty: Warzone is tough, but with the right strategy and mindset, you’ll be the last man standing more often than not. Here are a few tips to keep in mind for Season 3.
The very nature of Battle Royale games is that they are RNG. Where the circle pulls, what loot you get, the skill of the enemies, it’s all random. Sometimes you won’t find a weapon and another player will, and it’s game over.
However, there are strategies and tactics you can pull off to help maximize your potential to win. Having solid aim is a massive benefit for Warzone, but positioning and awareness are arguably more important. Now that there will be fewer Bertha’s for protection, you’ll need to rely on your skill to survive.
Here are six top tips to help you win more Warzone Season 3 Solo matches.
Use CoD: Warzone’s meta weapons
This is a controversial take as the vocal minority on social media believes there’s something wrong with using the best weapons available. Sure, it’s always fun to try something different, but if you’re playing exclusively for the win, you should use the meta weapons.
At the time of writing, the meta is extremely open. Raven Software has been on top of weapon balance during Season 3, focusing on raising the time to kill across the board and increasing the skill gap. While the CR-56 AMAX and Kar98k arguably remain the best choices, you can use almost any weapon you like.
You can take a look at the best weapons in Warzone Season 3 in our full guide and tier list.
Land quiet & complete Recon contracts
It’s extremely tempting to land directly on a Scavenger contract or in a busy area such as Superstore or Season 3’s Nakatomi Plaza. You may pick up a handful of kills, but unless you’re extremely skilled, you’ll be at a disadvantage when leaving. Players often land a little bit away from the hot drops, get loadout, and then push. If you’ve been fighting the whole time, you probably won’t have managed to get a loadout.
If you land in a quiet area, you can loot up in piece and get everything you need for the match ahead. Use this downtime to complete Recon Contracts and you’ll know exactly where the next circles will go.
Solos is the campiest of any Warzone experience. Players will do almost anything for the win, and now that they can’t drive around in Berthas all game anymore, this means camping inside buildings.
Unless you hear a chest humming from inside a house, it’s probably best to avoid it. You never know what disaster awaits inside, whether it’s a claymore by the door or a player sitting in a corner with a Streetsweeper. Even then, some players purposely leave chests as bait.
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Instead, if it’s likely an enemy is inside a building, position yourself between it and the next zone. When the camper leaves their den, they will be easy picking as they come towards you.
Pinwheel rotate to the next zone early
Holding players outside of the circle is an extremely effective strategy. There’s nothing worse than having the gas nipping at your heels while a player is on a headglitch in front of you, so you want to be that player.
As soon as you see where the next circle is, you want to be one of the first to rotate. YouTuber IceManIsaac has made a great video on how to ‘pinwheel rotate’ to the next zone. To put it simply, what you need to do is go round the edge of the circle before moving in. This way, you know behind you is clear when you decide to move.
Alternatively, if you hear gunfire outside of the next zone, you want to position yourself in the circle so the winner will need to run into you. Once the fight has concluded, the winning player will be late to rotate in and you can easily pick them off.
Take the high ground
A lesson learned from Obi-Wan Kenobi, the high ground is the key to victory. You never want to be caught in an uphill battle where the enemy can see all of you, and you can only see the tip of their head.
Contrary to our tip on avoiding buildings, if a building provides high ground over the final circle, that’s where you want to be. Even if you get knocked by a player below, they won’t be able to finish you off as you will drop away from their view.
If you need to drop down from a high building, don’t glide immediately as then you will be easy pickings. Fall almost to the ground, then pull your shoot at the last second, which you can effectively do with the best controller settings.
Third-party in the last circle
In Warzone solos, the win is often taken by the stealthiest player. Say there are three players left – you and two enemies. If you spot one of them, don’t shoot. Keep an eye on them (but don’t get tunnel vision), and wait for them to engage the other player. Once they are fighting, you have every advantage in the fight. They will be focused on the other player, and probably weak as they trade shots.
This has to be decided by you while in the situation, as sometimes you have no other choice but to take the fight. As soon as it’s over, immediately gets ready for the last player to push you. Unless you desperately need armor or ammo, don’t bother looting.
While all of these tips will be of great help in winning Warzone solos, don’t solely rely on them. You need to decide yourself the best thing to do in the given situation.
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