How to open, close & peek doors in Vanguard & Warzone

Andrew Highton
vanguard and warzone logos next to a door

Opening and closing doors in Call of Duty’s Vanguard and Warzone can give you the edge in battle, follow our quick and easy guide to find out how to do so.

Whether you’re down 1v4 in a desperate game of Search & Destroy in Vanguard, or just making sure your steps are untraceable in Warzone, manipulating doors is a great way of surviving in Call of Duty.

Yet, many people often overlook them and in some cases aren’t aware of how to interact with them as the game never officially tells you. However, we’ve put together this handy little guide to make this scenario a thing of the past in Vanguard and Warzone.

Opening, closing, and peeking doors in Vanguard & Warzone

red door in warzone

The very simple answer is that to open and close doors in Vanguard you will need to either use the action button, sprint, or use weapons.

Now, only one of these three methods will actually close the door, as the other two will open it, and even blow the door apart.

How to close a door in Vanguard & Warzone

  1. Carefully approach an open door
  2. Get close enough so that a prompt appears saying “CLOSE” or “Close Door”
  3. Hold the action button for a second or two
  4. The door should fully close

How to open a door in Vanguard & Warzone

  1. Get close enough to a door until it says “OPEN” or “Open Door”
  2. Again, hold down the action button until the process is complete
  3. The door should now fully open

How to peek a door in Vanguard & Warzone

  1. Hold L2 on PlayStation and LT on Xbox to ADS with your gun
  2. Approach a closed door
  3. It should now give you an option to “PEEK” or “Peek Door”
  4. Hold down the action button for a couple of seconds
  5. The door should now open a tiny amount for you to see through
  6. Then, you can either close it again, or barge your way through
set of doors in eagle's nest map

As well as these traditional means of interacting with doors, you can also fire your weapon or use melee to puncture holes in it to see through.

Not only that, but something explosive like a Grenade or Launcher will also make easy work of a door, potentially destroying the whole thing and exposing the doorway.

Additionally, if you’ve got a full head of steam then you can sprint straight through a door and it will slam open.

Hopefully, that covers everything you need to know about how to properly use doors in both Vanguard and Warzone.

For more Vanguard and Warzone guides, why not check out how to reduce bloom in Vanguard, or how big Warzone’s new Caldera map is compared to Verdansk.

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