Best perks to use in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 5

Liam Mackay
warzone perks in verdansk

A CoD loadout is nothing without the right Perks, so here are the best Perks to give you a competitive edge in any Warzone game mode.

Call of Duty: Warzone requires skill to regularly pick up Warzone Victories, but having the best Warzone loadout and accompanying Perks has a huge say in how you perform. Season 5 has welcomed two new Perks and buffed several others.

We’ve picked out the absolute best ones for you to use to assist you in scoring some more big dubs.

Here are the best perks to use in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 5.

Best Warzone Season 5 selections for Perk 1


CoD Warzone EOD perk

E.O.D reduces explosive damage taken, which makes it a vital Perk in Call of Duty: Warzone. If you’re stuck in a room with players outside, especially near the endgame, expect a barrage of Semtex and Frag Grenades coming at you. If you have any hope of surviving, you need to have E.O.D equipped.

Given the level of volatility of explosives in Warzone and how many there are to choose from, it’s almost certain you’ll encounter them in every game. E.O.D is vital for surviving this and saving yourself a trip to the Gulag.

Double Time

double time perk in warzone

Double Time allows you to Tactical Sprint for longer, as well as crouch-walk faster. Mobility is key for pushing enemies and avoiding the closing circle of gas. Not only that, but it could be the difference between life and death when trying to push to the next area of safety.

In Solos, you need to be the first person in the next zone, and Double Time will allow you to quickly move around the map without a vehicle revealing your location. The increased crouch walk speed also gives you high mobility while sneaking up on enemies.

Best Warzone Season 5 selections for Perk 2


CoD Warzone Overkill perk

With Verdansk having both long lines of sight and close-quarters combat, most players bring both a long-range and up-close weapon in their loadout. The Warzone meta sees many players opt to snipe in Warzone with a Kar98k, and pair it with something solid like the Krig 6 or C58.

Use Overkill to get both weapons in your first loadout for effectiveness at all ranges, then take either Ghost or Restock from your next loadout crate and you’ll have the best of both worlds.


ghost perk in warzone

Ghost is probably the most used perk in Warzone. With UAVs constantly being popped, and almost every player running a heartbeat sensor, keeping yourself off the radar is vital.

You can sneak up on teams and make a quick getaway if you’re in a tight spot. Or, if you’re a building camper (no judgments here), listen to your enemy’s rage in the death chatter as you take them by surprise.


One of the newest additions to Raven Software’s battle royale is the Tempered Perk, a thing of beauty when it comes to Armor Plates in Warzone.

Instead of three plates being required to get you to max armor, Tempered reduces the requirement to two. Whilst this may not seem groundbreaking, as JGOD explains, this could give you the edge in a battle. You can plate up 1.5 seconds faster, and that extra second can get you firing at your opponent first to kill them.

Best Warzone Season 5 selections for Perk 3


As Gaz said in Call of Duty 4, “switching to your pistol is always faster than reloading.” This remains true in Warzone over a decade later, and the Amped perk makes this all the more effective.

There’s nothing worse than running out of ammo and watching helplessly as you’re taken out while either switching weapons or reloading. Amped allows you to almost instantly swap weapons so you can keep shooting with minimal delay.


CoD Warzone Tracker perk

This perk is especially effective in solo matches, where you’ll usually only be focusing on a single player at a time. This perk allows you to see the enemy’s footsteps so you know if someone has been nearby recently. With how slow and tactical solo matches can be, you’ll be surprised how many times it will save your skin.

Combat Scout

The second Perk added to Warzone is the Combat Scout Perk and it’s so incredibly powerful that players believe it to be “OP”. Shooting an enemy will ping their location for you and let you know their whereabouts for the next five seconds.

Even if they’re on the other side of a wall, if you’re playing with friends, you can keep people up-to-date with their position and end them quickly. Raven may end up nerfing the Perk in the near future, so take advantage of it whilst you can.

Best perks for Warzone solos

Warzone Solos is almost an entirely different game from Squads, where you must quickly rotate into new zones and know where enemy players are in order to survive. It can also be a lot more cagey too, changing the strategy required to win a game of Warzone.

Here are the best perks to get that Solo victory.

  1. Ghost
  2. Combat Recon
  3. Double Time

Best perks for Warzone Duos, Trios & Quads

In Warzone teams you’ll be fighting multiple enemies at once, so you need to accommodate different Perks to tackle multiple opponents and assist your playing partners.

  1. E.O.D
  2. Overkill then Ghost
  3. Combat Recon

Run these perks along with the meta weapons, and you’ll be putting yourself at a significant advantage in both Verdansk and Rebirth Island.

Also, check out how to unlock the RAAL MG in Warzone & Modern Warfare.

Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software

About The Author

Liam is CharlieIntel's Editor. After graduating in Journalism from Edinburgh Napier University, Liam made use of his passion for FPS games, including Call of Duty, by writing for sites such as The Nerd Stash, Red Bull Gaming, and GAMINGbible before joining CharlieIntel in November 2020. You can contact Liam at [email protected].