Loadout Drops and Perks confirmed for Warzone 2

Liam Mackay
loadout drop arriving in Warzone 2

The Call of Duty community was split after Loadout Drops and Perks weren’t available in Warzone 2.0 when content creators played at Call of Duty Next. However, the devs confirmed that the features will be there at launch.

Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 is almost here, bringing all of Modern Warfare 2’s weapons to the new Al Mazrah map. But the way in which players get their hands on these weapons caused some early debate, as Call of Duty Next’s build didn’t feature Loadout Drops or Perks.

Instead, players could purchase their custom weapons and upgrade those found on the ground from ‘The Shop,’ and a blog post confirmed that “Perks will not be available in Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0” at launch.

Loadout Drops are one of the main features that set Warzone apart from other battle royales, allowing players to grab their pre-built weapons without needing to loot for individual attachments. Players who preferred this system are in luck, as Infinity Ward have confirmed that both Loadout Drops and Perks will be available when the game drops on November 16.

Warzone 2 loadout drops

Warzone 2 players will be able to utilize a few different methods to receive their full Custom Loadout. There will also be exclusive means to secure the Primary Weapon of their Custom Loadout.

Here are the three methods that players can either get a full Custom Loadout or a Primary Weapon in Warzone 2:

  • Shops – Players can use in-match Cash at the Shops (new name for the Buy Station) to purchase their Primary Weapon from their created Loadouts.
  • Loadout Drop Public Event – Loadout Drops will drop into Al Mazrah in the middle of Battle Royale matches. However, these are not limited or assigned to individual squads, but instead can be accessed by any players.
  • Strongholds and Black Sites – Players can also earn their Loadout in the early game as a reward for clearing a Stronghold or a Black Site.

Essentially, Shops will provide your Primary Weapon from your created loadout for the right price, the Loadout Drop Public Event will provide your entire Custom Loadout, and clearing a Stronghold or a Black Site will also provide a Custom Loadout.

“Additionally, in-match Cash can be used to purchase your Primary Weapon from created Loadouts.”

Now, similar to the original Warzone, players can pick up their chosen selection of weapons, attachments, Perks, and Equipment so they have everything they need to score a victory.

Be sure to check out everything we know about the Escape from Tarkov-inspired DMZ mode that arrives free-to-play alongside Warzone 2.0.

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