Warzone 2 player reveals “1000 IQ” Gas Mask trick that guarantees wins

Liam Mackay
Jailer in Warzone 2's GulagActivision

Warzone players have always used tricks to stay in the gas for as long as possible, but thanks to Warzone 2’s Backpack system you can use a “1000 IQ” Gas Mask trick to stay alive for a ridiculous amount of time and guaranteeing a win.

Thanks to Warzone 2’s Backpack system, surviving in the gas has become even easier than it was in the original game. Last year, players would have to carry Munition Boxes and Stims in the gas with Restock equipped, now they just need to collect a ton of Self Revives.

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However, there’s a “1000 IQ” Warzone 2 strategy that’s even better than just using Self Revives, and you can use it to survive inside the gas for an incredible amount of time — making winning games in the final zone easy.

As shown by TikTok creator drewd0g, Gas Masks that are inside another player’s Backpack won’t actually take damage and degrade while it’s in the gas. As the TikToker explained, you can “move from body to body” by picking up Gas Masks that are at 100% health.

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drewd0g was left in a 1v1 against another player that was in the air with a helicopter, most likely equipped with a Gas Mask and a ton of Self Revives to hide in the gas and survive once it explodes. After failing to take down the helicopter, they ran into the gas to loot enemy bodies.

Along the way, they found Self Revives, Gas Masks that were at full health, and even a Revive Pistol. They survived for well over a minute without even being downed, and they still had at least five Self Revives and the pistol left to use once the other player died.

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Well-prepared Warzone 2 players could leave a trail of Gas Masks in fallen players’ backpacks, collecting them all after the ring of gas closes. Combined with a bag full of Self Revives, you’re guaranteeing yourself a win due to the ridiculous amount of time you can spend in the gas.

However, this trick will no longer work once the Season 2 update arrives on February 15, as the Backpack looting system will be completely removed from battle royale. Players’ loot will spill out onto the floor again, meaning all Gas Masks will degrade as soon as they’re touched by the gas.

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About The Author

Liam is CharlieIntel's Editor who focuses on Call of Duty but also plays lots of fantasy RPGs or anything else in his massive gaming backlog. After graduating in Journalism from Edinburgh Napier University, Liam freelanced in games journalism before joining CharlieIntel in November 2020. You can contact Liam at [email protected].