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What are High Value Loot Zones in Warzone Season 3?

Warzone Season 3 Reloaded introduces High Value Loot Zones, special areas that include powerful loot, rare items, and plenty of cash.

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Warzone Season 3 Reloaded is set to be one of the most game-changing updates in recent memory, and the introduction of High Value Loot Zones may prove to be one of the biggest additions in the update. 

When you land in Warzone, the aim of the early game is to loot up. That means hunting for valuable ground loot, or opening supply boxes in the hopes of pulling out a high-rarity item. 

Because the early game is so crucial, many players like to drop in the same location every time. While the loot available in these POIs is never the exact same, it’s useful to find an area where a decent amount of loot spawns and head to that spot. 

With that in mind, Warzone developers Raven Software are trying to pry players away from landing in the same place repeatedly, and the arrival of High Value Loot Zones may just be the perfect way to do that.

Warzone Operators holding weapons in Season 3

What are Warzone’s High Value Loot Zones?

High Value Loot Zones are areas across Caldera that offer rare items and a ton of cash to players who decide to land there. These are designed as high-risk, high-reward areas as they’re likely to be contested by several players.

If you emerge victorious from the early engagements, the high-quality loot should set you up for success until the endgame. Players looking to utilize their Custom Loadouts as soon as possible will want to explore High Value Loot Zones.

Speaking with CharlieIntel, Senior Creative Director Ted Timmins explained that the team noticed a “real tendency to just keep dropping in the same location,” and these new High Value Loot Zones will encourage players to drop into new areas they may not have visited. 

“Now that we’ve got Redeploy Ballons, maybe you’ll rotate to one mid-game because you know there’s going to be more loot there, refreshing over time,” Timmins stated. “Equally, one of the things we hear a lot is players coming back from the Gulag feel like there’s not many places they can land and re-equip themselves.”

Underground Transit System Warzone Season 3

Where to find High Value Loot Zones in Warzone?

When players are launching into a match and look at their map, they will see that certain POIs have a dollar sign beside them, indicating that they are a High Value Loot Zone. 

These areas will have high-tier loot and plenty of cash for competitors to use to buy Loadouts or Streaks. 

During the wide-ranging interview with Timmins, the Senior Creative Director confirmed that the High Value Loot Zones would appear first as part of Operation Monarch and perhaps later on in Season 3. We now know that they’ll be making their way to Battle Royale playlists following the Season 3 Reloaded update.


High Value Loot Zones are just one of the major additions taking place in Warzone Season 3. You can also check out how to get Redeploy Extraction Tokens in Warzone or an explanation of the new Underground Transit System.

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