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Warzone player demonstrates perfect strategy to counter Riot Shields

Riot Shield users in Warzone Pacific can be a real nuisance, luckily, a player has figured out a great strategy to deal with them.

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If you struggle to deal with Riot Shield users in Warzone Pacific Season 5 Reloaded, you may want to check out this player’s strategy to counter them.

Warzone Pacific Season 5 Reloaded is the final major update for the battle royale ahead of Warzone 2’s release.

With the game in its final season, there is, of course, an abundance of weapons and playstyles to choose from. From close-range fast TTK builds to long-range LMG and Sniper loadouts, players can take their pick.

Having said that, there’s one playstyle that’s generally looked down upon in the community, and that’s Riot Shield users. When Riot Shield players build their loadout with the Restock Perk and Stun Grenade Tactical, many feel it is a “troll” loadout that’s hard to beat.

However, Reddit user BrunoJohn117 feels they have found a way to “outplay a Riot Shield/Restock/Stun Grenade troll.” In the clip, the player encounters a Riot Shield user in the final zones of a Rebirth Island match.

In order to counter the Stun Grenade spam and get around the Riot Shield, the player simply uses a car to trick the player into putting their Riot Shield away, while then quickly hopping out and killing the now exposed player.

While it seems the player was actually trying to run the Riot Shield player over, which is a good strategy itself, they end up using it as bait to get the player to swap from their Riot Shield.

Users in the comments section of the Reddit post seem to like the strategy and play, with one user calling it “wholesome.” Another user points out the “use of the car to dodge the stun,” calling it a “1000 IQ” play.

This is a very cunning, high-IQ play, and although you may not always be able to pull this off due to the need for a close-by vehicle, it’s definitely a good strategy to keep in mind.


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