Play, Seasonal Events, and Social Menus

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Call of Duty®: Warzone™ has a number of game modes, including an important tutorial for new players. Here’s what they are, why you should try them all, and our expert advice for claiming victory within them. Also: how to access the Social and Seasonal Event menus.

Bullet Points – Play, Seasonal Events, and Social Menus

·      Social

·      Play – Battle Royale

·      Play – Plunder

·      Play – Rebirth Island Modes

·      Play – Limited Time Modes

·      Play – Private Matches and Tutorials

·      Seasonal Events

After selecting Warzone from the main menu following completion of all Tutorials, you’ll either be greeted with one of two menus:

1. A short video with play, inviting you to check out the latest limited-time Seasonal Event… We’ll discuss this later in this section

2. The Play menu, AKA where you’ll go before dropping into Warzone.

This menu is where you can invite friends to party up and play a variety of modes across Verdansk and Rebirth Island

Here’s a quick overview of the Play menu, as well as a breakdown of what each mode entails, and what you may find within the Seasonal Event tab when it is available. But first, an important breakdown of how you can get the squad in your game through the Social Menu:

Social

While in any menu out of game in Warzone, look in the top-right corner of your screen underneath your current rank to see the following:

·      The number of people in your party, represented by “X/20,” which is next to an icon of a three-person group.

·      The number of friends currently online, shown by a single number next to an icon of a single person.

·      The command to open the Social submenu (Triangle, on PlayStation)

Open the Social submenu, and you’ll see four tabs, starting with:

Friends

This tab shows your list of Friends, starting with ones that are online. The accounts that appear here are either friends on your current platform, or Activision friends, which can be across platforms.

Follow these steps to invite friends from other platforms:

1.    Select Social from the main menu.

2.    Select Invite Friends while on the Friends tab.

3.    Select Enter Activision Account to send invite.

4.    Enter your friend’s Activision ID (ex: PlayerName#1234567).

(Please note: Some older Activision IDs do not include numbers after the PlayerName.)

This main tab is also where you can see Friend Requests as well as Blocked Players.

Party

The second tab shows your current Party, where you can manage who is the Party Leader, adjust privacy settings (from Open to Friends Only to Closed), and join parties via invitation.

Here’s how to set up a Party:

1.    Go to the Party tab in the Social menu.

2.    Select Manage Party.

3.    Navigate to the Invite Players tab.

4.    Choose the players you want to invite from your list of friends.

5.    Return to the Party tab in the Social menu and select Party Settings to adjust your Party’s privacy settings.

Regiments

Regiments are an optional feature where you and up to 249 fellow community members (including friends) can be a part of a larger group with exclusive benefits.

To set up a Regiment, visit this tab and choose a Regiment Name, along with a five-character tag that will appear in a Gold color beside your name (this can be adjusted in the Barracks). After creating a Regiment, you can start inviting friends to it like you would with a Party. This tab is also where you can accept Regiment invites, but note that you can only be a part of one Regiment at a time.

After joining a Regiment, you can not only invite fellow members to games through this tab, but also find out when its Happy Hour is. Set by the Regiment’s founder, a Happy Hour grants Double XP to any Regiment member that plays with at least one other member in Warzone within the hour.

In other words, if you and your friends want to get rewarded with a cool Gold Clan Tag and a free hour of Double XP every day, then start a Regiment!

Recent Players

The rightmost submenu is a list of your last 200 Recent Players, organized by the time of your last encounter.

In addition to seeing who you defeated in your last Battle Royale outing, you can select individual names to add them as friends (if they were a great teammate), view their profile, or block and/or report them, should you find they are not following community guidelines.

For more questions about social play, read our FAQ or contact Activision Support.

Now that you invited friends – or decided to go solo – what modes are available to you in the Play tab? Let’s start from the top…

Play - Battle Royale

By far the most popular mode in Warzone, a Battle Royale is a last operator standing survival match, featuring up to 150 Operators dropping into Verdansk to gather items, build their loadouts, and fight to claim a hard-earned victory.

After selecting this mode within the menu, a smaller menu pops out with the option of four team sizes: Solos (one player per team), Duos (two players), Trios (three players), or Quads (four players).

We recommend selecting the specific mode that fits your current party size, although if the number of players you bring into a playlist is less than the squad size, it will fill your squad with fellow community members searching who are also searching for a full squad. Then again, those that crave a challenge and beating the odds of uneven squads can choose to not fill their party by toggling the Squad Fill option – located towards the bottom of the Play menu – to “Don’t Fill.”

Following the pre-game warm-up lobby, you – and your squad, if applicable – will all load into an aerial infiltration vehicle that flies over Verdansk on a pre-determined route. After this vehicle crosses a section of the area as marked by your Tac Map and an alarm rings out, you are free to jump out, freefall over the DZ, and parachute down to safety.

At the beginning of a Battle Royale, the Tac Map shows the first safe area; while you could land anywhere in Verdansk, the circle collapse will shrink the playable area over time, causing those outside of it to eventually succumb to the gas.

Once you hit the ground, your squad’s objective is to survive longer than the other operators in Verdansk. Gathering items, such as Weapons or Cash to purchase Killstreaks and other powerful items at Buy Stations, killing enemies, and completing Contracts all help you outlast the competition.

After a few minutes into the match, the first circle collapse begins, then another cycle starts once the first collapse is complete. You can see how much time is left until the next collapse – or when the current one is over – under the mini Tac Map on the HUD, and you can see where it will collapse on the Tac Map itself.

When your Operator drops to zero health, they enter a downed state and bleed out. You must either be revived by a squadmate or use a Self-Revive Token to keep your inventory and continue fighting. Otherwise, upon your first death, you will be captured as a “Prisoner of Warzone” and fight in the Gulag. The Gulag is a separate area within the Zordaya Prison Complex.

Winning your Gulag fight gets you back into the game via redeployment. Losing a Gulag fight or dying after being brought back into the match from a Gulag victory, eliminates you from play, although there are ways to still redeploy even after elimination. A squad is fully eliminated with no chance to redeploy after all its members are dead and eliminated.

The game ends when only one squad – or part of a squad – is left standing. Although the circle collapse can (and will) engulf the entirety of Verdansk, the game does not end until one team is deemed victorious.

Battle Royale Basic Strategies

As mentioned in the Play section of this guide, successful Battle Royale games are ones where squads work together and communicate often. What is this like in practice?

Agreement on the LZ: Landing together as a squad in an agreed-upon location is a great way to start a match.

Watch the Flyover: No matter if its solos or quads, it’s wise to see how many people are jumping out into Verdansk and when. Fancy a fight early? Go to a zone when an event is taking place or is popular, such as Superstore.

Squad Drop: A squad that lands together, survives together. Splitting up the party rarely leads to success, as squads that decided to move as one unit will, more often than not, slaughter lone wolves.

Pinging and Calling: Pinging and using verbal callouts to point out loot locations, enemy movements, or strategies for travelling across Verdansk, is always a great strategy.

Just Pinging: Even if you don’t have a microphone, using the ping function can allow you to communicate with your squadmates.

No-one Left Behind: Ensure that all squadmembers are in the vehicle, or have another ride, when leaving an area.

Be a Team Player…: Place the benefit of your squad above your individual advantages. Leave no person in your party behind… or they may not want to go for the revive when you go down.

… or Let Other Players Be the Team: For Solo modes, allowing other single Operators to fight it out until one is left standing could be a viable strategy, as you can easily pick off the weak after a scrap. Just don’t actively team up with other solo players, as that’s not only bad sportsmanship, it’s a surefire way to get a Finishing Move done on you.

Don’t Back Down (or Back Out): It’s not just for good sportsmanship; backing out of the game once you’ve been eliminated puts your squad down an Operator down for the rest of the match. This is covered in the Redeployment section here.

Sharing is Caring: Remember to always share loot with one another to maximize utility and synergy with everyone’s skillsets. For example: drop any extra ammo, or ammo for a weapon you don’t have, that another squadmate can use instead. Remember the part of the Tutorial about sharing ammo? That’s extremely important. Don’t be an ammo hog.

Weapon Specialization: When it comes to picking up weapons, leaving a weapon for a squadmate who is more proficient with it could eventually lead to more success down the line.

Revive and Stay Alive: Revive your squadmates who have been downed due to a firefight, as going down an Operator is never a good idea. Sharing and reviving are two of the most important parts of teamwork, which is why they are highlighted in the initial tutorial.

Self-Revive in Solo: In Solo modes, a Self-Revive Kit is the difference between being downed or being eliminated. If an enemy you drop to zero health is “Downed” instead of “Eliminated,” you better finish them quick before they revive themselves and turn the tide.

The More the Merrier: As for reviving, ensuring your squadmate’s survival is pivotal to winning a Warzone match. Whether that is redeploying them with a bit of Cash or going for the revive when they go down, a squad is at their most powerful when all other squadmates are alive.

Other than those specific tips, most of this guide covers general strategies for Battle Royale games. Above all else, survive for as long as you can and work with your squad to have the best chance at victory.

Advanced Battle Royale Strategies – Play Like the Pros

Got the basics down and ready to play like the pros? From the past year of Warzone, we’ve studied the top players in the game and know how they get high elimination wins. Here’s how you can play just like them… Or what you need to counter should an elite squad be out for blood in your lobby:

1. A Scorching Hot Landing: Flying in the face of fear, an elite squad will drop into Verdansk’s most hotly contested zones. Learn what these are in the Atlas chapter.

2. Know Your Item Tables: The starting pistol can only get you so far against better weapons. Elite operators know what their preferred weapons are after dozens, if not hundreds, of games, and actively seek them out within the DZ.

3. Road to $10k: Elite squads will aggressively fight other squads in the area and, once they procure enough Cash for a Loadout Drop, rush to the nearest Buy Station, where they can use their personal weapons and the benefits of Perks before most others in the lobby.

4. Double the Primaries, Double the Fun: Elite operators value Primary Weapons more than any other, as these are most often more powerful and versatile than Secondary weapons. They use the Overkill Perk to have two weapons in their loadout, usually one for close or medium range (e.g. an SMG or Assault Rifle) and one for medium or long range (e.g. Tactical, Marksman, or Sniper Rifle).

5. “Get in loser, we’re going for victories.”: While getting their Loadout, an Elite squad tries to find a four-seater vehicle or Cargo Truck, so that they can travel across Verdansk quickly and eliminate other squads. Preferably, they also find a Trophy System Field Upgrade to throw on the hood of the vehicle to deflect explosives that can destroy their ride.

6. Grab Those Bounties: Bounty contracts reward plenty of Cash and reveal an enemy target’s position, so Elite squads tend to prioritize grabbing these over any other. If a few members of this squad are down, they usually grab a Supply Run to quickly revive themselves or purchase free Self-Revive Kits.

7. Knowledge is Power: Any leftover Cash from an Elite squad is most often used on UAVs, which reveal enemy positions for a short duration. Other solid Buy Station purchases include a Munitions Box to restock their supplies, Gas Masks for plays within the Circle Collapse, and damaged-based Killstreaks to fend off pesky rooftop snipers.

8. Rotate, Rotate, Rotate: The less squads that are in the lobby, the more likely an Elite squad can win, so usually, they start looking for strong positions at the border of the Circle Collapse to pick off approaching squads. If they don’t find anyone there, they “rotate” around the circle to find their next target. (More on this within our Circle Collapse chapter).

9. Loadout Bait: Because they have their Custom Loadout already, Elite squads have little use for the free Loadout Drops unless they need to restock after a Gulag trip. Instead, they find unopened boxes and set traps for future targets, springing on them when they come to collect their loadout.

10. Perk 2 Swap: At some point during the mid-to-late game, an Elite squad will use another Loadout Drop (from a Buy Station or a free one) to swap out their Overkill perk for Restock (for consistent resupplies of lethal and tactical grenades) or Ghost (to remain off enemy UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors). They may also use this opportunity to swap one of their weapons for situational use, but usually, they grab their first weapons back from the pile and move on.

11. Eyes in the Sky: Towards the end of a match, Elite squads may make plays to revive eliminated teammates. Because they respawn with only a Pistol, this revived player often takes their time returning to the ground, making callouts on where enemy positions are to help their squadmates pick them off for a safer landing.

12. The Final Circle: When a match only has a few operators left in Verdansk, Elite squads maintain composure, take advantageous positions based on where the circle is moving (usually towards its center with plenty of cover), and hitting those last shots for the win.

Play – Plunder

A distinctly different mode of play is Plunder, where the objective is to collect and bank a certain amount of Cash while battling against other teams across Verdansk. Get as much Cash as you can… and get the win!

This game mode is for true mercenaries that want to drop into Verdansk, gather in-game Cash via scavenging or Contract completions, optionally banking this Cash to keep it safely away from rivals, and reaching a maximum Cash value before all the other teams, to secure victory.

Take the Money and Run: Plunder Overview

Similar to Battle Royale, Plunder begins with you and your squad infiltrating Verdansk.

That, as well as the basic mechanics and map, are the lone similarities between Plunder and a standard game of Battle Royale. There is no circle collapse in Plunder, allowing your squad to access the whole of Verdansk freely. Furthermore, there is no post-death Gulag. When you fall in this warzone, you redeploy automatically after a short period of time.

Your main objective is to collect $1 million in Cash before any other squad does. Cash can be earned by completing the following:

Slaying Enemies: Enemies drop a percentage of their total Cash on the ground upon death. Even if they landed in Verdansk with literally nothing, killing them will still reward some Cash you can gather and add to your total (which appears under your health bar).

Completing Contracts: Finishing consecutive Contracts is well worth your time, as the reward value (and Cash payout) increases with every completed Contract. This is indicated by on-screen messaging about the payout bonus of your Contract, and how much additional funds you are likely to receive.

We cover this aspect in our Contracts section here.

Cash Drops: Collecting packages from planes that periodically drop Cash during the match. These are known as Cash Drops. Check your Tac Map and listen close to in-game alerts to see where these planes are dropping free Cash.

Attack Choppers: Towards the culmination of a Plunder match, you may begin to see black helicopters appear in the sky. These mysterious airborne craft are known as Attack Choppers. Should you engage them (ideally with a rocket launcher) they drop a large amount of Cash but can fire back and down you. This is the most difficult, but potentially the most lucrative, way of getting tons of Cash.

Loose and Looted Cash: Gather loose Cash as ground loot or in Supply Boxes. This is the easiest way to gain Cash; within this game mode Supply Boxes are more frequent and Cash drops are increased in order to help squads reach that $1 million mark faster.

Cash Extraction (Helo): Once you get any Cash, you can bank it in one of two ways: calling in a helicopter using a static Extraction Site Platform that appears as an icon on your Tac Map. These are likely to be high-trafficked areas, so watch for enemies here.

Cash Extraction (Balloon): Utilize a Cash Deposit Balloon, a special Field Upgrade that can be found in Supply Boxes or purchased at Buy Stations and used anywhere in Verdansk.

Defeat: Dying in Plunder makes you lose all of your current inventory except for Cash, which drops by a percentage of your total that was carried on your Operator.

Win Conditions: The second your or a rival squad’s Cash adds up to $1 million – banked Cash and carried Cash is added among squadmates to determine this total – the game enters a “Last Chance” period. After this final overtime scramble to defeat the first place team (where you can try to reach $1 million if you’re close to beating the current premiere squad), the match ends. The bottom right corner of your screen shows a progress bar with your team’s current Cash total and placement, along with the current Cash total for the team in 1st place.

Hunting for First: The top three teams also have their general area exposed on the Tac Map for all to see; this is shown with a circle, which moves around to show these teams’ movement across Verdansk.

Plunder Strategy

Plunder tactics break out into two specific sections: collecting and protecting Cash.

Contracts: The former can be done in an extremely efficient matter by completing Contracts, which is the most lucrative way of gaining Cash. With high payouts that only increase as you complete more and more Contracts, Contracts can swing a match in a squad’s favor if they focus on finding them inside Supply Boxes.

Nomad Tactics: That isn’t the only way to earn massive amounts of Cash quickly; your squad could play Plunder as nomads, roaming around Verdansk to chase down those Attack Choppers. For those that play Multiplayer, think of these helicopters like Support Helos that have undergone serious reinforcement.

Get to the Chopper: It will take multiple shots with a launcher – or hundreds upon hundreds of high caliber FMJ bullets – in order to down one of these choppers, and they aren’t too keen on just sitting there and taking fire. Attack Chopper have turrets on them, which will fire down in retaliation to the players that have attacked them.

In general, taking periodic cover while taking down an Attack Chopper is a good idea, as otherwise, you may be a sitting duck against it. Furthermore, if you anticipate infiltrating near one, it may be smart to have a few loadouts based around anti-vehicle efforts, complete with a launcher, Cold-Blooded, and the Amped Perk.

Also remember that you may not be the only ones trying to shoot one of these helicopters down and collect their loot. If you see rockets flying up towards it from a specific area, it may be smart to investigate the source and possibly catch a squad by surprise.

Looting: Those who want to play more passively could also start loot hunting, clearing out Supply Boxes around the map to collect Cash and other useful loot. If you are doing this in the middle of the match, it may be a good idea to land in a discrete or secluded location, as they may have more untouched boxes that are ready and waiting to be looted. Not everyone may think to explore every nook and cranny in Verdansk within this mode, as they may be used to the Circle Collapse, so exploring the far-fetched places within this area could be extremely lucrative for your squad.

Bank Raids: Speaking of areas to find Cash: Banks. The Bank of Verdansk branches may have additional Cash inside. Unfortunately, their alarms are still active, meaning that any player that enters it for a robbery will alert all other squads of their deeds. This creates a high risk, high reward situation, as those able to make a getaway can walk away with even more Cash.

Buy Stations: Then there is the idea of spending Cash to make Cash: Buy Stations are available for use in Plunder, but of course, you will have to use Cash in order to purchase items.

Although this store is stocked with more items – e.g. Vehicles – than a traditional Battle Royale Warzone match, all items are also far more expensive in this game mode than in Battle Royale. Although losing your funds is normally a problem in Plunder, there may be times where you need a Killstreak, Armor, Vehicle or a Self-Revive Kit and can afford spending Cash to make it back in due time.

Keeping Your Cash at all Costs: Protecting Cash is a bit more complicated than gaining it; dying makes you lose a percentage of your loot, and because kills reward players with tens of thousands of Cash, it incentivizes them to be out on the hunt. This is especially true if you are the top three teams, as your approximate location is shown to everyone on the map and in the lobby, which essentially puts a map-wide target on your back.

Banking Cash (via Balloon or Helo) is near-necessary for victory, as it locks in those profits for your team total with no way of it being lost. In other words, bank Cash as often as you can, lest you lose it to an enemy team.

Extraction: With all that said, Extraction Sites are shown in the Tac Map at the start of a match, making them natural high-traffic locations. Be careful when visiting these areas during a match, as they may be crawling with other squads either preparing to bank Cash, or ambush those on their way to extract it.

The alternative method is coming across a Cash Deposit Balloon, which is a far more discrete way of banking Cash. Because it can allow you to deposit your funds anywhere in Verdansk, this balloon is such a powerful asset that it may be in your squad’s best interest to defend the Operator that has it at all costs.

For both Cash Deposit Balloons and Extraction Sites, all members of your squad can – and should – deposit Cash in the same pick-up transaction. Just like in Battle Royale, communication can be the most underrated tool in an Operator’s arsenal; talk to your teammates about heading towards an Extraction Site, or when someone is going to call in the helicopter or inflate that Cash Deposit Balloon.

Strategy Switch Ups: Finally, Plunder games can swing wildly if the top teams fail to bank their Cash. Just because your team is dead last does not mean you are out of the fight. If your squad is falling far behind those leading the pack, consider switching up your strategies, especially if everyone is considering hunting down those top squads to swing the game in their favor.

Practice Makes Perfect: Above all these tips, Plunder can be a great mode for practicing before heading into a Battle Royale. Having unlimited lives and a choice of loadout allows you and the squad to focus on learning your Loadout Drop weapons, which are key to winning engagements in the mid-to-late game within a Battle Royale.

Play – Rebirth Island Modes

In Season One of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, another experience became available for Call of Duty Battle Royale fans: Rebirth Island.

Part prison, part chemical bioweapons manufacturing and testing facility, the entire island has dozens of locations to explore including laboratories, barracks, decontamination areas, and a hilltop prison block that even houses its own Gulag deep below its surface.

Built for intense, close-quarter action, Rebirth Island is smaller in size and player count per match than Verdansk, and is usually home to two different game modes:

Resurgence

Love Battle Royale but need a few more chances at survival? Want to save the whole squad by pulling off a full team wipe on your own?

Then welcome to Resurgence, a twist on the traditional Battle Royale formula where respawning as a key to victory. Scavenge Supply Caches and gear up as normal, hunt down other squads, and focus on dropping every last one of them, otherwise they’re liable to respawn and seek revenge!

Compared to a traditional Battle Royale, a Resurgence Battle Royale has the following modifiers:

· If you’re taken down, there’s no time for a Gulag battle in this game mode! Instead, watch your squadmates and hope they survive for long enough as the Rebirth Countdown reaches zero, after which you automatically drop back into the fray.

· The Rebirth Countdown can be shortened if surviving squadmates perform actions such as eliminating Operators or wiping full squads. However, the longer the game lasts, the more time is put on the Rebirth Countdown. The Rebirth Countdown also goes offline as the game nears the final few Circle Collapses.

· After taking out an enemy, you’ll gain a moment of extreme clarity on where the rest of that enemy team is located on your Tac Map.

In addition to our existing Battle Royale tips, here are a few key pointers to outlasting the competition in a Resurgence mode:

All-Out Blitz. Dropping onto Rebirth Island takes less time than a Verdansk infiltration, which means your first engagement may come moments after you hit the ground. Find a Supply Cache or weapon on the floor as soon as possible, otherwise prepare to defend yourself using the starting pistol.

CQB is for Me. Rebirth Island’s meta (most effective tactics available) differs from that of Verdansk, as it contains plenty of opportunities for CQB play. SMGs, shotguns, and fast-firing assault rifles are all smart plays within the island, although a sniper rifle or LMG can still lock down long sightlines with ease.

Take No Prisoners. After eliminating a hostile Operator, pay close attention to the Tac Map for the locations of their allies. This ping even cuts through Operators with the Ghost Perk equipped, making the best defense against these sneaky foes a powerful offense.

Be a Hero… Meanwhile, if you on the other side of a lopsided engagement, do your best to reduce your squadmates’ Rebirth Countdown timers. After a squadmate goes down, be on guard for enemies swarming your position, and eliminate them as needed to bring your friends back into the fray.

… but Don’t Be Reckless. With that said, engaging full squads by yourself head-on is most often a ticket back to the main menu. If there are only seconds remaining on a squadmate’s Rebirth Countdown timer, be patient and “play your life” – that is, be defensive and conserve health rather than offensive.

Rebirth Island Wholesale Distributors. Rebirth Island Buy Station items are cheaper than those found in Verdansk. It may be wise to play as if prices are at normal levels – e.g. saving at least $10,000 before going for a Loadout Drop – as you may want to also pick up a UAV or other life-saving item along with it.

Fire (Sale) Island. Not only are Buy Stations on Rebirth Island cheaper, they always have a Fire Sale towards the end of a game. Be cautious around all active Buy Stations when the Fire Sale goes live, and keep some Cash on hand to rack up those UAVs and more powerful items. (Don’t know what a Fire Sale is? Head to our Contracts section for more intel on this in-game event and more).

Mini Battle Royale

Rebirth Island is also home to Mini Battle Royales, where Operators fight until only one – or one squad – is left standing. From Loadout Drops to Contracts and even the Gulag, Mini BR on Rebirth Island has the same mechanics as a Battle Royale in Verdansk.

Those looking for an edge on the competition, the tips we gave for a standard Battle Royale should apply, although you may want to take a trip to Rebirth Island’s Atlas to learn about its 32 Points of Interest so you can scout out good places to load up on items and grab vehicles.

Play – Limited Time Modes

Outside of the standard Battle Royale, Plunder, and Rebirth Island mode offerings are additional Limited Time Modes that will appear on a week-by-week basis, most often after a major update within Warzone.

For example, at the beginning of Season Three, Verdansk will have a taste of Rebirth Island with its own “Resurgence” playlist.

Other game modes add radical changes to traditional Battle Royale or Plunder formulas, such as giving each squad a powerful armored truck to fight with and keep functional (Armored Royale), or allow for re-infiltrations if they have at least $4,000 of in-game Cash on their Operator (“Buyback” Battle Royale).

On top of these Limited Time Modes are Limited Time Experiences that tell the greater story of Warzone, such as the ones that appeared at the end of Season Two. These only last a few days, if not hours, so be sure to follow Call of Duty official social channels to know when these are coming…

Trust us: you won’t want to miss any Limited Time Experience within Warzone.

Play – Private Match and Tutorials

The final option within the Play menu covers three different modes: Trials, Private Matches, and Tutorials.

Trials are short mini games that can help you practice aiming and firing weapons at multiple targets and at various ranges. Try your hand at all nine current trials and see if you can get a three-star rank on each one!

Next is Private Matches, which are invite-only games that can be played with friends or fellow community members on dedicated servers. Several pre-set game modes are available to play here, such as Battle Royale and Plunder, and can be played on either Verdansk or Rebirth Island.

If you have a large group of friends, such as in a Regiment, who all want to play against each other, or are looking to get your community involved in a game night, then Private Matches are a perfect way to round up the whole Regiment for hours upon hours of fun in your own space!

Finally, for those who have never played a battle royale-type game before, or who want to enter their first online game with some confidence, not only is this entire guide for you, but also there is an in-game tutorial.

Within the Private Matches and Tutorials section, there are three distinct tutorial sections available to play: the Orientation Tutorial, Battle Royale Practice Tutorial, and Plunder Mechanics Tutorial. All players will go through the Orientation Tutorial once before infil into a Warzone match, and you’ll have the option to play it again, if you choose. While the two Practice Tutorials aren’t mandatory; we highly recommend you play it once before diving into Warzone, and the Plunder one will pop-up automatically upon searching for a Plunder match for the first time.

Warzone: How to Play: Orientation Tutorial

This experience teaches you the basic mechanics of Warzone.

From picking up and equipping armor to combat, contracts, loot, and teamwork, this Orientation is a fantastic hands-on introduction to the game.

Battle Royale: How to Play: Practice Tutorial

This Solo mini battle royale experience drops you into the Quarry with some AI opponents to further teach you about in-game mechanics.

Here, you’ll learn about infiltrating and parachuting, along with live combat, looting from enemies, and the circle collapse.

Not only is this experience a proper live fire exercise, but it is also replayable; see how quickly you can eliminate all your opponents, and you may just get a sweet reward.

Plunder: How to Play: Orientation Tutorial

This experience teaches you the basic mechanics of the Plunder mode.

Collecting and depositing Cash is the main focus of this Tutorial, which covers everything you need to know about this main mode within Warzone. We recommend completing this after the first orientation Tutorial.

For additional game knowledge and tactics on Tutorials, go here.

Seasonal Events

At certain times during your Warzone experience, you may see a new tab in between the Play and Weapons menus, usually of a different color from the rest.

This is the menu for the Seasonal Event, a limited-time experience where you can earn exclusive rewards for completing objectives within Warzone and in other Call of Duty games.

Upon visiting this menu for the first time, you are usually given a small reward for your curiosity, as well as everything that needs to be known about the event. The menu itself includes three small pictures on the left side, which show exclusive events or bundles during this limited-time experience, while the bottom part of the menu shows a row of objective rewards than can be cycled through. Complete the listed objective to earn its reward and complete all the objectives (or objectives within a specific subset) to earn an even greater reward, usually a Weapon Blueprint!

Seasonal Events may have their timing set so that all their objectives can be completed at once, or so that certain ones will unlock during the event. No matter what the event is, one thing is for certain: earning all the rewards for one of these events is certainly worthy of some serious bragging rights on top of all the cool items earned!

 

Useful Links: Other Guide Chapters:

Welcome to the Warzone: Basic Training

Pre-Game Preparation

Infil: Tactics in the Warzone

Exfil: After Action Report

Tac Map: Atlas of Verdansk

Tac Map: Atlas of Rebirth Island