Top Rank Up Tip – Five Tricks for Setting Traps in Warzone
In my research for the Haunting of Verdansk – mostly watching classic horror movies and playing Warzone – I started to notice a theme between the two.
Instead of fighting their adversaries head-on, the most devious minds in the Warzone universe use the environment and unconventional tools to their advantage. Sure,
And so, I propose these five tricks to use in your next Warzone match; read on to find out how to set up some unexpected, yet super effective kills… Or take note of these potential grizzly fates and avoid them with a counter-tip I’ll give for each trap.
5. Wait and See…
One common horror movie trope involves the soon-to-be deceased getting comfortable in unfamiliar territory – e.g. a totally-not haunted old house or the middle of a field at night – only for the killer to jump out and clean house.
So in lies the trap: letting other squads gain a false sense of security before engaging. Especially if you have the Ghost Perk and can stay off enemy UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors, it’s best to allow an enemy squad to get into your weapon’s effective range (e.g. around 40 meters for an Assault Rifle, within the same room of an old house for a sledgehammer) before engaging.
Obviously, the way to counterplay this is to be diligent when exploring any area of Verdansk. Check those corners, listen to footsteps, and double-check those insights on what looks to be an enemy player.
Worst case scenario: it’s just a bird, but identifying a false threat is a lot better than a surprise engagement.
4. Fatal Fake Out
Sprays: a harmless visual effect on its own, but with proper placement, it can lead to enough confusion.
Within the Trick or Treat event, there are a few humanoid-like Sprays that could fool an untrained Operator, making them fire their weapon and reveal their position. In a game where danger could lurk around the corner, putting these up stairwells or in random rooms might be a nasty, yet super effective, trick. Couple this with a few equipment pieces or well-timed return fire from “out of nowhere,” and you may be sending that squad to the Gulag in seconds.
Avoiding this trick is as simple as thinking like a Spray-happy Operator: where would you put up a Spray to fool someone? Or, take a few minutes to learn what these Sprays look like, then recognize these false threats before saving that quick reaction time for the real killer.
If all else fails, just don’t play their game; especially early on when the circle collapse can move, let them admire their masterpiece on the wall long enough to forget they need to be in the safe zone.