7 Call of Duty: Warzone Tips for Surviving Longer

This guide includes several Call of Duty: Warzone tips for surviving longer in its battle royale matches. Are your Warzone matches usually shorter ones that last less than eight minutes? If so, check out the survival tips in this game guide.

7 Call of Duty: Warzone Tips for Surviving Longer

Call of Duty: Warzone is a Windows and console battle royale game on a grand scale. Up to 150 players battle it out on that game’s Verdansk map until just one player or team remains. The larger number of players Warzone includes for battles makes its matches a bit tougher to survive than those in PUBG and Fortnite. However, you can enhance your survival chances in Warzone matches with these Call of Duty: Warzone tips.

1. Don’t Stay out in the Open for too Long

You’re much more likely to get spotted and fired at by hostiles when you’re out in the open instead of within buildings. When you’re out in the open, you’re vulnerable to enemy fire from all directions. So, try to minimize the amount of time you spend in more open terrain during Warzone matches. Move through buildings and stay in and around them for longer periods to reduce the amount of time you’re outside. Then you can look out for hostiles from buildings’ windows.

A building's window

A building’s window

2. Avoid Needless Confrontations

You don’t need to kill masses of enemies to survive up to the last 10-15 players in Warzone matches. So, why run toward the sound of distant gunfire you hear to engage hostiles when you can move away from them? Running into dangerous situations to take on hostiles you can probably avoid might only get you killed.

Picking up a Bounty contract will present an avoidable confrontation by highlighting the position of a nearby hostile on the map for you to take out. Going for a bounty target is risky as the targeted players will always be warned with threat level indicators that highlight how close you are. Thus, you have no great element of surprise when pursuing bounty targets. I’ve killed quite a few players who’ve tried to eliminate me with Bounty contracts. Thus, you’ll probably survive longer in some matches by not pursuing Bounty targets.

A Bounty contract target highlighted on the map

A Bounty contract target highlighted on the map

So, try not to get in on too much action during Warzone matches. You’ll have a better chance of surviving longer by steering clear of areas of the map where you can hear a lot of gunfire coming from and taking on hostiles only when you really must do so.

3. Stay Close to Teammates

When you’re playing in squad games, try to stay reasonably close to at least one of your teammates during matches. If you don’t stick with teammates, you can get ganged up on by two, three, and maybe four players from an enemy team. Furthermore, nearby teammates might be able to revive you when you get shot down by hostiles. You can also revive nearby teammates to keep your squad in a match longer.

A Warzone teammate

A Warzone teammate

4. Equip the Heartbeat Sensor

The Heartbeat Sensor is many players’ favorite tactical gear in Warzone. That’s a tablet-like device that shows you the approximate direction of nearby enemies with bleeping dots. Its detection range might be small, but the Heartbeat Sensor is an invaluable piece of kit that will warn you when there are hostiles nearby. It’s especially handy for detecting if any hostiles are keeping quiet in buildings you’re about to enter (or have entered).

So, make sure you always pick up the Heartbeat Sensor when you find it in chests, as it will help you avoid surprise ambushes in buildings. Also, add the Heartbeat Sensor to your loadouts. Then you can pick it up from both Loadout Drops and standard crates.

The Heartbeat Sensor

The Heartbeat Sensor

5. Save Some Cash for Your Teammates

You can buy a teammate back in at Buy Stations for $4,000. They can also buy you back in so long as they have the cash required. So, make sure you save some cash you find for your teammates if you can see they don’t have enough to buy you back in. Press the left Alt key to ping cash on the floor so your teammates can pick it up. Doing so will ensure you don’t have to wait around for your teammates to find more cash to buy you back in after you’ve been eliminated at the Gulag.

6. Purchase the UAV Killstreak

The UAV recon ship is a $4,000 Killstreak you can purchase at Buy Stations. That’s one of the best killstreaks to have at your disposal, which highlights the positions of hostiles on the minimap with red dots for a short time. This can be an invaluable killstreak as it shows you where enemies are. It’s similar to the Heartbeat Sensor, but the UAV has a bigger detection range.

The UAV Killstreak

The UAV Killstreak

The UAV can help you avert enemy surprises much the same as the Heartbeat Sensor. For example, you can utilize it before moving to a Loadout Drop crate to grab some gear. The UAV will show you if enemies are lurking close to the crate who could ambush you when grabbing your loadout. So, the UAV can be a lifesaver.

7. Equip the Ghost Perk

You can equip up to three perks for a single loadout. Ghost is one of the best loadout perks that will help you survive longer by making you invincible to UAVs, Heartbeat Sensors, and the Radar Drones. Therefore, enemies can’t track you with UAV Killstreaks and Heartbeat Sensors when you’re equipped with this perk. So, make sure you add Ghost to your loadouts.

Official Trailer | Call of Duty: Warzone

You’ll survive longer in matches by sticking to those Call of Duty: Warzone tips. Just remember you don’t need to kill 10 or more players to win Warzone matches. Playing it safe is the best way to survive longer in matches for all battle royale games.

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