Over 6 million players experienced Call of Duty: Warzone in the first 24 hours — 15 million in the first week — and it doesn’t seem like that figure isn’t going to slow down any time soon. If you aren’t familiar with the game, Call of Duty: Warzone is a free-to-play Call of Duty battle royale experience. Yes, you read that right, you don’t have to buy Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, the latest release, to play the battle royale mode.
If you own Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, you’ll just have to download a roughly 20 GB update and can access the battle royale mode through the main menu. However, if you don’t have the game, you can go to another link on the Microsoft Store to download it for free.
Previously, you were forced to play in a team. Luckily, the “Solos” mode is now available in the game. You can take a look at an excerpt from the press release Windows Central received.
For some Operators, three is a crowd; that’s where Solos, the newest mode in Call of Duty: Warzone, comes into play. Solos is an option for players who are true mercenaries and only want to carry themselves across Verdansk. Only lone wolves need apply; Solo games are the quintessential experience for the player who want the ultimate challenge – all or nothing. In Solos, you drop into Verdansk alone with Battle Royale rules. That means no squadmates, no friends – only you and a pistol with a few bullets. Think of this as Free-For-All in a traditional Call of Duty game, but on a massive scale. As you loot, complete Contracts, and survive against up to 149 other players, the circle collapse will roll in just as it does in a normal Battle Royale. The Gulag will still welcome in prisoners of the Warzone, but if you die in that 1v1 Gunfight, forget any form of redeployment – you’re out for good. The last Operator standing wins.
Activision also shared some tips for the mode. The objective is to be the only one standing, and it’s going to be hard!
Because you will have no squadmates to rely on or watch your back in Solos, every decision may determine life or death. This begins while on the plane as you plan your infiltration. Watch the top right corner to see how many players dropped in, and keep your eyes peeled for where those red smoke trails fly over. If you’re looking for a fight, follow those trails. If not, try landing in more remote places to build your loadout before taking on other players. When you hit the ground, intel becomes the most powerful weapon for survival. Along with paying attention to the Tac Map and Compass, be especially thorough about finding, and equipping, reconnaissance tools such as the Recon Drone, Heartbeat Monitor, and UAV. The last of these tools can be bought through Buy Stations, which are active during this mode. Speaking of Buy Stations, you can also still buy Self-Revive Kits or find them in Verdansk. Keep this in mind when fighting other Operators; usually, they will instantly die after being reduced to zero health, but if they have a kit, they have the chance to jump back up and get their revenge. With that in mind, always ensure you have a confirmed kill before turning your attention towards the next firefight. Finally, Solos is a great way to practice the fundamentals of Warzone. Solo games are a good option for players who want to train up on weapons, equipment, perks and map knowledge. With only your senses and your HUD to rely on, a Solos match can offer a trial-by-fire that can provide plenty of learning experiences for your future drops.
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