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Call of Duty: Warzone - The ultimate Perk guide

A guide to all the perks in Call of Duty: Warzone - learn what they do, how to get them and the best ones to secure the win!

Call of Duty: Warzone has been a massive success since it’s launch, providing a novel twist on the Battle Royale formula that many felt had gotten a little stale. 

The introduction of various types of respawns and self-revives keep you in the action for longer and the customization of not necessarily your weapons(though there is plenty of that), but your character itself with perks and field upgrades that give you stat boosts and added functionality in the field.

Picking the right perks and field upgrades can be the difference between winning or losing, and what ones you pick will vary depending on how you play the game.

So to help you out and start racking up those wins, we have put together a perks guide - detailing everything you need to know to get the most out of this crucial aspect of the game.


Call of Duty: Warzone Perks Guide

In Warzone you can have up to three perks.

These perks are pre-selected from the loadout screen so you will need to do that before the game starts - you can 10 custom load-outs. 

To get your custom loadout in the Battle Royale game mode you will need to pick it up from a Loadout Drops.

Loadout Drops Call of Duty Warzone Perk Guide The best Perks
Loadouts can be purchased from Buy Stations. (Credit: Activision)

You can either purchase one from a Buy Station or hope that you come across the three that land randomly throughout the match.

Perks are broken down into three categories and only one perk can be chosen per category.

You can change your perks mid-game but only by purchasing a loadout drop and selecting a new pre-selected loadout.

So that means you can’t swap perks in and out mid-game without changing all three that you have selected before the game starts.

The Perks

Call of Duty Warzone Perk Guide
(Credit: Activision)


Perks are active-passive additions to your character meaning you don't have to turn them on. They can make you undetectable to UAVs, increase your movement speed, allow you to heal your teammates faster or reduce the damage taken from various munitions.

Perk 1

Double Time - Double the duration of Tactical Sprint, increase crouch movement speed by 30%.

E.O.D - Take reduced damage from non-killstreak explosives and fire.

  • When picking up frag grenades, reset the fuse.

Scavenger - Re-supply ammo from dead players.

  • Scavenger packs provide throwing knives.

Cold-blooded - Undetectable by AI targeting system and thermal optics. Does not trigger High Alert warning.

  • Still visible to Recon Drones, but cannot be marked.

Killl Chain - Increase your chance of finding killstreaks in supply boxes.

  • Cannot killchain with killstreaks from another player’s care package.
  • Killchain kills don’t help earn nukes.

Quick Fix - Killing players immediately starts health regeneration. Capturing and holding objectives increases your health regeneration rate.

  •     Health regeneration delay is skipped on gun, melee, and throwing knife kills.
  •     Health regeneration rate is doubled while carrying, capturing, or holding an objective.

Perk 2 

Restock - Recharge equipment over 50 seconds.

  • Throwing knives can recharge 1 extra knife.
  • Decoy Grenades and Stim recharge twice as fast.

Hardline - 25% off kiosk prices for killstreaks, field upgrades, and armour plates.

Overkill - Can carry two primary weapons.

  • Cannot equip two of the same weapon.
  • Secondaries cannot be equipped.

High Alert - Your vision pulses when enemies outside of your view see you.

  • Triggered by enemies controlling Chopper Gunners, Wheelsons, IAVs, and APCs.

Ghost - Undetectable by UAVs, Radar Drones, and Heartbeat Sensors.

  • Still appear on killstreak radar when firing a weapon.
  • Detectable by Advanced UAV, but removes direction.

Pointman - All members of your team earn more money from completed missions.

Perk 3

Tune Up - Reduce the charge time of field upgrade by 40%. Reduce revive time by 25%.

Amped - Faster weapon swap and rocket launcher reload speed.

  • Does not affect swapping pistols and knives.
  • Most equipment is used faster.

Shrapnel - Spawn with an extra piece of lethal equipment. Explosive damage delays enemy health regeneration.

  • Regeneration delay is 3 seconds.

Battle Hardened - Reduce the strength of enemy flash, stun, EMP and gas effects. Immune to snapshot grenades.

Spotter - See enemy equipment, field upgrades, and killstreaks through walls. Mark them for your team by aiming down sights. Hack enemy Claymores, Proximity Mines, C4, and Trophy System.

  • Advanced UAVs cannot be marked.

Tracker - Enemies leave behind a footprint trail. See markers at enemy death locations and hide the death markers of enemies you kill.


The best Perk Loadouts

Now you know what each of the perks are and what they do you need to decide what combination of perks you choose. You can only pick one perk from each category so consider this carefully.

CS:GO and all-round boss Michael "shroud" Grzesiek recently spoke of the best perks in Call of Duty: Warzone and he suggested that everyone needs to have Ghost and Cold-blooded on because it counters all the other perks. Both help stop you being detected by various perks and items in the game like UAV's helping you mask your position which is vital to gaining the upper hand. 

But that isn't the only option and depending on your playstyle you may choose to go another route. 

So with that in mind, we have put together three Perk Loadouts depending on how what role you take and how you plan to play the game.


The Shroud

The best Perks in call of duty warzone perk loadout guide

Here it is, the Perk Loadout that shroud plays. We added the Spotter to it as it allows you to see mark enemy equipment, field upgrades, and killstreaks through walls. This plus being virtually undetectable on the battlefield means you will always have the most intel.

The Medic

Perk Selection Warzone PLunder Guide

If your role on the battlefield involves you helping your teammates then think about these three perks. 

Quick Fix will allow you to start regenerating health as soon as you kill a player while capturing or holding an objecting increase your health regeneration speed. Pointman will increase your entire team's money collection and tune-up reduces revive times by 25%.


The Warrior

Warzone The Warror Perk guide the best perks for warzone

Now for the warriors amongst us, the guys who kick down the door and are first in for you we have the warrior perks. Double time gives you increased crouching speed meaning you can get in close to the enemy will stay covered. Overkill allows you to select two primary weapons in your custom loadouts and Battle Hardened reduces the strength of enemy flash, stun, EMP and gas effects.



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