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Warzone 2 Buy Stations - How The Shop Works

Activision has officially replaced Loadout Drops and will implement Buy Stations in Warzone 2. Here's everything on how the shop works.
Warzone 2 Buy Stations - How The Shop Works

On 15th September, developer Activision unveiled all the new upcoming features and gameplay of Call of Duty: Warzone 2 at the Call of Duty: Next showcase event. The developer later expanded on these additions via a blog post detailing the newly-introduced and evolved Buy Stations mechanic in Warzone 2.

Loadouts, or particularly loading weapons and gear in Warzone 2, have been upgraded following the implementation of Buy Stations. Additionally, Loadout Drops are no more. This guide details everything you can do with these Buy Stations, including purchasing weapons, acquiring gear, and even calling your squadmate back into the match.

Warzone 2 Buy Stations Explained - How It Works

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Activision has revealed that Buy Stations are replacing Loadout Drops in Warzone 2.

Coming to Warzone 2 are Buy Stations (also known as The Shop). These features are places players can go to acquire an impressive array of ground loot and adjustments. It’s one of the biggest innovations in the franchise, with players no longer having to scour matches aimlessly for weaponry or gear.

Buy Stations come courtesy of “The Shop” and function as locations for players to buy and upgrade equipment and weapons, including custom weapons players create before dropping into the new map Al Mazrah. Here are all the things you can purchase and pull off using these new and upgraded Buy Stations in Warzone 2.

Buying Weapons

  • Before starting your match, your main preparation focuses on creating custom weapons you can purchase and use during your games. These custom-built weapons can be bought at Buy Stations.

  • Note that custom-built weapons take the place of a full Loadout, including your Primary, Secondary, Tactical, Lethal, and Perks, meaning you must think carefully about trading off your favorite weapons for their current slotted guns. Also, Perks won’t be available on the launch of Warzone 2.

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In Warzone 2, players can purchase an array of equipment and weaponry from the newly-introduced and upgraded mechanic, Buy Stations.

Purchasing Gear

  • Like the original Buy Station, where players could purchase Gas Masks and such, the new and upgraded version mechanic allows players to continue buying gear like Armor, Killstreaks, and more.

Squadmate Buy Back

  • Calling in your fallen squadmate has been a common feature in Warzone; now, it’s making its way to Buy Stations. Players can buy back a teammate after they’ve been taken down either in combat or failed to return from the Gulag.

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Players can try the new Buy Station feature in Warzone 2 once it launches on 16th November 2022.

Limited Equipment

  • Like any other shop, items are always limited. Warzone 2’s Buy Stations feature items that are likely to be limited in number, and once purchased, they are gone from The Shop. So, it’s always best to reach the Buy Station quickly before an item goes out of stock.

And that’s all there is to it. You’ll be able to find these Buy Stations across Warzone 2’s new map once diving into the action. The game officially kicks off on 16th November 2022.

For more information about Buy Stations (or anything else) in Warzone 2, visit Activision’s blog.

And that's all about Warzone 2 Shop. For more game content, check out our section dedicated to Call of Duty news, updates, guides, features, and more!


All featured images courtesy of Activision.

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