Infinity Ward recently released Warzone: their new free-to-play take on the Battle Royale genre. With the game currently crossing the 15 million player mark, now is the time to jump in on the action. 150 players per match can get very hectic, so knowing Warzone’s best drop locations and what to expect is vital to your success. Here are Clutch’s top drop locations for the battle royale.
There are a few things players should think about before deciding where to drop in Warzone. What is the flight path of the plane? Do I want to be aggressive, or do I want to take a slower, more tactical approach?
If you are the type of player that enjoys constant action and does not mind high-risk, high-reward scenarios, then dropping into some of the more popular locations along the plane’s flight path is for you. There will be more enemies in every direction and a higher chance of failure.
However, if your team comes out on top when the dust settles, the reward is worth it. Not only did you eliminate a good chunk of the competition, you also opened up the area to be looted freely by your team. This can give you an advantage over the remaining players very early in the match.
If you’re the type of player that likes to up the chances of survival, dropping to locations off the plane’s flight path can yield great success. You don’t necessarily need to drop off the beaten path in the middle of the woods. Just pick a named area a little further away.
This tactic can lower the amount of enemy teams you need to contend with while looting. Instead of needing to best five teams right away, you may only find yourself facing one or two. This gives you much more time to think and strategize with your team about how you want to approach the match.
Once you have decided your play-style for the match, it’s time to decide which location on the map is best suited to your strategy. Clutch has selected the top five locations for players of all types in Call of Duty: Warzone.
This is immediately the most identifiable location on the map. It is also one of the hottest zones to drop, and players who are not ready for a quick fight should stay away from the area. Aggressive players can find a lot to like about the layout of this zone.
Downtown is an urban location populated by shops and skyscrapers. Street level alleyways and a dense population of buildings allow players to move through the zone under decent cover from the ample amount of snipers atop the skyscrapers. However, once inside the cramped buildings, a team can be around any corner so make sure to listen to any audio cues to help mitigate getting ambushed.
Players who fancy sniping can take roost on one of the many skyscrapers throughout the area. There are only a few ways to get to the roof of these buildings, allowing a well coordinated team to fend off any assaults fairly easily. Do be on the lookout for teams in helicopters trying to rush you from the sky.
Downtown balances the high risk of the zone with providing plenty of high tier loot. Legendary crates are less scarce for those hoping to net a powerful weapon right off the bat. The area’s large size offers a lot of teams to drop in Downtown, but still have the possibility of contending with only one or two teams at the start.
Players familiar with Modern Warfare’s multiplayer will find Superstore familiar from the latest update. It takes the map Atlas Superstore and drops it into Warzone near Airport. Like Downtown, Superstore is usually flooded with enemy teams vying for dominance over the area.
Superstore resembles big business grocery stores like Walmart or Target. It looks like it hasn’t been maintained for quite some time, creating a maze of aisles that players can easily get lost in. There are holdout areas on upper parts of some of the shelves as well.
Superstore is ideal for teams who have a knowledge of the area and excel in close quarters situations. Communication is key when navigating the inside of the store and there are a wide selection of paths to flank from.
Superstore is loaded with high tier loot for players to choose from. Which ever team comes out on top in the beginning will start the match well off. It is also in close vicinity to other high loot areas including Storage Town and Airport.
Occupying the southeastern most location in Warzone, Prison resembles a medieval castle complete with a stone bridge entrance. Its position makes it a hot zone when inside or near the circle and in the flight path of the plane.
Prison contains multiple levels to navigate. There is the middle courtyard accessed by the stone bridge or by dropping in. The courtyard is encircled by high walls with guard towers that make prime sniping nests for an ambush.
Beneath the courtyard is the prison itself, housing cells on multiple levels all surrounding a central guard tower. Players can access the cells through a drainage pipe along the outside of the western wall. This allows players to sneak into the Prison while the other teams are fighting over control of the courtyard. The Gulag in which players fight to respawn can also be accessed by using the drainage pipe.
The loot here is mid tier, but there is a lot of it. It’s evenly spread between the main areas of the Prison giving players sneaking through the drainage pipe ample resources to ambush those above. A bonus to the area is the helicopter sitting in the middle of the courtyard.
This area consists of houses and barns spread over a decent size area. It has open fields to the east and a drainage trench running along the west. It is a much more secluded area, although if the plane’s flight path runs through the area it can be a hot spot for teams.
If you’re looking for a slower paced start where most of the time you’ll only have to contend with one or two teams, then this zone is perfect. There are several two story buildings throughout the area that teams can utilize to get a jump on other players crossing between buildings. If the circle is toward the southeastern part of the map, players looking to stay close to the edge and ride the circle inward can find great success landing at Farmland.
The loot here is low to mid tier, but players can easily find enough money from looting and taking out a team or two. With this money teams can either get a loadout drop to bolster their weapon selection, or pick up some kill streaks to utilize.
This docking area is a hodgepodge of warehouses and shipping containers. It’s a pretty quiet spot unless it’s directly in line with the flight path of the plane. Similar to Farmland, Port is a perfect spot for players looking for a slower, more tactical start to the match.
There are cranes lining the west side of the area that players can use for sniping. Three main buildings populate the zone: an office building in the north, a warehouse in the mid south, and another warehouse in the east. The cranes can see all of these buildings, but are also vulnerable to fire form them.
Loot here is low to mid tier, with the rare legendary crate to spice things up. Well organized teams can cover a large area utilizing the roofs and cranes in the zone. Dropping here when it’s near the edge of the starting circle can see teams finding success.
These are not by any means the only places players should drop in Warzone. However, these zones can provide great chances at success based on a team’s play style. Some are hot zones crawling with teams. Others have a slower pace and allow more time to come up with a plan for the match.
One of the top factors in deciding where to drop is players’ knowledge of the area. Dropping at the same zones consistently can help a player formulate a plan before they even touch ground. Find out which zones work for you and see yourself finding greater success withe each match.