Warzone 2.0 reworks several key mechanics in Call of Duty’s hit battle royale. It introduces a new circle mechanic, a 2v2 Gulag that lets you work together with your opponents, and even a new armor plating system.

Perks are also seeing some big changes. You can no longer customize your own perk package and choose them individually.

Instead, the 17 perks in the game have been sorted into various combinations of eight perk packages. You’ll have to pick one that best suits your playstyle, even if it’s not necessarily the exact selection you want.

Here’s a look at the best perk packages to use in Warzone 2.0.

All Warzone 2.0 perks

Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 armor plates
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As in Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer, the perks have been sorted into Base, Bonus, and Ultimate perks. Base perks are active when the match starts, Bonus perks activate after four minutes, and Ultimate perks kick in after eight minutes.

Each perk package comprises two Base perks, one Bonus perk, and one Ultimate perk.

Base perks

OverkillCarry two primary weapons
Double TimeDouble the duration of Tactical Sprint. Increase crouch movement speed by 30%.
Battle HardenedReduce the effect of enemy flash, stun, EMP, gas grenades, and shock sticks. Immune to snapshot grenades.
ScavengerResupply ammo and an extra plate from dead players.
Bomb SquadTake reduced damage from non-killstreak explosives. Reset fuze timers when picking up live grenades.
TrackerEnemies leave behind a footprint trail, and enemy death markers are visible. Kill markers are hidden from the enemy team.
Strong ArmThrow equipment farther, and see a preview of the trajectory

Bonus perks

ResupplySpawn with additional Lethal. Recharge equipment over 30 seconds.
SpotterSpot enemy equipment, field upgrades, and killstreaks through walls. Aiming down sights highlights them for the team. Hack enemy claymores, proximity mines, C4, and trophy systems.
Cold-BloodedUndetectable by AI targeting systems, and thermal optics. Does not trigger High Alert warning. Does not highlight in enemy tactical cameras, recon drones, and spotter scopes.
Fast HandsReload, use equipment, and swap weapons faster.
FocusReduce flinch when aiming down sights and extend Hold Breath duration.

Ultimate perks

High AlertVision pulses when spotted by an enemy player outside of view
GhostUndetectable by UAVs, portable radars, and heartbeat sensors
OverclockField upgrades are rechargeable and you can store an additional charge. Charge rate decreased by 20%.
SurvivorEnemies that down you get automatically pinged. Get revived faster by allies.
BirdseyeUAV and radar pings reveal the enemy’s direction.

The 3 best perk packages in Warzone 2.0

Here are the eight Warzone 2.0 perk packages:

  • Vanguard: Double Time, Bomb Squad, Resupply, High Alert
  • Commando: Scavenger, Strong Arm, Fast Hands, High Alert
  • Specter: Double Time, Tracker, Spotter, Ghost
  • Scout: Scavenger, Strong Arm, Focus, Ghost
  • Sentinel: Battle Hardened, Bomb Squad, Cold-Blooded, Overclock
  • Warden: Double Time, Strong Arm, Fast Hands, Overclock
  • Weapon Specialist: Overkill, Strong Arm, Spotter, Survivor
  • Recon: Double Time, Tracker, Focus, Birdseye


Warzone 2.0 Specter best perk packages
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Ghost remains one of the best perks in the game, particularly in Al Mazrah. It hides you from UAVs, portable radars, and heartbeat sensors, making it easier to avoid detection and get the drop on opponents.

Concealing your location is everything in a battle royale game, particularly if you favor taking a slower approach to the game.

Spotter and Tracker are useful perks as well, allowing you to scout out buildings before entering and sniff out retreating enemies.

Finally, Double Time could help you make a quick escape or engage more quickly. It could also prove vital when flanking opponents, allowing you to get into position faster.

Weapon Specialist

Warzone 2.0 Weapon Specialist perk package
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Weapon Specialist is another strong pick. It is the only perk package to feature Overkill, ramping up the firepower you bring onto the battlefield.

This means you can wield both a sniper rifle and a closer-range SMG, allowing you to tackle a wide range of engagements.

While Strong Arm isn’t the most useful perk, the package makes up for that with Spotter and Survivor. Survivor, in particular, may prove valuable in helping you get out of a pinch, making it easier for your squad to rescue you after you get downed.


Warzone 2.0 Vanguard perk package
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Vanguard has several useful perks for maneuvering out of a tight situation. In addition to the extra agility you get from Double Time, it also comes with Bomb Squad, which can save you from a pesky claymore or other explosives.

Resupply lets you secure buildings with additional Lethal equipment that recharges over time, while High Alert will give you a heads-up if someone is watching.

However, you’ll still need to keep your guard up. If enemies have the Cold-Blooded perk equipped, they will not trigger a High Alert warning.

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