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.
- Is the Warzone 2.0 Season 1 battle pass worth your money?
- Every Weapon Case reward in Warzone 2.0’s DMZ and how to earn them
All Warzone 2.0 perks
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.
|Overkill||Carry two primary weapons|
|Double Time||Double the duration of Tactical Sprint. Increase crouch movement speed by 30%.|
|Battle Hardened||Reduce the effect of enemy flash, stun, EMP, gas grenades, and shock sticks. Immune to snapshot grenades.|
|Scavenger||Resupply ammo and an extra plate from dead players.|
|Bomb Squad||Take reduced damage from non-killstreak explosives. Reset fuze timers when picking up live grenades.|
|Tracker||Enemies leave behind a footprint trail, and enemy death markers are visible. Kill markers are hidden from the enemy team.|
|Strong Arm||Throw equipment farther, and see a preview of the trajectory|
|Resupply||Spawn with additional Lethal. Recharge equipment over 30 seconds.|
|Spotter||Spot 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-Blooded||Undetectable 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 Hands||Reload, use equipment, and swap weapons faster.|
|Focus||Reduce flinch when aiming down sights and extend Hold Breath duration.|
|High Alert||Vision pulses when spotted by an enemy player outside of view|
|Ghost||Undetectable by UAVs, portable radars, and heartbeat sensors|
|Overclock||Field upgrades are rechargeable and you can store an additional charge. Charge rate decreased by 20%.|
|Survivor||Enemies that down you get automatically pinged. Get revived faster by allies.|
|Birdseye||UAV 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
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 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.
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.
Learn about how loadouts work in Warzone 2.0, how to escape from the DMZ, and the best settings for visibility and performance.
READ MORE: All Warzone 2.0 DMZ Faction mission rewards and how to get them