Season 1 of Warzone Pacific is in full swing and during the festive period, many players will be dropping into Caldera for the very first time. With several gamers getting their hands on a next-gen console or a high-end PC, there's no better time to drop into the battle royale as several players attempt to earn a win.
With a wide range of weaponry and attachments to choose from, it can be overwhelming for new players to build the ultimate Warzone loadout. This combined with numerous ways to play and mechanics to master, making it to the final circle is not an easy task. With that said, here are some handy tips and tricks to help any newcomer to achieve success in Caldera.
Best Warzone Pacific Guns For Beginners
The launch of Warzone Pacific saw the integration of the entire Vanguard weapon arsenal into the game, meaning players can choose between guns that featured in Black Ops Cold War, Modern Warfare, and the latest release. Having tested out a range of guns to suit all styles of play, these are the best ones to use when you're starting out:
- OTs 9 (SMG)
- BAR (Assault Rifle)
- Modern Warfare Kar98k (Marksman Rifle)
- Kilo 141 (Assault Rifle)
- NZ-41 (Assault Rifle)
- MP-40 (SMG)
- Black Ops Cold War MP5 (SMG)
Each of these weapons excels in close-quarters, mid-range, and long-distance gunfights regardless of whether you prefer running and gunning or a slower pace. Follow our detailed loadout guides for all of the best attachments to equip and you'll be dominating the opposition like a pro in no time at all.
Best Warzone Landing Spots For Beginners
With 16 distinct points of interest (POI) to visit on Caldera, there are a few that are much more friendly for those unfamiliar with the Pacific Island. Many opt for a hot-drop at the Airfield or at Capital but the chances of making it out alive are slim if you're new to the game. Here are some that are less populated, giving you more time to loot up and prepare for action:
Depending on the flight path of the drop plane, the three POIs at the northern portion of the island are regularly filled with less players compared to the likes of Resort and Peak. With a lower risk of being eliminated in the early stages of a match, you'll get plenty of time to build some Cash and get your hands on some powerful weaponry in case an opponent attempts to send you to the Gulag.
Warzone Pacific Beginners Tips & Tricks
We've told you the best places to land and the best guns to use, but there are some small yet significant gameplay techniques that will give you even more of an advantage. Here are a few handy tips and tricks that help you become a force to be reckoned with on Caldera.
This particular mechanic is one that the very best Warzone players use in order to move around the map as fast as possible. Slide-canceling involves preventing the sliding animation in order to react quickly to any oncoming threats and to gain a small boost of speed. Check out our complete slide-cancelling guide to master the mechanic.
More often than not, positioning yourself on the right part of the map can give you a huge advantage when engaging with an opponent. With several hills and mountains on Caldera, it's important to read the circle collapses in order to plan your next attack that could win you the game.
It's very easy to be at the bottom of a hill with an enemy sitting at the top, so keep your eyes on the minimap in order to navigate the map with ease.