Season 1 of Warzone Pacific is well underway and while the main focus is on the arrival of the new Caldera map, the new era for the battle royale has also introduced a brand-new Gulag map for players to earn a second chance on the Pacific island. The task of winning a 1v1 duel sounds simple enough, but with a number of factors to take into consideration, it's not always as straightforward as it seems.
With a brand-new Gulag map to master alongside a range of new weapons to defeat an opponent, there are a variety of tactics that can be used to gain the upper hand. With that said, here are some handy tips and tricks that will allow you to excel in Warzone's last-chance saloon.
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How To Win Warzone Pacific Gulag
Master Each Weapon
With a huge range of weaponry that could end up in your hands during your time in the Gulag, it's extremely important to get familiar with all categories of the Warzone arsenal. If it's a close-range shotgun or a heavy LMG, playing to the strengths of the weapon is key if you want to drop back into the action.
You can get away with sprinting around with a mobile SMG and with the possibility to outplay the enemy with quick movement, that's a viable tactic to utilise but if you're using an assault rifle or even a sniper, be sure to keep your eyes on the outer edges of the hut to avoid being shot in the back.
The Outer Edges
Rather than taking control of the hut in the middle of the Gulag, sticking to the outer edges of the map with your back against the wall can be a great way of preventing the opponent from surprising you from behind. With all flanks covered along with the middle of the map, you'll be able to spot your opponent and plan the next move to guarantee the win without risking too much.
Play The Objective
If you manage to run the clock down without scoring the kill, don't forget to play the objective! The overtime flag that spawns in the middle of the map often decides the winner of the Gulag so make sure you're in a position where you can jump onto the flag without being eliminated in the final seconds.
Touching the flag also regenerates your health which can make a huge difference if an enemy has dealt some serious damage. Just be sure to make sure the coast is clear before capturing the objective.
Alongside a random weapon, you will also have access to a variety of lethal and tactical equipment to assist in the tense Gulag battle. Ranging from a stun grenade to a throwing knife, using it to score the winning hit or to disorientate the opponent is a crucial and often overlooked part of achieving success in the Gulag so make sure you make the most of everything at your disposal.
Follow these tips and you should be walking out of the Gulag every time! For more Warzone guides, check out the best Automaton loadout to use along with our definitive sniper rifle tier list.