Warzone 2 gulag - Rules, jailer, and how to win

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Warzone 2 gulag
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November 24, 2022: The new gulag is open for business! Scroll down for all there is to know about the jailer and more.

The Warzone 2 gulag offers an entirely new gameplay experience in comparison to its predecessor. In Call of Duty's latest battle royale release, the days of tense one-versus-one duels are gone much to the surprise of players that enjoy having a straightforward path back to the action.

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Warzone 2 builds on the success of Warzone, introducing a new weapon arsenal, a brand-new map, and a wealth of innovations in a bid to refresh the existing formula. The gulag still acts as the last-chance saloon but you'll need some assistance in escaping.

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Before we take a closer look at all the features in the Warzone 2 gulag, check out our guides containing early intel on the best Warzone 2 guns and the latest information on the Warzone 2 map.

Warzone 2 gulag explained

Instead of a one-versus-one fight to return to battle, the gulag is now a two-versus-two battlefield where players are randomly paired together in order to win their freedom. Just like the old gulag, players will have a predetermined loadout consisting of the following items:

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  • A pistol or shotgun
  • One lethal grenade
  • One tactical grenade

The map will feature stronger weapons and items near the centre of the map but securing the high-tier loot comes at the risk of elimination.

Warzone 2 gulag jailer

Another new addition to the Warzone 2 gulag is the jailer, an AI combatant that arrives at the halfway point of a match. If you can defeat the jailer, all four players return to the game adding an interesting tactical dilemma: Do you join forces with the enemy to win or try and take down the other duo?

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If players don't manage to eliminate the jailer or the opposing team, all four players lose the game.

Warzone 2 player aiming down sights of gun
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How to win the Warzone 2 gulag

Despite the changes to the Warzone 2 gulag, the process of achieving victory is still incredibly straightforward. Eliminate the other team or take down the jailer within the allotted time limit.

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The jeopardy lies with which course of action you choose to take. Is it worth risking a betrayal by the enemy as you attempt to take down the jailer or is it better to grab some strong weaponry and focus on scoring the kills?

Warzone 2 gulag guns

When Warzone 2 launches, players will spawn into the gulag with either a pistol or a shotgun. There are other weapons to obtain by finding them around the map, some of which are much stronger than others.

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Just like the gulag from the Pacific era, the weapons you find in the Warzone 2 gulag carry over to your redeployment so you don't drop into the action empty-handed.

That's everything there is to know about the Warzone 2 gulag. For more, check out our guides containing early intel on the best Warzone 2 SMG and all there is to know about the first Warzone 2 double XP event.