Warzone High Stakes public event explained

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The Warzone High Stakes public event is the latest in-game event that's capable of turning a Warzone match on its head. The event is exclusive to the Vondel map which launched as part of the Season 4 update alongside this particular event. In Season 4 Reloaded, it remains as an occurrence that can spice up a match.

During a match, crates that heavily resemble a loadout drop will fall from the skies, giving you a chance to earn some incredible bonuses which may come in handy if you're looking to increase your season level as fast as possible.

But, before we take a closer look at the Warzone High Stakes public event, don't forget to check out our guides showcasing the best AR and when the next double XP event takes place.

What is a Warzone High Stakes public event?

As mentioned earlier, a Warzone High Stakes public event gives you a chance to earn double weapon and player XP during Resurgence and Battle Royale matches that take place on Vondel.

If you choose to capture a crate, you'll earn either a double weapon XP boost or a standard double XP increase.

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When does a Warzone High Stakes public event take place?

Like most Warzone public events, a High Stakes event takes place at a random point during a match. There's not an exact time so make sure you keep your eyes peeled once the High Stakes event notification moves across the screen.

These events are great opportunities for you to earn huge amounts of XP in a short amount of time. What's even better is that they stack if an existing XP token is active or if there's a double XP weekend taking place. Choosing to grab a crate during a High Stakes event will result in a quadruple XP boost.

When does Warzone Season 4 start?

Season 4 of Warzone kicks off on June 14, 2023, which means there's not long to wait before the High Stakes event start happening during your time exploring Vondel.


That's all there is to know about the Warzone High Stakes event. For more on Call of Duty's battle royale, take a look at our guides showcasing the best ranked play loadouts and intel on when the next double XP event takes place.

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