The best places to make home in Call of Duty: Warzone
As Call of Duty: Warzone continues its’ surge of popularity, many are jumping in to the game for the first time. Many of these people have never played a Call of Duty game before or at least not played a Battle Royale game. With Warzone, we have one of the most unique maps in the genre for one particular reason. The map is gargantuan. I’ve played around 50+ games I assume and I still have yet to see every area the map has to offer. The variety is astounding from prison castles to dams to expansive city areas and then boondocks woodland ones. So where should you go? Where should you stay away from?
Where to go As soon as I’m in the plane ready to jump, I always set my sights on a few particular areas. Bloc 23, Bloc 18 and Bloc 15
The great thing about the Blocs is they all have little shacks and houses strewn about throughout them. This makes for an easy place to hunker down. The best feature these houses have is that they’re mostly two floors and that lets you create a solid defense system of claymores, C4’s and whatever else you may find on your way there. The negatives to these areas is they don’t seem to ever have that prime equipment you’re looking for. I find a lot of basic LMG’s here and a ton of body armor but again, for those who like to play the waiting game, great equipment isn’t always needed. Prison Complex
While it’s located on the very bottom right of the map and not always easily accessible depending on where the circle drops, the Prison Complex is not only one of the best places to make your home but also one of coolest looking structures on Verdansk. A massive, sprawling layout awaits you and on the inside there is nothing but goodies. I’m talking blue, purple and orange level items awaiting inside if you traverse the seemingly never ending levels of prison cells. At the top of the structure you’ll find a helipad and a ton of places to hide out as well and if you’re good enough, the top of the tower gives a wide view of the bottom 1/4th of the map for some prime sniping. This is a great spot to start every round just because of the enormous amount of prime weapons and equipment you can find here. Even if the circle starts all the way on the other side of the map, there are several vehicles to get you there no problem. The Police Station
Located on the west side of the map, this is more of a building than a full area but whatever, it’s a good one. The reason the Police Station is a great point to make home on the map is because it has very little weakness to it. You have a multi floor building with a roof that gives full view of anyone approaching from the city or even driving by on the west highway. This being a Police Station, it usually comes pretty well stacked with weapons and ammo as well. I still can’t tell if the drops are random but I tend to have great luck when landing here. The go to move here is to have one player on the roof, one on the second floor and one on the first. Everyone arming the doors with some kind of explosive and have the player on the roof facing behind the building towards the mountains. Why you ask? Because those mountains are high enough to get a vantage point to shoot at you on the roof and that’ll ruin my little plan I described. That’s the true weakness to this building is the back area so make sure you’ve got someone who’s a skilled sniper watching your back. At the very least, he can alert your team of incoming trouble. Where to stay away from Verdansk stadium
Man, this place just sucks. A massive sports stadium on the eastern side of the map, Verdansk Stadium is absolute hell to navigate and one of the worst places you can hunker down once inside the circle. With numerous tents set up outside and an enormous area of open space on the outside, I see no real benefit to hanging around this area if you don’t have to. The weapons you can pick up there are pretty decent but the time it takes to traverse the whole thing to find a perfect setup is more time than you can afford to lose in this game type. BCH TV station
Can you say giant see through windows? The TV station sure as hell can and despite having a bit of an elevated plateau to be located on, there is nothing good about making base here. This is the area to make your home if you like pain, suffering and constant anxiety. The lobby is a nightmare of wide open space with nothing much to hide behind except a front desk. The station itself is open on all ends and if you and your team plan on staying there, get ready to be annihilated. Verdansk International Airport
This place is like sending out a PSA saying “Snipe me please!”. Whenever the circle starts to settle around this area I just feel dread because there’s nowhere to run. As you’d imagine, this area is packed with large hangers and tons of wide open space. Right behind it is Bloc 16 which is a much better location to hideout but if you’re stuck in this airport because of a stubborn teammate or the circle dictated it? Good luck. If you get put in this predicament, hide in the hangers and call a loadout drop to the middle of the airway, at least this way you will see who is coming. I’m no expert, but if there’s one thing I’m good at in Warzone it’s finding a place to hide (as boring as that can be) if you’re planning on gathering some good stuff and waiting for your moment to strike, hopefully my tips will help. What do you think of Call of Duty: Warzone so far? Do you like the map? Do you know of some better places to hide out? Let’s talk about it in the comments below.