Battle the Circle Collapse in Warzone Battle Royale

Loot, kill, and survive — these are the basics for success in Warzone’s Battle Royale. Through it all, the collapsing circle of gas suffocates stragglers and forces players into an ever-shrinking arena. Your instincts might tell you to stay as far from the gas as possible, to get to the center of the safe area, but that’s not the only strategy. You can also play the edge and use the gas to your advantage.

Even if it’s not your preferred strategy, it’s worth mastering the edge. You never know when a Contract, loot, or a fight with another squad might lead you to the fringes, so it’s a good idea to get some experience playing near it. 

Read on to learn how to use the circle collapse to your advantage, and how to turn the gas from a threat into an asset.

Circle Collapse Overview

If you’re new or need a refresher, the circle collapse is the deadly gas that closes in throughout the match, forcing players into an ever-shrinking safe area. These collapses occur in waves, split between one countdown where the gas stays put and another where it closes to its new destination, indicated on the Tac Map. With each new wave the countdown shortens.

The gas inflicts periodic armor and health damage to anyone who touches it, unless the player has a Gas Mask on hand — even then, protection is only temporary.

Play the Edge

The first step toward mastering the circle is to play its edge. In your next Battle Royale match, drop right on the circle’s line, or even outside of it since you’ve got a few minutes before the first collapse. Most players drop inside the circle or in the first few zones along the flight trajectory, while dropping outside of the circle provides a bit more safety. Use that relative safety to loot up and complete a Contract to boost your early funds.

Stay near the line when the gas closes in on the first safe area. The greatest advantage of playing near the gas is the enormous cover it provides. It cuts off an entire direction from attack, reducing the number of angles you need to watch for incoming threats. As long as you pay some attention to the gas – an enemy with a Gas Mask can still flank you, after all — you’re usually safe from attack in that direction.

Grab a vehicle along the way. If there’s a lot of fighting on the edge, or if the circle collapse becomes too daunting, you can get in and drive to a safer position. Use the fast-moving ATV or Tactical Rover depending on your squad size. This is a good strategy to use at the start of a match. Drop toward a vehicle outside of the initial circle, loot up in relative safety, and then drive in closer when the first collapse begins.

And remember — always check the countdown.

Trap Your Enemies

The gas is just as deadly to the enemy as it is to you, a fact that you should use to your advantage. Always consider where you are on the map when the circle is collapsing. If you’re fighting indoors and the gas is coming, there are only so many exits toward safety. Rush outside before the enemy does, cover their most likely exit points, and wait for them to either brave it in the open against you or die to the gas. 

Have a Gas Mask? Some Stims? Maybe even a Self-Revive Kit? If you’re properly equipped and the situation arises, you can move right into the gas for critical re-positioning. Say you’re on the edge fighting in Atlas Superstore, in a stalemate, or fighting across two buildings close to each other. Head right into the gas and race for the flank. Attacks from inside the gas are the least expected. Take the enemy by surprise as they search for you within the safe area.

Look Ahead with Recon Contracts

If you’re ever in doubt on where to go next, pick up a Recon Contract. Complete the contract to view the next safe area, displayed as a yellow circle on the Tac Map. This helps you develop a better strategy. Loot up and find a defensive position within the yellow circle, and then shoot down enemy players rushing toward it when the area becomes viewable to everyone.

Rushing straight to the yellow circle, however, poses some high risks. The closer you get to the center, the more enemy players you’ll likely encounter. While there’s always some risk of being spotted, the center tends to draw the most action. You can choose not to reposition into the yellow circle right away, and instead play the edge between the current safe area and the next, looking for routes where you can cut off enemy players moving in.

Tips for Mastering the Circle Collapse

1.     When you play the edge, you may want a Gas Mask. It can save you from a collapse or give you the means to flank unsuspecting enemies. If you haven’t found one on the ground or in a Supply Box, remember that you can always purchase a Gas Mask from the Buy Station, a worthy investment for its life-saving capabilities.

2.     While you’re at it, consider purchasing a Self-Revive Kit at the Buy Station. It’s essential to getting back up on your feet, for those times when you get shot down while escaping the circle collapse. It also relieves stress on your squad, who can focus on taking out the player who got you instead of racing to your rescue and making themselves vulnerable in the process. Get up, move into the safe area, and get back into the fight.

3.     Pay attention to all the entrances and exits of buildings you encounter, for your own survival and to better anticipate where enemy players might come and go. Over time you’ll start to memorize the interior layouts of different zones. If an enemy squad traps you inside when the gas is closing in, remember your parachute: head to the roof and glide to safety. 

4.     Use Double Time If you enjoy playing near the gas but you don’t like having a vehicle in tow that might give up your position. Once you’ve grabbed the perk from a Loadout Drop, you’ll have double the tactical sprint duration, giving you the legs to book it when you most need to.

5.     Use the ping system when you’re grouped with a squad. A major part of playing the edge is to avoid the chaos at the center, but you have to be vigilant about the countdown for the circle collapse. Mark useful weapons and items to get your team equipped with minimal downtime.

Want more information on Warzone? Read the Free Official Warzone Strategy Guide for over 250 tips, an interactive atlas of Verdansk, strategies on game modes, and more. 

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Unlock the New Poltergeist Battle Royale Class

A new challenger has arrived! Once Upon a Time in Rust, the sixth season for Call of Duty: Mobile, introduces a new Battle Royale class — the Poltergeist. The Poltergeist deceives opponents with its cloaking device, appearing first here and then suddenly there to all but the most eagle-eyed opponents.

Read on to find out all you need to know about the new Poltergeist class, including what it offers, how to unlock it, and tips for mastering it on the way to your next victory.

Poltergeist Overview

The Poltergeist uses subterfuge and surprise to confuse opponents. Whether you need to reposition for an attack or evade an incoming threat, its Active Camo cloaking ability provides near invisibility so that you can move without giving away your position.

And you move faster while cloaked, too. The Poltergeist’s Voidwalker ability increases running and walking speed when Active Camo is up, helping you reach your destination quickly and stealthily. This is invaluable when you need to move in the open where an enemy might otherwise see you.

Taking about a minute to charge up, you’ll be able to use the Poltergeist’s Active Camo ability several times in a match. Keep in mind, though, that firing your weapon at any time immediately deactivates Active Camo, so wait to shoot until you’re ready to commit to the kill. 

How to Unlock the Poltergeist Class

To access the Poltergeist, you’ll first have to prove yourself. Beginning May 21, select the Event tab and then Featured to view the tasks you must complete in order to unlock the new class. Complete the variety of Battle Royale tasks and the Poltergeist is yours.

Now let’s discuss how to best use the Poltergeist class once you’ve unlocked it.

5 Tips for Mastering the Poltergeist Class

1.     Remember that the Poltergeist’s Active Camo ability only provides near invisibility, not total invisibility. The closer you are to an enemy player while cloaked, the more likely they are to spot you. Choose your timing wisely.

2.     Looting and fighting near the edge of the circle? Save Active Camo until it starts collapsing, and then activate it when it’s time to move — just make sure you find a building or some other cover before your cloak runs out. Plus, the Voidwalker ability will increase your speed to help you outrun the circle. 

3.     Use Active Camo to cloak yourself when you run into a group of enemies fighting each other. Let them inflict damage on one another while you get in position to wipe them all out.

4.     Bait the enemy. Let them see you and then take cover where they’ll come after you. Use Active Camo to make a getaway while they waste their time searching for you or to reposition and flank them as they’re distracted. 

5.     We said it before and it bears repeating again: shoot your weapon and the cloak de-activates. The Poltergeist is all about the setup. Get into position, wait for the right moment, and attack.

Good luck. We’ll see you online.


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Last Chance for Season Three Battle Pass Gear!

Season Three of Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® marked a major moment for the community. On day one, Modern Warfare including free-to-play Warzone players could unlock goods in the fully reloaded Season Three Battle Pass system, including two Free weapons or purchase the Battle Pass to access the complete incredible selection of limited-time content.

But, with just a few short days remaining in Season Three, it’s time to check in with your Battle Pass and make sure you’re not missing any tiers. This epic, rewarding system will refresh for Season Four, so unlock the gear while you still can. 

Haven’t picked up Battle Pass yet? It’s not too late. Read below to see why NOW is a great time to get the Battle Pass and snag Season Three gear for yourself.

Unlock Over 100 Limited-Time Rewards!

Below, we highlighted all the gear you can’t pass up before Season Three ends. Keep reading to see some of our favorite items and learn how to complete the Battle Pass fast. 

1.   Alex Operator Skins and Gear: Tier 100 & Tier 0

Tier 100: ‘Indomitable’ Alex Skin

Go bold and barefaced into the conflict with the ‘Indomitable’ skin for our favorite Campaign hero. This casual outfit features multi-terrain boots, distressed jeans, and a fleece pullover, for a laidback look to catch enemies off guard when you attack in battle. 

Tier 100: ‘Utility Tool’ Blueprint
This Legendary marksman rifle instantly unlocks with the ‘Indomitable’ skin. Fans of the weapon class will love this hotshot blueprint, with a dragon decal on the body and green scales dotting its ‘FTAC Hunter’ Stock. ‘Utility Tool’ attachments make this weapon great for handling long-range battles in Warzone, and it has the handling speed to compete with the higher rate of engagements in Multiplayer. 

PLUS, Tier 100 also unlocks the ‘Goblin’ vehicle skin AND a Legendary Season Three Emblem.

Tier 0: ‘Hard Wired’ Skin
Purchase Battle Pass and this full-body tactical suit instantly unlocks for Alex. The suit shows off his new prosthetic leg after miraculous surviving the events of the Campaign, while keeping Alex’s facial features under wraps. To play as Alex without hiding his identity, unlock Tier 100!

PLUS, Tier 0 also unlocks the shirtless ‘Hard Labor’ Skin for Yegor, the ‘Big Sky Country’ vehicle skin, AND a 10% Seasonal XP Boost!

2.     Unlock a Full Arsenal of Limited-Time Blueprints

Tier 85: ‘Guard One’ Handgun Blueprint
Let the Legendary ‘Guard One’ be your first line of defense. This Blueprint makes good use of the ample Gunsmith options available for the Handgun Foxtrot class. Attachments include the ‘Desperado Pro Compensator’ Muzzle, ‘MK3 Burst Mod’ Barrel, 27-Round Mags, ‘XRK Pro’ Rear Grip, and ‘Lightweight Trigger’ Under Barrel – making the ‘Guard One’ an all-around relentless aggressor.

Tier 55: FREE ‘Beefeater’ Assault Rifle Blueprint

Available for all players who reach Tier 55, the hefty ‘Beefeater’ is a standout blueprint for the Assault Rifle Bravo class. Get a feel for hard-to-find attachments like the brutal ’12-Gauge Deputy’ underbarrel and ’13.0” OSW Para’ barrel, and enjoy plenty of accuracy and mobility with the ‘Stippled Grip Tape’, ‘Aim-Op Reflex Sight’ Optic and the ‘FORGE TAC Stalker’ Stock.

Tier 45: ‘Chupacabra’ LMG Blueprint

Rack up those Bloodthirsty badges with the ravenous ‘Chupacabra’ Blueprint. With attachments like the Tac Laser, ‘XRK Striker’ Stock and 150 Round Ammo, this crimson-stained LMG is well-equipped to eat up your enemies, shot after shot.

That’s not all: the Season Three Battle Pass system offers a wide selection of blueprints for every style of loadout. Unlock all 100 tiers to arm yourself with a range of limited-time SMGs, marksman rifles, shotguns, assault rifles, LMGs, and melees. 

3.   Amp Up Your Strike Team: Limited-Edition ‘Mara’ & More!

Tier 90: ‘Death Dealer’ Mara Skin
Missed out on Season One Operator, ‘Mara’? Don’t delay: it’s your chance to unlock this Venezuelan-born sleeper agent, now with a sleek new ‘fit. Mara’s ‘Death Dealer’ skin shows off her tattooed arms and features red decals, tactical leggings and a cropped tank. Get the ‘Death Dealer’ to unlock Mara for Multiplayer & Warzone.

Tier 80: ‘Tracker’ Talon Skin
Get your claws on Talon’s new ‘Tracker’ Skin. Tier 80 unlocks Talon’s stealthy new getup, plus a special Operator Mission. The ‘Tracker’ features highwater pants for careful, soundless steps, a cropped ghillie hat for bonus camouflage, and a cargo vest and knapsack for storing supplies on the go.

Tier 30: ‘SKSF I’ Mil-Sim Operator Skin
Dress your default Operator for modern warfare, with a new Mil-Sim skin inspired by real frontline fighters. At Tier 30, unlock the ‘SKSF I’ Mil-Sim Skin, modeled after current uniforms worn by South Korean Special Forces. Unlock this daring and realistic Operator Skin, plus TWO Season Three Mil-Sim Challenges, while you still can.

AND, don’t forget: any Operator Skin acquired also unlocks that Operator for Multiplayer, Special Ops, and Warzone – including ‘Mil-Sim’ styled default Operators. So, unlock Operators and choose your fighter before Season Three ends.

4.   Bet on Black: It’s the Latest ‘Tomogunchi’ Variant!

Tier 93: ‘Tomogunchi’ Operator Watch
Whether you’re dressed for night ops or suited up for subterfuge, there’s no reason not to take your wearable pet along for the ride. A special-edition variant of the fan-favorite Operator watch, the ‘Tomogunchi’ Black goes away when Season Three ends.

5.   AND, Get Up to 1,300 Call of Duty® Points

Still unsure whether or not to pick up Battle Pass? Maybe the opportunity to unlock 1,300 Call of DutyPoints, might have you thinking differently.  

Unlock all 100 tiers and you’ll walk away from Season Three with 1300CP: enough to treat yourself to a new Store Bundle. OR, save the CP you earned for the next jam-packed Battle Pass in Season Four!

PLUS, Unlock Tiers FAST with a Triple Feed!
Jump in and double up on rewards. From 10AM PT May 29 to 11PM PT June 2, all Multiplayer & Warzone players have access to Season Three’s LAST triple feed!

That means you can get 2XP, 2X Weapon XP, and 2X Battle Pass system tier progression until Season Three ends. If you haven’t unlocked all tiers in the Battle Pass system before then, this event is bound to give you just the boost you need. 

So, Go Get Rewarded.

This Season don’t leave anything on the table. With the action heating up in Verdansk, you’ll need all the Operators, weapon blueprints, and reinforcements you can get.

The clock is ticking! Hop into a Multiplayer, Special Ops or Warzone match to unlock any remaining Battle Pass tiers. Season Three ends 11PM PT June 2, so go after it – and stay frosty out there.


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Call of Duty®: Warzone Mode Recon: Battle Royale Duos

Duos is here for Warzone’s Battle Royale!

It’s you and your duo against the world, as you gather loot, complete Contracts, and slay the competition while you avoid the circle collapse that is about to engulf Verdansk.

Ready to fight? Grab your partner and prepare to drop into Battle Royale Duos in Warzone.

Duos Overview

In Duos, you and your partner drop into Verdansk with Battle Royale rules. If you are unfamiliar with Battle Royale, read our Mode Recon on it here.

You can either bring a buddy into the Warzone, or squad up with a random player. Once your duo readies up, participates in the pre-game lobby, and drops into Verdansk safely, your mission is to outlast all the other rival pairs of Operators.

If your duo goes down, you can revive them before they bleed out and lose their loadout. Doing so will save them a trip to the Gulag, where they will fight in a 1v1 to earn their right back into the game.

If they die in the Gulag, or perish when they return from it, you can still buy them back at a Buy Station.

While you loot and hunt around Verdansk, the circle collapse will limit the playable area, forcing squads to fight until only one remains. The last duo standing – even if only one of that squad is alive – wins the game.

Duos Strategies

Duos is quite possibly the ultimate test of friendship and teamwork; with only one other teammate to rely on, you’ll have to coordinate your strategies, make good callouts, and most importantly, hit your shots if your fellow Operator’s life is at stake.

One of the easiest strategies to implement in Duos is to work as a pair near each other. The term “watch my six” should become a standard part of your plans, as two Operators can easily cover 360 degrees of space by staying close and watching each other’s backs.

Having only two Operators per squad also creates a potential meta shift, as you may need to consolidate multiple roles onto one Operator using the Overkill perk. Assault rifle-sniper builds are great, but if neither of you has an answer for vehicles or a close-range battle with a shotgun, you may be in trouble.

Need more intel on some recommended Loadout archetypes? Check out the Warzone Strategy Guide here.

Speaking of trouble, it’s best to avoid entering – and losing – in the Gulag at all costs, given that if one squad member goes down, the lone survivor will most likely have to fight in multiple 2v1 scenarios in Verdansk. However, this situation isn’t impossible to get out of; sometimes, playing patiently and taking out full rival duos one enemy at a time can help you get a squad wipe as the underdog.

Finally, like all other Battle Royale modes, communication is a major key to victory. Agreeing on a landing zone, pinging and calling out loot locations or enemy movements, and reviving each other are all qualities of a good duo member.

Dysfunctional Duos are usually the first to die in Battle Royale, so don’t be a bad teammate, or you might just lose that BFF rather quickly… in Warzone only, we hope.

Top 5 Tips for Duos

5. Two Heads are Better than One. Communicate vocally – or with pings – and collaborate often with your duo to come up with winning strategies during your Duo games. If you’re lucky enough to have one, twin telepathy will come in handy here.

4. Consolidate Your Loadouts. Two players per squad means an Operator may have to fill multiple roles. The Overkill Perk can help you bring two Primary Weapons into combat through a Loadout Drop, but don’t underestimate the power of a Sidearm or Launcher.

3. Breach and Clear. Working in tandem to clear rooms – either of loot, of enemies, or both – is an effective strategy when heading into building-heavy areas of Verdansk, such as Downtown or the Zordaya Prison Complex. Just don’t get lost, lest your teammate discover your corpse with their killer waiting in the shadows as if it were a horror film.

2. 2v1? No Sweat. Although playing down an Operator isn’t ideal, it’s easy to turn the tide of a 2v1 scenario when you’re outside the Gulag. Try picking off one player, and when the other goes for the revive, finish the job and take them down too for the squad wipe.

1. Only as Strong as the Weakest Link. Winning a Duos match requires a bit more individual skill from each squad member than a Trios or Quads game. Practice your gunskill in Solos or in Modern Warfare® Multiplayer, and if your Duo isn’t pulling weight, you may have to sub them out… Just remember: it’s nothing personal.

We’ll see you online. Stay frosty.


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The Modern Warfare® Season Four Battle Pass is LIVE with Captain Price

Somewhere deep in Verdansk, an unseen enemy works against the Armistice. Now that this fragile alliance is shattered, old wounds are reopened – and tensions are reaching an all-time high. 



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Command the field of battle with Captain Price, Available in the Season Four Battle Pass

“Have to trust someone to be betrayed. I never did.”  – Captain Price, Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2

Season Four brings an extremely familiar face to the fray – John Price, a Captain in the British 22nd Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment. 

The fighting in Verdansk has continued to rage unabated and additional forces are needed to contain the growing threat to pull the city back from the brink of war. Enter Captain John Price: A target-focused warfighter who deploys a cut-to-the-chase lethality.  

Read on for more intel on the Coalition’s Captain Price and learn how to add him to your squadron of elite Operators in Modern Warfare. 

Origins of an Operator

Captain John Price is a long-standing member of the British Army who has honed his skillset and proved his worth over countless of covert operations and multiple deployments in the Middle East. At the start of the Modern Warfare Campaign, CIA Station Chief Kate Laswell is tasked with finding a ‘better weapon’ to track down chemical weapons. Instead of a traditional weapon, she makes a call to Captain Price who immediately responds and heads to London.

While Captain Price is an elite seek-and-strike expert and an excellent sniper and saboteur, he’s also known for a second skill: developing and maintaining relationships with top Tier Operators across the globe. It’s that secondary skillset which allows Alex to connect with Farah on the ground in Urzikstan and kick off the events of the Campaign that lead to the eventual death of Barkov and the destruction of his gas factory. 

In the aftermath of those events, Laswell still has loose ends that Captain Price is determined to tie up. He gathers dossiers to recruit a specialized task force – Task Force 141 to put a stop to the terrorist threat in Verdansk, the criminal activities of Mr. Z, and shut down any remnants of Al-Qatala left in the region.

Want more background on Captain Price? Read his Campaign Bio here.

Two Tiers of Bravo Six

Get two distinct looks for Captain Price in the Battle Pass at Tier 0, an instant unlock, and Tier 100. Players can complete Operator Missions at both tiers to earn additional skins and other rewards. 

As soon as you purchase the Battle Pass, you can immediately start playing with Captain Price in his ‘The Captain’ skin. This skin sees Captain Price sport his signature bucket hat and is similar to the outfit worn during the Campaign mission ‘The Embassy’. Captain the squad when you drop into Verdansk in Warzone or lead the way in Multiplayer.

Progress through the tiers by playing the game and reach Tier 100. A stacked tier that includes a vehicle skin, Legendary weapon blueprint, and new skin and set of Operator Missions for Captain Price. The Tier 100 skin, ‘Nightfall’, will remind players of the Campaign Mission ‘Clean House.’ Don this look to do just that to your enemies and clean up the battlefield of any opposition. 

Purchase the Season Four Battle Pass and progress through the tiers to unlock instant access to the newest Operator – Captain Price alongside other Legendary Operator skins, Legendary blueprint weapons, vehicle skins, XP and Weapon XP Tokens, up to 1300 Call of Duty® points, and more. Preview all the goods of the Battle Pass by visiting the Battle Pass tab in-game. 

Season Four of Modern Warfare is live now. 

Stay Frosty.

Mobile Battle Royale Map Expansion

If you dropped into Isolated recently, you might have noticed its major expansion to the north and elsewhere.

Season Seven – Radioactive Agent – added seven new areas to Isolated, the Battle Royale map in Call of Duty: Mobile, which fundamentally changes how we explore and engage across the coastal area.

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Let’s dive into what’s new in Isolated, starting at the newest southernmost location going clockwise:


Across the estuary to the north is Isolated’s Downtown district. Here, a few small apartment complexes, shops, restaurants, and a central dance club create an intimate city-like feel in the middle of the wide open Isolated landscape.

Items are plentiful inside each of these buildings, especially ones with multiple floors to explore. These taller buildings – including the central club – also provide ample sightlines across this area and beyond.

You can access Downtown from nearly every angle: take a quick dip in the river if you are coming from the main landmass from the west, or ride along – or alongside – the roads to the north, preferably with a ground vehicle if you want to get here fast. 

If you are on the island with Nuketown, or are stranded on the smaller island north of Pier, you can take a Tactical Raft straight up to the shores just outside Downtown.

Black Market

Across a bridge from Standoff, a quiet collection of homes, stalls, and massive garage holds a savory secret: it’s the Black Market, where Isolated’s seedy underbelly does its business while hiding in plain sight.

The area lives up to its reputation: here, you’ll find plenty of loot, and while the Black Market may not always get you what you want, it may provide what you need to survive in the ensuing Battle Royale.

Of note, the main garage allows for interior fighting that may not necessarily be close-quarters engagements. Usually, those in need of a set of wheels – or air superiority – could come here to request speedy delivery of vehicles in order to aid in their mission, whatever that may be.

There are also rumors that a bunker is hidden within the Black Market. According to intel, this bunker not only tracks air traffic across Isolated, but also the movement of those who dare to try and disrupt deals that go down on the surface.


Anchored north of Downtown and northwest of Black Market, the Harbor is a port of entry and exit to freight vehicles by sea, especially if that cargo ship is in need of maintenance. 

Compared to Docks, the smaller Harbor area has two stations: one solely dedicated to repair. Currently, this station contains a ship at anchor, which can be a great loot location on par with surrounding buildings. The other station, currently inactive and not flooded with water, can pivot to maintenance if there is overflow.

Note the yellow gantry cranes above these two dry docks, as they can be used to gain a great vantage point over the area.

This Harbor was not just home to legitimate shipments; Isolated recently dealt with cargo containers full of hazardous materials, and used the Harbor in an attempt to redirect these materials away from the Docks. However, not all of these materials were disposed of properly, so be cautious around any marked barrels you find.


A long-abandoned medical facility for convalescent patients, the Sanitarium is a quick dip in the river due north from the Nuclear Plant, or a short trip east from the Black Market or south of the Frigid Wetlands.

Here, there is little – if any – functional medical equipment and few beds have been left. The Sanitarium has since been abandoned for years with little care taken to it.

Those who trespassed left plenty of resources within this space, as its large interior and vista from upper levels made for a great stronghold. In general, this space sets the stage for a variety of combat scenarios in and out of the main Sanitarium. 

During the Battle Royale, you may find yourself taking control of the Sanitarium, or maybe checking on the buildings surrounding it for additional loadout items or protection.

Frigid Wetlands

Bundle up for the Frigid Wetlands and the rest of the new areas in Isolated, because they are all at the foot of the snowy mountain range that acts as Isolated’s natural border.

The Frigid Wetlands is the most rural of the three snow-speckled communities, with little man-made elevation from the shacks and other small buildings. A natural tactical position is the area’s center, which is on a higher elevation and can partially block the vista across this small community. 

However, don’t assume that the quaint and quiet nature of this town means it lacks resources: there is plenty of opportunity to find gear and items for your loadout, even if you have to search every nook and cranny for them.

Because it is far out from “civilization” – it’s currently the northmost area on Isolated, and is a good distance away from other named areas – it may take a while to travel in, around, within, and out of the Frigid Wetlands. This could translate to a slower pace of battle, but never expect this: on any given Battle Royale, any area can become a hot spot, and the Wetlands, despite its icy exterior, is no different.

Ski Town

Grab your skis, sleds, and snowboards for Isolated’s premier resort for extreme winter sports. The town built around this recreation destination, which welcomes in both residents and tourists for day-trips, ski weekends, or just a life away from the hustle and bustle of Downtown.

Here, the cabins and other abodes contain resources that can help you survive in these sheer cold and snow conditions, and beyond. As you head further north into the mountains, you can take advantage of the natural elevation to gain a vantage point over the town.

Unfortunately, those who land at Isolated are here for survival, not recreation, so there aren’t any skis or snowboards to get down the mountain quicker.

If you’re looking for a faster way up and down the mountain, consider finding an abandoned vehicle here or bringing your own. With or without one, be prepared for a long trek to your next point of interest: the closest one is Overgrown or the Nuclear Plant to the south, but you can also head west to the Frigid Wetlands and Sanitarium or east to this final new destination:


The easternmost new area is Heat, a small village that, contrary to its name, is in an extremely chilly climate. 

Think of this as the snowy suburb bordered by a river and Ski town to the west, Overgrown to the southwest, and Sakura to the south. While a bit secluded, a good road trip or off-road adventure will bring you right back to Isolated’s busier sectors.

Just like its sister snowy zones, Heat is where you’ll find plenty of items for your loadout across numerous buildings, although there are more homes and multi-story complexes here than cabins or humble shacks.

The similarities don’t stop there: natural elevation exists within this mountainous region, which can be great to scope out your squad’s next move or see if any intruders are trespassing on this area.

Whether you land at these seven new areas or travel through them in your quest for survival, we’ll see you on the go, and online.


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Getting the Most Out of the Season Four Battle Pass with Operator Missions

My Gunsmith Custom Creation for this week – the Dream Eater– is a good example of how this LMG is being configured for a well-balanced primary weapon. Specifically, this has the base and Barrel of the Synthetic Dreams blueprint, the 60 Round Mags of The Glitch blueprint, (found in the Season Three Encryption Store Bundle), the Merc Foregrip and Stippled Grip Tape from the Phoenix Ignition, and a stock Tac Laser.

This build extends the weapon’s effective range (XRK Summit 26.8” Barrel) and gives it some more recoil control and some hip fire accuracy (Merc Foregrip), while keeping its snappy aim down sight (ADS) speed from the rest of the attachments.

Other attachments to consider are the Monolithic Suppressor for more range and sound dampening, and an optic – usually a 3.0x zoom scope – for a magnified and more precise sight picture.

In general? It’s a meta weapon for a reason. Fast-firing assault rifles and LMGs with decent damage profiles at all ranges are jacks of all trades and simple enough to pick up and play with. 

However, there are plenty of weapons that can outclass it at any range, just not at everyrange. If you keep your positioning in mind and work with your other teammates to maximize utility, I could list a few weapons that could easily outslay a player that uses a “meta weapon.”

But that is for another Rank Up Report – for now, I’ll see you online.

Stay frosty.

The Modern Warfare® Season Five Battle Pass is Now Live

Three Wartracks : Hop in your vehicle and instantly hear music courtesy of Wartracks, a new customization item for vehicles. You’ll get three songs, including the pulse pounding ‘Sepulchre’ Juggernaut song, that plays for you and your squad whenever you drive a vehicle. Equip war tracks in the Vehicle Customization menu (similar to Battle Horns) to have them queued up and ready for the ride. 

Rodion ‘Archangel’ Skin: Operator Rodion joins Lerch in the Shadow Company, donning the new ‘Archangel’ skin to show off his allegiance. Complete his Operator Mission to unlock the ‘On Guard’ and ‘Sable’ skins, the ‘Deleted’ voice quip, and the ‘Shadow Ops: Rodion’ calling card.

Seasonal XP Boost: Purchase the Season Five Battle Pass to reap the benefits of a 10% XP boost that lasts the entire Season.

This is just what you get to start, and there’s a whole lot more to earn through 100 tiers of content.

1300 Call of Duty Points

Unlock up to 1300 COD Points just by playing the game. That’s enough for next Season’s Battle Pass or can go towards picking up a new Operator or blueprint bundle in the Store. 

New Free Base Weapons

Expand your loadout choices with two new base weapons, free to earn by all players.