What are the best ways to win Call of Duty: Warzone 1v1? By using everything from spray paint to C4, we break down the best ways to play your Gulag so you can go back to the action.
Call of Duty: Warzone, the title’s second effort in a battle king in as many years, has hit even more milestones too late. With millions of players dropping in every day, it is at the top of the most popular games in the world.
An important, innovative aspect of Warzone is the ability to play a 1v1 Gulag when you’re dead, giving players a one-time opportunity to fall back into the game. This has been widely praised compared to other BRs, such as Fortnite̵
As a basic 1v1 in a small environment, many believe that it is 50/50 if you win your Gulag match. However, as the best players show, there is an ability to do so, and there are a number of things players can do to maximize their chances of falling back. Whether it’s the classic shower Gulag or the renewed version of Nuketown from Season One, here’s how you can get to the top almost every time.
Tip 1: Know your weapon and play around with it
There had been a lot of talk about increasing the pool of weapons players can deduct in the Gulag, with some even suggesting that custom loads should be activated. However, after a recent Warzone update, there is now a rotating pool of weapons to get used to. Each week, the available weapons are cycled out, and there are four unique sets in total. These can provide weapons from both Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War. One week may contain SMG, while another limits you to guns. You need to be well-rounded to stay up to date on the weekly rotation.
If you have an assault rifle like War 6, Kilo 141, or M13you will be able to do short work with your opponents if you get the first few bullets in. The key with accurate assault rifles like these is to take advantage of the Gulag’s field of view and to advance corners where your opponent is likely to appear. This means using ‘headglitches’ on the Nuketown upgrade, mantling to difficult angles in the showers, you name it. Everything you can do to take a unique angle.
If you spawn with an SMG like MP5 or Tip 45, you will be able to get close and personal and capture your opponent’s guard with the new aggressive loads and their high potential for fire speed. Although these weapons can also suit slower battles in medium range, the high mobility they provide can often result in a quick battle.
Some weeks there may be guns and shotguns as tools for the job. If you are stuck with small arms like 725 or Model 680, one shot is all you need to end the duel. However, you need to get close, so it is highly recommended to flank. If you are left with a more generic gun like 1911 gun, you can pepper your opponent from afar. Just be careful in gun rounds with .357 since two or two photos can be far from enough to wipe you out.
In addition, Marksman and Tactical Rifles have also featured in the Gulag from time to time. In these cases, you will play quite patiently. With a Kar98k or a AUG in hand, you can deal fatal damage in one or two hits. Time recording and prioritizing accuracy above all else.
Finally, other weapons with significant setbacks such as AK-47 may require you to focus on controlling the weapon well by firing, especially in some of the longer range Gulag shots. It is better to play slowly with weapons like these, and aim at you and wait for your opponent to move first.
Tip 2: Stick to the edges of the Gulag
Both Gulag maps are relatively small. Since you are in a 1v1, it would not be good to have a huge battlefield to play hide and seek. This means that it can be very easy to be taken on guard duty. One wrong turn at the wrong time, and you can make yourself an easy target. One of the best ways to get around this is to stick to the edges of both Gulag. Ideally, with your back to a wall.
This will keep your field of vision (FOV) as wide as possible, and negate any flanks. The picture below shows how much the map you can see when you hold your back against the wall, and sit in a notch on the side of the map.
Compare this with FOV from the center of the map, where you will also be vulnerable to quick flanks and shots in the back.
The same logic applies to the renewed version of Nuketown. While vehicles in the center obstruct your view, sticking to the sides will give you a broader view of the map than just walking straight ahead. Hold your back against a wall and try to spot your opponent as they push up.
Tip 3: Do not be afraid to use your equipment
Sure, most Gulags are determined by weapons and weapon skills. But you get equipment with your load, so why not use it? This requires some selective use on your behalf. For example, if you have no idea where your enemy is, do not just throw away stun or frag by throwing it blindly.
If you pre-aim a road, you can block an alternate angle by throwing your tactical. If you make an enemy weak and they move out around a corner, do not be afraid to use C4 or Semtex to try to complete them.
Tip 4: Be ready to go for the goal
If you have not killed your opponent after the 15-second timer is empty, the Gulag will be decided by who catches the flag. This is shown in the middle of both maps each time. If none of the players catches the flag within the deadline, the one who has more health wins.
However, you should know that touching the flag immediately regenerates your health to the fullest. This provides an additional incentive for players to try to claim it. Capturing the flag is quite simple and happens very quickly, but you allow yourself to be vulnerable from several angles. An excellent alternative is to hold on to a deadly or tactical. You can use it to cover your back when you catch.
Keep an eye on the timer throughout the round. If you get on the flag before your opponent, your chances of winning are instantly maximized. Many players forget this and are left to gain control of the center map when the timer runs out.
Tip 5: Being creative can be very helpful
Our fifth and final tip is to get creative, and do not be afraid to shake things up. A good example is this Warzone trick with a big brain, which involves spraying an enemy’s outline on the wall behind you. This can be used to draw the attention of enemies so that you can easily ambush.
Another good example is spraying enemies with light paint before the Gulag. This will make them far more visible in the mostly black and white Gulag surroundings. One problem with this is that you do not know which enemy to face. You may need to work fast and spray as many as you can find.
The latest example of getting creative is being in matches with friendly players. Assuming your entire team has just been wiped out, there’s a good chance you’ll end up in the same Gulag. Get a teammate on the balcony to call out the enemy’s location, otherwise you can give back favor to them. This works in the showers and with teammates overhead on the Nuketown variant as well.
Either way, friendly info messages can give you the edge in any Gulag situation. They also allow you to predict the opponent’s movement before they are visible.
It rounds out our top tips and tricks to help you win Gulag 1v1! What creative ways have you found? Remember to send us your best ideas on Twitter, @DexertoIntel!