Call of Duty unveils new Warzone Solos mode – how to get it and the key differences

CALL of Duty has introduced a new 'Solos' mode to its hit new Call of Duty Warzone game.

It means that you can now play Fortnite-style Warzone on your own – instead of being placed inside a three-person squad.

Warzone itself is a new addition to Call of Duty's latest game Modern Warfare.

It's a Battle Royale game that is free for anyone to download – even if you haven't bought the main game.

The game launched last week with squad-only gameplay, but the new Solos mode means you can go it alone.

"Solos is an option for players who are true mercenaries and only want to carry themselves across Verdansk," said Call of Duty creator Activision.

"Only lone wolves need apply; Solo games are the quintessential experience for the player who want the ultimate challenge – all or nothing."

In the new mode, you drop into the massive Verdansk map alone, armed with a pistol and a few bullets.

As you loot and complete Contracts while surviving the threat of 149 other players, a collapsing circle will roll in – just like in normal Battle Royale.

And The Gulag – a second-chance game mode you can win to return to the Warzone – is still available in Solos.

But if you lose the 1v1 Gulag gunfight then you're out for good.

Warzone's Solos mode is available as a free update to the main game.

It will also be available with the standard Warzone installation for players who haven't bought Call of Duty Modern Warfare.

Call of Duty Warzone Solos – top tips

These are Activision's top tips…

  • 5. Going Solo? Intel is Your Best Teammate. Along with paying attention to the Tac Map and Compass, be especially thorough about finding, and equipping, reconnaissance tools such as the Recon Drone, Heartbeat Monitor, and UAV.
  • 4. Same Gulag. Same Player Count. No Buybacks. You only have one life to live in Solos. Make it count, both in the Gulag and out in Verdansk.
  • 3. Consider Picking Up Contracts. This especially goes for Recon Contracts, as in Solos, the station capture time is halved compared to other modes. Complete Contracts and get Cash to further build up your loadout at Buy Stations.
  • 2. … and Stay Down. Self-Revive Kits are in Solos. If it’s getting late into a game and you’re wary of an enemy after knocking them to zero health, double check that they are out for good before moving on.
  • 1. Learn from Your Solos. While you may have less of a chance at winning Solos, take the lessons you learn into your next game with the squad. Who knows? A few Solos matches could be the difference between losing your next Battle Royale trios game and a hard-fought victory.

There are still two other  Warzone modes available: Traditional Battle Royale and a Plunder mode.

Battle Royale games take on roughly the same rules as Fortnite, with 150 players dropping into a huge map where they fight to be the last man standing.

As the match goes on, gamers are gradually eliminated and the map gets smaller via an ever-tightening circle of poisonous gas that you must dodge to survive.

Fortnite's own Battle Royale mode helped make the game a huge success and it seems Activision, the studio behind Modern Warfare, is following suit.

The other mode, Plunder, has players collect as much cash as they can by looting items and stealing enemies' money across the all-new map.

There is only one Warzone map, though it looks more than big enough to keep players entertained for hours.

According to Activision, the map has 300 different point of interest, ranging from dense city blocks to more open, rural areas.

It's sprinkled with elements from "classic" maps from previous Modern Warfare games, such as Broadcast, Terminal, Overgrown and Scrapyard.

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