Call of Duty: Warzone - Plunder your way to victory with our guide

Published: 13:39, 01 June 2020
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Extracting the goods in Call of Duty: Warzone.
Like the Dark Zone... but not nearly as dark!

Despite Infinity Ward being unable to restrain themselves from fiddling with playlists, Call of Duty: Warzone continues to attract a hefty audience of BR enthusiasts. One of its best modes is Plunder, and we've put together some tips and tricks.

ou're Having a big team mode framed within the Warzone branding makes Plunder a refreshing antidote to the high stakes gruffness of Battle Royale. 

With respawns and loadouts enabled by default, you can focus more on securing dosh and objectives in between bigger plays against rival squads, without the stress of worrying about managing lives and fighting your way out the gulag. 

That being said, there are a few things you can do to maximise your chances, and most of the time, avoiding combat can often be the right play, particularly in those precious early minutes where there's a ton of crates up for grabs. 

Infinity Ward Parachuting off the dam in Call of Duty: Warzone. This is like the spectrum of success.

Farmland is your friend

The more built up locales in Warzone's map tend to offer great defensive positions for late game Battle Royale manoeuvres, but they're not so beneficial in Plunder. And yet they often bizarrely remain the go to drop zone! While the taller buildings may provide sight lines and flanking potential, they don't contain a great deal of floor loot or crates. 

Your best bet is to shoot for outlying areas (depending on the angle of your deployment) and make your way through the houses and warehouses, hoovering up dosh and opening boxes as you go.

Only consider a move further inland if you've got a flanking opportunity on a vulnerable squad, you've exhausted an area for supplies, or there's a late game helicopter not being engaged that can be taken down for easy dollar.

Ignore the banks

While banking your cash makes sense on paper, ensuring you're not bleeding money every time you get eliminated, it leaves you incredibly vulnerable to opportunistic foes looking to capitalise on your static deposit.

Your best bet is to play a more cautious game; don't engage squads unless absolutely necessary, and keep your eyes peeled for the deployable cash balloons scattered all over the place.

They allow you to upload your digits in a safe location of your choosing, while you continue to plunder to your hearts content. 

Infinity Ward Parachuting into the map in Call of Duty: Warzone. I have serious jealousy for those forearm muscles.

Pick up some objectives

The payout on the typical "locate these crates" or "recon this area" objectives are massively increased in Plunder versus what you'd get for completing them in a traditional round of BR. 

I realise they can affect pace, especially if you're more inclined to want to blast your way to victory, but ignoring them would be foolish, especially here. They allow for quick acquisition of large quantities of cash, particularly the crates as they'll dish out for each one opened.  

You'll also want to keep one eye on your map, for cash drops and (towards the endgame state) helicopters ripe for a takedown. All of the above can be achieved while largely avoiding combat, since kills won't necessarily help you reach the podium.

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