How to Get Your Loadout in Warzone 2

How to Get Your Loadout in Warzone 2

Players have the opportunity to gain an edge over the competition in Warzone 2 through buying their loadouts or defeating AI enemies for custom guns.

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The battle royale gameplay of Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 gives players the opportunity to acquire their custom loadouts for their weapons during a match, but not without challenge. Players that commit to earning their loadouts instantly have an advantage over other players in the game, as the weaknesses of weapons they’ve found scattered across the map are easily mitigated with the right attachments. Although players collecting these upgrades might find the process slightly inconvenient in larger squads, the endgame of Solo matches of Warzone 2.0 almost requires players to have their loadouts in order to have the best chances to win.


There are three methods to finding a loadout in Warzone 2.0, with simple and complex choices that reflect the amount of dedication players put into finding their personalized weapons. Loadout Drops are perhaps the easiest route, marked on players’ maps when dropping into the regions of Warzone 2.0. Alternatively, spending in-game currency at Buy Stations also gives players loadouts for a specific price. The last choice players can pursue pertains to Strongholds, a risky den of AI-controlled enemies that are rich in resources, and oftentimes visited by players for the potential rewards. Strongholds are definitely the most valuable despite the inherent dangers, as the massive quantity of earnings serves as a great instance for larger squads to equip a loadout when completed.

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Set Up Loadouts and Purchase Them in Buy Stations

Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 Buy Station For Purchasing Items, Loadouts, Etc. During a Match

Buy Stations provide players with a Primary Weapon of their choice, including all the attachments associated with it without the customized variant players may have. A loadout from a player’s arsenal can be purchased from these Stations with 5,000 Cash gathered from the map. Players do have the option to customize the weapon on the spot after receiving it, however, there are dangers with the closing map and enemies when taking too long in menus. Players are able to set up their loadouts before loading into a match by going to the “Weapon Gunsmith” tab in the main menu after the “Weapons” option. The Primary weapon selected appears at these Buy Stations, with whatever custom name players put onto it, which helps distinguish the weapon with the loadout from the plethora found on the map.

Discover Loadout Drops on the Map

Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 Loadout Drop Crates Located on Shrinking Map By Yellow Marker Player Perspective Screenshot

Another identifiable source of a loadout are Loadout Drops which can be seen on a player’s map in Warzone 2.0, represented by a yellow box symbol. These crates are one-time use for players and are highly sought after since every enemy also knows the location of this rare source of customization. A delicate choice for players to make, pursuing the location of a Loadout Drop carries considerable jeopardy unless teamed up with a squad. Thankfully, the crate does not disappear when someone else has used it, enemy or otherwise, giving players much needed time to think about whether chasing down these objects are worth their time in the long run.

Overcome Strongholds For Big Rewards

Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 Stronghold for Gaining Loadouts for Entire Squad By Wiping Out Enemy Controlled AI

Three Strongholds occupy the map of Warzone 2.0, visible on a player’s user interface while launching themselves into the region that they’ve decided upon. Large groups of AI-controlled enemies are exclusive to these areas, all armed and terribly dangerous for aspiring combatants exploring the regions. Confident squads of players usually populate these strongholds as soon as possible, since defeating every enemy within grants every player in the group their custom loadout. The trickiest way to gain a loadout in Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0, Strongholds provide the greatest reward for the highest risk, incentivizing players that are low on cash or are too far away from Loadout Drops to earn their unique weapon any other way.

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