Warzone 2.0 finally lets players buy full loadouts

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Warzone 2.0has been out for a while now, but not everyone was happy with some of the changes the battle royale received in its latest iteration. When, where, and how you access loadouts has undergone one of these unpopular changes. However, Raven Software recently announced that Buy Stations will once again give you access to your full loadout via drop grenades.

Consisting of weapons, gear, field upgrades, and a range of stat-changing perks, loadouts are essential to play call of Duty. In the original war zone, while spawned with just a pistol, you can quickly “drop” your full load at a handy Buy Station. But if Warzone 2.0 Introduced recently, it locked players’ full loadouts behind dangerously clearable AI-assisted fortresses and random loadout drops (that every other player will fight for). Buy Stations only allow you to buy your loadout’s primary weapon, a big change that hasn’t been well-received by players. Today that changes.

With a vacation-themed tweet thread, Raven Software revealed that “Loadout Drop Grenades” resembles the original war zone‘s are now live in Warzone 2.0.

Depending on which battle royale mode you’re in, the price differs, but the function remains the same. For the prices listed below, you can equip a “grenade” that will summon a loadout drop wherever you throw it.

  • Solos: $8,000
  • Duos: $16,000
  • Trios: $24,000
  • Quads: $32,000

The price in quads sure feels high, although some might argue that the benefit of a full load, perks and all, should come with some challenge. (As many players have discovered, Safe Cracking contracts are by far the fastest and easiest way to make money. Information recovery isn’t bad either.)

During Warzone 2.0 has a bunch of interesting new features, like AI defended strongholds, the need to clear a spot or wait for a random drop to get your gear, felt like a “you better eat your veggies” mandate in the game . With the time constraints imposed by the closing circle and other players, not having access to your full loadout so quickly has spoiled the experience for many.

On the face of it, I think current loadout drop grenade prices are likely to maintain some balance. And Raven Software has stressed that it will monitor how this affects its bottom line Warzone 2.0 Experience, possibly issuing changes as needed. Anyway, I stick to my tactic of hiding and killing the last few people in the cheapest possible way until the very end.

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