Call of Duty: Warzone guide: How to win in the Gulag

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If you play Call of Duty: Warzone, it is inevitable that you will take part in a Gulag fight. So, master the art of winning it repeatedly.

There is no worse feeling when playing Call of Duty: Warzone than taking your final breath of air before entering the Gulag when you die for the first time in a game. When you get to the Gulag there might be some added pressure to win, not to let yourself or your teammates down. The Gulag is a game inside of a game and games are meant to be mastered.

For those unfamiliar, this is a revive mechanic unique to Call of Duty: Warzone. When dying for the first time in a match, you have the chance to fight in the Gulag in a one-on-one encounter with another player who has also died. The winner gets to respawn in back into the game, while the other has to be wait to be revived by teammates.

As soon as it’s your turn to fight in the Gulag, the game automatically chooses what weapon you will be using. You will either receive a pistol or a shotgun. Both players receive the exact same class in order to make it fair for both players.

When the battle is set to begin, you aren’t going to want to be too aggressive. After all, the map isn’t that big to begin with. Don’t run around like a chicken without a head because it will make you an easy kill for your opponent. Take it slow and wait to see if your opponent will make a mistake first. There is no hurry. It is just you and your opponent so there is no need to rush into anything.

You are given tactical and lethal equipment for a reason. I have won my fair share of Gulag fights without even shooting a single bullet on my gun. So if push comes to shove, don’t be afraid to chuck a Molotov, C4 or even grenades across the map to try and get a free kill. Stuns and flash bangs are also a great way immobilize your opponent to limit their movement and vision. Throwing a single tactical equipment can be the difference-maker to get you back onto the battlefield in Warzone.

Something else I find really helpful in winning gunfights in Call of Duty in general is the element of surprise. This is no different when it comes to the Gulag either.

If you are able to locate your opponent first, you have the advantage. You always want to try and land the first shot of any gun fight. If you are able to land the first shot, their health is substantially lower than your health, giving you the edge That is why I can’t stress enough not running around in the Gulag like a mad man. If you do, you run the risk of your opponent seeing you before you are even close to finding them.

After a certain amount of time, if neither player has been killed, a flag will appear in the middle of the Gulag. To put it simply, do not go for the flag. If you capture the flag you automatically win the duel, but that flag is a death trap. You can use the flag as bait to lure your opponent near you or even to get them out of hiding, but don’t go for the flag.

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The flag not only takes too long to fill the bar up completely, but it also reveals your position to your opponent You have no idea where your enemy might be coming from. He might be coming from behind you, left, right or even in front of you. You will have no clue. You might be able to hear him but you don’t know if he will throw lethal or tactical equipment at you. Going for the flag makes you vulnerable and makes you an easy target.

There is a good chance that out of 100 times you go and try to capture the flag in the center, you might capture it five times. That would be on a good day. In the long run, the five percent risk is definitely not worth the reward.

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There you have it, that’s the Gulag. There will be times that strategies won’t work either because every player is different in their own unique way. Just adapt to the situation, throw in these little strategies and I can guarantee that you will begin to win Gulag fights more often than you lose them. Now, next time you end up in the Gulag, you will have a better chance of redeploying and getting back to the war!