Call of Duty: Warzone Guides:
- Best Loadouts in Battle Royale / Plunder.
- How to Use Custom Loadouts in Warzone’s Battle Royale Mode.
- Battle Royale Tips and Tricks.
- How to Put on Gas Mask.
- Buy Station Guide.
- Supply Box Guide.
- Contracts Guide.
- Vehicles Guide.
- How to Ping.
Plunder Tips and Tricks
This is Call of Duty: Warzone, the standalone companion game to 2019’s Modern Warfare. It features two modes: Battle Royale and Plunder.
When starting out, Warzone’s Plunder mode can seem confusing, especially if you’ve never played a game like this before. We have all the tips, tricks, strategies, and secrets you need to earn the most money in Call of Duty: Warzone’s Plunder mode.
- Custom Loadouts are Available, so Choose them Wisely
- You Don’t Always Need to Be in the Middle of the Action
- Try to Avoid Going to Cash Deposit Helipads Alone
- Don’t Ignore Buy Stations
- Survey the Areas by Cash Deposit Helipads
- Deposit Your Cash BEFORE Doing Anything Risky
- Try to Visit Many Different Buildings/Locations on Your Way to Your Destination
- You Can Retrieve a Teammate’s Cash After They Die
- It’s Safer to Use Cash Deposit Balloons than the Deposit Helipads
- Dead Silence and Heartbeat Sensors are a Godsend
Custom Loadouts are Available, so Choose them Wisely
Unlike the Battle Royale mode, Plunder lets you use custom loadouts. Make sure you pick a loadout that works well in Plunder. For example, if you like playing stealthily, you’ll want to equip the Ghost perk and a silencer. Since Plunder can be intimidating at first, choosing a stealthier option might work best for you.
You Don’t Always Need to Be in the Middle of the Action
It’s a Call of Duty game, so it’s easy to get caught up in being concerned with getting a lot of kills. But in actuality, you can get 1st place in Plunder without even getting one kill. After all, the goal is to earn money, not kills.
You can earn money by:
- Finding it in buildings
- From Supply Boxes
- Completing Contracts
- Looting from bodies (friend or foe)
This isn’t to say you should avoid getting kills, but you’d be surprised how effective it is to simply explore and loot from locations around the map.
Try to Avoid Going to Cash Deposit Helipads Alone
One of the best pieces of advice is to stay with your squads at all time. In a perfect world, you’d be able to cover more ground by going your separate ways, but it’s safer to have a group of three players covering one another.
- When heading to a Cash Deposit Helipad, make sure your team is aware of all the possible vantage points an enemy may have.
- Don’t just run to the Helipad blind, without surveying the area first.
- If you have them, throw a decoy at the helipad to see if enemies will come out.
- Once you’re sure there is no one nearby, have each person take turns depositing money, while the other team members watch your back.
- Many times, someone will come out of nowhere, but if you have two people watching, you certainly have a chance at success.
Don’t Ignore Buy Stations
Since money is precious in this mode and the Buy Stations are more spread out than in Battle Royale, it might not seem worth it to go out of your way to buy items.
But there are lots of useful items to get here, particularly the Cash Deposit Balloons, which serve as mini, self-contained versions of the Cash Deposit Helipads.
These can be used by you and your teammates, so if you’re traveling with them, you can take turns purchasing them to make things fair.
In addition, buying Armor Plates and Self-Revive Kits can help tremendously.
Survey the Areas by Cash Deposit Helipads
Before you run to a Cash Deposit Helipad, you should stop for a moment to see if there are other enemies nearby–and if so–wait for them to make a move first. If you wait a bit and don’t see any enemies come up to deposit, you could be safe, but always have a teammate watch your back if you plan on depositing, yourself.
The other aspect of this is that you can potentially steal enemy Cash as they walk up to deposit, so it pays to wait and be cautious rather than careless.
Deposit Your Cash Before Doing Anything Risky
It’s easy to want to run and gun like Rambo, but in Plunder you’ll be less successful if you die with a pocket full of Cash. Play it cautiously while you have a lot of Cash on hand and only go for those Rambo moves after you’ve deposited.
Sometimes this is easier said than done, so make sure you’ve got your team nearby to help out when things get rough. Once you drop off your money, you can feel free to attack more aggressively.
Try to Visit Many Different Buildings/Locations on Your Way to Your Destination
While it may seem inciting to make a direct bee-line to the action or an objective, it pays to stop at every location you can to collect Cash and supplies.
Sometimes you’ll find ammo and grenades, while other times you’ll find powerful weapons, Killstreaks, Contracts and Cash. In fact, you can win the game without even engaging in battle, simply by searching through every nook and cranny you can find.
You Can Retrieve a Teammate’s Cash After They Die
This is a simple one, but if you think your teammate isn’t going to be able to get back to their dropped items, you can grab their Cash for them to preserve it for your team. It’s better you get the items than an enemy.
The spawns are sometimes wonky and it might be tough for your teammate to get back to their loot in time. In general, you should get in the habit of looting every body you fine–friend or foe.
It’s Safer to Use Cash Deposit Balloons than the Deposit Helipads
If possible, you should have each member on your team grab a Cash Deposit Balloon so you can all take turns depositing. It’s also a great way to keep away from the battles that tend to take place around a Cash Deposit Helipad.
However, they do cost $30,000 a piece, which is expensive, but worth it so you don’t lose all your Cash. You can, of course, use Helipads, but these areas are typically overrun with players, making it all too risky to rely on it solely.
Dead Silence and Heartbeat Sensors are a Godsend
Though the Heartbeat Sensor is typically underutilized in regular Multiplayer, the Warzone community has rediscovered what a little gem it is. You can use it each time you’re about to come up to a large area, or anytime the announcer tells you someone will be dropping in.
Having knowledge of an enemy’s location prior to engaging in a firefight with them can be the difference between life and death.
Add Dead Silence into this mix and you’ll become a stealth master, with the ability to sneak up on enemies undetected.