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How to get loadouts in Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0

In Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0, you’ll want to come equipped with your loadout, just like in the original game. But the new installment does things a bit differently. So whether you’re a new or returning player, you’ll absolutely want to be aware of how to get your loadout to increase your chances of winning.

Here’s how to get your loadout in Warzone 2.0.

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Can you buy loadouts in Warzone 2?

Buy Station with Loadout Drop in Warzone 2.0.
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Yes! As part of a new December 20, 2022, update, you can now buy Loadouts from Buy Stations, just like in the first Warzone. This is a major change, and one that has been highly requested since day one. Interestingly, Loadouts work a little differently than before due to their expensive price tags across all modes. Here’s how much Loadout Drops cost across Solos, Duos, Trios, and Quads:

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

Given how cash is hard to come by sometimes, it might not always be practical to acquire your Loadout in this way. Still, we imagine cash will be more plentiful in future updates, so it’ll likely be easier to get your Loadout later on.

Buying loadout weapons

You can also simply purchase your Loadout weapons from Buy Stations individually. This is a new change that allows players to purchase their loadout weapons for $2,500 each (it used to be $5,000 before Raven Software updated it), without any of the equipment or perks that come alongside your full loadout. In many cases, this is enough to survive until the very end — or at least hold you over until you acquire your full Loadout. If possible, you should always get in the habit of grabbing at least one weapon from the Buy Station before acquiring your perks and other loadout equipment later on.

Complete Stronghold

A loadout in Warzone 2.0.
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Another way to get your loadout is to complete one of the new Strongholds, which are bases filled with enemy AI. In each match, five Strongholds spawn around the map in random locations after a while, allowing players the chance to earn their favorite weapons along the way. To complete a Stronghold, you’ll need to defeat the AI that spawn and defuse the bomb in time. Once you defuse the bomb, your loadout will be available where the bomb was located. From here, you’ll gain access to your full loadout with perks and equipment.

Keep in mind, other players will come to grab their loadouts as well. You don’t need to have been the team or player to defuse the bomb to gain access to the loadout. However, there are still a limited number of loadouts available, so not everyone will get one if they stop by a Stronghold. Still, this is the fastest way to acquire your custom gear, as these Strongholds appear at the end of the first circle. Just keep in mind, if you’re the first team there, you’ll have to fend off other players as well.

World drop

Map of loadout drops in Warzone 2.0.
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The final way to get your hands on a Loadout is to acquire one from a world drop. These are similar to the Loadouts from the original Warzone that would spawn periodically throughout a match. The catch here is that Loadouts don’t spawn until around halfway through a game, meaning a huge portion of the lobby won’t get to acquire one using this method. The main thing to be aware of is that other players will see these Loadout drops, so it can be risky to attempt to grab one. You’ll want to be cautious as you approach so you don’t get taken out by other players watching the Loadout drop.

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