Perks in Call of Duty stayed very consistent throughout the years. Numerous Call of Duty titles went with the original custom class perk system, but things like that are bound to change eventually. And so they did, with the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2022) transforming individual perks into perk packages.
Despite some players voicing criticism in regard to this new perk package system, Infinity Ward decided to fully support its integration into both Modern Warfare 2 (2022) and Warzone 2. Today we’re going to be covering all of the best perk packages in Warzone 2, and what they will contribute o your in-game performance.
What are Perk Packages in CoD: Warzone 2?
Perk packages are packages that contain a set amount of perks that you can use. You can equip these perk packages to any custom loadout of your choice. Now, the biggest difference with this new perk system is the fact that perks are split into three groups – base, bonus, and ultimate perks.
Base perks are perks that you’re given immediately upon entering a game. Bonus perks are earned 4 minutes into the match, and ultimate perks are earned about 8 minutes into a match. The process of earning both bonus and ultimate perks can be significantly sped up by earning more score and eliminating enemy players.
Earning the ultimate perk should be your priority in most cases. There’s a high chance that you can earn it in every match. But, if you aren’t performing particularly well, then the match will likely end before you earn it. This is amplified in Warzone 2, as you sometimes won’t even be able to get a custom loadout during your match.
We’d recommend getting your custom loadout as soon as possible, especially if you want to reap the benefits of your bonus and ultimate perks. Let’s see what sort of perk packages you can get in Warzone 2.
Every Perk Package in Warzone 2
Although there are custom perk packages in Modern Warfare 2 (2022) multiplayer, Warzone 2 currently does not allow you to modify your perk packages. You’re basically forced to use eight of the game’s default preset perk packages.
All of these preset perk packages cater to a certain playstyle, and you can build your loadout around each perk package currently available. However, it would be great if we were given the ability to modify our perk packages for Warzone 2. We’ll most likely see custom perk packages return in the near future, though.
Here’s a list of every perk package in CoD: Warzone 2 and what perks they grant you. The first two perks in all of the packages listed will be basic perks, which are then followed up by the bonus and ultimate perks.
- Weapon Specialist: Overkill, Strong Arm, Spotter, Survivor
- Vanguard: Double Time, Bomb Squad, Resupply, High Alert
- Warden: Double Time, Strong Arm, Fast Hands, Overclock
- Commando: Scavenger, Strong Arm, Fast Hands, High Alert
- Recon: Double Time, Tracker, Focus, Birdseye
- Scout: Scavenger, Strong Arm, Focus, Ghost
- Sentinel: Battle Hardened, Bomb Squad, Cold-Blooded, Overclock
- Specter: Double Time, Tracker, Spotter, Ghost
A few of these perk packages have very similar perk setups, which render most of them either obsolete or useless when compared to others with more variety. Still, you never know which bonus or ultimate perk might stand between you and death.
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Top 5 Warzone 2 Perk Packages
Playstyles will play a huge role in helping you pick a perk package. Even then, you might not even know what will suit you until you play with each one. And this is why we’ve gone ahead and compiled a list of the best perk packages that will accommodate most playstyles in Warzone 2.
Keep in mind that Warzone 2 is still in its infancy. Meaning that we don’t exactly know what the meta is in terms of perk packages. We have an idea of which guns to use, but perks still remain highly situational.
‘Commando’ offers a more diverse approach to perks in Warzone 2. It is geared more toward players that want to take things into their own hands by offering you perks like Scavenger and Fast Hands. Strong Arm isn’t as important, yet it’s still helpful when you consider how valuable throwables are.
Scavenger introduces a bit of independence into your playstyle, as you won’t have to rely on anyone else for ammo. Fast Hands simply lets you reload and swap weapons faster, which is an advantage that only one other perk package in Warzone 2 has. Lastly, High Alert’s alerting system nicely ties into the structure of all of the aforementioned perks.
Players who like to take things slow won’t necessarily like this type of perk package. Nevertheless, it is by far the best package for solo or independent players. Not everyone needs the aid of others to win a match.
There’s a reason why the term ‘Sentinel’ is becoming popular within the Call of Duty community. Basically, Sentinels are players that like to play very passively. They prefer winning gunfights by simply looking out of a window, and this perk package complements those types of players perfectly.
Right off the bat, Battle Hardened and Bomb Squad will increase your resistance to any sort of lethal or tactical throwables. You’ll be mostly impervious to flashes, stuns, and other throwable grenades. All of this is crucial for someone that likes to lay back and use a building to their advantage.
The bonus Cold-Blooded perk makes you undetectable by AI targeting systems and thermal optics. Overlock, on the other hand, allows you to earn your field upgrades faster, giving you more chances to stock up on ammunition. The main reason why this package is among the best stems from how hard it is to flush someone out of a building with all of these perks combined.
The ‘Specter’ perk package is for players who like to stick to the shadows. It’s yet another package that focuses on gathering intel on other players, whilst also allowing you to traverse the map quickly. Double Time comes in handy to give you more mobility, and Tracker adds to that by allowing you to track recent enemy footprints.
Spotter makes a return in this package as a bonus perk. As mentioned previously, Spotter lets you spot nearly any sort of equipment, field upgrade, and killstreak that enemy squads deploy. Be that as it may, the ultimate Ghost perk is what elevates this perk package. Ghost shields you from any sort of UAV sweeps, letting you stay in the shadow for much longer than usual.
Even though the basic perks in this package may not serve a greater purpose, they’re still dominant when paired with Spotter and Ghost.
The ‘Vanguard’ perk package contains a wide variety of perks that suit both faster and slower playstyles. Double Time doubles the duration of your tactical sprint and also increases your movement speed by 30%. Bomb Squad gives you more resistance to explosives. Both of these are vital perks for more aggressive players.
Moving on, Resupply ensures that you have the upper hand by giving you an additional piece of lethal equipment. High Alert, on the other hand, immediately alerts you if someone is looking in your direction. Similarly to the base perks, these are more forgiving when it comes to players that prefer faster-paced gameplay.
High Alert, in particular, is the most useful perk in this package. Warzone 2’s map Al Mazrah is huge, and having a perk that warns you of anyone that might be hiding in a building or camping on a cliff is always a welcome addition.
1. Weapon Specialist
The first two base perks in this package are everything you’d want to have in a game like Warzone 2. Overkill is a must for anyone wanting to bring a sniper whilst also having space for another primary weapon. Strong Arm may not be as useful as its counterpart base perk in this package, but being able to throw equipment farther is no joke.
The bonus Spotter perk allows you to spot nearly everything except players. A perk like this is essential for anyone that prefers to gather information before they engage in a fight. Hence why this perk package is more suited for passive sniping. A perk like this becomes even more useful when you realize just how many things can kill you in Warzone 2.
As for your ultimate perk, that is what’s going to get you out of a tight situation. Survivor will tag any nearby enemies once you’ve gone down, which is really helpful for your squad. All in all, this is the absolute best perk package for anyone who is still not sure what type of playstyle they want to adopt.
Infinity Ward is known for innovating and overhauling certain aspects of their former Call of Duty titles. It doesn’t always pan out as intended, but they did definitely introduce something interesting with this new perk package system. If we put aside our community-wide criticism of perk packages, it’s apparent that there’s a lot of room to improve with them and upon them.
We hope that custom perk packages do eventually make the game. Variety will be a crucial factor in Warzone 2’s future. If you like Call of Duty, we’d recommend checking out our guide on the best guns in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2.
Good luck in the Gulag!