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Warzone Bootcamp is ideal if you suck at Call of Duty’s battle royale

You can dive into Warzone Bootcamp on PS5 and Xbox now, a new addition in Warzone Season 3 to improve your skills in the COD battle royale.

Warzone Bootcamp mode: An image of Ghost in Warzone Season 3.

Warzone Season 3 is available to dive into now on Xbox and PS5, ahead of the return of fan-favorite map Rebirth Island. If you’re returning to the popular Call of Duty battle royale spin-off especially for the brilliant map, you probably need to dust the cobwebs off your skills on the battlefield. Luckily, the latest Warzone update introduces Warzone Bootcamp to increase your survivability on the battlefield.

Stomping out the competition in battle royale games like Warzone isn’t like the glory days of 2020 when Verdansk reigned supreme. The Warzone meta can be brutal to fight against, but Warzone Bootcamp calls upon the franchise’s past to get you fighting fit. Designed as a “new training mode” set within a random section of Urzikstan, Sledgehammer Games details this mode is geared toward helping “new players build confidence for their first official drop-in.”

If that sounds familiar, it’s because it’s a Warzone iteration of Combat Training from one of the best FPS games in the series, Call of Duty Black Ops entry. Like Treyarch’s helpful mode, Warzone Bootcamp pits 20 real-life players and 24 bots together in “mode-specific matchmaking” to test your marksmanship and skills on the battlefield.

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However, just because it is built for newcomers, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a few games to see if you’ve still got the fire to dominate your opponents.

At present, this is the only mode within Warzone to feature bots. According to the latest Warzone patch notes, the developer adds that “if this changes in the future, we’ll ensure the community is informed ahead of time.” We’ve had a few matches recently, and we’re impressed with how approachable Warzone Bootcamp is. It’d be more useful if it included other maps in its rotation, as learning the ins and outs of any Warzone locale is just as useful as having a quick trigger finger.

Sadly, there’s no progression of any kind in Warzone Bootcamp. That means you can’t even use the mode to get a few cheeky levels ranked up on the best Warzone guns out there. Public events and contracts are also not included in Warzone Bootcamp. Hopefully, Sledgehammer will introduce some minor forms of progression for this mode, even if it’s purely to earn some exclusive Calling Cards or weapon-based cosmetics.

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