Best perks for Warzone 2 (March 2023)

Best perks for Warzone 2 (March 2023)
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Harry Boulton

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20th Mar 2023 11:53

Finding out what the best perks for Warzone 2 are is important if you're wanting to increase your chances of getting that victory. While there might be perks in Warzone that suit your own specific playstyle best, there are a few that emerge as must-picks to help you secure kills and stay alive.

But what are the best perks for Warzone 2 I hear you ask? Check out the rest of this guide below to find out all of the details.

Best perks for Warzone 2

Best perks for Warzone 2
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The general idea when selecting the best perks for Warzone 2 is to choose those that help you stay alive. While there are some that can enhance your damage potential, it is much better to help yourself survive in a game mode where dying can result in elimination.

Perks in Warzone 2 are split into three distinct categories: base perks, bonus perks, and ultimate perks. You're allowed two base perks, one bonus perk, and one ultimate perk, so you'd better choose wisely.

Carry on reading below to see our choices for the best perks in Warzone 2, broken down into the three perk slots for convenience:

Best base perks in Warzone 2

Best base perks in Warzone 2
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Here are our picks for the best base perks in Warzone 2:

  • Double Time
  • Overkill
  • Bomb Squad

Double Time is the essential perk in Warzone 2, as it doubles your sprint time and ups your movement speed when crouching. Considering the size of the Warzone 2 maps alone and you'll want this perk on all of the time, but it can really help you escape some sticky situations with your life intact.

Overkill is just generally a really strong perk as it allows you to have two primary weapons equipped, giving you double the firepower. While you can easily find another weapon on the field, having your own choice which you know you can rely on is invaluable in Warzone 2.

Finally, Bomb Squad is great when dealing with the inevitable barrage of explosives in Warzone 2. It lowers the damage of all non-killstreak explosives, letting you stay alive in situations that would otherwise send you on a one-way trip to the gulag.

Best bonus perks in Warzone 2

Best bonus perks in Warzone 2
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For the bonus perk, however, here are our two choices:

  • Focus
  • Fast Hands

Focus is a particularly strong choice, as its flinch-reducing enhancements could be the thing that helps you hit those all-important shots. With the time to kill being so short in Call of Duty, making sure your shots count when you're being hit is so important.

Alternatively, going for Fast Hands is a fantastic choice if you find yourself running out of ammo a lot. Not only does it speed up your reloads but it also reduces the weapon swap time, letting you switch to your secondary in a flash.

Best ultimate perks in Warzone 2

Best ultimate perks in Warzone 2
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Capping off this list are our selections for the best ultimate perk in Warzone 2:

  • Ghost
  • High Alert

The two ultimate perks we've chosen are almost antithetical to each other. Ghost is perhaps the preferred choice for most players, as it leaves you undetected by UAVs and other personal radar devices. This is really strong for staying undetected and can be the key to surviving as long as possible in Warzone 2.

High Alert on the other hand is great if you want to seek out all of the sneaky players in your lobby. It not only gives you a visual indication of when another player is looking at you outside of your own vision, but it also allows you to hear the footsteps of players using Dead Silence, which is incredibly strong.

So, that wraps up this guide on the best perks for Warzone 2, giving you a few to pick from to craft the ultimate loadout. If you want to stay on top with your guns though, make sure to check out this Warzone 2 weapon tier list to see the best choices in-game.

Harry Boulton
About the author
Harry Boulton
Harry is a Guides Writer at GGRecon, having completed a Masters of Research degree in Film Studies. Previously a freelance writer for PCGamesN, The Loadout, and Red Bull Gaming, he loves playing a wide variety of games from the Souls series to JRPGs, Counter-Strike, and EA FC. When not playing or writing about games and hardware, you're likely to find him watching football or listening to Madonna and Kate Bush.
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