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Call of Duty Warzone finishing move: How to execute somebody from behind

How to do a finishing move in Call of Duty Warzone
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Wondering how to do a Call of Duty Warzone finishing move? These executions are essentially guaranteed one-hit-kill animations, but they can only be done as melee attacks, meaning you need to be super close to your enemy. They're fairly simple in Call of Duty Modern Warfare (opens in new tab) multiplayer but much harder to pull off in Call of Duty Warzone (opens in new tab) thanks to how open the game is. Here are all the details on Call of Duty Warzone finishing moves including how to do them.

How to do a finishing move in Warzone

How to do a finishing move in Call of Duty Warzone

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Executing a finishing move in Warzone is simple in concept, but tricky to put yourself in that situation mid-game. On paper, all you need to do is approach someone from behind then hold down the melee attack button. You've got to be directly behind them to prompt a finishing move, otherwise you'll just punch them in the back of the head.

Call of Duty Warzone finishing moves

Call of Duty Warzone finishing move

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There's plenty of different finishing moves available to perform too. Before you jump into a match, go to the Operators tab on the menu and you can customise each individual operator. Each one has a unique animation and you can unlock more for each operator as you complete their challenges and buy things from the store. 

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