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How to become a zombie in Warzone and battle the living

How to become a zombie in Warzone
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Knowing how to become a zombie in Warzone is the latest craze in Verdansk ahead of the Warzone Season 3 launch, because it completely changes up how you play the game and gives you the opportunity to get kills in the afterlife. Rather than shooting at enemies with the pew-pew guns like you usually would in Call of Duty Warzone, you get the grabby-grab hands and a super jump that the Incredible Hulk himself would be proud of. Oh and, erm, gas grenades, because all zombies can of course wield grenades. So if you want to become a zombie in Warzone, you'll first need to queue into squads – you can't do this while playing solo – then keep reading this guide for everything you need to know.

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How to become a zombie in Warzone

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If you want to become a zombie in Warzone, then your first step is to head to either Shipwreck or Prison in the southeast corner of the map. As you approach you'll see white particles floating in the air above the area, then as you enter the red circles marked over them on the map you'll hit a pocket of green gas and immediately start losing health as you would in the regular gas cloud.

How to become a zombie in Warzone

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Let your health drop down to zero in this green fog, then follow the prompt to give up to speed things along a bit. Now, instead of being sent to the Gulag, you'll become a zombie in Warzone and respawn while falling from the sky. You don't have a parachute, but as you can't take fall damage in undead form this doesn't matter, and as soon as you've landed with a thud you can head out to terrorise the living.

How to become a zombie in Warzone

(Image credit: Activision)

Once you become a zombie in Warzone you won't be able to use weapons, but you have a strong melee attack and fast sprint speed that you can use to rush enemies. You also have a charged jump that can launch you over buildings at least three storeys high, along with gas grenades and an EMP blast which you can switch between by pressing up on the d-pad. Another benefit of being a zombie is heightened senses, represented by a constant UAV-style ping on your map to highlight nearby enemies, who also have a purple glow surrounding them when you get close so they stand out. This makes you perfect as a scout for your squad, letting you tag or otherwise point out enemy locations they wouldn't otherwise be able to see.

Bear in mind that you have little health and no armor, so launching a full frontal assault on a group of opponents will most likely get you killed (again), but quickly picking them off individually is a sound tactic. If you do get eliminated in undead form then there's no Gulag for you as you've already respawned, but other members of your squad can still buy you back in the usual manner.

Iain Wilson
Iain Wilson

Iain originally joined Future in 2012 to write guides for CVG, PSM3, and Xbox World, before moving on to join GamesRadar in 2013 as Guides Editor. His words have also appeared in OPM, OXM, PC Gamer, GamesMaster, and SFX. He is better known to many as ‘Mr Trophy’, due to his slightly unhealthy obsession with amassing intangible PlayStation silverware, and he now has over 400 Platinum pots weighing down the shelves of his virtual award cabinet. He does not care for Xbox Achievements.