Warzone new perks are here, but the big question is whether they’re worth your time.

Season 5 adds two new perks that seem handy on the surface, but each has a significant caveat that makes them potentially less useful in practice. Raven could alter each as the season progresses depending on how players use them, though, and we’ll update if that’s the case.

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Warzone new perks | Is Combat Scout worth it?

Combat Scout is the season’s most useful perk, though it’s also a situational one. Combat Scout briefly highlights an enemy you damage and automatically pings them, which is highly useful should the opponent flee or you need some backup support from your squad.

If your team is further afield or the foe stands their ground, Combat Scout won’t make a huge difference. Still, it’s better to drop into a fight prepared for any eventuality.

However, Raven also added a feature to Cold-Blooded that negates Combat Scout completely. In Warzone, Cold-Blooded makes operators undetectable and keeps Combat Scout from applying to them.

If Combat Scout becomes a popular perk, expect more players to start using Cold-Blooded too.

Warzone new perks | Is Tempered worth it?

Tempered is a perk you should experiment with to see how it augments your playstyle. However, it has less potential to shake up the game compared to Combat Scout.

Tempered gives you fully armored status with just two plates. That means you’ll absorb up to 75 points of damage, and you don’t need three plates to do it. That also means you can’t equip three plates, though.

The catch with Tempered is that the perk takes up your second perk slot. Weigh whatever benefits a bit of extra armor offers with the benefit you usually get from that extra perk.

The new Warzone season is bringing several new weapons with it as well. Unlocking them is easier than you might think, but there’s value in sticking with the reliable best loadouts too.

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