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Embarrassing Mistakes You Don't Want To Make In Warzone

"Call of Duty: Warzone," like many military-inspired Activision Blizzard shooters, isn't an easy game to master. Fans praise it for how fun it is to play with friends and its creative concepts like the Gulag, enough so that they invest in it as a go-to battle royale. Some even rank it higher than "Call of Duty: Vanguard" and the company's other "Call of Duty" multiplayer games. 

Veterans spend hours leveling up their weapons, perfecting their loadout, and learning their way around the map to reach their current level. However, that means learning from the dumb mistakes that rookies inevitably make. Pros can also make cringeworthy mistakes live during competitions, so it's not something you stop doing. At the very least, players and their pals can share a laugh over these unfortunate incidents.

These are just a few of the embarrassing mistakes that you don't want to make in "Call of Duty: Warzone." It might not help you completely avoid them, but it will at least give you a heads up on what could happen. Keep your chin up and — emphasis on this part — watch your step when it comes to these kinds of mistakes.

Stepping on your own grenade

"Call of Duty: Warzone" has a sizeable selection of lethal weapons that can take out both you and your enemies. Players from just about any shooter from "Escape from Tarkov" to "PUBG: Battlegrounds" can salute to this one. Some have lamented dying to their own frag, thermite, Molotov cocktail, and just about any kind of incendiary weapon.

One Redditor admitted that they often forget where they drop their C4s. Another said that they sometimes accidentally bounce their frag back in their own direction. It might be a matter of improving spatial sense or testing how much grenades move after throwing them onto the battlefield. However, the mistake could easily also be a lapse in judgement. For example, former "Counter-Strike: Global Offensive" competitor Summit1g killed himself with a Molotov during a critical moment in an official "CS: GO" tournament and became a meme. 

It's hard to fail as hard as literally blowing it during an official tournament, but still. Watch your step and you won't need to worry about it. 

Jumping off too high of a ledge

Some shooters like "Fortnite" are more forgiving about fall damage. Unfortunately, "Call of Duty Warzone" is not. A deceivingly average ledge can send a soldier straight to the Gulag. Even veterans like TimTheTatman admit falling to death more than he should, not that he can hide it when it happens live on stream. He has a video compilation dedicated to his most outrageous "Call of Duty: Warzone" falls and rage quits

So what's one to do to avoid following in Tim's footsteps? One Redditor suggested pinging the spot you want to jump before taking the plunge. If the fall is more than 13 meters, you will die. The marker will alert you to whether or not you're above that threshold. Alternatively, you can just consider circling around obstacles instead of taking a shortcut downward. Some players find this annoying, especially since "Call of Duty Warzone Caldera" arguably has less coverage than the original map. 

Accidentally giving away your location

Many "Warzone" attachments warn players upfront about how they can affect a player's visibility in their descriptions. For example, the Tac Laser and 5mW Laser from "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare" can inadvertently alert enemies to the user's location with its thin colored light, while the 1mW Laser only lights up its trajectory for the user to see. 

Scopes can also give away locations with their reflective light. It's a common drawback used for balancing the advantage they offer with their zoomed perspective. One Redditor posted an example where he was able to pinpoint and kill a camper next to a buy station because of their Team Tiger Spotlight. This attachment, known for offering extra mobility at the cost of its glint, didn't offer much to the player considering he was going for a camping strategy. His prey shot back before he had the chance to strike.

"If you plan on camping a buy station by hiding in a bush, at least put away your Tiger Team Spotlight," OP wrote.  Needless to say, commenters had a laugh about this one. Lesson learned: Keep in mind how your attachments might attract unwanted attention and consider the consequences.