Warzone 2 BEST Field Upgrades [Top 6]

Field Upgrades are back in COD Warzone 2.0 with more variety than ever before, but some upgrades give you a much better edge than others in combat

Field Upgrades have always been a crucial piece of your loadout in the heat of battle in Call of Duty. They give you a tactical or lethal advantage in a 1v1 situation. Each field upgrade is unique and encourages a play style. However, some of them feel specifically designed for Warzone 2’s battle-royale mechanics and are considered the best field upgrades in terms of value in that mode.

Key Highlights

  • Field Upgrades have always been a major part of combat since Call of Duty Modern Warfare (2019)
  • There are 17 field upgrades in Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 and Modern Warfare 2 (2022)
  • Field Upgrades are generally categorized into 3 types according to their description: Aggressive, Defensive, Reactive.

Best Field Upgrades For Warzone 2.0

For this list, we’ll be focusing on field upgrades that can take advantage of large-scale maps and provide the essential tools to win the game. This includes providing enemy info, giving you much better mobility and resistance, and being consistent in different scenarios. 

Anti-Armor Rounds

Unlike the standard multiplayer in Call of Duty, Warzone 2.0 emphasizes having a bulky HP with the help of multiple equipable shields. Due to this, having a big map like Al Mazrah means a lot of active armored vehicles with operators inside, consequently resulting in even more armored targets.

As such, the Anti-Armor Rounds is a great field upgrade for this game mode. It gives the player Armor-penetrating rounds to easily shave off equipment, vehicle, and especially body armor. This upgrade effectively makes your gun a laser, massively improving your firepower and time-to-kill. If you’re also a fan of DMZ and want to get some quick AQ kills, the Anti-Armor rounds will make sure you don’t get outnumbered.

It’s important to note that anti-armor rounds are a rarity in the game and can only be purchased at a few buy stations for $2400. Although the price may be high, they are certainly worth it for their sheer potential and power in the game.

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The price of Armor-Piercing Rounds at Buy Stations (Image Credits: eXputer)

Battle Rage

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The Battle Rage Field Upgrade (Image by eXputer)

Battle Rage is an aggressive field upgrade that massively improves your mobility. It regenerates the user’s health quickly, makes them resistant to tactical equipment, and constantly refreshes their tactical sprint. This lets you sprint further without any obstruction. Once activated, this upgrade lasts for 15 seconds, giving you enough time to utilize it properly.

The usefulness of this upgrade shows during clutch situations when you’re under enemy fire. It lets you get to cover quickly, thanks to your constantly refreshing tactical sprint. It also lets you rapidly recover your XP so you can get back into action immediately.

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Sprinting when Battle Rage is active (Screenshot Grab: eXputer)

Overall, if you’re an aggressive player that likes to move around a lot, then this is the best field upgrade for you in Warzone 2. It encourages a combative play style and lets you be more active when traversing Al Mazrah.

Deployable Cover

If you’re mainly a defensive player, the deployable cover is an easy pick for you. This field upgrade lets you deploy a rectangular shield in open spots inside buildings or out in the open. You can’t directly put it in doorways, but with careful positioning, you can deploy the shield close to one.

This shield has 2 major benefits. The first benefit is that you can create a strong barricade against enemies. This leaves one less direction for enemies to flank you, eliminating that element of surprise. You can also use it to quickly make a cover and get to it if there isn’t one nearby.

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Deployable Cover set up in the open (Image Credit Copyright: eXputer)

Another important benefit is that you can also mount weapons to this deployed shield. This is extremely useful with automatic and semi-automatics like SMGs, LMGs, and Marksman Rifles to increase your overall accuracy. Therefore, if you prefer mid-range or long-range gunfights, this field upgrade can give you a massive advantage.

Portable Radar

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Portable Radar Field Upgrade (Screenshot Captured by eXputer)

It’s always important in Warzone to know the enemies’ exact positions around you. So if you’re tired of spending money for a UAV that barely lasts for 10-15 seconds or constantly checking your Heartbeat Sensor and leaving yourself vulnerable, then the portable radar is for you.

This is a straightforward field upgrade with one main use. You plant it on the ground, and it scans your surroundings in every direction to reveal enemies. Although this doesn’t have the range of a standard UAV, it lasts much longer.

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Portable Radar set up in a room looking for nearby hostiles (Image by eXputer)

The Portable Radar can be used in a variety of situations, especially towards the endgame when you know an enemy could be in any corner. It also works well in circumstances when you’re being hunted by another player or team.

Recon Drone

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The Recon Drone Field Upgrade (Screenshot Captured by eXputer)

The Recon Drone makes a return to Warzone 2.0 with even more features and benefits. This Field Upgrade essentially lets you control a drone to scour the nearby area for enemies. However, Warzone 2.0 now adds further functionality also to let players plant it at a certain location to detect enemies that walk past it, so it also acts as a Tactical Camera.

Another great ability of the Recon Drone is that it can work as a moving bomb. You can attach a C4 to the drone and once it gets close to an enemy, detonate it immediately. This tactic completely catches opponents off-guard and makes for an easy kill. It also works well with the Tracker Perk, which can reveal footsteps of nearby hostiles, so you can use that to remotely hunt them down.

The Drone also has a thermal optic sensor to let you see enemies more visibly. This works especially well against players with strong camouflaging operator skins. However, one important thing to note about the recon drone is that it comes with a battery and health. Therefore, it can be taken down by hostiles or simply run out of battery in 60 seconds and shut off.

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Recon Drone POV when active (Image Credit Copyright: eXputer)

This is the ideal field upgrade for flushing out campers from rooms and buildings. You can use it to remove the element of surprise and carefully examine your next path before you proceed to it. However, since you’re defenseless when you’re controlling the drone, you should always ensure you’re at a safe location before you deploy it.

Revive Pistol

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The Revive Gun Field Upgrade (Image by us)

This field upgrade is ideal for team-focused strategies. It lets you instantly revive your teammates from afar, giving drastically reducing their time and your time of vulnerability. You can also revive yourself with them as a good alternative to the self-revive kit. As a result, this is easily one of the best field upgrades for BR and DMZ.

The Revive Pistol shines in team encounters. If the enemy team downs one of your teammates, you’re outnumbered, giving the enemy a massive advantage. This is where the pistol comes in, giving you a fighting chance in this clutch situation.

The Pistol also comes with 4 bullets, so you can revive your teammates multiple times. However, it’s important to note that self-reviving will take all 4 of your charges. It’s also important to know that these pistols are rare, and you can only find them in a few first-aid kits and buy stations.

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You can find Revive Guns in First-Aid Kits (Screenshot Grab: eXputer)

Which Field Upgrade Should You Use?

Now that we’ve covered the best field upgrades for Warzone 2.0 let’s discuss which one you should equip. Choosing the best one for Warzone 2.0 boils down to your personal preference and how you like to play in a large and open environment. This includes your preferred aggression level, range, and weapons for gunfights.

Aggressive Players

If you like to run head-first into battle and constantly seek hostiles to shoot down, you should do for either Battle Rage or Anti-Armor Rounds.

Battle Rage is a great option for people who want to have great stamina while also having a backup in case the situation becomes dire. With this upgrade equipped, you can maneuver around. Furthermore, it also lets you escape a losing situation if things aren’t going your way.

On the other hand, the Anti-Armor Rounds is a field upgrade purely made to kill. It can shred all armored enemy and enemy equipment almost immediately, increasing your weapon’s efficiency and reliability. The most important aspect these rounds improve is your weapon’s time-to-kill, one of the most essential facets of a weapon. Therefore, if winning head-to-head matters to you the most, this is the best upgrade you can get.

Defensive Players

If you’re instead focused on making yourself more secure and completely foolproof, then the best choice for you is the Deployable Cover or the Revive Pistol.

Deployable Cover is mainly focused on letting you set up your weapons and barricade in case an enemy pops out in front of you. It’s relatively quick to set up, tough to destroy, and covers a decent area. The bonus of mounting anywhere via the cover encourages the usage of some of the best LMGs and other long-range weapons in the game.

The Revive Pistol is a vastly different defensive archetype. It lets you revive downed teammates to remove some pressure and give you much better odds of surviving. Additionally, you can also use it to revive yourself, so you can stow your self-revive kit for later use and utilize this instead.

Strategic Players

Knowing enemy locations at all times is key to getting a Warzone victory. This is why most strategy-focused players tend to equip either the Recon Drone or Portable Radar in their custom loadouts.

The Recon Drone lets you get info on your surroundings and even buildings to flush out campers. Moreover, the added ability to plant a drone somewhere and let it act as a tactical cam makes it more consistent and useful.

Like the Recon Drone, the Portable Radar also lets you know about nearby hostiles, but in a much simpler fashion. While the drone excels in range because of the fact you can control it to see large distances, the portable radar is much more reliable. All you do is put it at a spot, and you’ll know every movement in every direction around you.


That wraps up our guide on the best field upgrades you can pick in Call of Duty Warzone 2.0. As mentioned earlier, most of these upgrades rely on a certain playstyle to be utilized properly. Therefore, it’s better to narrow down the way you play and check out every field upgrade individually to see which one suits you the most!

For other impactful add-ons to your loadout, here’s a guide on the best equipment in the game. Additionally, you can further strengthen and synergize your loadout by checking out the best perk packages in COD Warzone 2 and seeing which perks you’d ultimately prefer. If you’re instead looking into weapons, consider reading our guide on the best guns and loadouts in the game, where we cover each weapon extensively.

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Rabiya Rizwan

A veteran writer who is currently pursuing a masters in English, Rabiya loves everything about gaming and is working on the beat as a news reporter at eXputer.

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