‘Warzone’ Fortune’s Keep Map Tips: Loadouts, Easter Eggs & Money
Take advantage of verticality
From the top of Keep to Town Streets to the bottom of Grotto, Fortune’s Keep features many elevation changes. Knowing when to take the high ground and when to retreat will help you master this card.
Fortune’s Keep offers several ways to reach the heights. The vines lead to the top of the keep and other buildings in the city. It’s also easier than ever to access rooftops by climbing adjacent buildings, jumping to the top and then traversing them like Jason Bourne.
Maintaining heights is by default the best option. (Ask Anakin Skywalker about that.) You have the advantage of thousands of lines of sight on the map and can easily chart your course if the gas closes in behind you. It’s also incredibly difficult for an enemy team to aim high at you. You can stay on a headglitch (when only the tip of your head is visible behind an object but you can still shoot back) quite easily in a few places. In Grotto, for example, you can look over the edge of the cave entrance and be able to see any enemy players crouching behind rocks below much more easily than they can see you. Simple geometry will win you shootouts.
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My first impression of Fortune’s Keep is that silver (or gold bullion in this case) is plentiful. In addition to the usual ways to get money in “Warzone”, there is a new in-game event that will surely help you fill your coffers.
During the 2nd and 4th circles, the AI soldiers will try to transport money into the helicopter. You can continue to interact with the money bag to collect money until the event ends. It’s a source of easy money, but it represents a big target on your back. And be careful: these soldiers can shoot, and they wear armor.
Another option is to look for areas on the map that have a dollar icon. These locations have high value loot and extra money and they change every turn. However, landing there may not be the best strategy for people who play less aggressively, as more players will gravitate towards these areas. If “slow and steady” sounds like your style, you might be better off looting a UAV or reviving and holding out until the free loadout.
When purchasing items, exercise extreme caution. In Fortune’s Keep, virtually every buy station exposes you. Quickly use the station before other teams have a chance to set up with loadouts, or have a teammate watch your back.
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Best Fortune’s Keep Loadouts
From launch, pairing a reliable Assault Rifle like the NZ-44 with a Submachine Gun (SMG) like the new Marco-5 or the H4 Blixen is the best option for Fortune’s Keep. The NZ-44 lets you take on longer engagements from rooftops, while SMGs let you get into tunnels and take out prowlers in the shadows. Do note, however, that Marco-5’s base and floor loot don’t have the best attachments. Once you unlock it at battle pass level 15, I recommend fully upgrading it if you have the time.
Like on the old Rebirth Island map (which will be in rotation starting June 30), using a mobile sniper like the Kar-98 isn’t a bad choice either. But long-range headshots won’t immediately knock players down, but rather break their shields.
While Caldera is more open following recent vegetation adjustments, Fortune’s Keep is much less so, with an abundance of cover in the form of boulders, tents, breastworks, wagons, and boxes. If you find yourself unable to make a long-range engagement with your loadout, you can easily shorten the distance by running between different map assets. Additionally, equipping the Serpentine perk will reduce incoming damage during Tactical Sprint.
Fortune’s Keep is also filled with underground passages, secret rooms, and plenty of nooks and crannies to hide in. It’s a camper’s paradise – and for people learning the map, it can help turn the tide in a firefight.
You can easily lose a team hunting you down and retreat to a room, giving you a chance to heal yourself or reload your weapons. I went down one level in the dungeon, ran from the back, ran up the wall and flanked the enemy team. At that point, I’m ready for another engagement.
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Easter eggs are high risk, high reward
While browsing Fortune’s Keep, chances are you’ve noticed shovels and wineglasses dotting the loot piles of downed enemies. They look like abandoned objects and weapons, but are surrounded by gold. These are the keys to finding gold loot and free self-revives.
“Call of Duty” news site ModernWarzone has uncovered a few hidden challenges in Fortune’s Keep. If you take a shovel from the grave or random locations on the map, you can unearth “buried treasure” in the form of legendary weapons. There are two bottles of wine hidden in Keep (they are always in the same place); take them and you’ll discover a hidden room behind a bookcase full of goodies. By lighting three candles in the graveyard and paying homage to one of the tombstones summons a zombie that drops self-revive when you kill it.
During the time spent on these Easter eggs, you could just as easily pick up enough cash for a loadout deposit. Also, while focusing on completing the mission, you may get shot by enemy soldiers. I would recommend trying these easter eggs at least once and focusing on the game afterwards.