Call of Duty

Combat Scout Warzone Perk Reveals Damaged Enemies Behind Cover

Warzone Season Five's brand-new Combat Scout Perk briefly highlights enemies a player has damaged and pings them for their entire squad.
Warzone Season Five's brand-new Combat Scout Perk briefly highlights enemies a player has damaged and pings them for their entire squad. / Photo courtesy of Activision

In Warzone Season 5, it appears it's time to fight fire with fire.

With Call of Duty: Warzone's main dilemma continuing to be its rampant hacking/cheating situation, which has been so bad that content creators, such as Nickmercs, have decided to take a break from it, it appears that this brand-new Season Five perk may be able to level the playing field just a little bit.

New to Warzone with the launch of Season Five is the Combat Scout Perk, which has already had players ranting about it everywhere on social media.

As described by Activision, when equipped, the Combat Scout Perk briefly highlights damaged enemies through cover in a bright reddish color and pings them for the whole squad to see.

Essentially, it eliminates the chance of players losing enemies they've damaged (via a bullet, grenade, etc.) and saves a button press as the red marker will pop-up over their head for teammates.

Activision went on to say that Combat Scout was designed for both new players and veterans alike, and that it should be one of the "strongest picks in the Perk 3 slot."

Of course, the Perk 3 slot also includes the staple Amped Perk, which makes switching between your primary and secondary weapons much faster. As such, players will have to choose if the brief bit of "wall hacks" that comes with the new offering is worth taking on the delay in weapon swap speed.

For those looking to counter the effects of Combat Scout, the Cold-Blooded Perk is all you need. The Perk 1 option has been buffed to make players not only undetectable by AI targeting systems and thermal optics, as well as by those using High Alert, but now also negates Combat Scout entirely.

For more on Call of Duty: Warzone, feel free to check out our coverage of the other new Season Five Perk, Tempered.