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Gas Mask Manual Toggle Setting Added in Warzone Season 5

"Now is the time to take the next step to give Players more agency and control over their experience with a Manual Equip setting."
"Now is the time to take the next step to give Players more agency and control over their experience with a Manual Equip setting." / Image courtesy of Activision

It appears one of the Call of Duty: Warzone community's most requested quality-of-life features has finally been added in Season 5: Last Stand — a manual gas mask equip setting.

As most, if not all Warzone players can likely attest to, dying because of your gas mask auto-equipping and completely throwing off your aim is almost like a rite of passage. This issue has been the root of countless blunders in Warzone ever since its initial release in March 2020.

In Season 5, however, it appears those days of gas mask issues could be in the rear view.

Warzone Gas Mask Manual Toggle Setting: How to Enable

As noted in the Season 5 patch notes, users can head to the Options screen now and find a setting called "Gas Mask is Toggle Only."

When enabled, the setting makes it so that gas masks are only put on when toggled by the player.

The gas mask will still be automatically taken off if it breaks mid-gunfight.

Additionally, there is an accompanying functionality in the Quick Inventory Menu that allows the player to toggle the Gas Mask on/off.

When the "Gas Mask is Toggle Only" setting is disabled, nothing will change and the gas mask will work the same way it always has.

"We have made many targeted Quality of Life improvements to the auto Gas Mask behavior over the course of this year," the Season 5 patch notes read, "and with it being in a much better place for all of our players — now is the time to take the next step to give players more agency and control over their experience with a manual equip setting."


Call of Duty: Warzone Season 5 is available now on PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC (via Battle.net).

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