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Warzone Armored Royale Returns: Everything You Need to Know

Armored Royale Quads has returned to Verdansk with the Sept. 2 playlist update in Call of Duty: Warzone.
Armored Royale Quads has returned to Verdansk with the Sept. 2 playlist update in Call of Duty: Warzone. / Photo courtesy of Activision

The Warzone Armored Royale fan-favorite game mode has made its return to Verdansk.

As part of Raven Software's Sept. 2 playlist update, Armored Royale Quads is back for players to queue into once again. For those who haven't tried the limited-time mode before, here's everything you need to know about Armored Royale in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 5.

Warzone Armored Royale Returns: Everything You Need to Know

Just like in core Battle Royale Quads, Armored Royale invites squads of up to four players to start off in Verdansk with only a pistol to their name, and scavenge for weapons, equipment, and Cash. Additionally, the end goal remains to avoid the deadly circle collapse in order to be the last team standing, along with players having the option to bring in their own custom Loadouts via Loadout Drops.

Where things get spicy is the emphasis on heavy vehicular-based combat with the integration of significantly upgraded, armored Cargo Trucks.

In Armored Royale, rather than jumping out of a plane, each squad starts by dropping over their own Cargo Truck, complete with reinforced armor plating, a built-in manually-operated turret and custom mobile Buy Stations for vehicle upgrades located on either side of the truck below the end of the flatbed.

As such, a squad’s strategy for success in Armored Royale will be built around their truck, as it holds the key to respawning in this special battle royale.

No matter how an Operator dies, if their squad’s truck is still operational and is within the safe area, that Operator will respawn after a short period of time, as this mode does not include the Gulag.

However, after the sixth circle collapse, all respawns are disabled, so players will need to make their lives count as they drive (or sprint) towards a potential victory.

As soon as a squad's truck is turned to scrap metal, those players all lose the ability to respawn.

Squads can buy a new truck for a hefty price at a regular Buy Station located around Verdansk, which also offers its standard menu of items it keeps in stock for Battle Royale games.

After sustaining damage from enemy squads or via the circle collapse, trucks can be repaired via mobile Buy Station purchase, which adds a small chunk of armor back onto it. Or navigate to a designated Repair Station zone to have repairs down for free. If a truck hasn’t taken any damage within the past 15 seconds, it can be driven into a Repair Station. Once in the station, any sustained damage will begin to be gradually repaired.

The last squad standing wins the match, regardless of whether their truck is in pristine condition or has its pieces scattered around Verdansk.

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