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Warzone Tempered: How Does the Perk Work?

Courtesy of Activision
Courtesy of Activision

As the new Season 5 of Warzone launches next week on Aug. 12, players are beginning to gear up for the changes and new additions coming to the popular Battle Royale.

Among these changes are a new pair of exclusive perks, the first of their kind. Since Warzone launched it has shared all of its' perk options with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, the game that launched alongside Warzone, but now after two years Warzone sees the first perks made specifically for the Battle Royale part of the game. These perks both are incredibly unique and can change how the game is played in the future.

One of these perks is known as Tempered, and it changes the game when it comes to armor.

Warzone Tempered: How Does the Perk Work?

Tempered is unlike any perk that has been seen in Warzone up until now. It fundamentally changes the way armor will work when it is equipped. This perk will allow each armor plate to absorb 75 damage, as opposed to the usual 50. This change also does come with the caveat that players will only be able to wear two plates at a time now, however.

While this may not seem to be a huge change, it completely flips armor management on its head. Now, the time taken to reapply plates to full is lower, and the ability to better conserve armor is available as well. Having a full armor plate bag now allows you to have so much more points of damage to be healed, increasing the health of the plates by 50%. Any player with this perk will have a hard time running out of plates, and will almost always be able to have a level of health that allows them to take gunfights confidently.

It will be taking up the second perk slot, which will cause some tough sacrifices to have to be made by players who wish to use it, but it could all be worth it in late game situations. Warzone has recently made an effort to lower time to kill and make the game a bit more forgiving in general when it comes to taking fights, so it will be interesting to see if this change only furthers that movement. All of that remains to be seen, however, until the new Warzone Season 5 launches Aug.12.