One of the most common ways to judge a player’s performance in Call of Duty: Warzone is to look at their kill-death ratio. This number represents how many kills a player gets in relation to how many times they’ve died. But what is the average KD in Warzone, and what kill-death ratio is considered good? The true answer may be more complicated than you might expect.
Call of Duty: Warzone | What is the average KD ratio?
The average KD ratio in Call of Duty: Warzone is slightly below one, likely somewhere around 0.95:1. Both kills and deaths affect KD, but since it’s possible to die without being killed by another player, the average Warzone kill-death ratio is less than one.
The methodology of determining an average kill-death ratio has confused many players. After all, every kill results in a death, which by the simplest of standards would make the KD average exactly one — one kill, one death. Makes sense, right? The problem with that logic is that you don’t need to be killed by another player to die: It’s entirely possible to die by suicide or other accidental means.
This fact drags the game’s average KD ratio down from one, though only slightly. Somewhere just under 1:1 seems to be the general consensus, though some players believe the average could be even less than that. If you’ve ever seen a player running into traps or falling on their own grenades, they’re the ones bringing the average down. Luckily, the average is largely irrelevant.
Call of Duty: Warzone | What is a good KD ratio?
If you’re trying to judge your own performance, it’s better to ignore the average and ask what a good KD ratio in Warzone would be. By and large, most players consider anything above 1:1 to be good — it shows that you kill more often than you die. As an example, a kill-death ratio of 1.25 means that you’re able to earn five kills for every four deaths. The pattern continues with increased performance: Six kills from four deaths would be 1.5, seven would be 1.75, and eight from four would be two kills for every death, or 2:1.
Assuming you want a more real-world comparison based on other player statistics, you can always check out sites like the Warzone Stats Tracker. There, the top Warzone players from across the globe are sorted by common stats including their kill-death ratio. The top 100 is filled with players whose KDs sit between three and four, which seems to be around the maximum possible ratio given the game type.
However, we’d advise you to take stats like these with a grain of salt. KD ratio is not the highest determining factor for a skilled player. In fact, you’ll find that most of the top-rated players have KD ratios lower than you may have expected. That’s because winning isn’t always a matter of killing: It’s also about teamwork and competing objectives. For this reason, many prefer to look at stats such as score-per-minute, or SPM. On the flip side, if victory is the main concern, you simply need to look at an individual player’s number of match wins. At the time of writing, many of the game’s top players have around 100 total Warzone wins.
The average KD in Call of Duty: Warzone is less than one, so if yours is 1:1 or higher, congratulations are in order. Anything above one is generally considered to be good, since it shows that you kill more often than you die. Just remember that a high kill-death ratio is not the only indicator of well-performing players; points, wins, and kills per match paint a much more accurate picture.