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How to do Finishers in Call of Duty: Warzone

Competitive players are flocking to Call of Duty: Warzone in droves. It provides the same tight FPS gameplay the series is known for while throwing a massive amount of players into a single sprawling battleground. With all those enemies in need of pacification, you may be wondering how to do a Finisher in Warzone. If you’re ready to learn how to perform one-hit-kills in the new battle royale release, this guide is for you.

How to do a Finisher in Warzone

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You need to press and hold the Melee button to do a Finisher in Warzone. Instead of merely punching or pistol whipping, holding the Melee button will perform a Finisher, killing your opponent in a single hit. Just be sure to approach them from behind and watch out for any nearby enemies.

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In case you were wondering, the answer is yes: Finishers in Warzone work the exact same way as Finishers in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. For better or worse, that means they also have the same drawbacks. Namely, you need to make sure there is no one else around before attempting to execute an enemy. The animation for Finishers can be lengthy, and they leave you wide open to attack from other players.

Not only that, but you can only perform Finishers in Warzone while you’re behind an enemy. Otherwise, pressing or holding the Melee button will instead perform a simple low-damage attack. You can avoid this problem by only going after Finishers when you’re reasonably sure they will land. Not only do will you get an easy kill, you’ll earn even more points than you would otherwise.

It’s easy to do a Finisher in Call of Duty: Warzone. You simply need to approach an enemy from behind, then press and hold the Melee button — R3 on PS4, RS on Xbox One, or E on PC. If successful, you’ll earn a one-hit kill. Just be warned that the Finisher animation will leave you open to attack from any nearby players.