Best Gray Zone Warfare Tips For New Players

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Gray Zone Warfare can seem like a daunting game at first. It features a wide, open world that’s fraught with danger, and a single bullet can mean instant death in the unluckiest of scenarios. With intense combat mechanics, detailed healing elements, and a challenging approach to quests and tasks, Gray Zone Warfare is tough. That’s why we’ve assembled this guide of the best Gray Zone Warfare tips, so you can hit the ground running when you decide to invest in the game.

Top Gray Zone Warfare Tips

Before you go adventuring across Lamang and fighting all manner of enemies both human and AI-driven, check out these Gray Zone Warfare tips.

ID Your Opponents

If you’re walking around Lamang, you’ll notice that it’s hard to differentiate between enemy and friendly faction members. If you get an opportunity to get the drop on someone and you’re not sure who they are, press or hold ‘M’ to flash up the map – if there’s no blue square where you’ve seen the unidentified player, you’re free to open fire. Sadly, it’s almost impossible to tell who is who and you’ll be penalised if you kill friendly faction members.

Go Equipped to Heal

You’ll need a few healing items if you want to survive the violent expanse of Lamang. At the minimum, you should be carrying bandages to heal basic wounds, painkillers to nullify the effects of pain, a splint to fix broken bones, and a tourniquet of some kind to staunch a heavy bleed. If you’re worried about taking much more damage, you can carry blood packs and survival packs, which are used in the direst of circumstances to get you back on your feet and fighting fit.

Use Your Lockbox

Every player gets a ‘Lockbox’, with those who have purchased a higher edition of the game getting a Lockbox that has an increased capacity. If you die on a raid, anything kept in the Lockbox will be kept safe – so use the space wisely. Early on, it’s good to keep spare ammo, healing items, and some quest items like markers in your Lockbox. Later, you’ll be using it to store high-value items like keys, injectors, and task items.

Suit Up

One of the best Gray Zone Warfare tips is to always try and take the full suite of equipment into a raid. That means you should be ticking the following boxes:

  • Helmet
  • Headphones
  • Armoured Vest or Armoured Rig
  • Tactical Rig (if no Armoured Rig)
  • Tactical Belt
  • Backpack
  • Healing Items
  • Spare Ammunition
  • Primary Weapon
  • Magazines
  • Sidearm

Food and water are fairly common in Lamang, and if you run out of ammunition, every enemy you kill typically has an abundance of spare magazines with whatever weapon they’re using, so you can keep swapping out weapons until you fully run dry.

Read Carefully

Three starter tasks in Gray Zone Warfare give you the coordinates that you’ll need to head to – but that’s where the assistance ends. From there, almost every other task requires you to infer from context and read through a mission description to learn where to go. This can be complex, so you’ll need to pay attention and read every word of your task descriptions – or use a guide that you found on Insider Gaming!

Don’t Fight Every Fight

This is one of the best tips for Gray Zone Warfare, but it won’t fit with everyone’s play style. If you’re in a fight you can’t handle, consider simply turning your tail and running the hell out of there. If there’s one advantage to the movement mechanics in Gray Zone Warfare, it’s that you can move very quickly, dodging through bushes, mantling over walls, and crashing through doors. If you’re outnumbered, run.

Get Your Gear

There isn’t an ‘insurance’ mechanic in Gray Zone Warfare, so one of the best tips we can offer is to be your own insurance. If you die, you can go back to where you fell thanks to the game’s persistent operating model, and scoop your equipment back up. Of course, that means you’ll likely need to fight whoever or whatever killed you, but it’s doable given that you’ll now be aware of the challenge. If someone else gets to your body first, you’ll lose everything – so move quickly!

Align With Your Friends

Before you start playing Gray Zone Warfare, check that you’re joining the same faction as your friends. This can have dire consequences as if you join the wrong faction, you won’t be able to play with your friends at all. There’s currently no option to reset your account or change faction, and you’ll be locked in with the wrong faction until the game’s first wipe arrives.

We’ll update this post with more great Gray Zone Warfare tips as they become available.

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