Call Of Duty: Warzone’s Iron Trials Mode Is Returning–Here’s What You Need To Know


Iron Trials returns to Call of Duty: Warzone on March 3rd, serving as a “hard mode” battle royale for the most competitive players. This mode drastically changes the feel of Warzone with faster circle destruction, increased player health, hardware changes, and more. Here we cover everything you need to know about Warzone’s Iron Trials.

Iron Trials is a mode that was previously featured on the Black Ops Cold War version of the Verdansk map as Iron Trials ’84, but this time the experience is made available on the smaller Warzone Rebirth Island map in the duos playlist.

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At its core, Iron Trials is still a battle royale built around the struggle to be the last team standing, with circle collapse, looting, and failed trips to the gulag. However, the Iron Trials ruleset changes the standard Warzone battle royale formula to provide a much more grueling experience. The ruleset will be similar to the previous iteration of the mode, but some adjustments have been made for Iron Trials to better fit the smaller, more dynamic Spawn Island map.

Health and pace changes

One of the most notable differences in Iron Trials is the health of the player. Players’ base health has been increased from the normal 100 to 250. Although this sounds like a drastic change, the health regeneration delay timer has been increased from five seconds to seven seconds, and the regeneration rate per second has been reduced from 120 to 40. Thus, players in this mode have a lot of health, but they won’t regenerate quickly if they take damage in combat.

Matches are also much faster in Iron Trials. Match duration and circle collapse have been adjusted to reduce round timers and increase circle collapse speed. Transportation in the Iron Trials is also lacking, as quad bikes will be the only means of transport on the island.

Weapon and Equipment Changes

All players will be playing matches with the Vanguard Top Break Pistol and the Sawtooth melee weapon, so everyone starts equally. Additionally, sniper rifles in Iron Trials have received a significant overhaul as a single headshot from a sniper will only kill an enemy if they are within 30 meters.

When changing gear, flashbang grenades have less effect in the mode, as the duration of the stun effect is reduced by 50%. Medical Syringes are also nerfed with a 50% reduced regeneration rate, which is likely a change that is likely made to prevent players from relying on syringes to compensate for the reduced player health regeneration mode.

Iron tests on Vozrozhdeniye Island

Ground Loot Changes

Ground loot is also slightly different in Iron Trials, which includes floor loot and items looted from supply crates. Normal weapons start with one attachment, while epic and legendary rare weapons with more attachments will have a reduced spawn rate. You will likely notice less ground loot in general, as the drop rate of killstreaks and large piles of cash has been reduced here.

No freebie

Iron Trials removes Warzone gear free drops. The only way to equip custom gear in Rebirth Iron Trials is to buy the drop gear, and the feature comes with a price increase of up to $10,000.

Buy inflation station

In addition to the gear drop price increase, everything else available for purchase at Buy Stations also has a price increase for Iron Trials. On the other hand, the amount of money held after death has been increased from 20% to 30%, so players will be able to keep more of their hard-earned money.

Buy Station cost increases:

  • Armor Kit: $1,500 to $2,000.
  • Gas mask: $3,000 to $4,000.
  • Cluster strike: $3,000 to $4,000.
  • Precise hit: $3,500 to $4,500.
  • Self-healing: $4,000 to $5,000.
  • UAV: $4,000 to $6,000.
  • Equipment Drop Marker: $7,500 to $10,000.
  • Specialist Token: $30,000

New Gulag Rules

Iron Trials still has a Gulag, but the 1v1 Arena limits the weapon options for this mode. To match the more artful style of the Iron Trial, there will be nothing akimbo in the weapons, as well as semi-automatic or full-automatic shotguns. Players also expect a limited selection of tactical equipment. In addition, players who survive the Gulag match will redeploy with whatever weapons they were given and equipment left over from that fight.

Overall, Iron Trials really brings a whole new feel to Warzone and everyone should try this mode to see if it suits them. Similar to Iron Trials ’84, Rebirth Iron Trials rewards players with a unique animated calling card for winning a match. Calling card doesn’t sound like much, but it might be worth it to brag about winning Warzone’s most grueling mode.

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