How To Fight Against Riot Shields In Warzone 2.0

The action in Warzone 2.0 is not ending soon, with players going all-out in all the different modes. It bodes well for Infinity Ward that their mammoth Modern Warfare 2 release has revitalized the franchise after a gap of several years. While the game suffered some glitches in the initial days, the same was true for Warzone 2.0; the pair seem to have left their troubles behind in a big way.

Players are having a gala time, sifting through all the new battle modes in Warzone 2.0, which are best paired with the bevy of attractive weapons. They have great loadouts that can take out enemies in a jiff, while the Assimilation feature presents a significant aspect in linking up with opponents’ squads and calling them over to your teams.

Nevertheless, not everything is so breezy, and one of the big problems that you will face is Riot Shields. In that regard, the following guide will help players understand how to best defeat them in combat.

Warzone 2.0 - Riot Shields

Modern Warfare 2: Warzone 2.0 – What are Riot Shields

They are every player’s bane in Warzone 2, as they cannot be destroyed. Enemies use it significantly when safeguarding certain areas or battling large hordes of players. As they are immune to everything you have, the best option is to take out the enemy with the Riot Shield to decrease the damage inflicted. 

Modern Warfare 2: Warzone 2.0 – How to battle against Riot Shields

There are a few methods players can use when it comes to downing enemies carrying Riot Shields. They are listed as follows: 

Warzone 2.0 - fighting riot shields

  • Taking out legs: While enemies love using Riot Shields, not everything about them is always immune.

This is where you will have your chance by firing at the legs of the opponents when they move around with the Shields or are taking cover from your other attacks. 

  • Bomb Drone: The drones containing C4 are a significant danger to all involved, meaning the Riot Shields people will also love not to be anywhere near them.

Players can use the Bomb Drones to make the enemies nervous and roam around, meaning the chances of defeating them increase significantly.

  • Thermite: The AOE-inflicted damage from Thermite is a great help as it gets stuck on Riot Shields when used, meaning you can set it up on an enemy’s back and wait for it to explode. 
  • Drill Charge: As their name suggests, this uses drilling to bore holes into objects, and using them on Riot Shields will finish off the enemy’s using it. 

Warzone 2.0 - using riot shields

  • Firing explosives in different ways: You will have the options of grenades, Sentex, rockets, and more which can be fired at the enemy carrying the Riot Shields or even beyond them.
  • The subsequent explosions will take them out and make your troubles go away. 
  • Molotov: As we have mentioned, making the enemies having Riot Shields move increases the chances of defeating them.

This is where the Molotovs come in handy as the fire they started will force opponents to flee, meaning you will have an opening to fire away.

  • Grenades: Not the kind that goes bang. We are talking about grenades that stun, flash, and let off gas or smoke.

This is because your enemies will not be able to move the Riot Shields in your direction, meaning you will have time to use your weapons significantly. 

Thus, that is all the information players will need when fighting against Riot Shields. It is not easy, and there will also be many deaths. Nevertheless, you can master the art of bypassing the amount of damage taken through the given options above.


Last Updated on December 1, 2022

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