Should You Add Combat Scout and Tempered to Your Perks in Warzone?

Would you pick the new perks?

By Mehrdad Khayyat

August 13, 2021

Combat Scout and Tempered are two new perks in Warzone. Let’s see how effective they could be in a competitive match.

Season Five is now live on Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War and Warzone with lots of new additions. When it comes to perks, there are some new things to explore.

Call of Duty Warzone Season Five introduces two new perks while buffing the Cold-Blooded perk a little bit. So, with these new changes, would you attempt to have a new roll of perks, or you would still continue with your previous perks?

Season Five Battle Pass Trailer | Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War & Warzone™

Season Five Battle Pass Trailer | Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War & Warzone™

Combat Scout, Tempered, and Cold-Blooded Perks in Warzone

Combat Scout:

  • Damaging an enemy briefly highlights and automatically pings them.


  • Armor Plates are reinforced and now absorb 75 damage instead of 50. Only two Armor Plates are needed for an Operator to be considered “fully armored.”

Cold-Blooded (Updated):

  • Undetectable by AI targeting systems and thermal optics. Does not trigger High Alert warning and negates Combat Scout.

As you can see, the new version of the Cold-Blooded perk actually disables the effectiveness of Combat Scout. And regarding that Cold-Blooded is a pretty popular and useful perk in Warzone, it wouldn’t be wise to pick Combat Scout.

The more you get closer to the end of a Warzone Battle Royale match, the more players get access to their desired loadout in the game. So, this is probably safe to say that if you get your loadout late in the match, you wouldn’t have a high chance of using Combat Scout against other enemies.

On the other hand, Tempered seems to be a pretty useful perk, especially at the final minutes of a match, where you can save a decent amount of time by wearing two armors instead of three.

Call of Duty Warzone is now available for free on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC.

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Mehrdad Khayyat

Mehrdad is a Senior Staff Writer at DualShockers. He started writing about video games since he was a high-school student. He's probably one of those rare Rainbow Six Siege fans that have the game installed and updated on every available platform.

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