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How to get off to the best possible start in COD: Blackout.

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In this COD Blackout guide you'll find the best landing and loot spots uncovered in the game so far, with more updates to come as we approach launch.

If you've played many games like PUBG or Fortnite then you'll know that picking a good landing spot is a vital part of your early-game planning. If you're feeling sharp, you'll want to head to a busy spot, bag some kills, and gain a loot advantage. If you're not quite on your A-game, you'll want to head somewhere quieter.

Thing are a little bit different in COD Blackout. The game lacks a rarity system, which means you're not really encouraged to engage deeply with each stage of the game, frantically tracking down new loot spots and taking out players so that you can steal the very best bits of their own hard work.

In Fortnite you can play the hiding game and make it to the final stages easily enough, but you'll be woefully under-equipped compared to those players who have been diligently grinding loot - and players - up until that point. This appears to be a lot less of a concern in COD Blackout, however, where the gearing up process is less urgent and relevant to the end-game.

With that said, there are already some early impressions about the best landing spots in COD Blackout that are worth keeping in mind. Here are some thoughts on how to approach you starting position in the game.

- You can be pretty sure of being able to nab the basics at just about any location on the COD Blackout map. Explore for long enough and take down players and you're unlikely to struggle to find a solid assault rifle, an SMG, and some shields. If you're more interested in getting tooled up, you should probably head for the quieter parts of the map.

- Many members of the community are finding Construction Site a good starting point. Although there are other equivalents in terms of quantity and quality of loot, this area provides a lot of high-ground advantage. Once tooled up, it's pretty easy to survive into the final stages, as long as you're free to remain there.

- If you're looking for both loot and engagements, then players have started to congregate towards Nuketown, Fracking Tower and Firing Range. Here you'll get your loot, but you can expect to go up against a great deal of competition as you do so - given the lack of a rarity system though, you're not really motivated to chomp through enemies if you want to win.

- Nuketown Island has underground bunkers that contain a decent amount of loot. Not only that but it also features a sign that indicates how many players are actually in the zone. If you get there and the coast is clear, you'll be able to bag a generous amount of loot. Just keep in mind that the visitor tally may well increase while you're pre-occupied with gearing up.

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That's the end of the first edition of our guide to the best landing spots in COD Blackout. Hopefully the loot system will be tweaked between now and the game's full launch next month. As things change we'll expand on this guide considerably, and would love to hear your own thoughts in the comments.

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