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Call of Duty Blackout: How to heal yourself

Everything you need to know about healing yourself in Blackout.

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Our Call of Duty Blackout healing guide contains everything you need to know about healing yourself in-game and details the differences between each healing item.

Call of Duty’s Blackout mode is all about emerging the last person standing and it’s highly likely that in your quest to do so, you might catch a stray bullet or two. Taking damage is part of the elimination process but it’s important that you patch things up quickly.

Unlike traditional Call of Duty, Blackout doesn’t feature automatic health regeneration. For the first time ever in a COD game, you’ll need to manually press a button to top up your health bar. That’s not all though, as you’ve got a number of items which’ll impact your health in different ways.

Below we’ve put together a guide that’ll take you through how to heal yourself as well as a list of all the healing items and their effectiveness.

Blackout: How do I heal myself?

Here’s how to top your health up in Blackout.

  • First things first, you’ll need to grab any healing item.
  • Once it’s in your inventory, all you have to do is press [L1] and it’ll trigger your healing animation.
  • A bar will fill up. Once it reaches 100%, you’ll heal an amount specific to the healing item you used.
  • When you’re healing, you can move, but you can’t or shoot.
  • Not all healing items are the same. There are currently three in the game and we’ll go into more detail in the section below.
  • Just in case you were wondering, there isn’t a way of healing others in Blackout. However, you can revive allies if they are in a down-but-not-out state.

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Blackout: What healing items are there?

Here are all the healing items you’ll find in the launch version of Blackout. If any more are added in the future, we’ll be sure to update this section with full details.

  • First Aid - The humble First Aid Kit is the most common healing item in the game and you’ll often find them scattered on the floor wherever you land on the map. They heal for 25 HP a pop and have a cast time of three seconds. It’s certainly worth hoarding them as you never know when they’ll come in handy and even if 25 HP sounds like a small boost, having a few in your inventory still equates to a full health bar.
  • Med Kit - Use a Med Kit and it’ll heal you for 50 HP which is a pretty big top up if you’ve fallen victim to quite a few scrapes.
  • Trauma Kit - The very best healing item in the game and one that’ll heal you to maximum no matter how much damage you’ve sustained, plus an extra 50 HP! This means that you’ll either reach 150 HP if you’ve taken a few hits, or if you’re on full health, it’ll push your health bar to 200 HP.

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