There are several big changes in the new Call of Duty: War zone 2, not least assimilation. You are no longer tied to the squad you fell with. Various Warzone 2 BR playlists allow you to recruit enemy players into your own squad in the middle of a match. You may be able to make good use of it proximity chat to get out of a stalemate long enough to add promising recruits to your fire team.
What is assimilation in Warzone 2?
Each mode’s “assimilation” settings determine how you are allowed to add new members to your roster during the match. “Out” means you’re stuck with the squad you fall with, regardless of who dies. “Refill” means that you may add players in the match to your team up to the group’s original capacity (three in trios, for example). The unhinged BRs mode has “assimilation: expanded”, which means you can invite more players to your team than you started with. In the current unhinged playlist of BR trios, there are six in total.
What you do not want to do, I can tell you from painful experience, is to fall into a match and keep looking around how to send invitations until someone stabs you in the back. So let’s make sure you know what you’re talking about before you drop.
How to add an enemy player to your squad in Warzone 2
To add a player to your team in a match that allows assimilation:
- Open your ping menu, bound to Mouse 3 (click on your scroll wheel) on PC.
- Select “Invite nearby players to join your team” to send an invitee.
- To receive an invite, select “Request to join nearby enemy team”.
- View your sent or received invitations in the Notifications tab of your Esc menu.
Make sure you know which squad mode you are playing. As mentioned above, there are currently two different types of assimilation allowed in Warzone. In regular BR modes with assimilation set to “refill” you can only add players up to the number intended to be on the team. In the unhinged BR mode, you can double the number of original squads.
In an unhinged BR mode, it’s possible to merge squads into a six-man super unit if you like, while “refill” assimilation only allows you to replace your dear deceased teammates after they ignore your calls and get picked up by a other team, and leave the server before you can buy them back.