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Call of Duty: Warzone – What is the PDS field upgrade?

The PDS in Warzone.

This Call of Duty: Warzone guide explains what the PDS field upgrade is.

Since the first Warzone‘s release in 2020, the popular battle royale mode has featured a variety of field upgrades.

These handy items tend to be viewed as “power-ups” of sorts, giving players momentary enhancements that can aid gameplay.

During the Vanguard era of Warzone, a field upgrade was added in Season Two called the Portable Decontamination Station (PDS).

It remained in the game until the launch of Warzone 2.0 in late-2022 when it was curiously removed.

The PDS was arguably one of the more popular field upgrades and could be a serious difference maker.

Thankfully, Raven Software recently confirmed the PDS will be added back into Warzone at some point in Season 2. The company shared a picture on X of the PDS on the returning Fortune’s Keep map.

But if you’ve never used the PDS before, there’s a good chance you want to know what it is and what it does.

What is the PDS field upgrade in Call of Duty: Warzone?

This is what the PDS field upgrade does in Warzone: The PDS allows players to create a small safe zone that will protect against the gas.

PDS being used in Vanguard era Warzone.
The PDS being used in the original Warzone. Credit: Raven Software / Activision

It lasts for 20 seconds and is only just big enough to fit all members of a four-player squad inside.

However, the PDS enables you to use the gas to your advantage if timed correctly. For example, you could hide and survive in the gas while other players sprint ahead, and then shoot them from behind.

So, there you have it. Now you know what the PDS is and why it’s one of the most useful field upgrades in Warzone.

Will you be using the PDS when it returns? Let us know in the comment section below and don’t forget to check out our other gaming articles.


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