Warzone 2: How To Do A Finishing Move [Quick Method]

I find the Finishing move to be effective to kill opponents. Let me tell you how to perform them effectively.

COD Warzone 2 Cover
Here is all you need to know about the finishing moves in Warzone 2.

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With over 200+ hours in Call of Duty games, I am confident to share my findings and recommendations for finishing move in Warzone 2. 

Warzone 2.0 allows players to undertake a finishing move on their enemies. The move kills the opponent in a single move in a flash. When executed rightly, Finishing moves are a flamboyant way of knocking an enemy. The controls of the move are easy to master. The harder part is finding an opportunity to execute the move successfully since it carries its own cons.

Key takeaways

  • Finishing moves are an eminent way to kill enemies in Warzone 2.0.
  • Default controls of the move are set differently on all gaming platforms and can be changed.
  • There are a few ways to use the moves effectively.
  • You should also not be a victim of an enemy’s finishing move.

How To Do A Finishing Move

A finishing move is a single button strike regardless of your gaming platform. But there are prerequisites associated with the play. You are supposed to get behind an enemy and hold the melee button for the kill.

The move is executed as follows on different gaming platforms:

  • Xbox – The control of a finishing move on Xbox is to press the right analog stick. This button has been previously used on other Call of Duty franchises that allowed the move.
  • PS4 – The R3 button is pressed to execute the move. R3 is the right analog stick.
  • PC – The default buttons for the melee strike are the ‘V’ key on the keyboard or the mouse button 4. The 4th mouse button is present on most gaming mice but is not usually present on the other.
Xbox settings for finishing move
Press the right analog stick of Xbox for finishing move

Remember that these are the default controls for a finishing move, and they can be changed as a player wants. You can set the move to any other button you are comfortable with or replace it with another move.

There are other settings that you may want to implement. Here are the best controller settings for Warzone 2.0.

What Is A Finishing Move

The finishing move has been historically used in the previous Call of Duty franchises and has had prevalent use. However, it was unavailable for a few franchises, but it is back in Warzone 2.0. Therefore, it is being talked about a lot nowadays.

It is to be remembered that the move can only be made in two cases. First, you face the enemy’s back and then try the execution. Second, the enemy you are trying to execute is downed. These would result in successful execution.

The same controls execute the finishing move and achieve the same task, i.e., kill opponents in a single move, but the move is performed differently due to some factors.

Finishing move execution
Executing the finishing move while the enemy is downed

Execution of the move depends on the operator a player is using, the primary and secondary weapon equipped, etc. The difference lies in the style chosen to take the kill, but all the moves achieve the same purpose. No move is better than others in any metric, although personal likings may vary.

Players mostly use a finishing move when they are low on ammunition and their secondary weapon is either not good enough or is out of ammo also. The move is not very effective in such situations but is still advisable since there are not many other choices available.

Successful Finishing Move

The move controls are simple, as are the conditions under which the move is carried out. But despite this, performing a successful finishing move is an extremely hard task in multiplayer battles.

Finishing move standing execution
Executing the finishing move on the enemy from the back

You might have been forced to perform the move in campaign missions where you would have done it relatively easily. But this move is the hardest to perform in multiplayer games with real players on board. Therefore, a few careful steps must be taken while using it.

  1. Make Less Noise:

    • Finishing moves excel in silent takedowns. Avoid making noise, such as sprinting, to maintain a stealthy approach.
    • Crouch and quietly approach enemies to ensure they remain unaware of your presence before attempting the finishing move.
  2. Use Throwables:

    • Consider using throwables like frag grenades, smoke grenades, and stun grenades to disorient or distract enemies.
    • These tools can create opportunities for you to execute a finishing move from behind. Be cautious, as enemies may react to thrown grenades.
  3. Be Sure of a Kill:

    • Avoid attempting a finishing move if you’re unsure of its success, as failure can leave you vulnerable to enemy fire.
    • Finishing moves take a few seconds to complete, making them impractical in fast-paced multiplayer battles. Exercise caution and only attempt the move when you’re confident it will succeed.
  4. More Chance Than Skill:

    • Understand that executing finishing moves involves an element of chance, and success is not solely based on skill.
    • Instead of forcing finishing moves immediately, practice patience and wait for the right opportunity to present itself.
    • Success often relies on seizing the right moment rather than relying solely on your skills.

Not Being A Victim

As you are well aware of the circumstances under which a finishing move is executed, you should also keep an alert that you are not the victim of the move. It is simple since you already know all the situations; the important thing is to identify such instances.

Be alert when in isolated places, and always watch your back. Keep moving constantly, and jump or dash left and right to evade being executed in cases of an encounter.

It is safe to conclude that although finishing moves make you look much superior to your enemy, they must be carefully used, or else they make you pay the price.

They are extremely hard to utilize in online multiplayer modes. So, make less noise when approaching an enemy, use any throwables you can, and ensure the move will succeed.

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