Fastest Ways to Farm Captured Souls in The Haunting in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone

Earn free Haunting rewards in Warzone and Modern Warfare 2.

by Diego Perez , Thomas Cunliffe
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The Haunting event is back in Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare 2, and players can farm Captured Souls to earn free rewards in the limited-time Soul Capture event. Soul Capture is an “enhanced and fear-inducing” version of Season 3’s Trophy Hunt event where players can trade Captured Souls for free rewards across Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer, Warzone battle royale, and DMZ. Soul Capture is just one part of this year’s Haunting event, but it’s one of the most important parts alongside the Operation Nightmare boss hunts in Warzone.

Call of Duty Soul Capture Event Explained

During the Soul Capture event, you’ll earn Captured Souls for every player that you defeat across all game modes. When you kill someone, they’ll drop a Soul. All you need to do is pick it up to add it to your collection. Unlike the Trophy Hunt event, there’s no need to visit a Buy Station in order to claim them.

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In addition to enemy players, Souls can also be obtained by defeating monsters lurking across Al Mazrah and other Call of Duty: Warzone maps. You can track these monsters’ locations from the Operation Nightmare event screen before loading into a match. These bosses include The Butcher from Diablo, a Ghost Train, and even a UFO.

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Quickest Methods to Farm Captured Souls

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The best way to get Captured Souls through normal play is through Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer. While you can get Souls from killing players in Warzone and DMZ, there just aren’t that many people to find in those modes since the maps are so large. Just like with unlocking weapons and camos, free-to-play Warzone players have drawn the short straw once again — with one exception.

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One Soul is guaranteed to drop from every orange Supply Drop you open in Warzone. By landing in an area ripe with these boxes, you can quickly capture as many Souls as possible, leave the game, and queue up again. The best location I’ve found for this is underneath Zaya Observatory, which is accessible through a hole in the ground marked in the image above.

Once you’ve perfected the route shown in this post by @JGODYT, you can farm 20 Souls in around two minutes. The only downside to this method is when other players have the same idea as you, and you’re forced into a firefight. Not to mention the loading screens. Oh, the loading screens.

If the Zaya method is too repetitive for you, there are multiple Halloween-themed Haunting modes in Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer like Haunting Domination, which replaces the flags with scarecrows, and Haunting Kill Confirmed, which replaces dog tags with skulls, but you can still get Souls in normal game modes, too. Playing Domination on small maps like Shipment is the best way to get Captured Souls since there’s no kill limit and it’s easy to keep track of enemy spawn locations.

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Respawn-enabled modes like Resurgence and Plunder are the best choices for players who don’t own Modern Warfare 2. Lockdown is also a great way to farm Captured Souls, but the reduced player count can make things a bit more difficult.

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We’ve found that Haunting Bosses and their minions drop an incredible number of Souls. While not efficient due to their difficulty, you’ll need to defeat these to earn their exclusive rewards, including an exclusive SMG blueprint. Two pumpkins with one grenade, so to speak.

Thankfully, you’ve got plenty of time to stock up on Captured Souls and earn all of the free rewards. The Haunting event lasts through the end of the month, giving you a little over two weeks to earn both mastery rewards and unlock the free skins for Roze and Konig. In the meantime, make sure to hunt down all of the boss enemies for Operation Nightmare in Warzone to earn even more free rewards before the event comes to a close.

- This article was updated on October 19th, 2023

About The Author

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Currently serving as an Associate Editor at Attack of the Fanboy, Diego Perez has been writing about video games since 2018, specializing in live service games like Destiny and Final Fantasy XIV. His work is featured at publications like Game Rant and The Outerhaven, but Attack of the Fanboy is home to his best work. When he's not editing or writing guides, he's yelling about Ape Escape or grinding Lost Sectors in Destiny. Plus, he has a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication Media Studies for Texas A&M University.