Call of Duty has stepped up its game, and that’s the reason we are witnessing new and creative modes in the game. One of the modes in Warzone 2 is the DMZ, where you have to fight up against AIs and a few other players. Not only that, there are a number of different things that make it enjoyable.
DMZ Mode In Warzone 2Although the DMZ mode still covers the large map in the game, there are a lot of different things going on. You would see the goals and pace of the game are at most different than the usual battle royale mode we play. Here’s a quick overview of the mode:
- Exfiltrate to collect valuable goods and earn more over time.
- Engage in contracts, missions, and activities to increase exfiltration opportunities.
- Battle both players and AIs; defeating players can help against AIs.
- No closing circle to worry about, but deployments are limited to 25 minutes.
- Death in a fight results in losing all weapons, valuables, and mission-related items.
Class Building In DMZAfter all, the DMZ mode is of Warzone 2, and just like Battle Royale, the loadouts keep a significant value here as well. However, before starting the game, you will need to check things carefully. Otherwise, you will end up with your fists only on the battlefield.
To start the game, you will see the Deploy Exclusion Zone in yellow on the bottom left. Once you click it, it will advance two steps that are important for the game. Although you can just advance both of these automatically, we recommend you check them manually.
The first thing you will need to do is go to the weapons tab and customize your loadout there. By default, there are no weapons selected. So, make sure you select the guns manually. The first weapon you should ideally keep is an assault rifle. The other one, however, can be of your personal preference. Adding on to that, the weapon selection screen is different in DMZ compared to the normal battle royale in Warzone 2.
On the very top, you will see the On Soldier selection for the equipment. In the On Soldier selection, you will be able to see the killstreaks and the armor carrier that you have gotten from the previous games. Not only that, but you can also get yourself to revive and gas mask as well.
Once you are done with that, the next selection is the backpack, where you get to keep a small, medium, or large one. That also depends on the last run you had on the battlefield. Moreover, you will have the option of keeping some keys which will be very important in terms of unlocking strongholds. Not only will those strongholds provide you with loot, but they will also tie you up to some good missions.
Then we have the weapon selection, in which you get to see two types of weapons. One is contraband, while the other one is insured.
- Contraband weapons are recovered upon successful extraction.
- Keep high-tier attachment weapons for later use.
- Losing the contraband weapon occurs upon death or unsuccessful extraction.
- Insured weapons are customizable and occupy one of three slots.
- They are not lost upon death, but the insured weapon slot has a cooldown.
- Unlock additional slots by completing faction missions.
- Tactical and lethal equipment is unlimited, so you won’t lose them when eliminated.
Missions And Other ActivitiesIn DMZ mode, you’ll encounter three factions, each with three tiers that drive your progress. You can have up to three active missions at a time, chosen before deploying. Completing Faction Missions offers rewards but isn’t mandatory for successful exfiltration.
- To find missions look for the Icons on the map that represent contracts and objectives. Completing the contracts can bring in cash or XP but attract AI enemies.
- Missile and radio tower icons are for SAM Launchers and UAV radio towers, which can be controlled for advantages. Castle icons denote strongholds and important locations in the mode.
Squad Size And Matchmaking
Overall, the DMZ mode starts off with a trio. If you don’t have any friends online, we recommend you turn the auto-fill on if it is not. When you are on the battleground, you will come across AIs most of the time. However, know that there are some other players roaming around in the game as well.
The DMZ mode has an assimilation feature like that in Unhinged BR Trios that lets you join or invite players of another team. Take full advantage of the proximity chat so you can convince the enemies to join you if they are not showing any interest. You can add up to six members to a team and make sure that you exfiltrate successfully.
The AIs might not seem a big deal at the start. However, during the mid to late stages of the game, you will not be able to fight alone against a squad of them. Therefore, you should stick together with your team and have the same objectives. If the group scatters, then the probability of survival will be minimal. So, make sure you communicate well with your team and stick together.
Tips And TricksIn DMZ mode, having a strategy is crucial for success. Stick together with your team to provide cover, as facing numerous AIs will likely result in a teammate getting knocked down. Equip either a smoke grenade or a deployable cover to assist in reviving your teammate when needed.
- In your first DMZ match, you’ll have a default loadout containing a shotgun. Unequip the shotgun and focus on acquiring better weapons by eliminating AIs early in the game.
- Familiarize yourself with the Stash mechanic, which serves as your inventory and has four sections: Key Stash, On Soldier, Weapon Stash, and Loadout. Keep your Stash organized with important items while avoiding low-value items like screwdrivers and light bulbs.
- Utilize vehicles for efficient travel, as you’ll need to complete multiple missions. Sharing driving duties with your team can reduce fatigue.
- Pay close attention to the Exfil location and ensure you’re nearby when the time comes. Other players will have the same Exfil location, so reaching it early allows for better preparation.
- Be vigilant even when inside the plane, as you can still be eliminated by AIs or other players.
- Keep an eye on the exit symbols on the map to locate the Exfil point and prepare for the final fight. Stay ready to defend against any approaching threats.
All in all, the DMZ mode in Warzone 2 is a new addition that lets you fight against AIs. Although there are some other players out on the battlefield, chances of interacting with them can be low. If you are a new player in Warzone 2, you can take advantage of DMZ mode to practice the guns and get a better game sense for understanding the best tips and tricks of the game.
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