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Warzone 2 has arrived, and the Call of Duty Battle Royale is shaping up to be every bit as popular as its predecessor. A key factor in the popularity of Warzone 2 is its DMZ Mode, which is quickly becoming a fan favorite. Leaving PVP competition aside, DMZ is a much more collaborative experience.
We’ll give you some tips and pointers for mastering DMZ mode, giving you a leg up on the competition in season 1 and beyond.
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Warzone 2 DMZ – Group Up
Warzone 2 may put your own survival first and foremost in its battle royale mode, but you won’t get far in DMZ as a lone wolf. This is a team-based mode – played in small squads of 3 – and a game of survival. As well as AI, other player squads will be roaming the map in DMZ mode, and without proper coordination with your own team, they may decide that you look like a tempting target.
You can populate your squad with friends, but Warzone 2 will provide teammates for you if need be through matchmaking. Don’t just prioritize your own goals but work with your squad to survive and get the most out of every match.
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Warzone 2 DMZ – Risk Vs Reward
DMZ’s perma-death system is unforgiving. No matter how good the equipment you’ve managed to stockpile is, you can very easily lose it all. It’s up to you to decide when it’s worth pushing for better rewards and challenge completion, and when it’s time to head back for exfil and retain what you’ve picked up.
Thankfully, there’s nothing to stop you from dusting yourself off and trying again, but your experience will be the only thing that carries over to the next game, with some small exceptions.
Use the ‘insured weapon’ feature if you’re particularly attached to one of your current guns, and a short time after death you will be able to regain access to it, even with the rest of your gear gone for good.
Warzone 2 DMZ – Faction Focus
Warzone 2 doesn’t just drop you into an open environment with the intent of simply surviving horde-mode style. There are many faction challenges and optional objectives to complete in DMZ mode, from looting specific items, to claiming areas and eliminating specific targets.
You can have up to three faction goals active at once in any DMZ game, and you can track your progress with each faction between matches, as well as switch and assign new challenges.
Completing faction missions will net you XP and many other rewards, as well as providing exciting objectives and rewarding you for venturing off the beaten path.
Choose Your Battles Carefully
Warzone 2’s DMZ mode is populated with both enemy AI and other player squads. If you try to take on everyone you come across, you’re likely to be among the first to fall in any given game. Figure out how you want to proceed and which objectives to pursue, and only take the shot once you’re sure it’s worth it and your team will come out on top.
Pick Up The M13
The M13B Assault Rifle is a powerful new weapon that can currently only be obtained in DMZ mode. Follow our instructions to obtain the M13 for yourself.
Warzone 2 DMZ FAQ
What is the max DMZ squad size?
DMZ is played in squads of 3, either with friends or random matchmaking.
How long do DMZ games last in Warzone 2?
Each game of DMZ lasts for a maximum of 25 minutes.
What is the point of DMZ?
The point of DMZ is to exfil with your teammates after completing faction-based missions, side objectives, and fending off waves of AI combatants as well as enemy operators.
Is DMZ in Warzone 2 PvP?
DMZ Mode in Warzone 2 is a blend of both PvP (player versus player) and PvE (player versus environment).
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