DMZ is a new mode in Warzone 2.0 inspired by extraction style games such as Escape from Tarkov.
The goal is to drop into Al Mazrah, loot and stock up on items, then get out. There’s a lot at stake – you only have one life and if you die, you’ll lose everything you’ve earned in that match.
Exfiltration is the ultimate endpoint for all players. Weapons and other valuable items you find go to your storage, which you can then take to your next match to gain a better advantage.
Here’s everything you need to know about how to escape the DMZ.
Warzone 2.0 DMZ: Exfiltration and Escape Explained
You can enter DMZ solo, as a duo or with a team of three. There are two ways to extract from the battlefield – the simplest way is to reach one of the designated extraction points on the map.
These are marked by a blue exit symbol of a man running towards a door. There are several exfiltration points at once, so you can choose the one closest to your location.
At the exfiltration point you can call in a helicopter. After about a minute, the helicopter arrives and a 30-second countdown timer begins. The helicopter will take off when the timer runs out, whether or not you got on board.
However, once you manually activate an extraction point, it will be marked on the Tac Map for all other squads. They will keep an eye on the loot you want to extract, specifically the new M13B assault rifle which can currently only be obtained by defeating the Chemist.
At the same time, AI fighters are swarming the area to prevent your escape. If you survive the attack, you can board the helicopter and take off.
There is a limited number of extraction points in a match. When they have all been used, a final site is marked. Competition on this latter site is likely to be fierce as players compete to come out last.
Exfil points are also random, so you’ll need to think carefully, as your way out will be different on every match.
How to Exfil Using the Hostage Rescue Contract
Alternatively, the Hostage Rescue contract provides the option to exfil after successfully delivering the hostages. You can activate the contract by looking for a light green radio with a handcuff symbol on your Tac Map.
You are tasked to rescue a hostage in a locked building within a time limit and deactivate a collar with explosives around the hostage’s neck.
Once you have rescued the hostage, you must physically deliver him to the helicopter. This helicopter is your way out of DMZ.
It pays to save the Hostage Rescue contract for last. It allows for a safer, more reliable extraction so you can escape with your precious loot.
Learn more about how the DMZ mode works, the new locations in Al Mazrah, and all the new Operator skins coming to the game in Season 1.
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