Call of Duty: Warzone 2 DMZ mode explained

  • November 18, 2022

The new Warzone 2 DMZ mode is a pretty different creature to its Battle Royale counterpart. It isn’t nearly as PvP intensive, but it does have its own challenges to contend with—overzealous enemies that seem to down you before you know it, locked “strongholds” that you have to figure out how to crack open, and loot-hungry opposing players who can take contracts to hunt you down. Did I mention the slowly expanding radiation cloud, too?

That said, DMZ is a mode packed full of rewards for those willing to try something new, whether it’s the M131B assault rifle you get from defeating The Chemist, or the fact that every gun you extract with unlocks forever in all other modes. Here’s everything you need to know about the Call of Duty: Warzone 2 DMZ mode, how it works, as well as a few handy tips.

How does Warzone 2 DMZ mode work?

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DMZ is Call of Duty’s take on the extraction shooter genre—a mode where you drop into Al-Mazrah in a squad of three, to complete contracts, raid strongholds, and try to extract with as much loot and fancy weaponry as your lil backpack can carry. It’s high-risk, high-reward, since you only have one life, and if you die without extracting, you lose everything you have. No gulag here.