Call of Duty, DMZ, Gaming, Munitions box, Solo operations, Stealth, Stim, Throwing knives, Warzone
One of the new modes of play is the DMZ. It is so much fun. You typically will go into the DMZ with two other players. You can also go in with just one buddy or even solo. What makes the DMZ unique is that there are extraction zones across the map that allow you to exfil from the DMZ whenever you want.
When you first start playing the game, you’ll see a weapon’s slot that is insured and a collection of weapons that are labeled “contraband”. If you die during one of your excursions into the DMZ, you’ll lose your insured weapon slot for an hour before it resets. Any contraband weapons you take in with you, you will lose permanently.
Here are a few tips and tricks from my experiences in the DMZ, so far:
- Avoid taking in anything you do not want to lose. This is really important, particularly with keys. You’ll gather keys that open certain areas on the DMZ maps that will help you complete missions, provide great loot, or play some part in one of the story missions. If you die, you’ll lose what you brought in.
- Play with friends if you can. It is the most effective way to play in the DMZ. If you get random players in your lobby, try to figure out if anyone needs to complete a mission. Find out what faction they are working on and what challenges they are trying to complete. If one person finishes the task, everyone gets credit for its completion, provided they have selected that mission for this particular deployment.
- If you play solo, plan on dying a lot. After while you’ll get better at fighting the AI and know where they are likely to be. You will also know where the loot is in the area you are deployed to. When I go in solo, I only take tacticals, lethals, and a munitions box. The tactical I use is a stim. The lethal I use is a throwing knife. This throwing knife will help you silently kill your first AI and get his weapon.
- Pay attention to the missions you’ve selected. Some are on Ashika island; others are in Almazra. Some will require you to have certain gear like a stronghold key card, or some specific piece of equipment you’ll need to accomplish the mission.
- Watch YouTube videos to figure out how to do a particular mission.
Here’s a video I watched to complete the mission called Muddy Waters:
YouTube is my go to for anything involving Call of Duty multiplayer, DMZ, ranked play, and Warzone. If you are stuck, there will be some creator like the one above who walks you through every part of a mission, a weapon build, or a tactical strategy that you can add to your own gameplay.
The DMZ and Warzone are terrific ways to add some variety to your gameplay. If you get tired of grinding camos or camo challenges, try out some stuff in these areas. You may die a few times, but once you get the hang of things, you’ll be chalking up wins, completing missions, and exfilling effectively. But, you’ve got to try them out to get any of the benefits.