Warzone 2.0 DMZ Map Reveals Location of Hidden Dead Drops
For those that want a fresh challenge over the top of Warzone 2.0’s traditional battle royale mode, there’s an entirely new free-to-play mode that offers a much more immersive experience. It’s called DMZ, and it’s Activision’s first stab at an ‘extraction shooter’.
In DMZ, players must enter Al Mazrah, loot, shoot, and complete contracts, before successfully extracting from the map. There’s a key mechanic in DMZ called the ‘Dead Drop’, and it’s a function that allows players to deposit money safely to avoid losing it – and to gain other in-game benefits.
By default, they’re hidden – but recently, Twitter user @WarzoneDMZ released a handy map that reveals the locations of all the DMZ hidden Dead Drops across Al Mazrah.
Play It Safe, Reap The Rewards
When a player enters Al Mazrah in DMZ, they can bring in ‘insured weapons’ that are essentially guns they’ve crafted and taken in with them. However, if they die while in a ‘raid’, they lose everything they’ve taken in – including that weapon.
As they’re ‘insured’, they’re not technically lost forever, but there’s a countdown (which by default is two hours) until another crafted weapon can be taken in. But, if a player uses a Dead Drop to stash their cash, they can guarantee that the countdown on that insured weapon slot will be slashed dramatically.
It’s one of the fastest ways to make sure you’re taking an overpowered weapon into Al Mazrah as often as possible.
On Twitter, user @WarzoneDMZ has taken the time to create a map that reveals the locations of all these Dead Drops. By default, they’re hidden, and while it’s by no means a tough task to remember where one or two of them are, they’re few and far between, which means that this map is massively appreciated.
While Dead Drops aren’t a mandatory feature that players must make use of, the benefits that they provide are tangible and definitely worthwhile.
Is DMZ Popular?
There are a lot of new mechanics to get to grips with, and ultimately, DMZ is a world away from the traditional Warzone 2.0 experience. For instance, Warzone 2.0 is as typical of a battle royale experience as one could possibly hope for, while DMZ is an extraction shooter.
That means that players must successfully leave the map in order to win, while in Warzone 2.0, the objective is to be the last player still on the map. It has proven to be a success with the fans that appreciate the change of pace, even if ongoing stability issues and bizarre bugs are creating problems in the game.
Although, DMZ is marked up as a beta, so it’s safe to assume it’ll be expanded on and improved upon as time goes on. It’s here to stay, that much is for sure.
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