DMZ is a new mode in Warzone 2.0 which draws inspiration from extraction-style games like Escape from Tarkov.
The goal is to get to Al Mazrah, loot and stock up on items, then exit. The stakes are high – you only have one life, and if you die you lose everything you won in that game.
Exfiltration is the ultimate endpoint for all players. Weapons and other valuables you find go into your storage, which you can then take to your next match to gain a better advantage.
Here’s everything you need to know to escape the DMZ.
Warzone 2.0 DMZ: exfiltration and evasion explained
You can enter the DMZ solo, as a duo, or with a squad of three. There are two ways to extract from the battlefield – the easiest way is to reach one of the designated extraction points on the map.
These are marked with a blue exit symbol of a man running towards a door. There are multiple exfiltration points at any given time, so you can choose the one closest to your location.
You can call a helicopter to the exfiltration point. After about a minute, the helicopter will arrive, starting a 30-second countdown. The helicopter will take off when the time expires, whether you successfully boarded or not.
However, once you manually activate an extraction point, it will be marked on the Tac Map for all other squads. They will have an eye on the loot you are looking to extract, especially the new M13B assault rifle which can currently only be obtained by defeating the Chemist.
At the same time, AI fighters will invade the area to prevent your escape. If you survive the assault, you can board the helicopter and leave.
There are a limited number of extraction points in a match. Once all are used, a final site will be marked. Competition on the latter site is likely to be tough as players battle to be on the last helicopter.
Exfil Points are also random, so you’ll have to think carefully as your output will vary with each match.
How to Exfiltrate Using the Hostage Rescue Contract
Alternatively, the Hostage Rescue contract provides the ability to Exfiltrate after successfully delivering the hostages. You can activate the contract by looking for a light green radio with a handcuffs symbol on your Tac Map.
You will be tasked with rescuing a hostage in a locked building and deactivating an explosive collar around the hostage’s neck within a time limit.
Once you have rescued the hostage, you will need to physically deliver them to the helicopter. This helicopter is your way out of the DMZ.
It’s worth saving the hostage rescue deal for last. It allows for safer and more reliable mining, allowing you to escape with your precious loot.