DMZ Barter System Explained – How to use the Barter System in DMZ

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Warzone 2 DMZ Season 3 is here and it has brought a new Barter System. When you aren’t trying to complete the Lead by Example mission, you’ll most likely want to be collecting items to trade at the new Barter System. Here is what the Barter System is in DMZ.

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What is the Barter System in DMZ?

The Barter System is a new way to trade in collectible, non-lethal items (like watches, toothpaste, things like that) and trade them in for useful equipment. You can make Killstreaks, Plate Carriers, Backpacks, Self-Revive Kits, Keys, and much more with the Barter system — but you need to know the Recipe.

You can Barter at any Buy Station. Every Buy Station on Al Mazrah and Ashika Island has a new tab to Barter. It’s here that you’ll exchange items for equipment.

Recipes for items don’t change but require you to know what to combine. Recipes aren’t a collectible you find and use — instead, they are lists of item combinations that need to be memorized or referenced often in guides like these.

There are tons of item combinations which means there are a lot of Recipes to know. If you want to know how to make the Skeleton Key, you need to know what items you need to acquire and combine to make it.

That is how the new Barter System works in DMZ. Unfortunately, it’s not a new safe zone where Operators on the map can meet and safely swap items, as cool as that would be. With the new Barter System, you can put the random junk in your pockets to good use instead of trying to exfil and earn XP for your efforts. This will help in the long run when it comes to harder missions that require better gear.

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From his early days of blog-style music, movie, and game reviews to working as the Esports Writer at Coastline Community College, Noah Nelson now works fulltime as a Staff Writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion. He has been helping gamers everywhere with Destiny 2 god rolls, Warzone 2 DMZ missions, and collectibles in any indie game for over a year and a half. His Bachelor's Degree in English Rhetoric and Composition with a minor in Journalism from CSULB has shaped him to be a strong writer and editor. His fondest gaming memory is playing Sly Cooper 2 after begging his mom (for hours) to play it before his birthday and he still cries myself to sleep remembering the time he accidentally saved over his 99% completion save file in Kingdom Hearts 2.