So you are your squad and are lighting it up in the DMZ, doing all the wonderous content the mode has to offer when you see the timer on the left of the screen start to ping red and white, over and over. Soon, there's only five minutes left, and the announcer suggests you get to extraction before it's too late. So you and your mates do just that: Head to extraction and leave with plentiful loot. have you wondered what happens after that timer ends? Here's everything we know about the DMZ, post-zero.
What happens when the timer hits zero in the DMZ
You may think the game ends when the timer hits zero, but that isn't quite true. You see, post-zero, the DMZ turns into a race for survival rather than a casual looter with a side of PvP. The first thing to note is that the timer resets to about 8-10 minutes. During this time, the radiation begins to expand, slowly engulfing the map in lethal doses of toxin. Not to worry, though. This toxin is the same as you would encounter entering a radiation zone normally. A gas mask will counter it for a time.
However, how this radiation interacts with extraction points is more concerning. This isn't in the manual for DMZ, but if the spreading radiation reaches an extraction point on the map, it actually disables the extraction point entirely. If you haven't already called in extract when the radiation hits, you're in for a world of hurt. Instead, you'll need to race the rapidly spreading radiation to the next extraction point before it can reach it. Eventually, the radiation will cover the entire map, and all the extractions will become disabled, assuring your demise in the process. Spooky stuff.
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