DMZ Fast and Strong Mission Guide: How to Clear Strongholds in Under 20 Seconds

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by Franklin Bellone Borges
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In order to complete the White Lotus Tier 3 Fast and Strong Mission in Warzone DMZ, you will need to clear 5 strongholds in under 20 seconds each. But as you might have guessed, this will not be an easy feat. With that said, and to help you gain the favors of the faction as fast as possible, here’s how to clear 5 Strongholds in under 20 seconds and complete the Fast and Strong mission in Warzone DMZ.

How to Clear Strongholds Fast in DMZ

First of all, in order to clear 5 strongholds in less than 20 seconds in DMZ, we recommend that you head to mainly one and two-floor strongholds similar to the one below, which is located southeast of the Al-Safwa Quarry in Al-Mazrah, more specifically under sector C5.

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Strongholds like this will be our main targets as they will be relatively cramped, feature a low number of hostiles, and have at least one bared window, like the one below. Among all features, the windows will be the most vital ones, as they will allow you to kill the enemies inside the Stronghold from the outside.

On the other hand, Al-Mazrah will be our main destination given its size and the way that it is the only map in the game to feature this Stronghold variant.

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After arriving in any of the areas like the one above, you will be able to easily clear the stronghold in less than 20 seconds by first heading to any of the barred windows and then throwing a Snapshot Grenade inside it to mark the enemies.

After doing that, just stay outside and shoot through the windows in order to clear most of the hostiles inside of the area before unlocking any of the doors leading to it, which will start the timer for the Fast and Strong Mission. Once the timer starts, just enter the Stronghold and kill the last enemies standing in less than 20 seconds to clear it. After doing that, just head to another stronghold and repeat the process until the mission is completed.

As you may have guessed given our instructions above, in order for the stronghold to count for the mission, you will need to leave at least one enemy alive inside of it before opening the doors, so don’t go overboard and kill all of them beforehand.

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If you are looking to take on bigger Strongholds in order to clear as many as possible without redeploying, we recommend that you make use of the same technique, but while accompanied by a team. When attempting to clear the bigger strongholds, it is also vital that you divide your team in order to trim the number of hostiles fast and efficiently.

Don’t forget to also make use of all windows and openings, as many bigger strongholds will have enemies hidden away in easily missable areas.

As a last piece of advice, it’s important to remember that in order to actually enter the Strongholds, you will need to use Keycards. You will be able to get Stronghold Keycards in Warzone DMZ by either purchasing them from Buy Stations or getting them at random after killing elite hostiles and interacting with the environment. If available for purchase, each Stronghold Keycard will cost you 5,000 dollars.

This guide was made while playing Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2: Warzone DMZ on PlayStation 5.

- This article was updated on July 31st, 2023

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