Warzone 2 DMZ Ashika Recon Mission Guide: Where to Find Shadow Company Soldiers

How to find an STB 556, where to find Shadow Company soldiers, and more — all answered in this Warzone 2 DMZ guide.

by Noah Nelson
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Ashika Recon is a Warzone 2 DMZ mission in White Lotus Tier 1 that requires you to find and defeat five Shadow Company soldiers and exfil with an STB 556 dropped from one of the enemies. To finish this mission quickly and with ease, you’ve come to the right place. Here is how to complete Ashika Recon in Warzone 2 DMZ.

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Where to Find Shadow Company Soldiers in Warzone 2

Though you can find Shadow Company soldiers on Al Mazrah, the easiest place to find Shadow Company soldiers in DMZ is on Ashika Island.

Basically every enemy on Ashika Island is a Shadow Company soldier — I just killed the first five enemies I saw on Ashika Island and they were all Shadow Company soldiers. Going to Ashika Island is the easiest way to complete the first part of Ashika Recon.

How to Extract a Shadow Company STB 556 in Warzone 2 DMZ

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It’s not enough to deploy into DMZ with an STB 556 already equipped — the last objective of the Ashika Recon mission is to take an STB 556 from a Shadow Company soldier and exfil with it.

Now that you know where to find Shadow Company soldiers and how to kill them, all you need to do is pray that one of them will drop an STB 556. I killed about seven Shadow Company soldiers until I found an STB 556 on one of them, so it is fairly common and only a matter of time before you find one.

Next, my advice is to quickly exfil. Some missions, like Fuel Shortage, don’t require a successful exfil, but Ashika Recon does, which means you should focus on finding an exfil spot as soon as possible and get out of there. If you die, you’ll need to redeploy into Ashika Island, find another STB 556, and try to successfully exfil again.

- This article was updated on June 14th, 2023

About The Author

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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.