Discover the Top Barter Recipes in CoD: Warzone 2 DMZ Season 3

Attention all DMZ players! Season 3 has just gone live with a major update to the game’s barter feature. Say goodbye to the frustrations of searching high and low for the items you need because the barter recipes are your solution. In this article, we’ll guide you through the best recipes in Season 3 of DMZ, so you can be the top player in your next match.

How DMZ’s barter recipes work

Before we dive into the best recipes, let’s take a brief look at how the new barter system works. The bartering is done using recipes, which are lists of components required to receive new items. These recipes can be found at the Buy Stations around the maps and are set lists that can be memorized for easy bartering. It’s essential to note that while most recipes will be common across all maps, Building 21 and Ashika Island locations each have a few sets unique to their barter options across their Buy Stations.

DMZ’s best bartering recipes

3-Plate stealth vest recipe

The new 3-Plate stealth carrier is one of the most exciting additions of Season 3. In addition to holding three armor plates, it comes built-in with the Ghost perk, so you can stay off enemy radar. Want to go under the radar in your match? Scavenge these items:

  • 2 electrical components
  • 1 comic book
  • 1 game console

3-Plate medic vest recipe

The new medic vest lets you get armored up while also granting faster revives on squadmates alongside faster self-revives when using a self-revive kit. To suit up as a medic, scavenge these items:

  • 2 medical supplies
  • 1 field upgrade
  • 3 armor plates

Skeleton key recipe

This is a special key that can unlock any door in DMZ, except for entry to Building 21. You need a Building 21 Access Keycard to access that location. However, you can use the skeleton key to unlock spaces within Building 21. The only way to get this key is by crafting it with these items:

  • 1 GPU
  • 2 hard drives
  • 5 thumb drives

While the GPU is rarer than some of the other recipe requirements, it can be found at random when searching the various computers all over the map. Note that it also has a recipe of its own.

GPU recipe

This bartering recipe allows you to trade for a GPU to make getting a skeleton key or completing a specific mission a bit faster. So far, this seems specific to Ashika Island, so you’ll want to visit the island and scavenge these items:

  • 2 gold bars
  • 5 thumb drives

DMZ secure backpack recipe

Season 3 introduces the new secure backpack, allowing you to keep valuable items between runs. It means valuables you loot like GPUs and hard drives will stay in your pack for the next match, instead of converting into XP. You also won’t lose these items if you die. Note that this only includes non-Contraband, non-on-soldier items in your inventory, so it won’t include Contraband weapons, killstreaks, gas masks, or self-revives. To craft this backpack, you’ll want to scavenge these items:

  • 1 electric drill
  • 1 gas can
  • 1 gold skull

Scavenger backpack recipe

The new scavenger backpack provides more inventory slots for scavenging. To have the best backpack for a scavenging session, loot these items:

  • 1 battery
  • 1 canned food
  • 2 gun cleaning oil

3-Plate comms vest recipe

The new comms vest is one that will turn heads. This vest is like a signal booster—armoring up and providing valuable intel as it increases the duration of all UAV technology in DMZ. Moreover, the killstreak, UAV towers, and enemy radios dropped by AI and makes them function as Advanced UAVs, meaning they’ll show players’ direction and location. To craft this high-tech vest, loot these items:

  • 2 hard drives
  • 1 smoothing hand cream

Tempered plate carrier recipe

The new tempered plate carrier is an armored vest, just like the one in Warzone 1. Your armor will be two half-bars instead of three thirds, making it easier and more efficient to re-plate after a fight. So far, this vest seems specific to Ashika Island, so visit the island and scavenge these items:

  • 1 classified document
  • 1 sensitive document
  • 2 documents

Revive pistol recipe

The Revive Pistol field upgrade is an excellent option to take into a match of DMZ, especially if you’re the medic of your team. Scavenge these items to get crafting:

  • 1 bandage
  • 1 soothing hand cream

Durable gas mask recipe

Durable gas masks are handy for venturing into the radiation zone or making a last-minute escape to an exfil location. To craft one, you need to scavenge these items:

  • 1 battery
  • 3 gas mask filters
  • 1 mask
  • 1 poncho liner

Wrapping Up

These recipes should help you get some of the best gear in the game, and hopefully, help you survive in your next match of DMZ. If you’re looking for high-tier places to loot gold bars, skulls, and other items, make sure to check out our guide for the best loot locations in DMZ. Remember, Season 3 also adds the ability to customize Contraband weapons, and we have a full guide to this new DMZ workbench feature. Happy Crafting!


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