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"A tense, squad-focused survival experience, Battlefield Hazard Zone combines edge-of-your-seat gameplay with the best of the Battlefield sandbox."

— Tagline

Hazard Zone is a gamemode featured in Battlefield 2042 as a "high-stakes" multiplayer experience for up to 8 squads (6 for last-gen) of 4 players. The mode challenges squads of players to retrieve objectives known as Data Drives dropped into the battlefield via capsule from low Earth orbiting satellites. Complicating matters are the presence of Occupying Forces with their own objectives, and rival squads vying for the same intel.


Battles take place in the same maps used for "All Out Warfare". Each squad is equipped with an Intel Scanner used to locate available Data Drives, and the approximate location of those held by enemy squads. After retrieving drives, a single MV-38 Condor arrives to extract the first squad it makes contact with. Additional satellites will fall in the zone during battle, providing more data drives for retrieval. A second V-38 will perform final extraction before weather turns against them. Unlike other gamemodes, players have only a single reinforcement ticket for themselves if killed, with limited opportunities for revival.

Laptop Uplinks are scattered throughout the map, providing its user with additional help:

  • Support Uplink - Calls in a Ranger drone
  • Vehicle Uplink - Calls in an LATV4 scout vehicle
  • Redeploy Uplink - Calls in a (previously fallen) squad member

Successfully completing matches will reward players with progression toward unique Player Cards or Tags. Special Player Cards are also unlocked by performing consecutive extractions with the same Specialist to earn an Extraction Streaks.


Weapons and gadgets used in the gamemode are purchased through the in-game currency, Dark Market Credits (DMC). DMC is rewarded by successfully extracting drives or killing enemy players or bots. Players may only purchase the weapons and gadgets they have unlocked in the All-Out Warfare mode for use in Hazard Zone. Weapon customization may only be done prior to the start of a match. Purchased weapons and gadgets do not carry over to subsequent rounds.

Tactical Upgrades[]

A selection of Tactical Upgrades are available to squad members before the start of a match. While several of them are available for free, higher rarities must be purchased with DMC. Initially, only one Tactical Upgrade may be chosen at a time. Earning Extraction Streaks unlock additional Tactical Upgrade slots. Tactical Upgrades are available in three rarities: Common, Rare, and Epic.

Image Name Description Cost (DMC)
Starting Armor Tactical Upgrade.jpeg Starting Armor Start with +20 Armor. Free
Negotiated Bounty I Tactical Upgrade.png Negotiated Bounty I 50% additional credits for kills on Occupying Forces. Free
Squad Redeploy Tactical Upgrade.png Squad Redeploy Bring back killed squad mates. Can only be used once. 100
Data Storage Tactical Upgrade.png Data Storage Data Drvie carry capacity increased by +2. 100
Biometric Scanning Tactical Upgrade.png Biometric Scanning Spot enemies and Mark Data Drives for 50% longer. 100
Ammo Increase I Tactical Upgrade.png Ammo Increase I Additional +1 magazine for primary weapon. 100
Throwable Increase I Tactical Upgrade.png Throwable Increase I Increase carried Throwables by +1. 100
Ammo Increase II Tactical Upgrade.png Ammo Increase II Additional +2 magazine for primary weapon. 200
Throwable Increase II Tactical Upgrade.png Throwable Increase II Increase carried Throwables by +2. 200
Quickdraw Holster Tactical Upgrade.png Quickdraw Holster You switch weapons 15% faster. 200
Loadout Insurance Tactical Upgrade.png Loadout Insurance Should you fall in battle, reimburses 50% of Loading and Tactical Upgrade costs. 200
Faster Healing I Tactical Upgrade.png Faster Healing I Heal 20% faster. 200
Faster Healing II Tactical Upgrade.png Faster Healing II Heal 50% faster. 400
Insider Information Tactical Upgrade.png Insider Information Reveal Data Capsule drop locations 30 seconds before they land. 400
Table Deal Tactical Upgrade.png Table Deal 100% additional credits reward for extracted Data Drives. 400


Type Weapon Name Cost (DMC)
Default Factory M5A3 Free
G57 Free
SMG PBX-45 200
PP-29 200
MP9 200
K30 250
Assault M5A3 250
AK-24 250
AC-42 300
PKP-BP 250
Marksman DM7 300
SVK 300
VCAR 300
Sniper SWS-10 300
DXR-1 300
NTW-50 400
Utility MCS-880 200
GVT 45-70 200
12M Auto 200
Secondary MP28 100
M44 100


Type Gadget Name Cost (DMC)
Throwables Frag Grenade 100
Smoke Grenade 100
Prox Sensor 100
EMP Grenade 100
Incendiary Grenade 100
Gadgets Intel Scanner Free
Ammo Crate 100
Medical Crate 100
Recoilless M5 100
Repair Tool 100
IBA Armor Plate 100
C5 Explosive 100
Med Pen 100
Anti-Tank Mine 100




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  • The backside of Dark Market credits read "Fortis Est Non Pertubaris In Rebus Asperis" which is latin for "the strong do not falter in adversity". This is a well known quote of wisdom and philosophy.