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The Complete Guide to Finding and Looting the Mountaintop Spotter Shack in Warzone 2 DMZ

Welcome lone operative! DMZ mode brings an exciting new open-world sandbox experience to Warzone 2.0. Here in the expansive map of Al Mazrah, you’ll take on missions, unlock new gear, and battle enemies in pursuit of the top prizes.

One of the keys to dominating DMZ is locating the hidden shacks scattered across the map that contain special supply caches. In this comprehensive guide, I’ll be sharing everything you need to know about finding and looting the Mountaintop Spotter Shack location, along with expert tips for conquering DMZ.

Introduction to DMZ Mode in Warzone 2

For those new to DMZ, here’s a quick overview:

  • DMZ is an narrative-focused extraction mode centered around objectives

  • You take on missions, unlock new items to build your inventory

  • Al Mazrah has a massive open world to explore across 8 sectors

  • Looting is essential to build your ideal custom loadout

  • Hidden locked shacks provide rare loot caches when unlocked with keys

  • You fight AI enemies across factions plus other operators

  • Extract safely from the exfil sites to bank all the loot you’ve acquired

Now let’s get into the details on one of the most valuable shacks in Al Mazrah – the Mountaintop Spotter Shack.

Overview of the Mountaintop Spotter Shack

The Mountaintop Spotter Shack is located on a remote rocky cliff in the southeast region of the Al Sharim Pass sector.

Perched at the very edge of the mountain summit, this small locked shack provides stunning sightlines and vantage points over the valley below.

However, the exposed position also leaves you vulnerable to long range fire. Exercise caution when approaching.

Here are the exact coordinates of the shack:

X Coordinate: 358.712
Y Coordinate: 962.631

Inside the shack, you’ll find a cozy furnished room with maps, plans, and equipment stashed throughout. A lootable supply crate sits center stage, surrounded by piled up weapons and cash spawns.

This concentrated stash makes the Mountaintop Spotter Shack a priority target with high risk and high reward. Now let’s get into locating and looting it.

How to Find the Mountaintop Spotter Shack

Finding the Mountaintop Spotter Shack takes some hiking and navigation through remote mountainous terrain.

Here are my step-by-step directions:

Step 1 – Land in Southeast Al Sharim Pass

I recommend landing or fast traveling to the southeast region of Al Sharim Pass marked here:

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This puts you in proximity to begin ascending the mountain.

Step 2 – Ascend the Main Mountain Road

With your back to the valley, look for the main road that winds upwards around the mountain.

Follow this road on foot to begin gaining elevation.

Watch out for enemies that may be patrolling the cliffs above. I suggest using suppressed weapons to avoid detection.

Step 3 – Continue Up the Switchbacks

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About halfway up, the road will become steeper with tight switchback turns. Exercise caution in this exposed area and stay alert.

Consider using a vehicle to speed your ascent if one is available.

Step 4 – Arrive at the Summit

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Once at the top, you’ll find more flat and open terrain. The peak provides outstanding 360 degree views of the valley and surrounding mountains.

Pause a moment to appreciate the scenery, but don’t relax too long with valuable loot awaiting!

Step 5 – Locate the Shack

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From the summit, head south towards the opposite cliff face. Hug the rocky edge as you move and keep an eye out for the shack.

Soon you should spot the small shack perched on the cliffs ahead. Approach the door to unlock it.

And that’s it, you’ve arrived! Now it’s time to get looting.

Loot and Rewards Inside the Mountaintop Spotter Shack

Upon unlocking the shack, you’ll be greeted with a room full of tantalizing loot to fuel your DMZ run. Here are some of the top items you can expect to find inside:

  • Supply Crate – Central loot cache containing killstreaks, gas masks, armor plates, and rare weapon blueprints

  • Weapons – Sniper rifles, marksmen rifles, and modded assault rifles abundant

  • Cash Spawns – Ranges from $1,500 to $5,000+ for buying loadout items

  • UAVs – Portable and permanent versions providing valuable intel

  • Gas Grenades – Extremely rare but powerful crowd control items

Now let’s go over some key tactics once inside:

  • Check supply crate first then sweep for cash spawns

  • Grab weapons/ammo but prioritize most valuable loot items

  • Pop a UAV before exiting to scan for waiting enemies

  • Deploy gas grenades outside to cover your exit

  • Don‘t get greedy – escaping with what you have is the priority

How to Obtain the Mountaintop Spotter Shack Key

Of course, accessing all these juicy rewards requires getting the shack’s key first. Here are the three ways to obtain it:

Loot Eliminated AI Enemies

Certain AI enemies in the area have a random chance to drop the key when defeated. Target lone snipers patrolling the mountain for the best opportunity.

I recommend using suppressed sniper rifles at long range for quiet takedowns. The key should appear on their body to be looted.

Complete HVT Contract

High value target contracts can award the Mountaintop Spotter Shack key upon completion.

These contracts task you with eliminating a special AI boss target protected by minions. Expect a major firefight!

I suggest tackling the HVT with your squad for sufficient firepower. Have one operator focus solely on looting the key.

Check Loot Containers

Keep an eye out for weapon crates, luggage, backpacks and more while exploring. These containers have a small random chance to contain the shack key!

Once you finally acquire that special key, hightail it directly to the shack before someone else beats you there. Keys are consumed on use, so you‘ll need to reobtain.

Risk vs Reward – Is it Worth It?

Given the effort required, you may be wondering – is tackling the Mountaintop Spotter Shack truly worth it? Let‘s weigh the pros and cons:


  • Top tier loot unavailable anywhere else
  • Chance of getting rare valuables like blueprints
  • Exclusive experience accessing a remote secret area
  • Pinpoint sniping position over the valley


  • Dangerous hike up the mountain
  • Exposed position vulnerable to counter-sniping
  • Other squads may beat you to the key
  • Loss of all loot if killed before extracting

Overall, if you‘re an experienced DMZ operator ready to take on a challenge, this high risk, high reward shack should be a top priority!

Tips for DMZ Success

Beyond getting this one key, mastering DMZ requires the right strategy and knowledge. Here are my top tips:

  • Focus objectives like missions and contracts to earn keys, gear, and XP efficiently

  • Build a balanced loadout with short and long range options, lethal and tactical equipment

  • Customize your weaponry with the best attachments looted in the field

  • Play cohesively as a squad covering all angles of approach and supporting teammates

  • Flank and use suppressors to catch enemies off guard

  • Manage inventory space well – don‘t get overburdened losing speed and peripheral vision

Now get out there, operate carefully, and claim your rewards! The Mountaintop Spotter Shack awaits. Let me know if this guide helps you successfully loot this lucrative site. Stay frosty out there!

Further DMZ Guides:

  • Optimal Loadout Guide
  • Extracting Safely Walkthrough
  • All High Value Target Mission Details