Where to find the Waterways Dead Drop in MW2 DMZ

Where to find the Waterways Dead Drop in MW2 DMZ
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Written by 

Tarran Stockton


25th May 2023 16:49

Knowing where to find the Waterways dead drop in MW2 DMZ is essential, as it's an important step for the Break Check faction. The MW2 DMZ mode features a variety of dumpster dead drops found on the different maps that players can use to complete certain faction missions or reduce the cooldown of Secured Slot. 

Keep in mind, the Waterways dead drop on Ashika Island is located in a dangerous position, so it's key you're prepared to take on an onslaught of AI foes.

So, without further ado, let's take a look at where to find the Waterways dead drop in MW2 DMZ with our walkthrough below.

Where to find the Waterways Dead Drop in MW2 DMZ

DMZ players traveling on boat
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Finding the Waterways dead drop in MW2 DMZ is part of the Break Check faction mission, which comes with three specific objectives to meet:

  • Locate the Crash site near the Observatory.
  • Find and extract the hard drive near the crash site.
  • Drop the hard drive in the Waterways Dead drops in Ashika Island.

For the first part of the mission, you will need to head toward the Observatory on Al Mazrah, and find the crash site. This is located toward the south of the Observatory POI, on the eastern side road that leads up the mountain. 

You should notice the overturned car that's on fire in the middle of the road, and you can find the Hard Drive inside, then extract with it.

After you've collected the Hard Drive, you must add the Hard Drive to your inventory and hop into the Ashika Island map to deliver it to the Waterways dead drop.

Where to find the Waterway Dead Drop in MW2 DMZ map
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You will find the Waterways dead drop in a tunnel near Port Ashika (highlighted above). To reach the dead drop location, start a DMZ match on the Ashika Island map and make your way towards the south part of the map to Port Ashika. 

Once you are at the tunnel entrance, stick to the right side and carefully clear out any enemies you come across.

Eventually, you will reach a big room with the dumpster dead drop, which is found on the right side near a stone wall. Interact with it and move the Ashika Hard Drive to the dead drop to complete the challenge and finish the Break Check faction mission. 

That concludes our guide on where to find The Waterways dead drop location in Modern Warfare 2. For more on MW2 DMZ, keep reading GGRecon.

Tarran Stockton
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Tarran Stockton
Tarran is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. He previously wrote reviews for his college newspaper before studying Media and Communication at university. His favourite genres include role-playing games, strategy games, and boomer shooters - along with anything indie. You can also find him in the pit at local hardcore shows.
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