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Where to Find Gold Skulls in Warzone DMZ

Gold Skulls are a premium in Warzone 2's DMZ, so here are the best places to find them.

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Gold Skulls have long been a sought after and valuable item in Warzone DMZ. Whether it’s the challenges they help players complete, their $8,000 value or the fact they just look cool, players have long wanted to know where and how to get them. Here’s everything to know about getting Gold Skulls in DMZ Season 5.

How to Get Gold Skulls in Warzone 2 DMZ

Vondel Keys

Season 4 brought the Vondel map and a series of keys. Every key opens a location, cache or bag that grants players good loot and the next key. Typically, they’re hard to acquire, often needing players to have completed a specific mission, found one via looting or opened the preceding cache in the chain.

Some of the locations opened by Vondel’s keys are known to offer Gold Skulls regularly, with some granting one to players every single time they’re opened.

Each of the following keys opens a location that gave us a Gold Skull every time we visited:

The image below shows a Gold Skull in the opened Bridge Stash crate.

Bridge Stash Crate Unopened and Opened in Warzone DMZ Vondel
Image Credit: Activision via Twinfinite

Earning a key via the preceding key in the chain grants players three uses so, in theory, you can redeploy with the same key and get another Gold Skull and then repeat again. Naturally, you’ll have to extract successfully every time.


Another way to earn a Gold Skull is by overcoming one of DMZ’s bosses, whether that’s the Scavenger, Bomb Maker, Pyro or the brand new Bullfrog.

These enemies take a lot of bullets to get through as a result of their high-tier armor. They’re also usually flanked by groups of AI, so be careful when taking them on. We’d recommend a lot of armor and a Self-Revive Kit too, just in case.

When they’re eliminated they tend to drop huge amounts of valuable loot, including Gold Skulls. We got one when we worked our way past the Bomb Maker for the new Shadow Company Faction.

The Bullfrog can be found roaming around Vondel as matches progress. The other bosses have more specific locations:

  • Bomb Maker: Tsuki Castle on Ashika Island
  • Pyro: Airport Control Tower, US Embassy and the Post Office on Al Mazrah
  • Scavenger: Various (indicated by a Red Circle Zone and dead operators) on Ashika Island, Al Mazrah and Building 21
  • Bullfrog: Various on Vondel (indicated by a Weapon Case icon on the minimap)

Police Stations

DMZ’s Gold Skulls can also be found at Police Stations across Al Mazrah. The stations are home to a lot of valuables, including Gold Skulls. They tend to be upstairs in the storage rooms, presumably where confiscated items were previously kept by Al Mazrah’s cops.

There’s three across the original Warzone 2 map, each of which is marked on the image below:

Al Mazrah Map with Police Stations Circled
Image Credit: Activision via Twinfinite

Supply Drops

Our final recommended method to earn Gold Skulls in DMZ is via Supply Drops. During matches, players may be hit with a message that Supply Drops are incoming. A large carrier plane will fly overhead, dropping a number of high-value drops on its route.

These’ll be marked on your minimap and usually offer incredibly good loot. Whether its stacks of cash, rare vests or Gold Skulls, they’re a reliable source of top tier equipment. Again, they’re often defended by AI so don’t approach unarmed or complacent. There’s also the risk of other players heading to a Supply Drop for the goodies inside, so be careful.

Those are the best ways to find and secure Gold Skulls in Warzone DMZ Season 5. They’re integral to a number of missions and objectives, so it’s no surprise DMZ players still want them. It doesn’t look like changing in any future season.

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Joe Craven

Joe is a writer and publisher based in England. He loves history, video games and football. As you read this, he's probably reading about an obscure war, playing a video game or moaning about Leeds United.