How to team up with enemies? What is Assimilation? – Warzone 2.0

How to team up with enemies? What is Assimilation? – Warzone 2.0

Warzone 2.0 is a much more extensive and aspiring edition of the famous Call of Duty free-to-play battle royale. With the latest Al Mazrah map, new underwater game physics, freshly crafted weapons, and a brand-new Battle Pass, Warzone 2.0 certainly offers loads to its loyal fans and rookies. 

The most interesting new addition to Warzone 2.0 is a feature that enables players to swap players with other squads or, better, team up with them. Surprisingly, you read it right.

While battle royale games are against the very concept of squads teaming up together since, according to them, it’s unfair to the rest of the players. As a result, with Warzone 2.0, Activision has leveled the playing field by allowing the whole map to team up with enemies. Smart, isn’t it?

Before proceeding, you should know that Warzone 2 features a new “DMZ” mode, which lets players explore an open world, achieve objectives from the game’s three factions, and fight other operators, including artificially intelligent enemies.

Players can team up with or recruit enemies in Warzone 2.0 with the Assimilation feature. You can use this feature to join or invite enemies to join a party and form an entirely new squad in between the match. Other operators aren’t the most dangerous enemies at times, so you’d have to team up with them to take down the biggest threat in the DMZ mode.

Note: Although built specifically for the DMZ mode, the Assimilation feature isn’t limited to it. Players can use this feature in Duo, Squad, and Trio modes. 

Here’s more about Assimilation and how you can use it to team up with enemies in Warzone 2.0.

Warzone 2.0 Assimilation: How to Add an Enemy to Your Squad

 How to team up with enemies? What is Assimilation? – Warzone 2.0
Ping Wheel Menu in Warzone 2.0

If you want to add an enemy to your team during a match in Warzone 2.0, you should be close to the given player. Then, you need to follow the steps below.

  1. Open the Ping Wheel menu and hold it
  2. Choose “Invite Nearby Players to Join Your Squad” from the Ping Wheel menu.
  3. An enemy nearby will receive your request in the form of a notification. 
  4. Once they accept your request, they’ll automatically become a part of your team.

You can follow the same steps to team up with an entire enemy squad. Also, you can accept an incoming request from an enemy to allow them to join your party in the following ways.

  1. Again, open the Ping Wheel menu and hold it
  2. Click on “Allow *Player Name* to Join Your Squad”

Warzone 2.0 Assimilation: How to Join an Enemy Squad

 How to team up with enemies? What is Assimilation? – Warzone 2.0
Change the Ping Wheel Menu Keybind in Settings>Controls

To join an enemy squad via the Assimilation feature in Warzone 2.0, you must be close to the given squad. Subsequently, follow the given steps.

  1. Open the Ping Wheel menu and hold it
  2. Click on “Request to Join Nearby Enemy Squad” from the Ping Wheel menu.
  3. Then, enemy teams nearby will receive your request as a notification.
  4. You will join the squad of the enemy team that accepts your request at the earliest.

Note: If you’re having trouble looking for the Ping Wheel menu, change the Ping Wheel keybind by navigating either of the Controls sections in the Settings menu.

What are the game modes compatible with Assimilation in Warzone 2.0?

 How to team up with enemies? What is Assimilation? – Warzone 2.0
Various Game Modes in Warzone 2.0

If Assimilation isn’t working for you and you’re not being able to team up with an enemy player or squad, you could be playing in a mode not compatible with the feature in Warzone 2.0. Presently, only the following game modes in Warzone 2.0 support Assimilation Refills.

  • Duos
  • Quads
  • Trios – Third Person, Unhinged, DMZ

Furthermore, only a couple of game modes let you Assimilate up to six players, namely Unhinged and DMZ. 

While playing the rest of the game modes, you can only fill empty slots in your party, meaning the number of players you can Assimilate is limited to the number of empty slots.

Does Warzone 2.0 have integration?

 How to team up with enemies? What is Assimilation? – Warzone 2.0
Warzone 2.0 Opened Via Modern Warfare 2

Like Warzone 1 was integrated with Call of Duty Modern Warfare (2019), Warzone 2.0 also offers integration with Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. Both games share operators, weapons, Battle Pass, progression, and launchers. In addition, Warzone 2.0 also offers crossplay and cross-progression across all gaming platforms.

For example, if you’re playing Warzone 2.0 on a PC, you can also match with players gaming on PlayStation and Xbox. Also, cross-progression allows you to share the save state of your game across all the platforms you play on.

About Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0

Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 is a free-to-play battle royale video game for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. It is a sequel to 2020’s Call of Duty: Warzone. The game is a part of 2022’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II but does not require the purchase of the aforementioned title. It was introduced during Season 1 of Modern Warfare II content. The game features cross-platform play and a new extraction mode titled DMZ.

Warzone 2.0 was officially revealed by Activision at Call of Duty Next in September 2022, was released on November 16, 2022, and is part of a single cross-game launcher known as Call of Duty HQ.