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Dark Market Credits Guide

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Battlefield 2042 Dark Market Credits Guide
Battlefield 2042 Dark Market Credits Guide

You earn Dark Market Credits when you complete tasks playing through Hazard Zone matches. This currency can then be used to purchase gear and weapons for your next match. This Dark Market Credits Guide will tell you everything you need to know of this currency in Battlefield 2042.

How to Earn Dark Market Credits

There are three ways in which you can earn Dark Market Credits in Harzard Zone:

- killing A.I. controlled enemies, which are designated as 'Occupying Forces'.

- Killing player-controlled Specialists which are dubbed 'No-Pats'.

- Extracting Data Drives

The main way and also the best way to get a lot of Dark Market Credits is by extracting Data Drives, which will earn you 100 Dark Market Credits per drive. In order to get the Dark Market Credits your squad needs to successfully extract from the zone, it does not matter if you died while attempting the extraction, as long as your squad actually extracts you get an equal share of the rewards. This means you will want to ensure you attempt to extract every single match regardless of how many teammates in your squad died. Not only will you be rewarded with Dark Market Credits when your squad successfully extract Data Drives, but you will also be refunded Dark Market Credits for any weapons that you purchased during the round.

How to Spend Dark Market Credits

Before a round starts in Hazard Zone, you will be able to select your Specialist and any of their default gear that they have. Any weapons or equipment that are not free options will cost Dark Market Credits to purchase. You can spend however much you want, but upon death those choices will disappear, and you will have to re-buy them again when you begin a new game. Weapons and gear need to be already unlocked in order to be purchasable on the buy screen. This basically means that if you want to have better gear in your next game, you need to collect as many Data Drives as you can during the round. Each teammate in your squad can hold three Data Drives for an overall total of 12.

How to Find Data Drives

To locate Data Drives you need to make sure someone in your squad has the data drive scanner in their inventory. This is a free item, so you will always be able to equip it regardless of your credit count. When this item is held up, it will reveal the data drive's location on your HUD via a big circle, which if you then select will highlight it for the rest of your squad. If the circle is moving, it means another team has picked it up, and you will need to hunt them down and steal it if you want to obtain it. Make sure you check that every panel on the sides of satellites that crash are open, as they sometimes have multiple Data Drives.

Take a look at our Tickets Guide to find out how tickets work in Battlefield 2042.

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