With the arrival of Ashika Island, Call of Duty DMZ players have a whole new crop of content to explore and unlock. A part of that content are keys, which are used the same way as they are in Al Mazrah. Players need to find keys in order to open locked doors on the map, most of which hold some expensive loot or key mission items. Of course, since the keys are used to access valuable loot, players often have a difficult time finding them in both Al Mazrah and Ashika Island. However, one of the tougher keys that DMZ players have been struggling to find on Ashika Island is the Research Center Room key.
Unfortunately for players, the Research Center Room key is found through random luck, just like most other keys in DMZ. However, there are a couple of methods that players can use to boost their chances of finding the Research Center Room key.
Finding the Research Center Room key in DMZ
As DMZ veterans will know, you can find pretty much any key by eliminating AI soldiers and searching their bodies. Sometimes, the soldiers will have a random key on them, which you can loot and extract with or use in your current match.
However, players can also track down high-value targets (HVTs) on the map, as these enemies hold a higher chance of having a key on them. Finally, searching loot crates around Ashika Island is the least likely way to find a key, but the Research Center Room key can be found through searching the crates.
Once you have managed to loot the Research Center Room key, you will need to visit the Research Center on Ashika Island. This is an unnamed location in the E5 quadrant on the map. The building you are looking for is the H-shaped one in the middle of E5. You can use the Research Center Room key to gain access to a locked door on the second floor of the building.
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