How to complete Gray Zone Warfare First Hit task and find Criminal Boss Leader

Aakrit Sharma
Gray Zone Warfare player looking at a dead body

To complete the Gray Zone Warfare First Hit task, you need to find the Criminal Boss Leader. Here’s everything to know about completing the mission, including the location of the Criminal Boss Leader.

Handshake is one of the first vendors you come across in Gray Zone Warfare, and First Hit is among the many confusing tasks he gives you throughout the journey. It revolves around taking out a Criminal Boss Leader but his whereabouts aren’t mentioned in detail

On that note, here’s everything to know about completing the First Hit task in Gray Zone Warfare.

Gray Zone Warfare First Hit task guide for all factions

Follow these steps to complete the First Hit task in Gray Zone Warfare:

  1. Head to the Marketplace on your map. Regardless of your faction, you’ll find a Marketplace in your town and only the coordinates will be different. The interiors and the appearance of the Criminal Boss Leader are the same as well.
  2. The marketplace will be heavily guarded so bringing enough weapons and ammo is ideal.
  3. Look around the marketplace for an enemy wearing a red cap and sunglasses. This is the Criminal Boss Leader you have to eliminate to complete the First Hit task.
  4. If you’re completing the task with faction members, the person to land the killing blow on the enemy will get the final rewards so plan the assassination accordingly.

The Boss doesn’t have a fixed spawn location and your safest bet is to carefully patrol the marketplace.

The location of the marketplace has been marked in the image below as well:

Marketplace in Gray Zone Warfare
Gray Zone Warfare now lets you change factions.

Once you’ve killed the Criminal Boss Leader, reach an extraction point and get back to base by calling a helicopter. Lastly, go to the Vendors tab, select Handshake, and complete the mission to get the rewards.

Gray Zone Warfare First Hit task rewards

The rewards for completing First Hit task in Gray Zone Warfare include:

  • Helmet
  • 4,500 in-game USD
  • 400 XP
  • 100 Reputation with Handshake

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