Welcome to Dreamland is the first level of Area 51. It serves as a tutorial, introducing the player to combat and scanning.
The level begins with Cole following Ramirez through a corridor and into a warehouse area, where various U.S. military personnel are. Cole equips his sidearm, and Ramirez orders him to join Crispy at the shooting range. He takes practice shots, then Crispy later challenges him to a shooting contest. If Cole wins, Crispy will curse. If Crispy wins, he will taunt Cole. Afterwards, the three move out. Cole has the option of practicing melee combat on a dummy. They meet up with McCann, and Bravo proceeds to grab their gear. Cole equips his scanner, and the team then meets Major Bridges, who informs them that an unauthorized individual is present.