CoD: Warzone 2 Details For DMZ Season 2 Includes New Map, Huge Reset, And MW2-Exclusive Content
Season 2 is bringing new locations and a fresh start to DMZ.
Season 2 of Call of Duty: Warzone 2 will arrive on February 15, and a new blog post from Activision details all the major changes expected for DMZ mode. The seasonal update will include a new location, boss encounter, and a seasonal wipe. Here is everything you need to know before the start of Season 2 of DMZ.
New DMZ location and map changes
As previously announced, Warzone 2 is getting the brand-new Ashika Island map for Season 2, giving players a new location to infiltrate in DMZ mode. The map features seven main points of interest, and the island includes a new Weapon's Case event, boss encounter, and more.
Ashika Island will also provide opportunities to find the keycards needed to access DMZ's locked Building 21 location. The keycards on the island can be obtained in the same manner as the Al Mazrah map, which includes searching the rare orange loot chests, public supply drop events, and the supply drops earned from SAM Site Contracts or from taking out the helicopter commander.
The blog post also teases a map change and new story details for Al Mazrah. Players will want to investigate the crash of an unknown aircraft at the Sattiq Cave Complex location, and there will be new story intel for the various Factions.
The DMZ wipe
The blog also addresses the previously announced seasonal wipe for DMZ. Activision says the refresh will include a removal of earned Contraband weapons, key stashes will be emptied, and all Faction missions and mission progress will be reset. The publisher says this reset is to make room for an updated mission set that incorporates all maps.
Fortunately, the publisher confirms that players won't lose any Insured weapons slots unlocked through previous Faction mission progress. Additionally, players who haven't unlocked the extra slots will have an easier time making progress with Season 2's changes to mission difficulties.
It's also worth noting that any rewards earned during Season 1 will not be reset. This includes operator skins, weapon blueprints, and any other cosmetics obtained from events and boss encounters.
To complete the reset, Activision says DMZ may have to go offline for a few hours ahead of Season 2's launch, but more details will be shared at a later time.
A new Faction called the Crown will be joining in Season 2, but this new group of missions will be exclusive to those who own Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. This fourth Faction is vaguely described as a British group shrouded in mystery.
As previously announced, Season 2 will bring several quality-of-life changes, including more stability, adjustments to overpowered AI, and improved scaling of the difficulty in faction missions as the tiers progress.
Spawn points are also being tuned across Al Mazrah. This includes player infill locations, as well as changes to exfil points, boss spawns, and dead drop locations.
When discussing the future of DMZ, Activision says there is no intention of applying a mission refresh every season. "Instead, we're excited to try different approaches each season to continually improve the DMZ experience," the publisher says. "More to come on this in the future."
Season 2 is also expected to bring major changes to battle royale. Players can expect a traditional 1v1 Gulag for the Al Mazrah map, an overhaul to the looting and inventory systems, plenty of quality-of-life improvements, and more. On the multiplayer side, Call of Duty's Hardcore multiplayer mode is finally arriving in Modern Warfare 2. Make sure to check out everything we know about Season 2 of Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2.
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