Finally, Activision has revealed more information about the mysterious DMZ mode of Warzone 2: the highly anticipated new mode coming out on November 16.
The DMZ mode changes Warzone from its Battle Royale free-for-all, where 100 players battle it out to be the only survivors, into a more focused, objective-based game. You fight against human players and AI in a desperate rush to escape the island of Warzone.
More of an accompanying piece than necessarily a spin-off, War Zone 2 has a lot of links to his big brother or sister Modern Warfare 2. As stated by Activision in the road map (opens in new tab) for the two games, DMZ is just one of many new features offered in the all-new iteration of the series’ Battle Royale playground.
Third person time is the charm
According to the roadmap, DMZ is “an open-world, story-focused extraction mode in which Operator squads have free reign to complete faction-based missions”. With AI enemies around every corner, plenty of side missions, and not much time to finish them all before your team is extracted, DMZ is running the vein of some of the best survival games – especially the 2017 gem Escape from Tarkov, which combines elements of survival horror, action and FPS goodness.
New to Warzone 2 is the Third-Person Playlist, a series of missions that can only be played through the new display in third person instead of the typical Call of Duty FPS styles. This will reportedly allow for “different visibility tactics and a modified, but still action-packed gameplay feel”. If you want to try it out early, you can use a third-person perspective in Modern Warfare 2 and get the hang of it before Warzone 2 lands.
One of the larger maps in Modern Warfare 2, Al Mizrah, will also be available in Warzone 2 to play with friends and foes, meaning you can get some practice before the curtain falls later this month.
The same the same, but different
DMZ is distinct from the classic PvP offerings of Battle Royale games, but Warzone 2 itself should bear many similarities to its soon-to-be-relaunched older sibling, Call of Duty: Warzone Caldera.
According to the roadmap, this will work by allowing the games to exist as two separate experiences.
From November 28, Warzone will resurface as Warzone Caldera. While both Warzone games will focus on the main battle royale objectives of completing contracts and wiping out enemy teams, they shouldn’t be merged at all.
Unlike Warzone Caldera which is a standalone title, there will be an overlap between Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2. New content seasons will now bring massive updates and changes to the Warzone 2 map, while the original Warzone will remain a time capsule of sorts . .