Call of Duty: DMZ Season 2 Patch Notes
Activision revealed every change coming to Season 2 of Warzone 2.0, DMZ, and Modern Warfare 2 which players will get access to starting 15th February. Season 1 of DMZ was a solid start to the game mode which is trying to offer an experience similar to Escape From Tarkov but with classic Call of Duty mechanics and a few twists of its own. Here is a quick rundown of everything new that is coming to Call of Duty: Warzone DMZ Season 2.
DMZ Season 2 Preview: Enemy Tuning, Mission Difficulty Tuning and More
Enemy Tuning: In Season 01, the AI (Artificial Intelligence) in DMZ were challenging, but the ramp up of difficulty was often steep with some players getting overwhelmed. With Season 02, there will be a number of balance changes to adjust the types of AI spawning, the number of AI spawning, and the accuracy of AI at range and much more. All of this should provide a challenging but manageable play-space that still requires players to respect enemy combatants in the DMZ.
Spawn Points: The developers are turning off several infiltration points across Al Mazrah for improved early match experience based on gameplay data. Starting at a point at which your squad feels isolated or without loot and contract opportunities is not the best experience. These tweaks should improve spawn points across the mode.
Mission Difficulty Tuning: Data and feedback reinforced that the Faction Mission difficulty ramp was too aggressive for many Players, and that the demanding scale ultimately made it very challenging to unlock the second Insured Weapon Slot (completing all Tier 3 Missions) in Season 01. Season 2 will adjust overall scaling of difficulty in Missions as the Tiers progress. Later Tier Missions will still be quite challenging even for the experienced Operator, but more straightforward access to an additional Insured Slot will provide a better path forward for all players.
With a new Exclusion Zone coming to Season 02, players will have a third option to choose from when deploying in DMZ. The Faction Mission refresh will provide new missions that send you across these destinations, including Building 21.
All-new missions are coming to Season 02 including a refresh of your current Faction mission progress and an inventory (Contraband and Keys) reset. There will also be changes to the game to address crashes that cause players to lose all loot. More details about these changes will be available at a later date.