Call Of Duty Warzone Players Caught Offbeat By DMZ Progress Wipe

Call Of Duty Warzone Players Caught Offbeat By DMZ Progress Wipe

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Warzone 2.0DMZ Extraction Mode has been one of the most popular parts of the battle royale sequel, but a controversial upcoming change has some players wondering if they’ll stick around. Infinity Ward recently revealed that player progress will be erased when Season 2 will air next montheliciting more than a few groans and head-scratches from some of the mode’s biggest fans.

In DMZ, players face off against both each other and mini-armies of AI-controlled opponents as they race to collect loot before successfully reaching the extraction point. and escape safely. It essentially incorporates many of the ideas that made Escape from Tarkov a shot and tailors them to the feel and expectations of players from a Call of Duty Game. Although still technically in beta and not without its flawsDMZ has been a huge success overall. However, with Season 2 going live on February 15, players are now gearing up to face the mode’s first official reset.

“Brand new missions are coming in Season 02, including a progress refresh for your current faction mission and an inventory reset (Contraband and Keys),” said the Call of Duty studio noted towards the end of preview of yesterday’s patch notes. “We will detail all the information needed for DMZ ahead of Season 02 in an upcoming blog post.”

The players were immediately divided, both on the precise meaning of these changes as well as their merit. Longtime Extraction Mode players considered it an integral part of the subgenre. Others, from battle royale and Call of Duty side of the shooter ecosystem, seemed both shocked and unenthusiastic. This led to similar conversations between players.

“Why Reset DMZ Keys and Contraband? asked a player in the comments on Twitter. “Too bad, I’m done playing DMZ. All the time I ground was for naught,” replied a second. A third weighed in: “Wipes are a part of almost every extraction shooter…it’s nothing new, so I don’t know why you would expect DMZ to be any different.”

While Keys and Contraband are already lost if you die during a round of DMZ before mining, Faction Rank is something players cringe over the days and weeks. By completing specific missions in match, they can increase their faction rank and unlock new rewards. The reset means that players who have not yet completed all current content before the start of Season 2 will lose the ability to access these unlockables. It will also potentially force players to redo tedious low-level faction quests.

“Yeah, I don’t know why that’s a thing, they should lean on it and not reset all my level 5 factions”, tweeted Twitch streamer Marksman. “It doesn’t quite make sense, but I won’t be doing all the missions again, so well done with DMZ.”

In extraction shooters like Escape from Tarkov, players acquire all sorts of gear and loot left over from individual matches. The result is that over a long enough period, some players will build up huge arsenals while others will be at a constant disadvantage. Occasional resets effectively wipe the slate clean and allow everyone to restart on a level playing field.

war zone 2DMZ mode, on the other hand, doesn’t give long-time players much of an advantage over newcomers. Grinding faction ranking will unlock additional gear slots, but it’s not the same as rolling into a match at the top of a small arsenal. It also seems that although DMZ is still in beta, many players were unaware that progress would reset between seasons so far, which has led to a mismatch in expectations, especially for newer players. in the subgenre.

Of course, we don’t know exactly how all the changes heading into Season 2 will play out for DMZ. The patch notes themselves point to a lot of improvements. It’s possible that reset and new faction missions won’t be so heavy in practice either. Activision did not immediately respond to a request for comment to clarify the situation.

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