Warzone 2.0 Devs Explain the Reason Behind DMZ Progress Wipe

Warzone 2.0 DMZ is getting its first progress wipe with the Season 2 update. The Devs shared an in-depth look at the progress wipe.

Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 is the direct sequel to Warzone 1. While most core game modes from Warzone 1 have returned to the sequel, new game modes such as DMZ have been the center of attention.

DMZ is an extraction shooter game mode based on the BR map Al Mazrah. Players deploy as teams of trios, duos, or solo. There are loot caches, safes, strongholds, and hidden caches that grant players contraband they can extract at the end of the session.

While players can keep the contraband and equipment acquired from each extraction, it is only available for a season. Furthermore, the devs have shared the reason behind the Tarkov-like progress wipe for DMZ.

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Devs explain the Reason Behind DMZ Progress Wipe

DMZ is an extraction shooter where players can keep their inventory with them until they die or fail to extract from Al Mazrah. Like most extraction shooters such as Escape from Tarkov and Cycle Frontier, DMZ will also get its first progress wipe with the Season 2 update.

While the progress wipe might seem confusing for most new players, the devs have explained why they are going forward with it and its actual purpose.

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Firstly, mission progress in Season 01 got too difficult quickly. With Season 2, they are trying to sure each mission’s challenge and time requirements are more balanced. With the new mission set, they can employ multi-location missions that send players to Al Mazrah, Ashika Island, and Building 21. The mission refresh comprises new and updated missions that they felt worked well from Season 1.

Lastly, the Key Stash will now be able to hold specific mission items that players must gather from one Exclusion Zone and bring to another. This allows DMZ to have longer-form missions that utilize all Exclusion Zones.

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