Warzone 2.0 DMZ Season 3 Early Patch Notes: Workbench, Barter, New Equipment, & More

Tahmid Shihab Murshed
By Tahmid Shihab Murshed
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Warzone 2.0 DMZ is getting a significant overhaul in Season 3. Here’s an in-depth look at all the changes coming to DMZ.

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 like 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 to advance. There are loot caches, safes, strongholds, and hidden caches that grant players contraband they can extract at the end of the session.

DMZ is getting an extensive overhaul in the Season 3 update. The overhaul will bring many changes to the existing in-game mechanics and items. Here’s an in-depth look at the DMZ overhaul in the Season 3 update.

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DMZ Overhaul in Season 3

Contraband Workbench

Contraband Workbench
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The Workbench allows players to add attachments they have unlocked for any weapon platform onto a piece of Contraband or Insured Weapon for a nominal cash fee. The Workbench acts as an in-game gunsmith that enables players to unlock the full potential of their weapons by customizing them in any way.

Active Duty Operator Slots

Active Duty Operator Slots
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At the start of Season 3, every player will have three Active Duty Operator Slots, which equals three separate Operators with their on-soldier items. These items include their Backpack, Killstreaks, Self-Revive, Plate Carrier, and Gas Mask.

Barter

Barter
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Across all buy stations, players can now exchange items to build or assemble components to use in their current situation. The bartering system will also introduce Recipes, where players can use a recipe to gain specific parts by exchanging the requisite items.

New Equipment

New Backpacks

New Backpacks
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Secure Backpacks, as the name suggests, secure items between DMZ runs. This means those non-Contraband, non-on-soldier items are secured in player inventory and don’t convert to XP upon DMZ extraction. As for Scavenger Backpacks, these take out that third weapon slot usually found in Medium and Large Backpacks and add additional item slots.

New Plate Carriers

New Plate Carriers
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DMZ will now feature four new plate carriers. Here are all the DMZ-exclusive plate carriers:

  • Tempered
  • Revive
  • Comms
  • Stealth

Rebreather Field Upgrade

Rebreather Field Upgrade
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Rebreather allows players to breathe underwater for extended periods, perfect for stealth infiltrations or tricky maneuvers where the air is limited. Similar to a Stim Pistol, it has multiple uses before it expires, and it can even be swung as a two-handed melee tool in a pinch.

DMZ is getting an extensive overhaul to shake up the current meta. As an extraction shooter, an overhaul will only allow players to create new playstyles and enable new players to learn about the game at the same speed as the veterans. The DMZ overhaul will be available, with the Season 3 update coming out on April 12, 2023, on all platforms.

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Tahmid Shihab Murshed is an FPS writer at GameRiv. Born with a knack for gaming, he has played all types of games out there. He has a heartfelt love for Call of Duty, and other shooter titles out there.