Activision and Infinity Ward confirm several changes will be made to DMZ for the upcoming Season 2 launch in Call of Duty: Warzone 2.
Activision and Infinity Ward confirm multiple changes will be made to DMZ when Call of Duty: Warzone 2 Season 2 launches. The development team at Infinity Ward plans to “evolve” the Call of Duty: Warzone 2 experience in the coming season by making adjustments and introducing brand-new content into the mix.
During Warzone 2 Season 1, Infinity Ward invited players to hunt down enemy squads, solve Building 21, and explore Al Mazrah in DMZ. Ever since launch, the development team has taken feedback about player experiences during the first season including boss fights, weapon cases, looting, and overall exploration in DMZ. Warzone 2 Season 2 introduces the new Ashika Island map as a new Excursion Zone in DMZ with new locked spaces, a new boss, and much more. Although new content is on the way for the second season, Infinity Ward is finalizing many DMZ changes for Warzone 2’s next new update.
Infinity Ward published a new blog post focusing on Warzone 2 Season 2 and changes coming to DMZ on February 15. Season 1’s enemy AI in the DMZ were very challenging and led some players to become overwhelmed. As a result, Infinity Ward will implement several balance changes to adjust AI spawning, AI range accuracy, and other factors linked to AI. Enemy AI should still prove to be challenging opponents, but players will have a more manageable and fair experience in DMZ gunfights. Moreover, player spawn points in Al Mazrah will be tweaked to improve the early match experience in DMZ, and changes will be made to exfiltration, boss, and dead drop locations.
Infinity Ward determined Faction Mission difficulty was too steep, leading players to abandon their pursuit of the second Insured Weapon Slot during Warzone 2 Season 1. Faction Mission difficulty will be tweaked in Warzone 2 Season 2 to allow for a more straightforward path toward unlocking the additional Insured Weapon Slot. In addition, the development team will prioritize crashing issues in Season 2 since Infinity Ward is committed to increased game stability for all Warzone 2 players.
Warzone 2 should benefit greatly from the variety of adjustments and game fixes when Infinity Ward releases the next major update. Season 2 has a plethora of new content, but Infinity Ward should ensure the gameplay experience is held up to the standard that active players expect.
Activision and Infinity Ward will likely continue to gauge player feedback throughout Season 2. A recent survey from Activision suggests old maps like Verdansk and Blackout may return in Warzone 2, so players should expect more maps and tweaks in future seasons.
Call of Duty: Warzone 2 is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.
Source: Infinity Ward