Warzone's Tarkov-like mode, DMZ, will be released alongside Warzone 2. But thanks to some dataminers who went to town on the MW2 beta, we can already share the "Missions" with you. They tell us a lot about what to expect in DMZ.
Warzone 2 is launching shortly after Modern Warfare 2, but we aren't simply getting the new Al Mazrah map, we're also getting a whole new mode. This new mode will be called DMZ, and it's basically a Tarkov-style experience, like BF2042's Hazard Zone. The mode will be played on the big Warzone map, but it will feature far fewer human players and more AI. And the objective isn't simply to survive, instead you'll be performing certain challenges, or "Missions" and then extract. It seems like a good way to enjoy the new map for those who prefer co-op modes (although there will still be some PvP action, but far less than in the BR).
Thanks to the dataminers who went into the MW2 beta, we're starting to learn lots more than Activision intended. Just last week we got to see the new camo challenges for instance, and earlier today we discovered all of the Missions coming to DMZ. You can find all the Missions below. They tell us a lot about how the new mode will be played.
DMZ Missions Revealed
The dataminer who discovered these Missions has been proven correct on a number of things, even if they're a relatively small name in the world of Warzone leaks. So we're fairly confident in what they've reported, and we're happy to share those Missions with you:
- Extract X amount of enemy grunt weapons
Mission brief: “Al Qatala has set up several surface-to-air missile sites in the DMZ. There are frequently transport planes flying overhead, SAM sites can shoot them down allowing you to recover their supplies.”
- Capture X amount of SAM sites
Mission brief: “We need to acquire intel about how Al Qatala is arming its grunts. Bring back some of their weapons so we can analyze them.”
- Extract X amount of cash in one match
Mission brief: “We are low on coin because of several consecutive botched operations by your fellow soldiers. We need a lump sum urgently for an upcoming mission."
- Extract a Hail Storm
Mission brief: “Uncle Sam is looking to do some research on the weapons being distributed throughout Saba. Acquire and extract a Hail Storm shotgun and we can use it to gain some goodwill with the feds. There’s a rumor the Hail Storm can be purchased at specific buy stations.”
- Kill a boss and extract their weapon case
Mission brief: “We’ve received intel that the chemist has acquired a weapon case containing valuable rare weapons. Find a hard drive and upload it in order to track him down. Acquire his weapon case by any means necessary.”
- Extract with a full backpack
Mission brief “A mission into the DMZ cannot be considered successful without extracting sufficient resources. Fill your backpack before you exfil to maximize your efficiency.”
- Empty X amount of vehicles of gas (empty the gas of civilian vehicles)
Mission brief: “Al-Qatala is planning to transport weapons using civilian vehicles, drive nearby vehicles until their tanks are empty to sabotage Al-Qatala’s plans.”
- Extract with X amount of different lethals or tacticals
Mission brief: Extract with X amount of different lethals or tacticals
- Kill X amount of grunts in hydro using a shotgun
Mission brief: "Travel to Hydro and get up close to the Al-Qatala infantry so we can observe their tactics. Dispatch them with a shotgun. You can acquire one in a buy station or in an enemy supply cache."
- Kill X amount of riot shield grunts
Mission brief: “Enemy strongholds are often guarded by well-equipped grunts with riot shields. If you can outflank them you’ll have easy access to the loot they’re protecting.”
- Kill X amount of special forces
Mission brief: “Heavily armored grunts will infil if you cause enough trouble in the DMZ. We need intel on their combat capabilities, get their attention and terminate them.”
- Extract X amount of liquor bottles
Mission brief: “Before Saba was evacuated, a famous collector of fine liquors lived there. Looters have stolen and relocated most of his collection all around Saba. Find a few bottles and bring them back, they’re highly valuable.”
- Kill X amount of grunts at long range
Mission brief: “Good marksmen can take out enemies before they’re ever detected. Prove your marksmanship by eliminating some Al Qatala grunts from long range.”
- Kill X amount of grunts in oilfield using a sniper rifle
Mission brief: “The Oilfields are a critical POI for our operation. Wipe out the grunts there, but don’t get too close. Acquire a sniper rifle at a buy station or elsewhere and use it to eliminate the hostiles.”
- Kill X amount of operators with an assault rifle.
Mission brief: “Prove that you have the skills to be a helpful asset to us. Acquire an assault rifle and use it to terminate other operators.”
- Kill X amount of operators
Mission brief: “We need to increase our influence in Saba. Eliminate any operators you find to strengthen our foothold.”
- Kill X amount of operators in Quarry
Mission brief: “Command wants to get a foothold in Quarry, but informants have told us about rampant activity from other Factions. Clear out some of their operators so we can move in.”
- Kill X amount of operators with an SMG
Mission brief: “Weapons found in the DMZ are unreliable. Verify the killing potential of a recovered SMG by testing it on hostile operators.”
- Kill X amount of grunts with headshots using a pistol
Mission brief: Kill X amount of grunts with headshots using a pistol
- Travel to X amount of different Points of Interest (POIs) in one match
Mission brief: “We need you to familiarize yourself with the points of interest in Saba to increase our operational efficiency. Travel to as many POIs as you can and scope out the area.”
- Wipe X amount of squads
Mission brief: Wipe X amount of squads
- Extract X amount of operator dog tags
Mission brief: “We need proof of enemy faction presence in the DMZ to get approval for higher troop deployments. Tech will run a background check on the operator and pay you a lump sum for each dog tag extracted.”
- Complete X amount of elimination contracts
Mission brief: “Al Qatala has stationed several high value targets in Saba. Intercept their communications to track them down and eliminate them.”
- Hack X amount of UAV towers.
Mission brief: “Al-Qatala has deployed UAV towers at many points of interest around the DMZ. These towers provide critical intel on the surrounding areas. Hack them so we can gain an informational advantage.”
- Complete X amount of hunt contracts
Mission brief: “You can intercept enemy communications in order to find the location of hostile Faction operators. Use this intel to eliminate enemy squads.”
- Enter X amount of different vehicle types in one match
Mission brief: Enter X amount of different vehicle types in one match
- Destroy X amount of vehicles.
Mission brief: “Transportation options are limited in Saba. Destroy vehicles to immobilize the enemy.”
Those were all the Missions so far. We're particularly excited for Weapon Cases, which hopefully work like Black Market contracts, and award the player with premium weapon blueprints.
What Can We Learn From These Missions?
Here are the biggest takeaways, in case you couldn't be bothered to read the Missions:
- You can shoot down planes with Surface-to-Air missiles.
- There's a special shotgun called a "Hail Storm".
- There are different tiers of AI enemies, from normal to "Special Forces", to bosses.
- The DMZ location is called "Saba".
- You can extract enemy player's dog-tags.
So as you can see, the Mission descriptions alone are fairly revealing.
Are you excited about the DMZ? Or are you more interested in the new "Raids" coming to Modern Warfare 2?
There's more than just the DMZ mode to look forward to with Warzone 2.0: