DMZ will lock down content behind a paywall and players are not happy


Is anyone surprised?

Season 2 of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 experienced an unfortunate delay as rising tension in the community caused developer Infinity Ward to reconsider its approach to both titles. Season 2 is slated to launch on February 15, led by Resurgence Mode returning with a brand new map, Ashika Island.

The road ahead is long, and over the past few weeks, Infinity Ward has detailed what lies ahead in the form of smaller blog posts. One post in particular drew the ire of DMZ players who like the new extraction mode, as the new season will lock certain content behind a paywall by forcing players to purchase Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II.

According to the blog entry:

“Owners of Modern Warfare® II will also have access to mission contracts from a brand new fourth faction, Crown. This British group is secretive, but they’ve certainly piqued Black Mous’s interest…

Again, this faction will only be available to owners of Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® II.”

The content in question concerns the Extraction mode factions, specifically the brand new faction called Crown. There are currently three factions, but with the addition of the new faction, players who do not own the full game will not be able to access the faction’s missions or the benefits that come with completing it.

Unsurprisingly, this drew the ire of the community, as locking content behind a $70-$100 paywall isn’t exactly what players wanted to hear, especially since the mode is a free offering. However, some members of the community have abided by Infinity Ward’s decision to implement this feature, citing it as a way to help developers implement such a “feature-rich” mode.

That decision is certainly interesting, and given the insane amount of money Modern Warfare II has made, it’s questionable to say the least. Next week the studio’s plans for the upcoming season will be revealed, and if that’s any indication, it could be a long one for Call of Duty fans looking for big changes.

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