Warzone 2.0 DMZ’s brutal AI will be nerfed with Season 2
Call of Duty Warzone 2.0’s DMZ mode will see some significant changes with the launch of Season 2 on February 15th.
according to a blog entrythe popular player vs AI vs enemy extraction mode gets what sounds like a progress wipe and becomes easier.
“Brand new missions are coming to Season 02, including an update to your current faction mission progression and an inventory reset (smuggle and key),” said Activision. “We will be detailing all important information for DMZ ahead of Season 02 in an upcoming blog.”
The wording here is difficult to understand. While it’s clear that contraband and keys will be wiped, it’s unclear if Activision plans to wipe progress entirely rather than simply updating uncompleted challenges.
As previously announced, Season 2 will introduce a new exclusion zone, meaning players will have a third option to choose from when deploying. The faction mission update mentioned above features new missions that you send via these objectives, including Building 21.
What is clear are the changes coming for DMZ difficulty. The current opinion of DMZ players is that the mode is too hard as the brutal AI makes some challenges almost impossible.
Activision acknowledged this in its blog post and promised balance changes for the AI.
“In Season 01, the AI in DMZ was challenging, but the climb in difficulty was often steep as some players overwhelmed AI spawning, the AI’s accuracy at range, and more. All of this should provide a challenging but manageable gameplay space that still requires players to respect enemy combatants in the DMZ.
Spawn points will also be adjusted “for an improved early game experience”.
“It’s not the best experience to start at a point where your squad feels isolated or without loot and contract opportunities. These tweaks should improve spawn points throughout the mode.”
Activision admitted that the faction mission difficulty ramp is “too aggressive” for many players, making it too difficult to unlock the second insured weapon slot (which completes all third tier missions) in Season 1.
“We have adjusted the overall scaling of difficulty in missions as levels progress. Later tier missions will still be quite a challenge for even the most seasoned operator, but we believe that easier access to an additional insured slot will offer all players a better way forward.”
Importantly for DMZ, Activision will fix crashes that continue to cause significant damage to players.
“We know that crashes in the DMZ are particularly serious if they cause you to lose your items and contraband weapons. Fixing these crashes is a priority for Season 02, and we’re committed to improving stability. Stay tuned for more details on this.”
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