CoD Devs Are Bribing You To Play DMZ Mode

CoD Devs Are Bribing You To Play DMZ Mode
Infinity Ward

Written by 

Jack Marsh

Published 

14th Nov 2022 11:43

The early reviews of Modern Warfare 2's DMZ mode look damning, with content creators like Michael "Shroud" Grzesiek claiming that the bug-ridden beta "doesn't come close to Tarkov," the game which DMZ drew inspiration from. 

Now, shortly after Herschel "Dr Disrespect" Beahm damned DMZ to have a one-week lifeline, it appears that the developers themselves are becoming fearful too.

Infinity Ward is launching its new Call of Duty experience in tandem with Warzone 2, a questionable act in itself given the anticipation of the BR, and is now sceptical that the efforts will be for nought. With fears that DMZ will flop, the developers are now bribing players to play the game mode.

DMZ Mode Will Gatekeep Exclusive Weapons

The DMZ mode will slip into the current Call of Duty universe alongside Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2, with the three prongs all sharing the same weapons, attachments, and gunsmith. Yet, not all of the Season 1 content will be available from the get-go, as Infinity Ward is using DMZ to gatekeep the new M13B assault rifle.

In a blog post, Call of Duty announced that the M13B will be unlockable via an in-store bundle or a "Weapon Unlock Challenge". This isn't uncommon, MW2019 started this trend with the Bruen MK9 being unlocked after earning LMG longshot medals. However, what is different with the M13B, is that the unlock challenge can only be completed in DMZ.

In a separate post, the devs revealed that the "ultimate reward" for finishing the "Stash System" in DMZ would be the M13B assault rifle, meaning that the only way to access this gun for MW2 and Warzone 2 is by grinding DMZ to the maximum.

Infinity Ward Appear Fearful For DMZ Mode

Alongside the obvious bribe to play DMZ (you already know that the M13B is going to be the best assault rifle in Warzone 2, forcing you to try DMZ), the developers are also offering out a range of blueprints and "weapon contraband," including charms, stickers, and double XP tokens as an incentive to play.

This comes on the same day as Infinity Ward revealed that the DMZ rollout will be a "beta" run, presumably due to the very unfinished product we saw at the most recent showcase.  Maybe the Doc is right and DMZ mode will only last a week, but it appears that we'll all have to give it a go at some point if we want to stay up to date with the Warzone 2 meta.

Jack Marsh
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Jack Marsh
Jack is an Esports Journalist at GGRecon. Graduating from the University of Chester, with a BA Honours degree in Journalism, Jack is an avid esports enthusiast and specialises in Rocket League, Call of Duty, VALORANT, and trending gaming news.
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