DMZ Season 2 Is Locked Behind A Paywall

DMZ Season 2 Is Locked Behind A Paywall
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Written by 

Jack Marsh


3rd Feb 2023 14:28

Some things in life are too good to be true, and for Call of Duty fans, the chance of having a complete Escape from Tarkov-like game for free is too much of a stretch of the imagination.

As usual, the Call of Duty developers are looking to milk the cash cow of their games, and now, DMZ is proving too much of a fruitful udder to be left untouched.

Ahead of the second season of DMZ, Activision is cranking up its plundering efforts and is locking devoted players out of content unless they cough up $70.

DMZ Season 2 Content Is Locked Behind A $70 Paywall

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With a complete refresh to the DMZ beta mode - except for Insured Weapon slots - players can expect a wealth of new missions and objectives to work through in the extraction-based game mode.

Well, it appears that you're only getting a slither of this content unless willing to go all out and buy Modern Warfare 2, as free-to-play gamers will not be allowed to explore a new faction.

"Crown" will arrive as a brand-new faction for DMZ players to understand and work through, joining Legion, White Lotus, and Black Mous. Sadly, the developers will not be opening this up to all players.

Taking to a new blog post, the developers said, "Modern Warfare II owners will also have access to mission orders from a brand new fourth faction, Crown. This British group is shrouded in mystery, but they have certainly piqued the interest of Black Mous…"

DMZ Players Upset At New Season 2 Paywall

Popular content creator James "JGod" Godson was one of the first to speak out about the paywall, as he took to Twitter to say, "Weird to paywall challenges, can't wait until the next cod when we have to buy the deluxe version to get access to calling card and camo challenges."

"This kind of exclusion does not help a free-to-play game's success, it normally screws it over," said another fan, pointing out that DMZ is a separate game from Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer.

Obviously, those players who have already bought Modern Warfare 2 will be able to access these missions, but it still seems odd to lock out so many players as an incentive to keep playing the game. 

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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