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Did Call of Duty Just Confirm the End of DMZ Ahead of Modern Warfare III and Is It Getting Discontinued?

Published 10/03/2023, 8:00 AM EDT

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Since its introduction in Call of Duty Modern Warfare II, the DMZ mode has witnessed a rollercoaster ride. Inspired by Escape From Tarkov, the Beta experience has ended up gaining huge attention from the community. Although there were certain issues in the beginning, they haven’t stopped the players from enjoying it. Further, most of them now want this mode to continue. However, following the latest update from the makers, there may not be hope to see more of DMZ.

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It seems like the devs have decided to pull the curtains down on the demilitarized zone inside Warzone. Although there’s not been any official confirmation on its permanent end, a new social media post indicates that not everything is good with DMZ right now.

Devs reveal DMZ will be supported in Call of Duty Modern Warfare II but refrain from commenting on its appearance in MWIII


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The official account of Call of Duty recently dropped a post on X (formerly Twitter). It was to address the concerns of players on DMZ and its fate going forward. The post mentioned that the extraction-based Beta mode will be supported in Modern Warfare II. It won’t appear during the upcoming COD Next event but players will be able to enjoy it in Warzone maps like Ashika Island, Al Mazrah, and Vondel.

Interestingly, areas like Koschei Complex and Building 21 will also be available to explore now in Warzone DMZ. “Thank you for your continued support and dedication to the Beta! We will share further updates closer to Season 01,” reads the post. But what does it mean?


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Well, one can assume that DMZ will continue on the existing maps. It means that players will be able to infiltrate Al Mazrah, Ashika Island and Vondel. However, they won’t be able to do so when the new Warzone map arrives later this year.


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Is DMZ getting killed going forward?

The new update from the devs seems like a bittersweet pill to swallow for all the DMZ fans. So far, Infinity Ward hasn’t revealed its intention to continue this mode in the future. On the other hand, Modern Warfare III’s leading developer Sledgehammer has also refrained from commenting on anything DMZ-related.


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For now, what’s confirmed is that DMZ will remain active for current maps in Warzone. But it will seemingly fade away when the new battle royale title shows up. And that will be an interesting moment to see how many players will be active inside this extraction-based experience. For now, it’s not getting killed. As for Warzone’s new map, it’s yet to be fully revealed during this week’s COD Next event.

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Written by:

Mintu Tomar


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Mintu Tomar is a senior eSports writer at EssentiallySports, whose passion for video games is unmatched. With an impressive portfolio of over 1900 articles, Mintu is an expert in the coverage of Call of Duty. His extensive knowledge of the industry and insightful commentary have earned him the respect of many prominent figures, including actors, podcast hosts, and other important individuals in the gaming world.
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