Season 3 has brought a whole range of changes to CoD Warzone 2, but not all of them are well received by the players. Because as it turns out now, they were just like that Pay2Win mechanics in the competitive multiplayer mode DMZ introduced. The community takes it accordingly
DMZ now with Pay2Win
What happened? Season 3 of Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 started on April 12, 2023 and has brought important innovations, changes and improvements to both games. However, the focus of the controversy is Pay2Win mechanics that affect the DMZ game mode.
What is the problem? So players can use the in-game shop to get the so-called
Bomb Squad-Bundle for 1,200 CoD Points (which can be purchased for real money), which seems rather inconspicuous at first glance. However, if you take a closer look, you will find that the Fender skin of the package gives DMZ a certain head start.
With this operator, players start the match with an enlarged inventory right from the start thanks to a medium-sized backpack. If you don’t own the skin, you start with a small bag and have to find a bigger one first.
Boom Proof LMG-Blueprint in turn reduces the cooldown before the weapon can be used again in DMZ after being defeated, from 60 to 15 minutes. This means that the user of this machine gun can start the game much more often with a very powerful weapon than other players who do not spend CoD points or money on it.
But that’s not all: Dataminers have already found what they are looking for in the game files and apparently even more aggressive Pay2Win mechanisms are emerging. So we’re heading towards new operator bundles that allow DMZ players to start out with body armor or use a UAV that reveals the position of other players on the map.
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DMZ players aren’t thrilled
Here’s how the community is reacting: Of course, players and fans are anything but happy about this development. Protests are already being raised on Twitter and Reddit denouncing and condemning this decision by development.
Above all, there is a consensus: CoD can and should sell as many cosmetic items as the studio and publisher behind it wants. But if they bring game advantages and thus Pay2Win mechanics, it damages the game and the community.
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Since many of the bundles are not yet available in the game, it remains exciting to see whether and how the developers will react to the fans’ protests. You can find out what else is happening in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 in the course of Season 3 under the following links:
What do you think of the controversial decision made for the DMZ game mode of free-to-play battle royale shooter Warzone 2? Do you think the excitement the community has over the Pay2Win mechanics is justified or overdone? How do you think developers should react to this? Let us know in the comments!