Season 2 of Call of Duty: Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 looks to be like the best update for either game in their short life cycles. Activision has confirmed through a new community blog post that big changes are coming for both titles on Feb. 15. Multiplayer will receive new maps and some quality of life changes while Warzone 2 will receive a plethora of fixed mechanics and new features.
While this is terrific for fans of both Warzone 2 and MW2, DMZ players were treated to less-than-great news regarding Season 2, as it’s been confirmed there will be a wipe starting with the new season.
DMZ Season 2 wipe
For those unaware, wipes have become a popular tool for developers of extraction shooters and multiplayer survival games. Titles such as Rust and Escape from Tarkov often use wipes to ensure that the game stays fresh for players and that no players get too powerful.
Wipes are exactly what they sound like; once one happens, all of a player’s loot and certain progress toward a goal is reset back to square one. Many players thought that Infinity Ward and Activision would eventually take part in the wiping process when it came to DMZ. However, few thought that Season 2 would be the time when this would happen.
According to reputable sources, the upcoming wipe in DMZ will completely reset all progress a player has made thus far. This includes the following:
- Insured Weapon Slots
- Faction Tiers
- Faction Mission Progress
Confirming earlier reports, with Season 02 launch on Feb 15, insured weapon slots in DMZ will also be reset — along with Faction Tiers, Missions Progress, and stored contraband and keys.
— CharlieIntel (@charlieINTEL) January 27, 2023
Basically, players will be left with nothing from pre-Season 2 after the wipe occurs. This has ruffled quite a lot of feathers in the community, as players have only had two months to level up their Factions and acquire loot. Wipes in other titles usually happen hundreds of days apart.
According to Activision, the wipe will allow players to level up their Factions quicker and they’ll be able to gain access to missions that unlock new items much sooner than before. It remains to be seen whether or not this wipe in Season 2 of DMZ will resonate with the community or cause them to stop playing altogether.
Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.