The leaks for Call of Duty: Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 have continued to roll in over the course of the last few months. From multiplayer information to the Warzone 2 release date, Activision might have little to unveil at Call of Duty Next on Sept. 15.
However, one aspect of the next iteration of Call of Duty hasn’t seen too many leaks. For fans out of the loop, however, this is in reference to the rumored DMZ mode, which allegedly takes elements from extraction-based games like Escape From Tarkov and puts a Call of Duty spin on them. We haven’t heard much about DMZ, but one leaker is stating that an old Warzone feature will return in the game mode.
Aside from confirming that DMZ exists, Activision hasn’t said anything official about the mode. We’re not even sure if it will be attached to Modern Warfare 2 or a separate game in and of itself. Current leaks suggest that DMZ will be released sometime in early 2023, and will not be free-to-play. Since these leaks came in from insiders, not much else surfaced regarding DMZ.
Luckily, Call of Duty leaker @TheGhostOfHope is helping to fill the void of DMZ information. According to a recent leak from TheGhostOfHope, the old Warzone feature “Intel” will be returning in DMZ. Intel was a fan-favorite feature that allowed fans to uncover more of the Warzone story through interactable items on the map.
This very likely ties into what @RalphsValve heard several months ago about the story continuing after campaign through DMZ. Intel is one part of establishing that connection. https://t.co/st0j16zwz0 pic.twitter.com/BMlugArqhh
— Hope (@TheGhostOfHope) August 20, 2022
According to the leak, Intel will help tie in the story between DMZ and the Modern Warfare 2 Campaign. The feature would supposedly work as it did in the original version of Warzone; players can find different pieces of Intel across the map and use those to piece together the storyline. This likely means that characters, locations, and other elements from MW2 will be present in DMZ. Intel would presumably allow fans to expand upon the story that’s going to be told in the Campaign mode.
As of right now, this is simply a leak, though, so fans should take it with a grain of salt. All DMZ leaks should be taken with a larger grain of salt than usual, in fact, as Activision has yet to comment on anything related to the mode. All we know right now is that a mode called DMZ exists. Perhaps more information will be shared at Call of Duty Next on Sept. 15.
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