Get a taste of whats to come with Warzone 2.0 and DMZ in Modern Warfare II right now.
Warzone 2.0 and DMZ will launch on November 16th, but players can get a taste of the map, loot and the new backpack system right now in Modern Warfare II.
Spec Ops Cooperative Mode
There are currently 3 missions that players can play with a friend online. Low Profile, Denied Area and Defender: Mt Zaya. All three with their own unique parts of the larger Warzone 2.0 map. Players must complete objectives and exfil without dying. It is a small sample of whats to come with DMZ and Warzone 2.0. Risk and Reward.
The objectives for all three maps are straight forward.
Low Profile, you must visit three sites and retrieve radiated weapon parts before you can exfil. The parts are scattered across the map and each have their own enemies guarding them. You can choose to go guns blazing or be stealthy.
Denied Area, has you and your team-mate driving across the desert destroying SAM sites. Again, you can choose to go in full speed or slow it down with some stealth.
Defender: Mt Zaya, as the name suggests this is a defending mission. You are posted at a base on the Zaya mountain and must survive 6 waves of attacks. Enemies come in lots of different forms including riot shields, juggernauts and helicopters.
If you manage to exfil while playing this mode you will be awarded Stars. The Star ranking system works from 1 to 3. You are rewarded stars based on how fast you complete each objective. For example, in Low Profile you'll earn 1 Star for completing the mission and exfilling, 2 Stars if you complete and exfil in under 25 minutes and 3 Stars if you exfil within 15 minutes. If you die, you get nothing.
Spec Ops: "Kits"
There is a brand new mechanic in Modern Warfare II's Spec Op mode called "Kits". There are 3 different types of kits that players pick before dropping into a game. Assault, Medic and Recon. Each with their own abilities and skill-trees to unlock, again, using earned Stars.
These Kits can be leveled from 1 to 5, using Stars. Each time you manage to exfil, the Stars you've earned will go towards leveling the Kit you used during that run. You can probably guess the general idea behind each Kit but we've given you a brief run down below to give you an idea of what you can expect from each one.
Assault: If you select this Kit you will start the game with an Armour Box field upgrade. As you level the 'Assault Kit' up the benefits increase. In later tiers you'll basically become a low-level Juggernaut, with an armoured suit.
Medic: Players who choose to go into combat as a medic will have faster revive time and carry a 'Revive Pistol' that allows them to revive their team-mate from a distance.
Recon: This kit revolves around gathering intel and being a sneaky boy. Players will take a Snapshot grenade into the match with them. Later tiers will allow Recon players to auto-replenish primary and tactical gear.
Spec Ops Intel
There are 20 pieces of intel to find in each of the three maps. Collecting these will progressively give you secret intel in the form of photographs, letters and things of that kind. You'll also be able to earn rewards from collecting their pieces of data.
The more intel you collect, the more rewards you unlock. You'll earn Calling Cards, Emblems and even Weapon Blueprints the more you gather. 100 pieces of intel will get you a special AK-47 Blueprint only obtainable in Spec Ops.
Warzone 2.0 and DMZ
How does this connect to Warzone 2.0 and DMZ? Well, Spec Ops is giving us a fresh insight into what we can expect on November 16th. The new backpack system is on show in the co-op mode. You can choose to fill it with frags, additional ammo or other lethal equipment you find a long the way. Those of you who played Blackout will feel right at home.
Side note. If you have completed the Campaign you will remember the mission 'Alone'. Soap is left alone in a small town without any weapons and must sneak his way to Ghost, who is hiding in a church. Along the way he makes various items out of things found laying around. Wax, Tape, Metal to name a few. We suspect that this crafting mechanic will make it's way into the Tarkov-inspired game mode too and those items will be loot you can extract with.
This is a taste of what is to come, especially in DMZ, in terms of AI. There are small squadrons that patrol buildings and bases. They can sound the alarm, alerting their buddies of enemy presence and even call in reinforments that show up in helicopters, cars or trucks. We know that this is going to feature in DMZ heavily. It was originally planned for Warzone 2.0 but fans has expressed a great deal of displeasure in the idea of so much AI activity in a Battle Royale mode. We have to agree that AI doesn't have a place in that type of game mode but it'll be perfect for DMZ.
Warzone 2.0 and DMZ launch on November 16th 2022.