DMZ patch notes for Warzone 2 Season 4: Vondel map, menu overhaul, FOB, more

Luca Di Marzo
Warzone 2 Season 4 DMZ

DMZ players received some major changes and new features with the Warzone 2 Season 4 update, so let’s take a look at the patch notes that feature the new Faction, menu overhaul, and access to the Vondel map.

Warzone 2 Season 4 arrived on June 14, and while players are focused on the new weapons and brand-new Vondel map, a ton of new content also made its way to DMZ.

Players who have been enjoying DMZ since its launch received some highly requested quality-of-life changes in the form of an updated menu. That’s not all as Warzone 2 players also get to explore the new Vondel map as a new Exclusion Zone.

Let’s take a look at the patch notes of the DMZ portion of the Warzone 2 Season 4 update.

Warzone 2 DMZ menu overhaul & new Forward Operating Base

The DMZ menu received a major update with Warzone 2 Season 4. The devs confirmed a “revamp of the DMZ menus for improved navigation.”

DMZ’s overhauled menu has been on players’ wishlists for some time.

In addition to the streamlined new look, players also received the new Forward Operating Base feature. The FOB will act as a new section of the menu, where players can track objectives that will lead to new DMZ upgrades. Check out our guide on the new FOB feature that arrived in DMZ Season 4.

The new DMZ menu includes the following sections:

  • Missions Objectives (mission select)
  • Location Objectives (map challenges)
  • Forward Operating Base (upgrade objectives)
  • Notes (collection)

Warzone 2 DMZ Vondel Exclusion Zone

DMZ players will take to Vondel in Season 4.

Vondel is DMZ’s new Exclusion Zone in Season 4, and the new map hosts 18 Operators at a time. In terms of size, Vondel is smaller than Al Mazrah, and somewhat larger than Ashika Island.

Players can discover a DMZ-exclusive contract called Signal Intelligence, which will allow Operators to hack phones and gain access to rewards from contracts in the vicinity.

In addition, dynamic weather arrived with Vondel as DMZ players discover the new location. This new feature comes in the form of fog caused by Vondel’s location below sea level. The fog may compromise players’ visibility in DMZ Season 4.

Warzone 2 DMZ Season 4 reset

Faction Mission progress and DMZ inventory got reset at the start of Warzone 2 Season 4. You can check out our guide to the DMZ Season 4 reset if you’re wondering exactly what it entails.

Warzone 2 DMZ Season 4 patch notes

All Maps | All Modes

  • Player Health
    • The base Player Health pool has been increased to 150, up from 100.
    • With full Armor Plates, the combined total will equal 300.
    • Regen Delay increased to 7 seconds, up from 5.
    • Note: The above changes apply across all Modes in Warzone including Ranked Play and DMZ.

Introducing the Forward Operating Base

Consider the Forward Operating Base (FOB), a central hub for DMZ. Here, Operators will complete objectives to unlock upgrades across DMZ.

The FOB is divided into four categories of upgrades (elements of which are shown in the image above, for exemplary purposes only):

  • Weapons Locker
    • Insured Weapon Slots
    • Insured Weapon cooldown time
    • Contraband Weapon stash size increases
  • Stash
    • Wallet Unlock
    • Wallet capacity
    • Key and Contraband Stash Size increases
  • Bounty Board
    • Personal Exfil
    • Barter recipes
    • Buy Station discounts
  • Communications Station
    • Urgent Missions access

The F.O.B. contains passive objectives – a new set of mission types for Players to pursue that reward permanent upgrades for DMZ.

  • Phalanx New DMZ Faction
    • With Season 04 comes the arrival of a new faction, Phalanx. Meanwhile, the REDACTED faction whom we met in Season 03 has unceremoniously disappeared from operations in the DMZ. No further intel is available on their whereabouts…Station Chief Kate Laswell is conducting operations with Phalanx directly as she has an interest in the unknown enemy faction that has invaded Vondel. Phalanx and Black Mous will execute on missions together, gaining intel to uncover the force’s identity.
  • Mission Objectives Menu
    • Added new UI/UX menu where Players can view and track their Faction Missions, upgrades, location challenges, and notes.
  • Seasonal Reset
    • Key and Mission item stashes are resetting
    • Faction Missions are resetting
    • Insured Weapon Slots are resetting
    • Active Duty Slots are NOT restting
    • Contraband weapon inventories are NOT resetting

  • Signals Intelligence New DMZ Contract 
    • Signals Intelligence allows you to hack 3 other Contracts to earn passive income
  • New Weapons Case and Rewards
    • Travel to Vondel to track down the Bullfrog and earn all new rewards


  • Enemy Combatants killed with suppressed weapons will now take longer to call in reinforcements 
  • Running a helicopter into the DMZ boss chopper will now aggro it
  • AI combatant damage has been adjusted relative to the increased Player health
  • Stealth Vest:
    • Now protects against Advanced UAV effects, Players can no longer be revealed by Players with a Comms Vest
    • Players using the Stealth Vest will not trigger a callout from enemy Players with a Comms Vest  


  • Fixed an issue where enemy combatants were not using Gas Masks
  • Fixed an issue preventing several Blueprints from working properly in DMZ 
  • Fixed an issue where, when a Player defusing the charge at a supply site is downed (interrupting the defusing), the charge is no longer incorrectly defused 
  • Fixed an issue where pleading for help while on the train could cause the camera to act incorrectly 
  • Fixed an issue where some laser traps were not visible in the Koschei Complex
  • Fixed an issue where Players were unable to join in progress when part of the Squad transitions to the Koschei Complex from Al Mazrah 
  • Fixed an issue where stowed Weapons weren’t reporting mission progress

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