Modern Warfare 2’s third mode, which leakers are calling ‘DMZ,’ is reportedly heavily inspired by Escape from Tarkov, and new leaks claim that it will feature a marketplace with tradeable items.
Escape from Tarkov kicked off the extraction-style game mode, which is now featured in Hunt Showdown, Battlefield 2042, and, reportedly, Modern Warfare 2. Players drop into an area and get to keep everything they can extract with but lose everything they’re carrying if they die.
Tarkov has a marketplace where you can purchase and trade items with other players, and leaker GhostOfHope claims that Modern Warfare 2’s Escape from Tarkov-inspired DMZ mode will bring a similar marketplace.
CoD leaker TheGhostOfHope tweeted on May 15 that “Modern Warfare II’s third mode ‘DMZ’ will include a marketplace where items can be bought and traded.” This sounds extremely similar to Escape from Tarkov, where players can purchase weapons, ammo, equipment, and more from other players.
The type of currency players will use is still up in the air, though. One player asked Ghost whether it’ll run off CoD Points or an in-game currency, and the leaker replied: “Just gonna say… we’ll see.”
Escape from Tarkov players can earn rubles, the in-game currency, by completing missions and selling gear they find in Raids. If DMZ does include a marketplace, we’ll just have to wait and see how Activision and Infinity Ward decide to run it.
TheGhostOfHope also claimed that “You are able to earn skins, blueprints and more from ‘DMZ’ that are usable across Multiplayer and eventually Warzone 2.” However, they said that they “don’t think you’ll be able to trade blueprints per say.”
There was an uproar back when leaks claimed that Activision were considering bringing NFTs to Call of Duty, and players were immediately concerned that they’d arrive with DMZ’s marketplace. However, TheGhostOfHope reiterated that Activision aren’t doing NFTs, which is backed up by Blizzard President Mike Ybarra’s “No one is doing NFTs” tweet.
The DMZ mode will reportedly launch alongside Modern Warfare 2 but in beta, with the sequel to Warzone arriving post-launch.
For more on Modern Warfare 2, you can check out the recent reports that claim it’ll be revealed very soon.
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