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What is the Warzone 2 DMZ wipe? Season 2 progress reset explained

Warzone 2 Season 2 brings a Tarkov-like wipe to the DMZ game mode, so here’s everything you need to know about the refresh.



Gaz in Warzone 2's Al Mazrah map

The Warzone 2 Season 2 update will bring a major change to DMZ in the form of a progress wipe that’s similar to the one in Escape from Tarkov, and here’s a full breakdown of what that means.

The DMZ mode in Warzone 2 borrowed much of what makes Escape from Tarkov so popular while bringing the extraction genre to a more casual Call of Duty audience. Players complete missions and gather loot to help them in future runs, but risk losing everything they’re carrying if they die.

Building 21 is very similar to Tarkov’s labs, but that’s not the only feature Infinity Ward are borrowing. In the same vein as Tarkov’s wipes, the devs have confirmed that Season 2 will reset your DMZ inventory and Faction mission progress, so here’s a breakdown of exactly what that means.

Warzone 2 DMZ wipe explained

When Warzone 2 Season 2 launches on February 15, DMZ players will have all of their Season 1 progress wiped. This means you’ll go back to the very start and start from scratch, having to complete missions all over again.

In a blog post, the devs confirmed that Contraband Weapon Inventories will be rolled back to the starting weapons and Key Inventories will be emptied. Other Season 1 missions and boss enemy rewards will not be reset.

Warzone 2 players in DMZ mode
DMZ will bring a Tarkov-like wipe on February 15.

Faction Missions and mission progress will also be reset. There will be an updated mission set that incorporates all Exclusion Zones in Warzone 2 Season 2, including Al Mazrah, Building 21, and the “new Exclusion Zone” which is believed to be the new Resurgence map.

It’s been confirmed that the Insured Weapon Slot progress unlocked through previous Faction Mission progress will not be reset after the update. If you did not unlock an additional Insured Slot in Season 1, it’ll be quicker to get your second insured slot this time around.

While many DMZ grinders aren’t happy to see all their progress reset, the developers explained that this is meant to make mission progress less difficult. They are also updating the Key Stash to hold “specific missions items” that you can bring from one map to another

We’ll know much more about the changes coming to DMZ in the run-up to Season 2’s February 15 launch, but you can check out our other guides in the meantime:

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