New details on the DMZ of Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2

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New details on the DMZ of Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2

A new video released by the Call of Duty content creator NeroKino has apparently outlined new details of Call of Duty Warzone 2 that I have been able to independently verify with my own sources.

Sources have indicated that the majority of the information in the video is in fact correct, with some variances here and there.

We’re not going to cover most of what was said in NerosCinema’s video, so we encourage you to check out his video. Instead we will discuss three important details; Strongholds, the Warzone 2 and DMZ map and Call of Duty returning maps.

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As per my early review from last November for Modern Warfare 2 (via VGC), old maps will not only return to the main title, but also to the Warzone 2 map itself. Within the Warzone 2 map, the maps have been added and expanded as per my original report.

The final POI names for the map itself have not yet been decided, but I can still sketch out some of these maps and their locations in Warzone 2.

skyscraper

skyscraper

Highrise is located at the top right of the map under the POI name Modern City. As expected, Modern City features a large city with many skyscrapers and tall buildings that should satisfy players who missed Verdansk from the original Warzone game.

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The Quarry is located on the top left of the map under the POI name Quarry.

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quarry

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The terminal is located on the bottom right of the map under the POI name “Airport”. This is one of three locations on the map with a large fortress.

Afghan

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Afghan

Afgan is in the center of the map but slightly to the left under the POI name “Caves”.

There are also several other POI locations that could contain more Modern Warfare 2 maps, including “Mountain Town” which is next to the observatory in the center of the map and could contain Fevala.

There are also several other locations that appear to point to a few more maps, but sources were unable to confirm the information prior to the publication of this article.

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Strongholds are something I’ve been sitting on for a while, and with Neroscinema’s latest video revealing the information about strongholds, I wanted to explain them a little more.

Strongholds are located throughout the map, giving players something extra to do rather than just buying your loadout at a buy station. There are around 25-30 of these spread across the map (so probably as many as the usual Buy Stations we’re used to).

There are also several different tiers of Strongholds, with three large Strongholds and around 20-25 smaller Strongholds scattered across the map. Strongholds are usually guarded by AI and contain objectives that you must complete in order to gain access to your loadout.

Presumably, the harder the fortress, the greater the reward. Not all POIs also have forts, as a presumably high-traffic area like Modern City has none at all.

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An example of a “small” keep symbol (not from the game).

Although Warzone 2 is still in development, Strongholds have been described to me as a new dynamic element designed to make players think carefully about their decisions, because once a Stronghold has been taken, other players cannot access it.

If there are no strongholds available near you, you must either move to the next available location or wait for the train that spans the entire map to appear.

Warzone is no stranger to AI either, having first integrated AI into Caldera a few months ago, which would likely gauge how the community would react to the feature.

Warzone 2 and the DMZ

Since my first report, I’ve reported that Warzone 2 and the DMZ will share the same map, which I think is still true. Back in December 2021, a source sent me the very first footage and images of the new DMZ map, which includes small icons for targets.

I was able to verify the video and images with other sources who said the footage was from the DMZ. Now almost six months later a newly acquired source has sent me the Warzone 2 map which is identical to the DMZ map.

For me at least, this confirms that Warzone 2 and the DMZ will share the same map, with each mode having a different gameplay loop. I’ve also reported in the past that the DMZ has been in development for several years and the map itself was designed for both the DMZ and Warzone 2.

If you don’t know what the DMZ will be, it is the third game mode of Modern Warfare 2 that will be Call of Duty to adopt an extraction based game mode. Players battle other players and the AI ​​as they attempt to complete, loot, and extract objectives.

Modern Warfare 2 is expected to be released later this year, with a trailer reveal date of June 8th.

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