COD DMZ isn't free-to-play, coming in 2022 with Modern Warfare II

Call of Duty's new DMZ mode will reportedly release in 2022 as part of Modern Warfare II and won't be a standalone F2P title.

Published Jul 4, 2022 6:04 PM CDT   |   Updated Wed, Jul 27 2022 12:48 PM CDT

Call of Duty's new anticipated DMZ mode won't be a standalone game and will instead release with Modern Warfare II, sources have told reporter Tom Henderson.

COD DMZ isn't free-to-play, coming in 2022 with Modern Warfare II 3 |

Original reports say that Call of Duty's new DMZ mode, which is described as an Escape From Tarkov-like experience, would be a standalone free-to-play game coming in 2023. Now sources have told Tom Henderson that this isn't the case. The DMZ mode, which has yet to be formally announced by Activision or Infinity Ward, will be Modern Warfare II's fourth mode after campaign, multiplayer, and co-op.

It turns out that Project Nexus isn't part of the DMZ mode after all; sources say that Project Nexus is something else entirely and that it's in early development phases.

Big leaks recently rocked the Call of Duty world, with details of Modern Warfare II's multiplayer maps, weapons, and more being datamined from Warzone mobile source code. There were multiple strings and instances referring to various objectives in the DMZ mode, including references to extraction-based missions.

Infinity Ward has yet to even formally unveil Warzone 2, the new standalone free-to-play version of the popular BR that's launching later in 2022. It's likely that Activision will stagger the reveals of DMZ and Warzone 2 across the next few months leading up to Modern Warfare II's release on October 28, 2022.

Call of Duty DMZ Leaked Strings

  • "MP_DMZ_MISSIONS/DMZ_DOM_DESC": Upload the Hard Drive Data.
  • "MP_DMZ_MISSIONS/DMZ_TRAP_DESC": Defend the stash.
  • "MP_DMZ_MISSIONS/DMZ_HOSTAGE_DESC": Secure the hostage.
  • "MP_DMZ_MISSIONS/VEHICLEDRIVE_DESC": Deliver the cargo to the HLZ.
  • "MP_DMZ_MISSIONS/GEIGER_SEARCH_DESC": Find radioactive cache. &&1 remaining.
  • "MP_DMZ_MISSIONS/BOATDRIVE_DESC": Deliver the cargo to the HLZ.
  • "MP_DMZ_MISSIONS/DEMO_DESC": Destroy two supply sites.
  • "MP_DMZ_MISSIONS/HUNT_DESC": Eliminate the target PMC unit.
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