Call Of Duty Warzone Is Deleting Player Progress

Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 is set to delete all player progress in the DMZ when Season 2 begins next month.

By Jason Collins | Published

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Ever since the announcement of Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2.0, Activision and Infinity Ward made it clear that there would be some changes to how the games are played. Now, following a very successful launch, those changes are becoming a reality; Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 is deleting player progress. So far, the progress restart affects the highly popular DMZ mode, and Infinity Ward has confirmed that the restart affects the faction progress and the players’ inventory.

According to Kotaku, Call of Duty Warzone 2.0’s DMZ mode—one of the most popular modes included in the battle royale sequel—is deleting players’ seasonal progress at the beginning of Season 2 next month. Many players were unaware of this when they started the game, which led to polarization within the community. Those unaware of this reset are currently contemplating abandoning the game altogether, while those familiar with Extraction Point FPS sub-genre remain unphased by the upcoming reset, taking it for granted.

Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 DMZ mode gained its popularity as it pits groups of players against one another and a whole miniature army of AI-controlled bots, as all parties race to collect loot and reach a designated extraction point. And while the mode is effectively an Escape from Tarkov clone adapted into the Call of Duty Warzone game, it has been a major success for the franchise. Anyone who played Escape from Tarkov is well acquainted with how infamously difficult these games can be, so the news regarding the reset fell heavy on the hearts of those grinding in Warzone 2.0 since day one.

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Many who had previously liked the Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 DMZ mode are now contemplating abandoning the game, as they don’t want to go through the same boring quests again and again. They’re even calling the reset pointless, wishing that Infinity Ward would just increase the faction level instead. However, resets aren’t actually pointless; the aforementioned Escape from Tarkov periodically resets player progress, and so does the recently expanded World of Warcraft—the world-renowned MMO resets its PVP leaderboards with each new patch.

But there’s more to this than meets the eye. Both the Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 DMZ mode and Escape from Tarkov are still in their beta stages, so progress resets are actually quite reasonable. It’s not excluded that Infinity Ward is resetting player progress to further balance out the game before the official release version is finalized. It might even become a regular seasonal event, but this still hasn’t been confirmed by either Activision Blizzard or Infinity Ward.

However, if the latter comes to pass, we can expect a number of players to quit Call of Duty Warzone 2.0.

But resets aren’t necessarily a bad thing. These would allow Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 DMZ players a fresh start every now and then, as some players might build up a respectable arsenal that would allow them to dominate those who are perhaps new to the mode. Resets are a good way of leveling a playing field, allowing everyone to start from the same baseline.

In the end, the skill will always triumph, so resets don’t really affect things in the long run.