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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II DMZ Release Date

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II DMZ release date was confirmed during the Call of Duty Next event confirming a long rumor that a new mode was coming to the franchise.

There have been multiple rumors regarding a new extraction-style mode, DMZ, coming to Modern Warfare II. DMZ was confirmed during Call of Duty Next as a new experience played out on Warzone 2.0 map, Al Mazrah. "Are you ready to enter the DMZ? Drop in, loot up, and get out alive," Infinity Ward said in a tweet.

Fans assume this mode will play very similarly to popular shooter Escape From Tarkov. As well, the mode is expected to arrive alongside Warzone 2.0. So, when exactly is the release date?

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II DMZ Release Date

DMZ is expected to arrive Nov. 16, the same day as Warzone 2.0 and the start of Modern Warfare II Season 1.

The Warzone 2.0 announcement has left much to be desired in the eyes of fans. Al Mazrah looks more akin to Verdansk than Caldera, but early gameplay footage looked more like Blackout than Warzone. There are some big changes as well including no perks or Loadout Drop Markers which have made the battle royale title stand out alongside the likes of Apex Legends and Fortnite. Plus, this will be a new experience separate to that of the original Warzone. Cosmetics aren't transferring over either which was met with negative feedback by the community.

DMZ, as a new experience, should draw in new players and perhaps become the primary mode played instead of Warzone 2.0. Not much else is known about the mode, so fans have to wait for more information from Infinity Ward. Though, there will be two options to try on Nov. 16.