Michael'Shroud' Grzesiek, an FPS legend and top streamer, explains why he thinks Warzone 2's DMZ would "ever be terrible."
The battle royale also provided an extraction shooter experience with the DMZ mode when Warzone 2 was released. Some consider the Tarkov-style DMZ mode a welcome change from the traditional battle royale, while others think the DMZ lacks some much-needed polish.
Shroud, a well-known streamer, believes the DMZ is not only rough around the edges, but also headed for disaster.
DMZ, Warzone 2, and Modern Warfare 2 have a unified cross-progression system that allows players to continue their Call of Duty journey no matter what gameplay experience they prefer.
Shroud stated in a January 23 interview that DMZ's linked progression system is to blame. Here's what the CS: GO legend had to say about DMZ's lack of success.
According to Shroud, the DMZ experiment was a failure.
When asked about DMZ on stream, he begins by explaining how the mode relates to Warzone 2: "What they're trying to do, and a lot of games are trying to do this, is create an ecosystem within their own game where everything like benefits one another."
While Shroud believes that the Warzone 2, Modern Warfare 2, and DMZ ecosystem is a neat feature, he claims that "it's not that important" and that it's actually causing harm to the mode more than it is assisting it.
Shroud believes that DMZ isn't getting the recognition it deserves: "The issue with Call of Duty trying to make a DMZ survival extraction looter shooter bulls**** is that they're still tying into that system."
"As long as they're always tying into that cross-progression system, it will always be bad," says the DMZ leader. In the shadow of Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2, Shroud envisions DMZ failing.
The DMZ will receive some new content with the Season 2 update, but it likely won't help Shroud's main issue with the mode.
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