For the first time, Warzone 2 Season 2 adds the Ashika Island Resurgence map to the game, and also gives players a new Data Heist public event to compete with. Here's all you need to know about Data Heists in Warzone 2.
Season 2 of Warzone is set to arrive on February 15th, and it will bring a slew of significant changes to the battle royale, such as a selection of new weapons to try out and a revamp to the looting mechanism.
The most surprising news is that Resurgence mode will be making a comeback, as well as a new Ashika Island map to play it on. This brand-new Warzone 2 map has plenty of tricks on its sleeve, including a new Data Heist public event in every match.
Here's a breakdown of Warzone 2 Data Heists and what they mean for Resurgence players.
In Warzone 2, what are data heists?
After the second circle, data heists take place in every match on Ashika Island. Three different uplink stations will appear on the map once the gas has begun to boil in.
Squads are assigned with hacking into one of the stations to obtain information and must remain nearby while the download takes place in order to obtain the information, according to the Season 2 blog.
However, they will be confronted by swarms of Shadow Company AI trying to disrupt the heist. Dealing with these AI enemies will speed up the download and reduce the amount of time you have to spend in the open protecting the uplink station.
Rival players may also intervene by launching a gunfight or by deploying a DDOS Field Upgrade that will temporarily suspend the download. These locations are likely to be very competitive, so be prepared for a fight before you embark on a Data Heist.
Rewards for the Data Heist in Warzone 2
Players who complete the download at any one of the uplink stations receive extra XP, cash, and a “random piece of Tactical Equipment,” all of which can be extremely useful as you try and win in Resurgence.
Those who manage to tackle more than one uplink station will earn additional cash and XP, as well as a random Killstreak. One of these might be an Advanced UAV, capable of revealing enemy positions in real-time and making it simple to plan your next move.
Data Heists will not be on Ashika Island during its initial release, as the developers have confirmed that they will be a "in-season" release. However, the exact date hasn't been provided, but this usually means it will arrive in the mid-season update.
Data Heists in Warzone 2 are an interesting new addition to the Resurgence formula and may lead to engaging fights once the mode returns in Season 2.
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