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The Downfall of Warzone 2 DMZ – Players Frustrated by Pay-to-Win Approach

As a dedicated Call of Duty Warzone 2 and DMZ player, the recent changes brought by Season 3 have left me deeply disappointed and frustrated. The introduction of Active Duty Operator slots and the controversial ‘Bomb Squad‘ bundle have turned the game into a pay-to-win experience, alienating loyal players and compromising the spirit of fair competition.

The Controversial ‘Bomb Squad’ Bundle

The Bomb Squad bundle grants players a fourth Active Operator slot, a free medium backpack, and a unique blueprint. According to data miners, future operators are planning to start games with even more significant advantages, such as UAV or self-revive abilities. This pay-to-win approach gives those who can afford these bundles an unfair edge over players who have invested time and effort into the game.

The whole community is against this change

The DMZ subreddit r/DMZ has been flooded with opposition to the Bomb Squad bundle, with numerous players expressing their disappointment and urging others not to buy it. The general sentiment is that these Operator bundles are ruining the game, with some even declaring that “DMZ is dead.

DMZ is dead (P2W free UAV Bundle)
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Adding to the frustration, certain skins for legacy characters, such as Ghost, appear tied to these pay-to-win bundles. This decision further alienates players who enjoy collecting and using different skins, forcing them to either support the pay-to-win model or miss out on their favorite content.

These recent changes are detrimental to the game’s community and the overall experience of playing Warzone 2 DMZ. The introduction of pay-to-win mechanics undermines the skill-based nature of the game, discouraging players from investing their time and effort into mastering it. Instead, those with deeper pockets can buy their way to success.

Until this is reverted, I’ll be enjoying some Counter-Strike action.

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Angel Kicevski

I am ANGE1K. I started playing video games a long time ago. In a blink of an eye, I became a hardcore gamer. A couple of years later, I traversed to the professional Counter-Strike 1.6 scene. After the competitive ERA, I managed to find the gaming industry amusing and started working on FGR. 8 years after founding FGR, my mission remains the same. That is to discover secrets within the gaming industry, create guides for all the games I play, and provide you with some important news. Oh, yeah, I post tons of patch notes too. Currently stuck in WoW with high M+ keys, Tarkov, a bit of Gray Zone Warfare, Dota 2, and CS2. P.S. Last time I counted how many hours I've spent in video games turned out to be 13+ years. And that was a long time ago too. Almost 24/7 in front of PC. If you need anything, feel free to contact me on X!

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