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Is DMZ free to play?

Call of Duty's new high-stakes mode takes its lead from Escape From Tarkov, but is DMZ free to play? Here's everything we know right now

Is DMZ free to play: Two players go hand to hand while another player olds a gun in Modern Warfare 2

Is DMZ free to play? If you’re a big extraction shooter fan, then you’ve probably been keeping an eye on DMZ. The mode, which is inspired by Escape From Tarkov, pits teams of three against one another, as well as hordes of AI soldiers, in the name of survival.

But do you need to pay or own Modern Warfare 2 to play DMZ? Here’s everything we know about the new high-stakes Call of Duty mode.

Is DMZ free-to-play?

Yes, DMZ is free-to-play. Since the extraction shooter is linked to Warzone 2 players do not need to own Modern Warfare 2 to play the mode.

Instead, players will need to download Warzone 2 to play alone or with friends.

When can I play DMZ?

The DMZ release date is set for November 16 – the same day that Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 Season 1 launches. Here you’ll be able to jump into Al Mazrah – the map for both Warzone and DMZ – for the first time.

That’s everything you need to know about playing DMZ. While you wait for the release date to roll around though, make sure to read up on the best Modern Warfare 2 guns so you can plan your loadouts well in advance.