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All Warzone DMZ Season 5 Changes: Konni Group, New Items, Missions & More

New threats in the DMZ.

Because of the season overview Activision released on July 27, a lot of DMZ’s changes were known prior to the inception of Season 5. However, exhaustive DMZ patch notes are now available, meaning we know every change to the extraction mode with the August 2 update.

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There won’t be a DMZ reset with S5, kicking that can down the road to a potential sixth season or the launch of CoD 2023. A new Disguise Field Upgrade is among the biggest changes, hiding players from enemy AI combatants when equipped.

Now, courtesy of the devs themselves, check out the full lowdown on DMZ’s changes.

DMZ Season 5 Full Patch Notes

The patch notes detailed in the section below are exclusive to DMZ.

Al Mazrah, Ashika Island, and Vondel are all under attack.

Battles rage between the existing factions and a new threat, Konni.

Both sides will be fighting with everything they’ve got, calling in Killstreaks in what is known as Active Combat Zones. Intel suggests that higher-quality supplies and gear are more present in Active Combat Zones compared to single-faction areas.

In Al Mazrah, all Cartel are KIA within the Koschei Complex. Konni found it, completely gutted it, and found some additional hidden tunnels under the city.

We have also lost Building 21 to the Konni Group. With your help, we can get it back.

To all Operators: Shadow Company are your family now. We will not take the first shot on any Operator in any DMZ Exclusion Zone, and fight arm-in-arm with you in our battle against Konni.

GAMEPLAY

New Field Upgrades

Disguise

  • Built for pure stealth engagements, the Disguised Field Upgrade allows you to appear as a member of a DMZ Combatant (AI) Faction. Equip the Disguise and DMZ Combatants of the same faction will not attack unless you blow your cover and act aggressively towards them.

Battle Revive

  • An experimental stimulant offering an adrenaline rush as you complete a self-revive: A Self-Revive mixed with pure Battle Rage! After using it to get up from Last Stand, it immediately activates Battle Rage’s effects, allowing you to heal more quickly. The Tactical Sprint is also constantly refreshed for a short period of time.

Self-Revive Box

  • Much like an Armor Box, this Field Upgrade holds multiple Self-Revive Kits. Perfect for squad-based infiltrations.

New Equipment

Scuba Gas Mask

  • This is a Gas Mask that also acts as a Rebreather, providing protection from radioactive winds, gas, and allows for underwater breathing for an extended period of time.

Updates

New Missions and Urgents

  • New Missions and new Urgent Missions (if unlocked) will become available in Season 05.

Friendly Fire

  • Due to recent developments in Al Mazrah, Shadow Company is now allied with Operators across the Exclusion Zones. However, friendly fire will not be tolerated and this group WILL become hostile if provoked.

Adjustments

  • Improved clarity on some Mission descriptions 
  • Adjusted infil locations across some Exclusion Zones 

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an issue causing an incorrect Assimilation icon 
  • Fixed an issue where Blueprints didn’t count for certain ‘acquire weapon’ Missions
  • Fixed an issue where the Notes menu could malfunction when navigating to Co-Op before DMZ
  • Fixed an issue where certain items would be revoked from DMZ inventory 
  • Fixed a number of collision issues with the SAM sites across Exclusion Zones
  • Fixed an issue where the smoke for the Quid Pro Quo mission was disappearing 
  • Fixed an issue causing the Signal Intelligence contract to have missing sounds
  • Fixed an issue where IR Beacon placement actions were missing sounds
  • Fixed an issue causing enemy weapon Blueprints to sometimes appear incorrectly after stowing into a Backpack slot
  • Fixed an issue causing some Players to encounter Dev Errors in Building 21

DMZ Season 5 Changes Explained

Below is a breakdown of the main changes outlined by the devs with S5’s overview. It goes deeper into the Konni Group and the four new items coming.

Konni Group

With Season 4 Reloaded, the devs teased new threats making themselves known across DMZ’s exclusion zones. We now know that was referencing the Konni Group. Not a lot is known about the new group, but they’ve taken hold of Building 21 and cleared the Cartel out of the Koschei Complex.

The initial messaging for Season 5 stated: “Konni found [Building 21], completely gutted it, and found some additional hidden tunnels under the city. We have also lost Building 21 to the Konni Group. With your help, we can get it back.”

As a result of the conflict and the emergence of the Konni Group, the Shadow Company are now friendly to Operators. Those deploying are encouraged to “fight arm-in-arm” and warned that “friendly fire will not be tolerated.”

New Items

There are four new items coming into DMZ with Season 5. The image below shows you the symbols for each new item in game, with explanations following.

DMZ Season 5 New Items and Character
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  • Disguise Field Upgrade – Geared towards stealth, this Field Upgrade lets players appear as a member of a DMZ Combatant Faction. In short, the zone’s AI will not target you when the Field Upgrade is equipped, unless you break your cover and act aggressively towards them.
  • Battle Revive – Described as an “experimental stimulant”, this provides players with an adrenaline rush that’s a mix of a Self-Revive and the existing Battle Rage Field Upgrade. It essentially stands players up from Last Stand and activates Battle Rage, letting the user heal more quickly and Tactical Sprint to a greater extent.
  • Self-Revive Box – The equivalent of an Armor Box, this item instead provides multiple Self-Revive Kits that squads can equip.
  • Scuba Gas Mask – An item combining a Gas Mask and a Rebreather, it provides protection from all radioactivity and lets users breathe underwater for extended periods.

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