All DMZ Changes in CoD Season 6, Explained

With each new season of Call of Duty, players can expect a slew of updates for the DMZ mode. Season 6 is no exception, introducing several changes that aim to enhance accessibility and balance. In this guide, we will outline all the DMZ changes for Call of Duty Season 6, giving you a comprehensive preview of what to expect.

CoD Season 6 DMZ Changes

The first significant change in DMZ for Season 6 is the maximum limit of 4 players per team in Assimilation. This change is meant to create a fairer and less overwhelming experience for all players, regardless of their group size. Additionally, players can now use Dog Tags for bartering, and there have been adjustments made to the prices of items at the Buy Station.

Another improvement to the DMZ mode is the enhanced mechanic for hostages. They can no longer be dropped on dirt bikes and can now be extracted from drivable exfil helicopters. To address feedback from solo players and smaller groups, the Surviving a Hunt Squad contract now grants a UAV to the hunted squad. The frequency of Killstreaks found in loot has also been reduced.

Several bug fixes have been implemented as well, addressing issues such as unlock requirements for the Crown faction, incorrect Phalanx progression, and the classification of custom weapons as Contraband. These fixes aim to improve the overall gameplay experience in DMZ mode.

Looking ahead, players can anticipate The Haunting and Operation Nightmare events coming to DMZ and other modes on Oct. 17, 2023. The addition of Battle Royale features will provide players with the means to take on the undead creatures.

DMZ Call of Duty Season 6 Full Patch Notes



  • Assimilation now allows a maximum of 4 Players per team
  • Players can now use their own Dog Tags to Barter in DMZ
  • Hostages can no longer be dropped on dirt bikes
  • Hostages can now be extracted in drivable exfil helicopters
  • Reduced the frequency of Killstreaks found in loot
  • Surviving a Hunt Squad contract now grants a UAV immediately to the hunted squad
  • Adjusted a number of DMZ Buy Station prices:
    • Munitions Box – From $1,000 to $5,000
    • Gas Mask – From $2,000 to $3,500
    • Medium Backpack – From $5,000 to $6,500
    • Large Backpack – From $30,000 to $50,000
    • 3 Plate Carriers – From $35,000 to $65,000
    • JLTV Airdrops – From $18,000 to $75,000
    • UAV – From $12,000 to $100,000
    • AUAV – From $12,000 to $200,000
    • Precision Airstrike – From $12,000 to $30,000
    • Cluster Strike – From $12,000 to $30,000
    • Revive Pistol – From $7,500 to $10,000


  • Fixed an issue that could cause the Player to not receive event credit for running over enemies with the LTV
  • Fixed an issue causing an incorrect Crown Faction unlock requirement
  • Fixed an issue that showed unobtainable notes in the notes menu
  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to set a custom weapon to Contraband in certain situations
  • Fixed an issue where hostile helicopters chasing the train could spawn without enemies in rare circumstances
  • Fixed a number of Faction Mission descriptions
  • Fixed an issue where the Signal Intelligence contract could target phones in locked spaces
  • Fixed an issue where pinging hostages would activate an incorrect voice line
  • Fixed an issue where some Phalanx missions were not properly allowing Players to progress other squadmate’s missions
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes allowed Players to carry a Primary Weapon while holding a hostage
  • Fixed a number of inconsistent Buy Station prices

Now that you have a comprehensive overview of all the DMZ changes for Season 6, be sure to check out Activision’s full patch notes for the mode to get started on your thrilling journey. You can also explore the relevant links below for more DMZ content.

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Kristina Ebanez

Kristina is a Staff Writer and has been with Twinfinite for more than a year. She typically covers Minecraft, The Sims 4, Disney Dreamlight Valley, anime, Call of Duty, and newly released games. She loves the Metal Gear Solid series (Snake Eater especially), Rockstar’s Bully, the Horizon franchise, What Remains of Edith Finch, and many more. Her dog is also an avid video game watcher, primarily when there’s a horse or a cat. She has a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and grew up gaming on the islands.