Modern Warfare 2 to introduce Destiny-style Raids post-launch

Matt Porter
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Modern Warfare 2 is set to be one of the most expansive and wide-ranging Call of Duty titles ever, with MW2 to introduce Destiny-style Raids following the game’s release.

Call of Duty Next has been full of major announcements covering all three of the franchise’s upcoming releases: Modern Warfare 2, Warzone 2, and Warzone Mobile.

It’s not just Warzone 2.0 getting exciting new modes, with the now confirmed sandbox DMZ mode, as Infinity Ward have been hard at work creating new Call of Duty experiences for MW2 as well.

Alongside the return of Special Ops, the developers are planning to bring Raids to the game, taking inspiration from Bungie’s Destiny franchise.

Modern Warfare 2 player aiming at fallen enemy

Infinity Ward state in the Call of Duty blog that Raids will be a “three-player cooperative engagement requiring teamwork and strategic.”

Players will be working together to complete objectives against AI, similarly to the classic Spec Ops mode. As well as taking out AI and completing objectives like saving hostages, it seems players will also have to get their thinking hats on in order to do some “puzzle-solving thinking in-between bouts of intense combat.”

Perhaps the new proximity chat will help players coordinate a strategy for these raids, as the new AI that Infinity Ward have been working on is set to be a force to be reckoned with.

The game’s developers have confirmed that Raids will arrive “later this year,” but have not announced an exact release date for the mode.

Raids is just one of the huge announcements made at Call of Duty Next, with Warzone’s Gulag 2.0 and Modern Warfare 2’s new Gunsmith also revealed.

Image Credits: Infinity Ward

About The Author

Matt is CharlieINTEL's UK Editor, specializing in all things Call of Duty, including Warzone and Modern Warfare 2. Matt previously worked as a freelance esports writer for Gfinity, before joining Dexerto in 2018 as a Junior & Senior Writer. You can contact Matt via email at: [email protected]