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Modern Warfare 2 Raids explained: Release date, gameplay, leaks

Modern Warfare 2 will deliver a new Raids experience to the Call of Duty franchise, so here’s what you need to know.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is introducing the Raids experience to the franchise, so here’s all the latest on the new feature making its way to MW2.

Call of Duty fans are being spoiled when it comes to Modern Warfare 2 gameplay variety. The new title has already delivered a cooperative Special Ops and added a new multiplayer third-person playlist to rotation.

Infinity Ward also innovated with the new Invasion mode variation of Modern Warfare 2’s Ground War. The list of game modes doesn’t stop there as Warzone 2 and DMZ are set to arrive with the Season 1 update and offer a brand-new experience with shared progression.

Another new entity on the way in Modern Warfare 2 is Raids. Infinity Ward have teased what to expect with this mode, as well as its post-launch release date, so here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming co-op mode.

Modern Warfare 2 Raids release date

Raids will arrive in Modern Warfare 2 with the Season 1 Reloaded update, which is scheduled to arrive on December 14, 2022.

The Season 1 Reloaded update also brings Shipment and Shoot House to Modern Warfare 2 and will be the first major update for Warzone 2.0 after its November 16, 2022 release date.

What are Raids in Modern Warfare 2?

Thanks to the official Call of Duty blog concerning Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer, we know that Raids will be “a three-player cooperative engagement requiring teamwork and strategic, puzzle-solving thinking in-between bouts of intense combat.”

Activision and Infinity Ward have revealed very little information about Raids as interest in the new mode continues to build.

The only other information that we know about Raids is that the mode is set to feature Modern Warfare 2’s new AI.

In the November 9 blog concerning Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 Season 1, the devs had this to say about Raids: “Continuing the story of the Modern Warfare II Campaign, Raids will be the ultimate challenge for Trios with a mix of stealth, all-out action, and puzzle-solving objectives. Expect a full Tactical Overview and additional Raids intel at mid-season.”

Modern Warfare 2 Raids gameplay details leak

According to industry insider Tom Henderson, “It’s understood that the first Raid coming to Modern Warfare 2 will have at least two puzzles involved; one focused on numbers and the other focused on a water maze.”

Henderson reiterates the role of AI within the Raids experience. Infinity Ward have put a ton of effort into developing this new AI, and it’s no surprise to see it at the forefront of several Modern Warfare 2 experiences.

The leaker also shared specifics concerning the first Raid experience set for Modern Warfare 2. Players will reportedly be tasked with infiltrating a submarine base, which will be a mission that highlights Modern Warfare 2’s new water mechanics with underwater gameplay.

The coordination between teammates will determine how efficiently you complete the highly tactical mission.

So far, dataminers uncovered three separate missions related to Raids. Interestingly enough, Henderson also explains that datamined images “indicate that raids could be built from the ground up and on their own individual map.”


As more information concerning Raids in Modern Warfare 2 comes to light prior to release, we’ll be sure to keep you updated.

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