Modern Warfare 2 raids release date, storyline, and more

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November 9, 2022: Activision has shared more intel on the first episode of Raids. Scroll down for the latest information.

Modern Warfare 2 Raids are a brand-new experience on their way to Infinity Ward's latest entry in the Call of Duty franchise. Alongside multiplayer, the single-player campaign, and Special Ops, Raids offer players a brand-new way to play Call of Duty. For those familiar with Destiny 2, Raids are a familiar mode packed with action and problem-solving.

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Although details are limited, it appears Raids in Modern Warfare 2 will function similarly to how they work in Bungie's game. Players will need to join forces to defeat plenty of opposition alongside completing a range of puzzles in order to complete the mission.

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Before we share more intel on Modern Warfare 2 Raids, don't forget to check out our guides showcasing the best Modern Warfare 2 guns that will dominate the early stages of the game.

What are Modern Warfare 2 Raids?

Thanks to a Call of Duty blog post sharing details on what multiplayer has in store, we know a little about what Raids will have in store. The blog says Raids are a "three-player cooperative experience requiring teamwork and strategic, puzzle-solving thinking in-between bouts of intense combat."

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Based on the brief description, Raids will offer a more strategic experience compared to the usual dose of multiplayer. Once we hear more about this interesting mode, we will update the guide with everything you need to know.

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Modern Warfare 2 Raids leaks

Thanks to an Insider Gaming report from notable insider Tom Henderson, more information on Raids have surfaced. The report claims the first Raid will contain "at least two puzzles; one focused on numbers and the other focused on a water maze."

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Additionally, Henderson mentions the role of AI in Raids and with Infinity Ward spending plenty of time developing new AI for Modern Warfare 2, it will feature in some capacity.

Alongside the AI, the leaker reveals players will need to infiltrate a submarine base utilising Modern Warfare 2's underwater combat and new water mechanics.

When are Raids coming to Modern Warfare 2?

The first Modern Warfare 2 raid arrives on December 14 as part of the Season 1 Reloaded update. The mid-season update also includes the arrival of the legendary Shipment multiplayer map.

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Information on what the first raid entails remains a mystery but we do know it's a direct continuation of the single-player campaign.

That's all there is to know about Modern Warfare 2 Raids. For more, check out our guides showcasing the best Modern Warfare 2 sniper rifle to use and all there is to know about Modern Warfare 2 game modes making their way to multiplayer.