When is the Modern Warfare 2 Raid live?

Modern Warfare 2 Raid Atomgrad
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When is the Modern Warfare 2 Raid live? Atomgrad goes live on December 14, an extension of the main story single player campaign but now in the form of three-player co-op, as players will effectively be able to work together to deal with powerful AI threats in a new PvE mode. The Atomgrad Raid launches very soon, so if you're interested in seeing COD: MW2 ramp up to eleven, here's everything you need to know about the Modern Warfare 2 Raid release time, date and how it all works.

When is the Modern Warfare 2 Raid release time and date?

The first Modern Warfare 2 Raid Atomgrad is set to release on Wednesday December 14, to coincide with the release of the big Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 Season 1 Reloaded update. This is due to go live at 10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm GMT, with update patches for Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 being released beforehand in preparation.

Atomgrad Modern Warfare 2 Raid explained

The Atomgrad Modern Warfare 2 Raid will let you team up with two buddies to take on a three player co-operative mission together. Although there are steps to accessing it so check out our guide on how to start the Modern Warfare 2 Raid for help there. Unlike the current Spec Ops missions in which you use multiplayer Operators, the Raid is played as main characters Price, Gaz, and Farah as it's a continuation of the single player campaign. This means you should have finished the story before jumping in to this first Raid, unless you don't mind the conclusion being spoiled.

The raid will involve infiltrating a huge bunker base by swimming through various underwater tunnels, while taking down groups of enemies as a co-ordinated team. "What the hell is this place?" is the question posed at the end of the trailer, and the name for this first episode, Atomgrad, suggests you may have found yourself in the middle of a nuclear facility. Thankfully we won't have a long wait to find out, with the Atomgrad Modern Warfare 2 Raid release date just around the corner on December 14, at which point we can start earning Modern Warfare 2 Raid Rewards for completing the mission. The DMZ Building 21, another harder challenge that was also promised with the season reload has yet to appear and will apparently appear in secret for player to work out. 

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