Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will introduce Destiny-style raids

One of the most interesting parts of today’s CoD Next livestream was the announcement of raids as part of Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer. According to an official blog post (opens in new tab), raids will be “a three-player cooperative engagement requiring teamwork and strategic, puzzle-solving thinking in-between bouts of intense combat.”

Raids are coming when Modern Warfare 2 Season 1 arrives on November 16 and will apparently be episodic missions that are each a few hours long. The post is otherwise light on details, but I think there’s a lot we can infer from what’s been said and the environment MW2 will release in. The gold standard for MMO-style raids in FPSes has to be Bungie’s Destiny. The former Halo developer’s 6-person endgame PvE activity has an almost legendary place in the community, with teams competing around the clock to achieve a coveted world’s first completion whenever a new one goes live.

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