How to start the Modern Warfare 2 Atomgrad Raid

Atomgrad continues on from the single player campaign

Modern Warfare 2 just received a midseason update. It’s called ‘Season 01 Reloaded’, and adds the very first Raid into the game. Atomgrad is the new Raid Special Ops mission, and can be tackled with three player teams. Not everyone can access the Raid right away however, as players will need to earn a Raid Assignment, in one of three ways.

Gaining access to the new Raid is just the first part, as players will then be tasked with infiltrating an underground bunker as Price, Farah and Gaz. This continues on from the single player campaign, which ended with an action-packed set piece on top of a skyscraper.

For now, here’s how to gain access to the Modern Warfare 2 Raid, as well as some tips on what to expect from Atomgrad.

When does the Atomgrad Raid release in Modern Warfare 2?


The first Modern Warfare 2 Raid arrived on Wednesday, December 14th alongside Season 01 Reloaded.  Players need to earn a Raid Assignment, before heading into the Raid via the main menu. The Atomgrad Raid is technically classified as a Special Ops mission.

How to access the Modern Warfare 2 Raid

There are three ways to gain a Raid Assignment and earn access to the Atomgrad Raid in Modern Warfare 2:

  1. Complete a specific Daily Challenge either in Multiplayer or Special Ops.
  2. Place within the top 20 in any Warzone 2.0 Battle Royale Playlist.
  3. In DMZ, use the final extract helicopter with at least $30,000 in Cash.

Once a player has completed one of these three objectives, they will earn a Raid Assignment. This is essentially a key that will allow players to take on the Raid for a week after earning it. Only the host player in a multiplayer squad needs a Raid Assignment, and can bring two squadmates with them into the Atomgrad mission.

Raid Rewards


The main reward for completing the Modern Warfare 2 Raid is the Gaz “Convoy” skin. This can be equipped in Warzone 2, as well as Modern Warfare 2’s Multiplayer Mode. In addition to this, completion of the Raid will unlock ‘a harder difficulty Playlist that will test even veteran Operators’.

During the Raid, there will be additional Intel scattered throughout. This Intel is said to unlock additional cosmetic items, as well as new data that will shine a light on new elements of the Modern Warfare 2 story as a whole.

That’s all you need to know about the Atomgrad Raid in Modern Warfare 2. For more help with the game be sure to check out our Modern Warfare 2 best weapons tier list.

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