Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Has Added A Ton Of New Content

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 adds a MMORPG-type raid, more PVE content, and World Cup themed content to the game.

By Jason Collins | Updated

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The most recent Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 update has brought a ton of new content, some of which is celebrating the currently ongoing World Cup. In addition, the game now has a PvE shooter mode, as well as its first CoD raid—group gaming modes reserved for RPG games.

According to Kotaku, both Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0 just received a substantial content update which brought traditional team-based multiplayer gaming experiences to the world’s most famous shooter game. This includes various battle royale and PvE (Player-vs-environment) modes and plenty of usual tweaks to the game’s mechanics that balance out the gameplay. For example, shotgun damage isn’t as heavy as it used to be.

But what’s most interesting is the concept of raiding — which, as we stated, was reserved for MMORPGs.

Admittedly, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 isn’t an MMORPG — despite being played by millions of people, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 isn’t actually an MMO — and Activision Blizzard has no plans to change anything regarding the gameplay in order to facilitate the new gaming mode. Instead, these raids are actually three-person PVE missions that are available within the game.

This means that you’re playing against the AI and not against other players. To successfully access raids, you’ll have to own a full copy of the game, in addition to some content requirements.

And the concept actually drives in-game engagement, which is a pretty neat trick employed by the developer to keep the fans coming back for more. To play the raid and receive its promising rewards upon completion, players have to complete specific challenges. One of those implies completing a specific Daily Challenge in either a Multiplayer or Special Ops mode, placing within the top 20 in any battle royale playlist, or completing DMZ with $30,000 in in-game cash.

Completing any of these challenges will grant players a Raid Assignment, which lasts for a week.

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As for the world cup content, well, the record-breaking Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 now features a soccer field with a huge soccer ball, ATVs, and shock sticks. It’s similar to Rocket League, and any team that scores five goals first wins. It’s a limited-time event, so soccer-loving gamers might want to give it a go before the timer runs out.

In addition to the aforementioned contents, there are a bunch of quality-of-life updates within the game. For example, if you join a game in progress, it won’t count as a loss if you lose — it’s the feature we didn’t know we wanted.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 launched less than two months ago, and it has already managed to revolutionize the BattlePass concept and implement gaming mechanics that would benefit players’ online adventures if they played the campaign beforehand. Not only that, the game is a testament to the greatness of the gaming industry and its rise as the biggest segment of the entertainment industry — which it actually is, considering that the Grammy Awards now awards gaming music.