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How to join the Atomgrad Raid in CoD MWII

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The Atomgrad Raid is here, but how does one play it? Join us and find out how to join the Atomgrad Raid and unlock it for yourself!

The new Atomgrad Raid in Call of Duty Modern Warfare II (MWII) gives players quite the challenging Special Ops assignment. Playing as either Gaz, Price, or Farah, players infiltrate a mysterious bunker to uncover its secrets. The Atomgrad Raid is not unlocked by default. This means players need to complete some challenges prior to joining the Atomgrad Raid and earning its rewards.
Once unlocked, the Atomgrad Raid appears on the main menu. Image via Activision.
Once unlocked, the Atomgrad Raid appears on the main menu. Image via Activision.

How to get a Raid Assignments in MWII

The Atomgrad Raid is not unlocked for anyone right away. Players must complete a Raid Assignment to unlock it. For completing one of the three available assignments, players earn a Raid pass. This Raid pass allows players to access the Special Ops Atomgrad Raid. Only one player per party of three needs to have a pass.
From there, players simply need to navigate to the Cooperative or Special Ops menu to select the Atomgrad Raid. Players by default should have a Raid Assignment in their daily challenges if they haven't unlocked it yet. The Raid Assignment is highlighted in blue and is available to all players.

What are the possible Raid Assignments?

To receive a Raid pass, players need to complete one of three available missions. There is one mission per each of Call of Duty MWII's three game modes: DMZ, Warzone, and Multiplayer. The challenges are not too difficult, as playing the standard game modes should earn you the pass. The Raid Assignments are as follows:
  • Completing a specific Daily Challenge in Multiplayer or Special Ops
  • Place within the top 20 in any Warzone 2.0 Battle Royale Playlist
  • Extract in DMZ with at least $30,000 cash

Joining the Atomgrad Raid in MWII

Once completed, players can then access the Atomgrad Raid through the Special Ops missions menu. The true challenge is what comes next, which is finding friends or others to play the Raid because there is no matchmaking available for the Raid. Players need to already be in a party of three to play the Atomgrad Raid. However, as a solution, players have been resorting to the game's subreddit to search for parties.
Atomgrad Raid screenshot. Image via Activision.
Atomgrad Raid screenshot. Image via Activision.
From there, it becomes a matter of readying up, selecting which kit to use, and then hopping right into the Atomgrad Raid.
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Noah Pather
Noah Pather
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Noah is a senior psychology student at the University of Ottawa, studying to become an athletic therapist. After watching Valve's Free to Play documentary in 2014, he got hooked on Dota 2 and hasn't looked back since. When he's not crushing mid-lane on Puck he is racing through King's Canyon as Octane. Self-proclaimed trilingual expert. Firmly believes V for Vendetta is the best film of all time.