It’s one of the Call of Duty community’s favourite maps of all time, and played host to some memorable plays during the 2013 Call of Duty World League season on Black Ops 2. Its return in Black Ops: Cold War has put a smile on the majority of players’ faces, and now it appears that it is returning to competitive play once again. Yup, Raid is back in competitive Call of Duty.
In an update to the official 2021 competitive settings for the Call of Duty League and Challengers competitions, Activision has added Raid into the map pool for all three modes played in a competitive series. Raid will now replace Cartel in the Hardpoint map pool, Crossroads in Search and Destroy, and Moscow in Control.
Often deemed one of the best competitive maps in CoD esports history, the prospect of having Raid back is tantalizing for CDL fans and veteran players in the league that were competing back in 2013.
New York Subliners’ James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks, who pulled off a famous 3v1 clutch on the map against Fariko Impact back in the day, even teased that his old look may have to make a comeback as well.
Raid is back… you know what else is comin’ back.. pic.twitter.com/QqcZu5hQq6
— NYSL Clayster (@Clayster) January 7, 2021
Alongside the map changes, the CDL rule set was updated to ban all tactical rifles from competitive play, which includes the arch nemesis of any Warzone player right now, the DMR.