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GhostRoach is the slash ship between Simon “Ghost” Riley and Gary “Roach” Sanderson from the Call of Duty fandom.
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In 2016, Lieutenant Simon “Ghost” Riley and Sergeant Gary “Roach” Sanderson are teamed with Captain John “Soap” MacTavish. Following the death of new teammate Private First Class Joseph Allen, they travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to investigate an alleged contact of Makarov, the man who killed Allen, Alejandro Rojas. Due to Allen’s death, Russia initiates an attack on American soil, believing Makarov’s terrorist attack was an American-supported attack, due to Allen being American. They locate and subdue Rojas’ assistant, with Ghost staying back to interrogate the man. A short time later, he gets the location of Rojas and informs Roach. Roach is further ahead when he gets the call, leading to Soap telling him there’s no time for back up and that he’s going to have to do it on his own. Roach reaches his intersect of Rojas as Ghost and Soap follow from their end. Ghost and Roach watch as Soap crashes into Rojas, tackling him out of a two story building, landing on a parked car.
Upon torturing Rojas, he tells the team the only person Makarov hates more than Americans is locked up in a Russian gulag – Prisoner #6-2-7. As the team decides to get the person in the gulag, they’re pursued by the Brazilian Militia, actively trying to kill them. A radio for an exfil is made and as Ghost and Roach are jumping from rooftop to rooftop, Roach misses a jump. He falls and struggles to gain his bearings as more militia fill the streets, heading straight for him. From the exfil helicopter, Ghost calls out to him and warns him how he can see an incoming group of the militia coming for him. Roach picks himself up and begins running and evading enemies. Through guidance, Roach reaches the rooftops and manages to jump for the helicopter and climb the ladder.
In order to retrieve Prisoner #6-2-7 from the Russian gulag, Ghost, Roach and team take a small submarine ride to an oil rig. After disabling SAM sites, they ride to the gulag. They navigate their way through the prison and come to a point where Ghost separates from the team and stays back to hack from the prison’s control room, opening cells and cell doors. With his assistance, they’re able to locate the prisoner, who is fellow man Captain John Price, previously captured during Operation Kingfish. The prison begins to shake as the Navy has resumed their bombardment. The team run to avoid falling debris and find an escape, Ghost finding his own means of escape. The team is rescued and hoisted into the air as the gulag explodes and burns beneath them.
Following the rescue of Price, the team carries out a plan to end the war in the United States. They need to secure a route to a docked submarine at the Rybachiy naval base, which is located near Petropavlovsk, Russia. Roach and Price partner up and meet up with Ghost and the rest of the team. Price leaves to head for the submarine, asking Ghost and Roach to cover him from the guardhouse. Ghost tells Roach to follow him and the two take up positions of defensive. As they defend the guardhouse, the silo doors on the submarine open and a nuclear missile launches.
Knowing Makarov is hiding in one of two places, Shepherd sends the team to both locations to eliminate him. While Soap and Price go to the Boneyard in Afghanistan, Ghost and Roach head to a safehouse on the Georgian-Russian border. Before the mission is set to begin, Ghost requests to be partnered with Roach, which is granted by Price. Ghost, Roach and their team reach the safehouse, only to be ambushed. Roach barely survives, but they press forward. Upon clearing the safehouse, they gather intel from Makarov’s computer, where Roach sets up a DSM to download the information while still evading off Makarov’s forces. With the download complete, Ghost yells for Roach to follow him to the LZ, where Shepherd is.
As Ghost and Roach are heading for Shepherd’s location, Roach is struck by a mortar attack. Ghost yells he has Roach and for him to hang on. He helps Roach stand up while telling him to get up and that they’re almost out of there. Too injured to walk on his own, Ghost wraps an arm around Roach, steading him as they continue toward Shepherd. Shepherd’s helicopter lands, with him asking if they have the DSM, Ghost confirming they do. Shepherd immediately shoots Roach, with him falling to the ground. Ghost turns to try to catch him while screaming “no”. As Roach hits the ground, Ghost turns back to shoot Shepherd, though Shepherd is quicker and shoots Ghost as well. Shepherd gestures for a couple operatives of the Shadow Company to come in and dispose of their bodies. Roach, still alive, though too injured to fight back is thrown into a shallow pit, with Ghost’s body being thrown in next to him moments later. Through Ghost’s radio, Price’s voice is heard trying to warn them of Shepherd’s betrayal. Gasoline is poured over Ghost and Roach, before Shepherd tosses his cigar onto their bodies, setting them alight.
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- Ghost warns Roach of the impending Brazilian Militia heading his way.
- Ghost requests to be partnered with Roach.
- Ghost helps an injured Roach walk.
- After Roach is shot by Shepherd, Ghost tries to shoot Shepherd in retaliation.
GhostRoach is a popular ship within the Call of Duty fandom. During the original run of the Modern Warfare sub-series (2007-2011), it gained traction for how well Ghost and Roach worked together, but primarily for how they died together. Following the 2019 reboot of the Modern Warfare series, more specifically the 2022 game, new life has been breathed into the ship even though Roach does not appear in that game. Ghost is a main character and fans were quick express their disappointment in Roach being absent. However since Roach is absent and Ghost lives, fans are hopeful for them to be reunited in the next installment. Fans are also noticeably happy that both Ghost and Roach are alive in this reboot, or rather they believe Roach is alive.
Those who ship GhostRoach often portray Ghost and Roach finding love on the battlefield. Due to Roach being absent in the reboot, he is sometimes portrayed as having died like his original counterpart, while reboot!Ghost mourns his loss. Ghost’s most popular ship is GhostSoap , with fan works sometimes featuring GhostRoach; Ghost with Soap, but still in love with Roach.
On AO3, GhostRoach has 400+ works in its romantic/slash tag, and 40+ in its platonic/general tag.
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With the Liver and Bowel Broken Into Pieces - FanaticalThings - Call of Duty (Video Games) [Archive of Our Own]
Chapters: 1/1 Fandom: Call of Duty (Video Games) Rating: General Audiences Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings Relationships: Simon “Ghost” Riley/Gary “Roach” Sanderson Characters: Simon “Ghost” Riley, Gary “Roach” Sanderson, John “Soap” MacTavish Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Hurt/Comfort, Emotional Hurt/Comfort, Injury, Light Angst, Mutual Pining, Unrequited Love, Not Actually Unrequited Love, Ghost is just stupid, Protective Simon “Ghost” Riley, roach is protective too but this is from ghost’s pov, Military Inaccuracies, idk shit abt the army, no beta we die like ghostroach, Happy Ending, dw im not a monster, i believe in mute!roach supremacy Summary:
He is a weak man, and Roach has managed to exploit that weakness, but no matter how hard he tries, Ghost can’t bring himself to make it stop.
He wants to be selfish. He wants to experience all the things he’s been deprived of since birth.
He wants it all, starting with Roach.
yall I actually did it. first fic in years and it’s ghostroach lmao
*throws roach at you*
I'm not dead, hello!! Life's been chaotic and a certain lil discord server has been keeping me extremly distracted (affectionally) But art has been happening slowly!
Here is some color pallete studies (soaproach edition, cus they are... plaguing my mind) I did some days(?) ago!! Most of these were requested (as you can see by the amount of... soap's (truly a fan favorite))
Part 1 (this one) - Part 2 - Part 3
My dumbass accidentally deleted the ask, but someone was asking for some GhostRoach hcs and how they’d show affection/spend their free time together so here are some that I have:
- Mentioned in one of my fics but I hc that Roach just leaves sticky notes everywhere, and this is because I believe in mute!Roach. He does this usually when he’s not in a rush to say something to someone, more like leaving lil notes around base for teammates to find (some “good mornings” or small reminders, or stupid doodles, etc)
- If they’re on missions, he still carries around a pad of stickies, just to doodle or scribble quick notes when he’s bored or when missions are going slow. I feel like he’s the type to just slap em onto people to get their attention. And he def has passed these stickies to Ghost with the most serious body language & expression, making Ghost think the note is something important, and he’ll just look down and it’ll be the worst joke he’s ever heard of written down (either that or a really crude drawing of Ghost or anyone/thing from their surroundings lol)
- Another hc I have (I think this was also in my fic idk for sure) is that Ghost will read to Roach, or at least read out loud when the two are alone. Sometimes it’s either Roach sat/laid down close to Ghost, contentedly listening to Ghost’s rumbling voice. Or, it’ll be more casual, like they both happen to be in the same room, Roach is maybe writing in his journal or cleaning his equipment, and Ghost will just start reading aloud to fill the silence. It’s something that I feel like becomes routine, like if Ghost is reading and Roach is near, then he’ll just subconsciously start reading out loud :)
- Affection-wise, I don’t think these two would be a very PDA couple, but also because their relationship would actually be prohibited in the military due to their difference in ranks. So even tho they aren’t touchy feely, I def do think they show affection through small actions, esp considering that they have to be subtle. I think these two would have a thing for each others’ hands. Usually before every mission, when they’re about to be deployed or when they’re en route to dangerous territory, at least one of them will subconsciously fiddle with the other person’s hands. Kind of like a nervous tick, they’ll just slowly reach out for the other person.
- If they’re about to get sent on a dangerous mission or if they’re about to be separated, they’ll definitely show more affection either through more prominent touches, or softly spoken reassurances. They’ll probably sit just a lil closer to each other, and at least one of them will def appear more glued to the other person’s side. I think Ghost would be the one to pull Roach aside and whisper a tender “be safe” and I think Roach would place his hand on his heart and then point to Ghost as a way of saying “my heart is with you.” Just a quick soft moment between the two in case it’s the last time they ever see each other again.
- Behind closed doors, they’re definitely more outward about their love, I mostly think when they’re alone they’ll just lie together, usually with Ghost having an arm around Roach. Sometimes Roach might teasingly poke around/caress Ghost’s face since it’s the only time he’ll get to see it, and Ghost will just stare at him exasperated (but lovingly). And this is usually when they’ll talk about what ifs or any lingering fears they’ve been having recently. Maybe Roach will talk about the two living on a farm together, or maybe Ghost will suggest bringing Roach out on a proper date one day.
I do have more! But this is getting quite long so lmk if y'all are interested in hearing the others cuz I got some angsty ones too lmao
today, I give u some messy ghostroach doodles. tomorrow? who knows.
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"Doctors say it smells like flowers when someone is about to die"
"Wonder if butterflies smell it too"
something something “to be loved is to be changed” except i didn’t execute the “the be changed” part all that well so instead it’s mostly just ghostroach being in love
heyyyy~ poses on the floor sexly.
Do you ever think about how Roach didn't immediately die from his wounds back in the original mw.
Do you ever sit down and think about Roach, laying down on the floor bleeding out, helpless, having to watch his soulmate (his other half, the love of his life (so much more than romantic love, so much farter from platonic love, so much them), his Ghost ) die instantly by the gun shot wound.
Do you stare at the wall and imagine Roach still having time to feel agony and grief, even while in pain, even if short, even as he bleeds out himself, even as he gets drenched in gasoline and consumed by fire.
Maybe he had time to caress Ghost's unmovable cheek one more time. Maybe he took his glasses and closed his eyes for his own peace of mind and for the deep respect he felt for the man. Maybe he cried his final tears not because of his own pain or for his own death but because Ghost went first .
He left first.
Because I sit down sometimes and I think about how Roach didn't die right away. And it seemed like the universe looked at him and laughed because Ghost died instantly. Like a cruel joke.
A final fuck you to him.
Roach didn't die immediately. He could've maybe tried to get away, maybe get a knife and kill Shepperd. Get revenge. Proceed with the mission. Use Ghost's radio and warn the others- But no, he stayed, watched tiredly, that sick fuck turn away after taking everything from him, watched Ghost's lifeless body singe, watched as the flames consumed his own flesh and tried to burn him before he succumbed to his own wounds.
Him and Ghost became, together, the ashes that later fed the land and grew the greanest grass.
Price and Soap probably didn't even have enough of them bodies to put on a casket.
They, together, will be on that field forever.
I need more SoapRoach. Just SoapRoach
I love SoapGhost. I love GhostRoach. I even love SoapGhostRoach but I need more SoapRoach.
I read the journal, and the way Soap is like "He's so much like me ^^" and kinda being like "everything that goes wrong that has to deal with Roach is my fault" but him being like "Ghost was so fucking slow with his hacking"
I just love the dynamic so much bro
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Fans Have Interesting Theory About Roach
An interesting theory making the rounds online suggests one way that the character 'Roach' could be introduced in a Modern Warfare sequel.
The 2019 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reboot presses the reset button on Infinity Ward's Modern Warfare series, allowing the story to take place in modern times with new versions of some of Call of Duty 's most popular characters. Fans have started speculating about how a Modern Warfare sequel will introduce some of the characters not seen in the reboot game, and this includes an interesting theory about Gary "Roach" Sanderson. Please note that this article will have spoilers for both the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare 2 campaigns.
For the uninitiated, Roach is the main character in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 , who meets a grisly end at the hands of General Shepherd. Roach wasn't in Call of Duty 4 , and so it's not exactly surprising that he wasn't featured in the Modern Warfare reboot game. However, there's a theory that Roach actually was in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare , but that he's going by a different name.
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The theory is that Alex will eventually go by the name "Roach" in the rebooted Modern Warfare universe. The evidence for this theory revolves around the fact that Alex survived a seemingly deadly explosion at the end of the Modern Warfare campaign, and while he lost a leg, Modern Warfare Season 3 revealed that he got a prosthetic one installed in its place. Cockroaches, as some may know, are known for their ability to regrow their legs and survive catastrophic events. This could explain how he gets the "Roach" nickname.
Another reason why some fans think that Alex may be Roach is the fact that Price didn't mention Roach at the end of the campaign. The end of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare campaign sees Captain Price putting together a team consisting of Gaz, Soap, and Simon "Ghost" Riley , but no mention of Roach is made. It's possible that this is because Alex will be Roach, and it's unclear at that point in time if Price even knows if Alex is alive or dead.
If Alex does become Roach in the inevitable Modern Warfare sequel , it will be interesting to see if he shares the same fate as the original Roach. The new Modern Warfare games, while using many of the same characters, appear to be featuring different story beats, and so it's possible Roach and Ghost will live longer this time around.
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Lieutenant Simon "Ghost" Riley is a British special forces operator, and a prominent member of Task Force 141 , known for his iconic skull-patterned balaclava, headset, and dark red sunglasses.
Ghost appears as a main character in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 , Modern Warfare 2: Ghost , Call of Duty: Online , Find Makarov: Operation Kingfish , Call of Duty: Heroes , and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered . He also appears as a customization option in Call of Duty: Ghosts and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare .
- 1.1.1 Pre-Military
- 1.1.2 Joining the Military
- 1.1.3 Return from the Military
- 1.2 Going after Manuel Roba
- 1.3.1 Ukraine
- 1.3.2 Operation Kingfish
- 1.3.3 Hunting Rojas
- 1.3.4 Infiltration of the Russian Oil Rig / Rescuing Prisoner 627
- 1.3.5 The Contingency
- 1.3.6 The Search for Vladimir Makarov and Death
- 2 Call of Duty: Heroes
- 4 Call of Duty: Mobile
- 5.1 Call of Duty: Mobile
- 7 References
Simon Riley had a very traumatic childhood while growing up in Manchester, England because of his heartless father. His father often brought dangerous animals back to their home and taunted him with them, even going so far as to force Simon to kiss a snake. When he and his younger brother Tommy grew older, Tommy would always wear a skull-mask at night to scare Simon. Simon's father would sometimes take him to the Bone Lickers concerts. At one concert, his father made him laugh at the death of a prostitute who had overdosed on drugs.
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Joining the Military
Simon used to be an apprentice butcher at a grocery but joined the military after the September 11 attacks occurred. He eventually was accepted into the Special Air Service .
Return from the Military
Returning home on leave in January 2003, Simon found his mother and brother had hit rock bottom. His brother, Tommy, was addicted to drugs and had been stealing from their mother to support his habit. Simon chose to not return to the military until he had straightened things out for his family. He worked to help Tommy overcome his drug addiction and, in March 2004, beat his father and threw him out of the house for all the abuse he had inflicted on Riley and his mother. By June 2006, Tommy had been clean for some time and married a woman named Beth. Riley served as the best man at Tommy's wedding. Beth also gave birth to a young boy named Joseph who would become Riley's nephew.
Going after Manuel Roba
Simon Riley after killing Roba.
Simon was pulled from shipping out for an operation in Iran and was attached to an American team tasked with taking down the Zaragoza Drug Cartel headed by Manuel Roba . When he and his team made their move on the Day of the Dead, the team's commanding officer, Major Vernon , betrayed them to the enemy. Riley and his teammates were brought to a brainwashing facility and tortured for months. Despite the torture, Vernon was Unable to fully break Riley. Roba had Vernon killed for his failure and later buried Riley alive in Vernon's casket, leaving him to die. Using the jawbone from Vernon's rotted corpse, Riley was able to break through the casket, claw his way to freedom, and somehow make it back across the border to Texas.
After four months, his injuries had healed but he still suffered from temper-management issues, which prevented him from returning to active duty. After meeting up with the other two former teammates from that mission, Kevin Sparks and Marcus Washington , he realized that Roba had broken and brainwashed them both. He attempted to kill Sparks but was forced to flee when Washington turned up unexpectedly. Fleeing, he returned home to find Washington had killed his mother, brother Tommy, sister-in-law Beth, and nephew Joseph (alternately referred to as Jacob).
He killed Sparks and Washington before returning to Mexico to take down Roba once and for all. Riley ambushed Roba's right-hand man, Gilberto and tortured Roba's location out of him. Arriving at Roba's compound, he methodically eliminated Roba's guard patrols before assaulting the mansion itself and, after a prolonged gunfight, killing Roba. Armed with information on Roba's contacts and business dealings, he prepared to leave but was approached by General Shepherd who recruited him into Task Force 141 .
Task Force 141
Ghost being held hostage in Ukraine.
At one point, he was sent to deal with terrorists who had taken hostages at a grade school in Ukraine. He deliberately let himself be caught and told the terrorists and the children about his past before the rest of his team arrived to free him and the children. One girl asked him if the story of Simon "Ghost" Riley was true and if Riley was Ghost. He responded saying "true enough to that lot".
On October 8, 2013, a joint Task Force 141/ Delta Force operation codenamed Operation Kingfish was launched. Ghost worked alongside John Price , John "Soap" MacTavish , Gary "Roach" Sanderson , Sandman and Derek "Frost" Westbrook as they hunted down Vladimir Makarov . They assaulted the main compound and were able to recover some intel, but got ambushed by a bomb, forcing the team to evacuate. During the evac, Soap was wounded by an RPG and was partially knocked out. An AC-130 tried to defend the team as they sprinted toward their evac point, but was shot down, leaving the team completely vulnerable. Price selflessly stayed behind to facilitate the team's escape and was wounded and captured.
Following Makarov's massacre at Zakhaev International Airport , Ghost assisted in the operation in Rio de Janeiro to locate and capture Alejandro Rojas , the man who supplied Makarov with weapons and ammunition, maintaining radio contact with Captain MacTavish and Roach while they searched for Rojas' assistant . After MacTavish and Roach began pursuing the assistant, Ghost met up with them at the Hotel Rio and joined the chase. Once the assistant was taken down by Roach, Ghost prepared to interrogate him through torture. Ghost was heard via radio for the rest of the mission as he attempted to pursue Rojas through the favela. After the capture of Rojas, Ghost was heard requesting extraction from Command, but to no avail. Despite this, Ghost managed to narrowly escape the favela with Captain MacTavish and Roach aboard Nikolai 's helicopter.
Infiltration of the Russian Oil Rig / Rescuing Prisoner 627
Ghost at the oil rig.
After escaping South America, Ghost joined the rest of Task Force 141 as they prepared a counterattack with the US 6th Fleet against the Russians. Using information recovered from Rojas, they learn that Prisoner 627 , the only man Makarov hated worse than the Americans, was locked away in a gulag , though the path leading to the prison was blocked by oil rigs, which were captured by the Russians and turned into makeshift SAM sites. Targeting the least-defended rig, Ghost and the rest of the 141 and Navy SEALs infiltrated and cleared the rig of hostiles and rescued several hostages in order to safely deactivate the SAM sites. Following the mission, Ghost joined the attack on the gulag holding Prisoner 627, where he would take control of gulag's security systems and guide his allies to the prisoner, who was soon revealed to be Captain John Price.
With Captain Price back in their ranks, he soon devised a contingency plan to end the war in America by infiltrating a Russian submarine base. Though Ghost and his team were initially separated from Price and Roach following their insertion, they would later meet up and converge on the Russian base, where Price took control of a Russian sub. However, Ghost was shocked when Price launched an ICBM at Washington D.C. where the Russian-American war raged on. Ghost contacted Command about Code Black, which was the statement that a threat of a nuclear weapon was launched and must be disposed of immediately. It was possible that he retracted this though after he learned about Price's intention.
The Search for Vladimir Makarov and Death
General Shepherd killing Ghost in " Loose Ends ".
Using resources from his blank check, Shepherd deduced the last two safe havens for Makarov and his men at a safehouse on the Georgian-Russian Border and an airplane boneyard in Afghanistan. Knowing they have to be at two different places at once, Ghost nominates himself and Roach, along with a bulk of Task Force 141, to take the safehouse, while Soap and Price investigate the boneyard. After raiding the safehouse however, Makarov was nowhere to be found, though the safehouse was loaded ("A bloody gold mine" as Ghost said) with intel. Ghost, along with Roach, Ozone and Scarecrow , with sniper support from Archer and Toad , protected a DSM from Makarov's men while it downloaded sensitive information regarding Makarov's operations. After finishing the download, the team headed to the LZ that was set up by Shepherd, though Ozone and Scarecrow were both gunned down by enemy mortars, and Roach was injured. Ghost managed to get Roach to the LZ, but both were ultimately betrayed by Shepherd, who fatally shot the two in the chest at point-blank range with a .44 Magnum , just before Ghost could use his ACR . After Shepherd retrieved the DSM from Roach, Ghost's body was thrown into a ditch and set on fire along with Roach's.
Call of Duty: Heroes
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- "The Russians ain't gonna let this massacre go unanswered. It's gonna get bloody."
- "And they're killing a thousand Americans for every dead civilian in Moscow. Looks like we're all out of friends."
- "Let's do this!"
- "All we got out of Rojas, is that the only guy Makarov hates worse than Americans is locked up in a gulag .
- "Bloody yanks! I thought they were the good guys!"
- "We have a nuclear missile launch! Missile in the air! Missile in the air! Code Black! Code Black!" https://callofduty.fandom.com/wiki/File:Code_Black_Simon_Ghost_Riley_Contingency_MW2.ogg
- "Copy. Any sign of Rojas' right hand man?"
- "Mission failed, we'll get 'em next time!"
- "We got it, sir!"
Call of Duty: Mobile
Ghost appears in Call of Duty: Mobile and was added as part of the Season 1 Battle Pass. Ghost has also a prominent role in the Mobile Comics.
In some Desert in the Texas state, Ghost attacked a hideout used by a group of mercenaries and killed them off swiftly. He then goes into the basement along with his team, where he discovers that Makarov was using the lab to try and recreate Nova Gas , and was also using it as a missile silo that had missiles containing the replicated Nova Gas. The team is then ambushed by Makarov, who releases the gas and a team of mercenaries in Hazmat Suits. Ghost barely makes it out while his whole team is killed. Makarov then remotely launches the missiles, and Ghost can do nothing to stop them.
Ghost arrives in one of the cities Makarov targeted with Tank Dempsey , noting that it looked like the end of the world. As they search for clues, Tank notes that there was no tactical reason to target the city, but Ghost pulls him into cover as they are ambushed. Ghost kills the ambusher, a clown, and Tank picks up his weapon, noting that it was probably supplied from somewhere. The duo then finds an abandoned Gulag that was used as a hideout for Krueger and Mace . As Tank engages Krueger, Ghost engages Mace. Ghost throws a grenade, disarming Mace, which lead them fighting in the Showers hand to hand. As they were fighting, Tank arrives after failing to take down Krueger and fires at Mace, causing him to retreat. The two then descend down a staircase and encounter Reznov , who is in his early hundreds.
After taking a moment, Reznov tells Ghost and Tank what he did during his time in the Soviet Armed Forces . He tells them that he was on a covert mission to a secret facility belonging to the Germans . He and his team rush forward an assault on the base. Despite the overwhelming gunfire, Reznov manages to survive the slaughter and enters the facility, encountering the gas Nova 6 . After executing all of the scientists in the facility, he retrieved the gas for the Russians, and they hid them in bunkers. Reznov then reveals that he is one of the few people who knows where the bunkers are. After Ghost extracts the information from Reznov, he calls Mara to locate Makarov and stop him.
Disappointed with the recent mission failure, Ghost contemplates of how they gathered next to no intel about their enemies. Mace in disguise attacks a building with his team of mercenaries then goes to Alcatraz to meet with an underground criminal magnate named Hidora Kai . Mace and Hidora start to plan out their next moves, disabling all electronic devices in the world, including military radio towers, communication centers, Mara and Soap's convoy and even the plane Ghost and Tank were flying in, using the EMP launched earlier. Ghost and Tank manage to survive and meet the other operators at The Club .
Ghost admits that the group has no way to fight Hidora and Mace, along with no way to locate them. Russell Adler appears and says that they do have ways to combat the new threat. After Ghost asks who he is, Price introduces Adler, and officially states the group is now a part of the United Anti-Terrorism Coalition , ending the introduction with "Ladies and gentlemen, we're going dark."
Adler and the rest of the team start to plan out their assault on Five Knights locations. When asked on how they would coordinate or even reach those locations, Adler presents the team with Swiss mechanical watches, which are unaffected by EMPs. Price also notes that Adler is not the only Cold War relic in operational state in the bunker, indicating an old helicopter.
Ghost and Tank strike a production facility in Hackney Yard , as part of their assault on key Five Knight locations. Meanwhile, Tank comes across Mace , who knocks Tank down and snatches his weapon, and opens fire at him. Ghost comes too late to save him. Enraged, Ghost then starts beating up Mace, ultimately subduing and arresting him.
Later, Price, Ghost and Adler discuss the aftermath of their joint operation; Mace is in a Black Site facing interrogation, Templar and Hidora are in the wind, Soap is injured but will be battle ready within a few weeks. It is further revealed that Mara made it out alive, but was wounded badly and is in a coma. Ghost admits that they won the battle and takes an oath that he will "Win the War."
As Ghost expresses grief for not being able to save Tank and the fact that they don't have enough time and intel, Adler comforts him by saying that they do have intel and mentions that there is a place in Siberia from where Makarov possibly got the Nova Gas from. He then says that it's coming all around the same way like it did during his days, and narrates his story. Some time during the Cold War , Adler led a small team into a Soviet facility in Siberia along with his friend Stansfield . They had found out crucial information about something that the Five Knights could also have gotten their hands on, and eventually carried out. However, when tried to exfil, they were surrounded by a large group of enemies , and Stansfield stayed behind to cover their escape, only to be shot dead, which Adler could do nothing but watch in horror. Back in present day, Adler finishes his story by saying that both Stansfield and Tank knew what they were doing, and so should Ghost. When Ghost questions if the research facility is of any more importance, Adler says that there might be something left in there, although it will be a long shot. Ghost agrees and says that he will take it, to which Adler responds that they will have to wait, and Ghost must not rush for revenge. Ghost in response says that this is not about revenge, and they must get the intel before the Five Knights do. Adler replies that they cannot risk to lose any more men as the Five Knights already hit other bases hard, and tells Ghost that he must be patient. Ghost takes it for an excuse to do nothing and walks away, much to Adler's dismay.
Overridden with guilt, Ghost comes to visit the still comatose Mara and expresses grief for not being able to save them. He then promises that he will end this for all and places Tank's dog tag on her palms and leaves. When Price cannot find Ghost, he comes to Soap asking for his whereabouts. Adler comes to them saying that he knows where Ghost is, and he is "doing something stupid". When Price asks what Adler has done, he replies that he told Ghost about the operation in Siberia .
Ghost arrives via Snowmobile at the Soviet base Adler told him about and begins to investigate. He realizes that someone has been here recently as he finds recently opened canned food and a map which is dated around the present. He is then startled by a voice saying: "The enemy of my enemy....is my friend". The man turns out to me none other than Makarov. Ghost is shocked to see Makarov still alive, since Mara had confirmed he had been shot in the head. Makarov explains that Mace also saw him die but "appearances are deceiving" and that he needed to fake his death since their goals had diverged. Makarov also states that he knows that Ghost has arrived to seek information on how to defeat The Five Knights and that he has said information. When questioned about their identity and goals, Makarov says that the Knights consist of 5 individuals with different goals who were useful to each other as he was useful to them, and proceeds to list them off. Rorke heads the mercenaries, Hidora , who is looking for corporate profits, Mace , only wanting the downfall of the government, Raul Menendez , who wants control of the system by hijacking it, and a fifth member whose identity Makarov says will keep secret, unless Ghost takes him in.
Ghost agrees, and as they exit the facility, Templar appears, blowing up Ghost's snowmobile. Ghost tells Makarov to run and fires at Templar. Unfortunately, the bullets cannot penetrate his armor and he mocks Ghost that he should have "brought bigger bullets", disabling and then breaking Ghost's gun. When Ghost asks who he is, Templar introduces himself, then stabs Ghost in the wrist with one of his throwing knives. When Ghost tries to retaliate, Templar performs a coup de grace on him, downing him. Templar then inspects Ghost's body, stating that he expected a more equal individual to fight with. He then takes Ghost's balaclava as a souvenir before leaving, saying "That's one less loose end."
Some time later, Price and Soap arrive at the Soviet base, remarking on Ghost's rashness, and start searching the area. They soon find a folded paper on the bloodied ground, and as Price opens it, he finds Ghost's dog tag . It is then revealed that Makarov took Ghost's body, as he is seen dragging it towards a cliff. There, he rendezvous with a team of Ghosts led by Captain Merrick , and hands them over Ghost's body.
In a twist of events at a later time, Ghost is revealed to be still alive (likely brought back to life by the Ghosts through unknown means). He arrives in Texas after Price and his team were ambushed by Templar, Cecilia "Dame" Perrin and Rorke . He is also accompanied by the Ghosts' German Shepherd Riley .
Ghost then tells Templar that they have a score to settle--so Templar throws his knife at him, but he manages to swivel it around his wrist and throw it back, hitting Rorke in his forearm. He then tells his fellow Ghosts to secure Rorke and the facility while he deals with Templar.
Ghost then engages Templar in a vicious duel. During the duel, Ghost mentions something about a "Dark Covenant", and that he knows the Frenchman's real name is "Edouard", which infuriates the latter. Soon after, Mace joins the fight as well, double teaming Templar with Ghost. However, he manages to fend them off by throwing knives into Mace's forearms but is thwarted by Ghost before he can do the same to him. He manages to throw Templar to the ground and attempts to perform the same "coup de grace" on him, but it fails, and Templar kicks him away, although Ghost swiftly recovers and proceeds to stab the Frenchman in his leg, but then gets swiped across his face by the latter's wristblades. Mace is struggling to move his arms due to Templar having struck his nerve clusters, meaning Ghost is on his own against Templar.
Templar then attempts to stab Ghost in the head, but he instead blocks it with his palm and manages to grab Templar's knife-wielding arm and break it. Ghost then subdues the mercenary in a submission hold and prepares to kill him, but Dame arrives suddenly and kicks Ghost away. As Dame had kicked Ghost in the gut where he was stabbed previously, he is unable to recover in time to prevent her from carrying the wounded Templar away. Adler comes to Ghost's aid with Riley, although the pair was already gone and Rorke had escaped in his helicopter. Ghost laments that the mercenaries have gotten away, although Adler states that the fight isn't over yet. As they head outside, Ghost tells Adler to find Price and the others.
As they head further up, they stumble upon the body of Mara. Ghost is horrified by the sight and is in disbelief and grief. Price tries to console him, saying that it’s part of their job.
Ghost later notes that Rorke and his crew are getting away and are attempting to lose them. However, they fail to catch up to them as the Five Knights drop mines to delay them. Adler says that he has reached out old school to his contacts in South America & notes that there is only one place where Rorke could be headed.
Later on, Ghost is revealed to have covered Rosa on her mission in Panama, helping her to exfil after she escapes from Rott and his men. Ghost admits that he’s impressed by her skills, to which she replies that she got to have some fun.
Time passes on, and Ghost is eventually assigned to Price & his team to go to Blackout to hunt down the remnants of the Five Knights & their operators. As they arrive on the island, Ghost splits up from the rest of the group as he notes that he lost contact with Delta Squad, and ventures into a secret tunnel further up. He looks over several dead soldiers and suspects that Templar may be involved, as he is known for leaving a swath of bodies in his wake.
Just as he enters, he is ambushed by a guard in hiding but quickly kills him. He then overhears Templar and Dame talking about recent developments. Apparently, he wants to leave the Dark Covenant after he’s done with his business, and also take his daughter Sophia away with him, and that he served in the Covenant for the sake of Sophia. Dame, however, shoots down the idea, saying that Sophia is an asset to the Dark Covenant and that she will not be handed over to him so easily. This in turn, prompts Templar to slice Dame’s throat open with his wrist blades, killing her and he goads the rest of the Covenant members into fighting him.
Afterwards, Templar has defeated the rest of the Covenant members (although he had sustained some damage as well, notably his torn off cape, scratch marks on his torso, and a cracked visor revealing his right eye) and then meets up with Ghost. Rather than attacking him, he instead says that they both would’ve been great allies in another life, but not in this one. Templar then hands Ghost a key card, saying “he is behind the bookshelf”, revealing the location of the 5th Knight who’s on the premises.
Ghost asks why he’s doing this, to which Templar replies that it’s not his war anymore and walks away. He then asks what he’s going to do now that he has abandoned the Five Knights, to which Templar than replies that he’s going to burn the Dark Covenant to the ground.
Ghost found the location Templar was describing, uses the card to find a surveillance room behind a bookshelf where there are multiple camera feeds, along with someone watching it all in a chair. They comment they were able to control the outcome of the war, though they were not able to control Ghost, as "You were always a wildcard, son."
The 5th Knight is revealed to be none other than Adler himself. Ghost is in utter disbelief, to which Adler tells him that it may be a hard pill to swallow, but it was always for the greater good. Ghost is angered as he realizes that Adler had apparently betrayed them and their country. But Adler insists that all of what he did was for the sake of his country.
He then goes on to state that it was a “false flag”; a scenario where a country makes an attack on itself disguised as the enemy to start a war. Adler then claims that the Soviets are still a present and active threat, and that his goal was to defeat Makarov and other Russian threats. When Ghost retorts that his actions caused numerous deaths and the crippling of civilization, Adler replies that it was for the country to get back on its feet stronger than before. He then reveals that he had hired Mace to kill Makarov, which he was able to, though Makarov had managed to use a body double to deceive them all. He also notes that he sent Ghost to Siberia with the same goal in mind, and Templar would kill Makarov if Ghost somehow failed. Instead, Ghost and Templar fought each other, Ghost being left gravely wounded as Templar was unable to find Makarov.
Finally, Adler notes the 30000 men on Blackout, and he comments each one of them are heroes. He then throws a cigarette as he mentions that Ghost himself is a hero, as he begins to pull something out of his jacket, he says that if Adler asked Ghost for one more sacrifice, Ghost would make it. As Adler turns, Ghost shoots him, and he falls off the cliff, revealing that he had pulled a lighter out of his jacket. As Adler tumbles off the cliff, Ghost is contacted by Price, who informs Ghost of nuclear bombs being launched by the Five Knights. As Ghost demands clarification, Blackout erupts into a mushroom cloud as the missile hits. As Ghost stares in shock and horror, Adler mutters "I've won, Perseus ."
Shepherd debriefs Ghost, exclaiming that 30000 men died on the island, while the world just watched, and that Ghost could have done more to prevent the disaster.
Shepherd then states that because of what Ghost did, someone has to “pay the bills”. Ghost asks what he means, about whether Shepherd thinks he had something to do with the nuclear attack. Shepherd then tells Ghost to tie up loose ends, or he will. Price informs Ghost that they are not questioning his loyalty or his judgement, but they are in the dark as they don’t know whether the Five Knights are really all dead and they also don’t know anything about the Dark Covenant.
Ghost interjects saying that Adler mentioned Hudson , as part of the last thing he said. Shepherd however is still angry and leaves before Ghost can continue, dismissing what he said as “bullshit”. Price however, pleads with Shepherd to let Ghost finish, stating that they are listening. Ghost says that Adler stated that Hudson was funding their operations, directing money from intelligence slush funds. He then asks if it means anything to them, Price replies that it doesn’t mean anything to him, but he knows someone that might be interested in it.
Notified by an old friend, Price then sends Ghost to a remote house. Ghost raids the house, but finds the place dark, rummaged & seemingly empty, before finding Hudson lying dead on a table, with an open bottle of pills beside his head. While searching for evidence, Ghost then finds a piece of paper with the word “Stansfield” written on it.
Reporting back to base, Ghost then tells Price & Shepherd about Stansfield: Adler’s operator partner in the past who was apparently killed by Russian soldiers during a mission to Siberia. He wonders why Hudson would write the name of an operator who’s been dead for 30 years, to which Price replies that maybe their friend can shed some light on it. At the moment, Reznov walks in, commenting about how he’s apparently useful again. Reznov then tells his story about Stansfield, one of his inmates in Vorkuta. Ghost then informs them that while they don’t have a lead on Stansfield, they do have a lead on the Dark Covenant.
Ghost's lead is referring to Edouard , stating that he must go alone as it's between him and Edouard. As he's no longer affiliated with the Five Knights or the Dark Covenant, Edouard is essentially a knight without a lord to serve. Ghost then finds Edouard re-forging his helmet in an abandoned castle. Edouard states that Ghost's footsteps aren't as light as he thinks as he finds him, to which Ghost replies that it wasn't hard to find him, noting he left quite a trail of bodies. Edouard states that, since the Dark Covenant have gone to ground, he went on a hunt for information in the criminal underground. He also mentions that he cannot be blamed if said criminals were not willing to talk without any sort of persuasion. He then brings up a past subject, the fact that Ghost and himself still have a score to settle. Ghost agrees, and Templar whips around to throw a knife at Ghost.
After a short fight, Templar tells Ghost that he joined the French army at 17, ambitious, aggressive, and young, which drove his teammates to see him as a sadistic and insane soldier. During his time, he worked extensively with Dame, who was his commanding officer at the time and fought several times under her command, but she was soon discharged. After Dame was recruited into the Dark Covenant, Templar joined alongside her in hopes of a peaceful life for his daughter, one that he never had. He then definitely promises to find her, but Ghost intervenes, grasping his hand, saying that they will both find her, and Templar finally says that they would hunt down the Dark Covenant.
Ghost and Templar begin to ambush the Dark Covenant members, their first target being Witch Doctor. As Witch Doctor notices that Ghost and Templar have found him, Templar crashes through the window, having not used his parachute like Ghost did, drop-kicking a nearby guard in the process, and greets Witch Doctor. As Templar approaches the Doctor, Ghost calls him a "Fucking maniac". Templar manages to overpower Witch Doctor, and, with one of his knives in his hand, asks if the Doctor likes surgery. Witch Doctor's fate is left ambiguous.
The next member they ambush is Kryptis, who dodges an incoming Ghost who misses with his pistol, and drives towards Templar. Kryptis calls Templar a traitor as he attempts to gun him down with a KAP-40, and Templar retaliates with a wave of knives. He manages to spin out Kryptis' motorcycle and apprehends him. Kryptis insists he won't betray his comrades, but Templar assures him that he will.
His next target is Dark Shepherd, who's on a hovercraft out in the sea. Despite his guard telling him that no one is following them, Dark Shepherd doubts it & when he discovers the duo making their way up, he throws the guard off in anger.
Ghost attempts to apprehend Dark Shepherd but the latter holds him at gunpoint. When he then asks where Templar is, he responds by putting his knife to Dark Shepherd's throat. Not wanting to die, Dark Shepherd states that he'll talk, to which Templar answers in the affirmative.
The last target they track down is Artery, who's apparently interrogating a man in a hotel room. Ghost busts into the room interrupting her, stating he & Edouard like to have a word with her. Artery however attempts to escape by jumping out the window, but is caught by Edouard by the foot & left dangling off the window ledge. She attempts to convince Edouard to rejoin them, telling him that Ghost is just using him & will backstab once he's done. But Edouard is not convinced & instead tells her that he's going to take his chances; he gives her a choice to either talk or take her chances as well, to which Artery then begrudgingly relents, telling him Stansfield's location in Alaska, giving an address ending with 584S. Edouard then thanks her before he lets go of her foot, dropping her to her supposed demise. Ghost then asks if it was really necessary to drop her, to which Edouard replies that she'll live, but even if she didn't he'd have done a favor for the world.
Later on, the duo are preparing for their mission to Alaska, on board a plane. Edouard reminds Ghost that it's a one way mission & that they may not make it. But if they do, they'll require an exit plan; Edouard has already contacted an old friend to help with that. Ghost sarcastically replies that Edouard has friends, but he then tells him that the old friend is Nikto , if they succeed in their mission, he will be their extraction. Ghost then informs Edouard that he has brought backup as well; the backup comprising of Soap, Alex and Sliver .
The pilot then asks if they're ready for take off, to which Edouard replies that they have one more person coming; the one more being Vagr Modir, accompanied by her pet wolf. Edouard tells her she's right on time, to which she replies that she wouldn't miss the fun as he killed her employer Rorke. Soap & Alex feel uneasy about having Modir with them, which she takes notice of and asks them if they have any hard feelings, to which Soap replies that they won't have any so long as her wolf does not attack them again.
The plane is later seen midair. Sliver is seen sitting down with an arrow in her hand, Vagr Modir is sleeping with her wolf, and Alex and Soap are playing card games. Édouard calls Simon's name and gives him back the mask he took from him in Siberia. Upon receiving the mask, Simon claims that he totally forgot about the mask and that one act of kindness isn't enough to erase all of Édouard's sins. Édouard agrees, and tells Simon to promise him that if anything happens to Édouard, Simon will take care of his daughter, Sophia, with Simon responding "Okay."
As the plane touches down in Alaska, Ghost and Templar make a final agreement on their deal, retrieving both Sophia and a DSM. As the bay doors open and Ghost and Templar get out, Firebreak, along with Dark Covenant soldiers, arrive to ambush the group. Firebreak consequently uses his Purifier to torch the area surrounding the plane, separating the group. As Ghost and Templar flee the scene to continue their mission, the remaining passengers begin to hold off the Dark Covenant. Ghost and Templar infiltrate the Alaskan facility, and they split up, with Ghost making his way to Stansfield, and Templar seeking a data terminal for the DSM and his daughter. Ghost finds Stansfield, and they exchange words, Stansfield comparing Ghost as his "new" self, claiming Ghost enjoys the thrill of battle. The two consequently fight, and Ghost gouges Stansfields' eyes out, also snapping his neck, declaring that no more "half-measures" would be used to deal with threats like Stansfield.
As Templar abandons his exfil to help Vagr Modir, Ghost arrives with reinforcements, and as Templar confirms that Stansfield is dead, Ghost asks if he obtained the DSM. Templar confirms, and Ghost pulls a pistol on Templar and Vagr, instantly killing Vagr and briefly incapacitating Templar by shooting him in his helmet. He then pulls the DSM off Templar and hands it to Shepherd, who comments "Good job, kid." As Shepherd boards the Osprey, Ghost surveys the area behind him, seeing all of the corpses left in the wake of the battle. As he walks back towards the Osprey, he thinks to himself that Templar was right, and that "There's nothing here but ghosts."
Some time later, Ghost is shown to be part of Task Force 141 alongside Captain Price, Alex, Charly and Gaz , heading to Lisbon to liberate a group of hostages supposedly held by Nikto. Price asks if Ghost knows Nikto, he confirms that he does as he and Nikto worked together taking apart the Five Knights. Price affirms that he did it after he killed Templar, though Ghost insists that he did what was necessary. Price asks if that's going to be a problem, which Ghost denies. The group eventually splits, with Charly, Gaz and Alex on one end and Ghost with Price on the other.
Unknown to Ghost, his teammates, especially Charly, begin to distrust Ghost as she knows everyone who trusted him ended up paying for it.
Ghost and Price infiltrate the building's atrium and neutralize the guards, but find no trace of the hostages, nor Nikto, which they find concerning. Charly's team have secured the garage but also find nothing. They do, however, find a load of explosives in an elevator, forcing them to get clear. Meanwhile, Ghost and Price head down a lower level, where Ghost is then ambushed by Cipher .
Price attempts to help Ghost but has his gun kicked away. While Ghost duels Cipher, he tells Price to go find Nikto, which Price initially refuses, believing Ghost to have gotten a death wish from Templar. But Ghost is adamant, so Price reluctantly leaves. Cipher declares Ghost will die there, but he doesn't think so.
Afterwards, when the building explodes, Ghost is shown carrying an unconscious Cipher on his shoulders. Unknown to him, Foxtrot has Ghost in her sights. Ghost realizes that he knows who Cipher is and that he should be dead; Foxtrot is also alarmed at the sight of this.
Ghost accompanies Price and his UAC convoy with Cipher in an ambulance to the hospital, with Foxtrot following close behind. In the meantime, Ghost tells Price about Cipher, he knew him but doesn't know what he is anymore, making Price wonder if there're other surprises in store. Upon reaching the hospital, Ghost is concerned about things happening that they can't see. Gaz tells them about a dozen bombings that have taken place recently, besides the one in Lisbon, and that they are being attributed to the "People's Covenant". Ghost believes Cipher is the key, and they need him alive, and cooperative.
Just then, suited UAC agents arrive at the hospital to collect Cipher. Although Ghost is skeptical, he is taken surprise by Cipher yet again, who has an orderly at knifepoint. The agents try to secure Cipher, but he fends them off. Ghost enters a standoff with Cipher, asking if he remembers him. Before Cipher can answer, he is struck by Price with a fire extinguisher. Foxtrot, disguised as a nurse, intervenes and injects Cipher with anesthesia, promising to "fix this". As the agents wheel away the unconscious Cipher on a gurney, Ghost insists he be allowed to follow them.
Ghost accompanies TF141 to the Figuig Desert black site in Morocco, with a comatose Cipher in tow. When the group arrives, they are denied escort by the on site agents, but are then greeted by Roach and Farah , who offer to do so. While Price is overjoyed to see Roach again, Ghost has a rather uneasy reunion with Roach.
While en route to the black site, the convoy comes under attack by Phantom as well as Spectre . While Foxtrot arrives to fight Phantom, Spectre swiftly kills all of the agents after ambushing them. Ghost is then ordered to secure a hill, while Roach accompanies Price and Gaz, along with Farah, request for backup and evac.
Ghost ventures alone, and soon encounters Foxtrot fighting Phantom. She kicks him down the hill they were fighting on, and Ghost catches Phantom before confronting Foxtrot. A short while later, he rendezvouses with Price, who is recovering from an attack by Spectre, notifying him of Foxtrot.
Ghost isn't seen until a long time later, where Sophia had been tracking him down to his apartment. She had set up a vantage point on an adjacent building with a sniper rifle at the ready, waiting for Ghost to appear. However, Ghost had been expecting her to do this, and he found her first in the same building. Sophia, rather than choosing to strike, chose to stand down and hear out what he had to say. He apologized to Sophia for abandoning her in Alaska, and that had he been in her place, he'd be looking for payback as well. But he told her something that hit her hard: vengeance is a dead-end street that won't bring her any peace. In addition to this, Ghost called himself a "weapon" used by others, and that if Sophia truly wanted to avenge her father's betrayal, she should find the one who wields the weapon.
- ↑ @craigfairbrass - "Just finished first session on CALL OF DUTY the new online game for Asia - GHOST is back!" https://twitter.com/craigfairbrass/status/255771589960929280
- ↑ http://gyazo.com/71f668ec8a77564ac51fdf0630da167d
- ↑ https://twitter.com/PlayCODMobile/status/1367172923090493444
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How to Play the Call of Duty Games in Chronological Order
From world war ii to space battles, call of duty has explored a wide timeline of conflict..
To say that Call of Duty is an important piece of video game history would be an understatement. It’s hard to think of first-person shooters (or even action games in general) without mentioning this series, which became one of the most successful works in media after revolutionizing single-player campaigns and online battles.
For decades, the multiplayer scene has been partially dominated by this franchise, with entries that have explored several war conflicts both from our past and possible future. Apart from creating iconic characters in the genre, like Captain Price and Alex Mason, the series has also introduced unexpected figures to their lines, like Spawn, Snoop Dogg, Lionel Messi, and more.
- How to play in chronological order
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How Many Call of Duty Games Are There?
Due to quite a few subseries, a reboot, and many studios that have worked or are working in the series, it can be a bit troublesome to determine how many Call of Duty games have been released.
If we consider only the main entries, including all the World War II titles, the Modern Warfare series and its reboot, and the Black Ops series, there are 19 video games in the franchise . 20 if you add the upcoming Modern Warfare III .
However, things get complicated when you add all the expansions, online experiences, mobile games, and spin-offs. For example, Call of Duty: United Offensive is an expansion of the first title, while Call of Duty: Finest Hour and Call of Duty 2: Big Red One are side stories of the first two entries.
Some spin-offs include the strategy games Call of Duty: Siege launched in 2016, based on Infinite Warfare’s universe, Call of Duty: Heroes , released in 2014, or the mobile version of Call of Duty: Black Ops . In fact, many main entries have significantly different editions for their mobile and portable titles when compared to the major console releases. Examples of this are PS Vita’s Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified and DS’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3: Defiance .
Then there’s the Chinese free-to-play Call of Duty Online , released in 2015 and shut down in 2021. 2019’s Call of Duty Mobile took its place, becoming an entry that it’s still running today.
The unique Zombies modes have become a staple of the series since their first inclusion in 2008’s World at War, and they have appeared in multiple entries since then.
Finally, the franchise entered the Battle Royale and Live Service genres with Warzone , launched in 2020, which became a huge success from the very beginning. Two years later, it was replaced by Warzone 2.0 , a complete overhaul of the game’s map and experience.
As a side note, Call of Duty also joined the comic business with some issues based on Zombies, the Black Ops subseries, and Vanguard.
To avoid confusion, it’s worth mentioning that the reboot of the Modern Warfare series will be numbered with Roman numbers. Also, Black Ops 4 is not added to the list below for its lack of campaign (it’s a multiplayer-only experience).
Call of Duty Games in Chronological Order
Beware of minor spoilers for the stories, characters, and relevant events of each game in the list below.
1. Call of Duty (2003)
The franchise's birth was developed by Infinity Ward and published in 2003. Set in World War II, this would be the first of many entries in the series to focus on this historical event, following the steps of other household names like Medal of Honor.
In the first Call of Duty, you get to play three different campaigns as different soldiers from three countries: the United States, Britain, and the Soviet Union.
The North American soldier, Private Martin, starts his training in 1942 and participates in the invasion of Normandy in 1944, while the British Sergeant Evans fights in Operation Tonga in the same year. Evans will later be helped by Captain Price, a recurrent name in the franchise. On the other hand, the Soviet Alexei Ivanovich Voronin’s campaign takes place in the Battle of Stalingrad.
2. Call of Duty 2 (2005)
The sequel of the original title repeats the settings and nations but with some different perspectives. For example, instead of three campaigns now you get to experience four with one North American soldier, one from the Soviet Union, and two from Britain.
As Private Vasili Koslov, you’ll have to defend Moscow from Nazi German soldiers, while North American Bill Taylor joins the army that assaults La Pointe du Hoc, in the famous D-Day. The British soldiers, Sergeant John Davis and David Welsh participated in the conflict in North Africa. Davis is led by Captain Price.
3. Call of Duty: World at War (2008)
A few years after Call of Duty 3, the team at Treyarch came back and delivered their last entry based on the conflict that the series has been breathing off since its beginnings. This time, however, the campaign was only divided into two fronts: North American and Soviet forces.
You follow American Marine Private C. Miller in the Makin Island raid in 1942, and later in the Battle of Peleliu, which confronted American forces with the Japanese army. The Soviet battle takes place in the Battle of Stalingrad, but this time on the Eastern Front and fill the boots of Private Dimitri Petrenko.
4. Call of Duty 3 (2005)
The first main game in the series not to be developed by Infinity Ward, Call of Duty 3 was Treyarch’s first attempt at recreating World War II events.
Taking place specifically in 1944, armies from Britain, Poland, the United States, Canada, and France fight against the Nazi German forces in the village of Chambois, France during the Battle of Normandy.
This is the only main entry that you cannot play on a PC.
5. Call of Duty: WWII (2017)
After almost a decade and a half of the first game, studio Sledgehammer Games would return the franchise to World War II. However, this will be the first time in the main series that there’s only one protagonist in the whole campaign: Ronald “Red” Daniels, accompanied by his loyal squad. As Red, you’ll fight Nazi German forces across the European theater of War, from Normandy to Germany.
While this game has some brief flashback sequences in 1940, which would set it as the first game in the series chronologically, the core of the title takes place in 1944.
6. Call of Duty: Vanguard (2021)
In the last entry set in World War II, developer Sledgehammer Games tried one more time to bring Call of Duty to its roots and explore this historical event from a different glass.
Contrary to 2017’s WWII, you are presented with multiple characters on different fronts, such as the Eastern and Western Front. The main objective is to know more about Phoenix, a secret Nazi project that could change the tide of war in favor of Nazi Germany.
Vanguard also has flashback sequences for the different protagonists starting in 1941, but the majority of the campaign is set in 1945, near the end of the war.
7. Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010)
After two big entries, developer Treyarch changed eras and tried something new with Black Ops. Going through 1961 to 1968, you’ll experience the events of the Cold War and part of the Vietnam War for the first time in the series.
Your main protagonist, Alex Mason, works with the CIA and is tasked to remember events that would help find Soviet sleeper agents. These agents are around the United States, and they plan to release a dangerous chemical weapon called Nova 6.
8. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (2020)
Developed both by Treyarch and Raven Software, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War helps to connect the original Black Ops and Black Ops 2. While the main protagonist this time is nicknamed “Bell”, you actually get to choose your own name, gender, and other details like dialogue lines.
Set in 1981, you’ll also see the faces of previous games, as Alex Mason, Frank Woods, and Jason Hudson will group up with you. Under CIA’s Russell Adler, your elite team is supposed to catch a Soviet figure that goes by “Perseus” who is planning an attack to the United States.
9. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (2012)
The sequel to the original Black Ops presents two timelines: on the first one, you follow Alex Mason’s footsteps several years after he and his team successfully stopped Nova 6. It’s 1986, and Jason Hudson asks Mason to aid with the search for Frank Woods, who disappeared in Cuando Cubango, Angola.
The second timeline is centered around David Mason, Alex’s son, who’s looking for Raul Menendez in 2025. Menendez is the leader of Cordis Die, a terrorist organization that provoked the Second Cold War.
10. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007)
The last entry to have a number after “Call of Duty”, Modern Warfare is the first time the series abandoned its classic Allies vs Axis conflict for something more recent.
In 2011, Yasir Al-Fulani, the president of some fictional country from the Middle Eastern, was executed by Khaled Al-Asad, the leader of a revolutionary party. Meanwhile, around the globe, Russia is going through a civil war provoked by Imran Zakhaev, an arms dealer.
A squad commanded by Captain Price and formed by protagonist John “Soap” MacTavish and other characters will have to work to stop an international crisis.
11. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009)
Five years after the events of the previous game, Modern Warfare 2 tells the story of Vladimir Makarov, an Ultranationalist who continues the work of Imran Zakhaev. It turns out that this extremist party gained control of Russia, so Makarov gained the power to start committing terrorist acts against the United States.
Well-known faces like the recently named Captain Soap and Captain Price will join forces with Sergeant Gary "Roach" Sanderson, Lieutenant Simon "Ghost" Riley, “Nikolai”, and other agents to stop Makarov’s secret plan.
12. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (2011)
The end of the first trilogy, the pursuit of terrorist Vladimir Makarov comes to its climax with Modern Warfare 3. Captain Price’s team re-arranges itself with Yuri, an ex-Spetsnaz known by Nikolai. Captain John "Soap" MacTavish is also present for the final mission.
Makarov captures Boris Vorshevsky, the president of Russia, who was going to establish peace with the United States. After threatening the president’s daughter, Makarov acquired nuclear launch codes, becoming an international danger once again.
13. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare I (2019)
In 2019, Infinity Ward decided to reboot the successful Modern Warfare series by re-using some classic characters in a new timeline. Well-known faces like Captain Price are present in a new conflict with Russia.
Set in the same year it was released, a fictional republic that goes by the name of Urzikstan is invaded by a Russian army. While this attack is going on, a terrorist organization called Al-Qatala, also from Urzikstan, begins with operations against different countries in the world. Captain Price, alongside his classic Task Force 141 and the Urzikstan Liberation Force, will try to de-escalate the conflict.
14. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (2022)
Also taking place in 2022, Modern Warfare II follows the story of the reboot, featuring returning characters from Task Force 141 and the Urzikstan Liberation Force leader Farah Karim.
Al-Qatala is still a threat, but all eyes are on Quds Force, an Iranian revolutionary group commanded by Hassan Zyani. Zyani works supported by Al-Qatala and the cartel of a Mexican fictional city called Las Almas, and plans terrorist acts against the United States after the assassination of General Ghorbrani, an Iranian forces leader.
15. Call of Duty: Ghosts (2013)
A standalone entry with little to no connections to previous titles, Call of Duty Ghosts was developed by Infinity Ward in 2013. As its name indicates, it was focused on the special operation group called Ghosts, a US team tasked with secret missions.
It’s 2027, and after a decade of conflicts in the Middle East and an oil crisis, a South American force called the Federation of the Americas initiated a war against the United States. Working with your new team, you’ll have to stop Gabriel T. Rorke, the former leader of Ghosts.
16. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (2014)
Advanced Warfare was the first entry to take place several decades from its release date. Also, it was the first game developed by Sledgehammer Games, a studio that would later take back Call of Duty to older times.
Set in 2054, you control Jack Mitchell, a member of the United States Marine Corps who will later fight in the private military corporation known as Atlas after suffering an accident. On this occasion, the enemy forces are Chechenian, a separatist group called KVA led by Joseph "Hades" Chkheidze.
It was one of the first entries to feature strong changes in the gameplay due to its futuristic setting, like the fact that soldiers now wear Exoskeletons, which bring them unique abilities.
17. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (2015)
The end of the initial Black Ops trilogy made by the studio Treyarch got a final part set in the future. More specifically, in the year 2065, when a Third Cold War between the Common Defense Pact and the Winslow Accord is happening. Robotic drones, cyborg supersoldiers, unpiloted air forces, and other technological advancements take the center stage in this war.
One more time, a black ops team composed of you (simply referred to as “The Player”), Jacob Hendricks, and your cybernetics division will be tasked to prevent the conflict from reaching a more dangerous state. You’ll have to investigate a strange event in Singapore, and look out for the 54 Immortals, a crime organization.
18. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (2016)
No Call of Duty game went further in time than Infinite Warfare. While the latest Black Ops took place in not-so-distant futures and reinforced this with special vehicles and equipment, Infinite Warfare raised the bar by taking the conflict to outer space.
Around the 2080’s, the United Nations Space Alliance was created after humans had spent all the natural resources available on Earth. Beginning the colonization and exploitation of resources on other planets, this alliance is defended by the Solar Associated Treaty Organization, a military force that battles the totalitarian regime Settlement Defense Front from Mars.
How to Play the Call of Duty Games By Release Date
- Call of Duty (2003)
- Call of Duty 2 (2005)
- Call of Duty 3 (2006)
- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007)
- Call of Duty: World at War (2008)
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009)
- Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010)
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (2011)
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (2012)
- Call of Duty: Ghosts (2013)
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (2014)
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (2015)
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (2016)
- Call of Duty: WWII (2017)
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare I (2019)
- Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (2020)
- Call of Duty: Vanguard (2021)
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (2022)
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III (2023)
What’s Next for Call of Duty?
At the time of writing these lines, fans of the series are still waiting for the release of the next entry, Modern Warfare III, which will launch on November 10 and close the reboot trilogy.
Meanwhile, Warzone 2.0 keeps getting frequent updates for its user base of millions of players, and Warzone Mobile is expected to be launched soon. It is yet to be seen if the series will jump into other media like TV series or movies, since Stefano Sollima’s film was announced a couple of years ago but never produced.
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SAS Sergeant Gary "Roach" Sanderson was the main British protagonist and a playable English character in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 . He also appears as a playable character in Call of Duty: Mobile , and as a supporting character in the Mobile comics.
He was a field operative of the multinational counter-terrorism unit known as Task Force 141, falling under the command of Captain John "Soap" MacTavish and operating behind the scenes during the Russian invasion of the United States in 2016. Roach was killed by General Shepherd during an operation to eliminate Vladimir Makarov, and he was avenged by Soap and Captain John Price , who killed the general for his betrayal.
In Find Makarov: Operation Kingfish , he was portrayed by Dennis Allcock.
- 1.1 Task Force 141
- 1.2 Capturing Alejandro Rojas
- 1.3.1 Raiding a Russian Oil-Rig
- 1.3.2 Rescuing Prisoner 627
- 1.4 Assault on the Submarine Base
- 1.5.1 Death
- 4 Navigation
Biography [ ]
Task force 141 [ ].
Roach's first appearance in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 is in the level "Cliffhanger", where he accompanies Captain MacTavish on a mission to infiltrate a Russian controlled airbase in Kazakhstan. While the two climb mountains on the base's outskirts, Roach nearly falls to his death before being saved at the last second by MacTavish. The two then approach the base on foot and manage to retrieve a stolen ACS module before escaping on snowmobiles.
Capturing Alejandro Rojas [ ]
Shortly afterward, Task Force 141 goes to Rio De Janeiro on a mission to capture arms dealer Alejandro Rojas, a contact of Makarov. Roach and the other team members pursue Rojas through the Favela and eventually capture him, only to be swarmed by local Militia. The team then mounts a break out and is able to work their way to the Favela rooftops, where they jump to a waiting helicopter.
Roach, however, misses the jump and hangs on for dear life but falls off before Captain MacTavish can grab him and pull him back. He is forced to make his way back to the helicopter totally unarmed with Militia firing upon him. As the helicopter nearly runs out of fuel, he successfully makes a second jump landing on the helicopter's ladder and is extracted with the rest of the team.
Two Stage Operation [ ]
Raiding a russian oil-rig [ ].
While in Brazil, MacTavish and Ghost were able to extract from Rojas that Makarov has a hate-on for Prisoner #627 , who is being held in a gulag off the coast of Russia. Task Force 141 initiates a two-stage operation to secure the prisoner. It begins with a raid on a Russian oil-rig platform armed with SAMs that is guarding the approach to the gulag.
Rescuing Prisoner 627 [ ]
Roach and the rest of the Task Force make their way onto the platform via SDVs and proceed to neutralize the majority of hostiles and free the hostages being used as human shields. The Task Force then departs on Little Birds as U.S. Marine forces simultaneously touch down to dismantle the SAMs. The second phase of the operation then proceeds with an assault on the gulag itself. After freeing Prisoner #627, who turns out to be Captain Price , Roach and a small number of Task Force members manage to extract via SPIE rig as the U.S. Navy destroys the facility.
Assault on the Submarine Base [ ]
With Price back in the fold, Task Force 141 facilitates his plan to board a Russian submarine and use it to launch a nuclear missile at Washington, D.C. During the assault on the submarine base itself, Roach contributes significantly using an MQ-1 Predator Drone to provide close-air-support. Price is able to board the submarine and put his plan into action, air-bursting a missile over Washington D.C. and utilizing it as a massive EMP.
Infiltrating one of Makarov's safehouses [ ]
U.S. forces in Washington are able to tip the scales in their favor as a result of the blast and save the city from being carpet bombed by the U.S. Air Force. As a result, Task Force 141 turns its main focus to finding and eliminating Makarov. Ghost and Roach lead an attack on one of Makarov's safe houses on the Georgian-Russian border.
Most of the team is killed during an ambush on approach but Roach, Ghost, Ozone and Scarecrow are able to reach the safe house and breach inside. They are unable to locate Makarov, but quickly begin to collect highly valuable intelligence from available computers, documents and photos as Makarov's forces begin to mount a counter-attack.
After a DSM with intelligence finishes downloading, the survivors head for the extraction point and General Shepherd’s forces. On approach, Roach is wounded by a close mortar strike. He appears to come close to blacking out several times before Ghost comes to his aid. Ghost ends up dragging Roach to the extraction point, where Shepherd's forces rout the Ultranationalists.
Shepherd emerges from the Pave Low carrying him and asks Ghost if they have the DSM, which Ghost confirms. Shepherd then betrays the two by shooting them both with his .44 Magnum and taking the DSM from Roach's body. Both Ghost and Roach are then taken to a ditch where they are soaked with gasoline by Shadow Company soldiers. Then, Shepherd looks down and throws his cigar onto them, resulting the pair to be set on fire as a result of the gasoline.
Roach and Ghost's death's deeply affected Soap and Price, who went on a vengeance mission to kill Shepherd to avenge the two as well as the other 141 member's. Soap was mortally wounded but succeeded in killing Shepherd with a knife, and later worked with Price and the Loyalist in stopping Makarov.
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- In the Mobile comics, he has lines.
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Has a CoD Ghosts Problem
Posted: October 20, 2023 | Last updated: October 21, 2023
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's visuals are reminiscent of those from Call of Duty: Ghosts, despite the usual looks of Modern Warfare.
- Call of Duty: Ghosts' poor visuals, particularly its gray appearance, contributed to the game's negative reception and lackluster sales, ultimately leading to no sequel.
- Fans of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 have expressed concerns about the game's proposed gray aesthetic, which could negatively impact gameplay and disadvantage certain skin types.
Game developers often push boundaries to create a new exciting experience for players. For instance, Nintendo's use of the Havok Physics engine in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild transformed how players tackled in-game challenges, ushering in a more realistic approach, and the dynamic turned out to be a success as the title became one of the best-selling games of all time . However, not all radical changes pan out to be the right move. Sledgehammer Games took a giant leap in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 , and with its PlayStation-exclusive beta recently concluded, fans have voiced their concerns with the direction the franchise seems to be towing. History often repeats itself, and Modern Warfare 3 might have repeated a problem from Call of Duty: Ghosts .
Call of Duty: Ghosts ' rollout was quite an eventful journey, as the franchise aimed to generate social media fanfare with the legendary "the Ghosts are real" tagline. Coupled with the addition of the Squads game mode, fans expected another quality experience from the premier FPS franchise. However, the game was a letdown for all the hype it got, as the title didn't have enough going on to get players invested in its campaign. A major contributor to the negative sentiment was its poor visuals. The lackluster sales numbers told the story of fan displeasure, with players and critics citing the game's depressively gray appearance -- and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 could be in danger of repeating the same mistake.
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A Gray Outlook Could Clip MW3's Wings
Although visuals weren't as essential to a game's success as an engaging storyline and immersive gameplay at the time, Call of Duty: Ghosts ' gray aesthetic was too dominant to ignore, contributing to a bland atmosphere in the traditionally colorful maps. The developer probably went liberal on the gray appearance to fit the ghostly theme, but the visuals directly impacted the title's gameplay. Enemies were difficult to pick out on the terrain -- even accounting for camouflage -- due to the excessive shadow casting. These issues directly contributed to COD: Ghosts never getting a sequel .
A number of factors share the blame for Call of Duty: Ghosts ' underwhelming visual experience, from Infinity Ward prioritizing a higher frame rate at the expense of quality colors to the game engine's object rendering tool. Given the problems and criticism that edition of the Call of Duty series endured, it surprised gamers when recent reveals of Modern Warfare 3 featured similar issues -- a full decade after Ghosts ' infamous struggles. Sledgehammer Games seems to pivot away from the warm and vibrant lighting of previous Modern Warfare installments in favor of Ghosts ' looks.
In response, Modern Warfare fans have taken to social media to request a revamp addressing the game's flat appearance. Given the emphasis on skins and Modern Warfare 3 's Carry Forward feature , much of MW2 's elements will suffer from the greatly reduced vibrance, which is counterproductive, seeing as players spent so much on skins for their distinct color in the first place. Dark-colored skin types are now at a disadvantage with MW3 's proposed gray look as they stick out over the background, making players vulnerable to attacks.
Ever the resourceful bunch, the Call of Duty community has been conjuring creative ways to mitigate the effect of Modern Warfare 3 's hazy grey display. Some have suggested that players reduce the brightness of their display screens, but this suggestion doesn't entirely resolve the issue. With the clock counting down quickly to Modern Warfare 3 's release date , Sledgehammer Games is running out of time to address the fans' requests. Hopefully a patch will adjust the game's lighting and color grading after launch.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 launches on November 10 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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Call of Duty®: Ghosts
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(Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB)The Games on Demand version supports English.This game requires approximately 10GB of free storage space. You can download the game to your Xbox 360 Hard Drive or USB 2.0 Flash Drive with a minimum of 15mb/s read speed. After the initial download from the Xbox LIVE Marketplace, please launch the game to automatically download the remaining game data. The total download size is 10GB and download times will vary depending on internet connection speeds.Outnumbered and outgunned, but not outmatched. Welcome to Call of Duty®: Ghosts, an extraordinary step forward for one of the largest entertainment franchises of all-time. This new chapter in the Call of Duty® franchise features a fresh dynamic where players are on the side of a crippled nation fighting not for freedom, or liberty, but simply to survive.Fueling this all new Call of Duty universe, the franchise's ambitious new next-gen engine delivers stunning levels of immersion and performance all while maintaining the speed and fluidity of 60 frames-per-second across all platforms.Single Player Campaign Ten years after a devastating mass event, the nation's borders and the balance of global power have been redrawn forever. As what's left of the nation's Special Operations forces, a mysterious group known only as "Ghosts" leads the fight back against a newly emerged, technologically-superior global power.Multiplayer In Call of Duty®: Ghosts you don't just create a class, you create a soldier. In the new Create-A-Soldier system, choose the head, body type, head-gear and equipment, and for the first time in a Call of Duty® game choose your gender. New dynamic maps include interactive elements and player triggered events that make the environment evolve as each match goes on. The entire landscape can shift and force you to change tactics and strategies. Call Of Duty: Ghosts redefines how the player moves through the world. The new contextual lean system now allows you to lean around obstacles without adding button combinations or fully leaving cover. The new mantling system allows you to move fluidly over objects, while maintaining momentum. The knee slide allows you to naturally transition from sprinting to crouch to prone.Squads Build your team and take up to 6 of them into battle in the all new Squads mode. This mode takes the best parts of the multiplayer experience and allows you to play either solo or cooperatively with the custom soldiers you've created and leveled up in multiplayer.
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