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Soap Is Returning To 'Modern Warfare', According To Dataminers

Soap Is Returning To 'Modern Warfare', According To Dataminers

It’s a clean-up operation.

Imogen Donovan

Imogen Donovan

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare players may be welcoming a familiar face to the game's multiplayer mode, and that is Soap MacTavish.

A fan favourite, he's the playable protagonist of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, and specialises in demolitions as well as being an extremely skilled sniper. He returned as a companion in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, but eventually sacrificed his life trying to capture and assassinate Vladimir Makarov in that game. The character is beloved by players, so it was only a matter of time before Soap would pop up in 2019's Modern Warfare, and his arrival has been teased time and time again.

Modern Warzone, an established leaker of Modern Warfare and Warzone content, has revealed that we'll receive two Operators, three new weapons, and a few new maps as part of an upcoming update. These two Operators are Soap, and someone named Shane Sparks (we've got no clue who that might be, but it's nice to see new blood). The guns are the CX-9 SMG (Skorpion), RAAL LMG, and CX-9 Pistol (Sykov). These will be a boon to players while traversing the new arenas, which are an equal spread of standard multiplayer modes and the Gunfight mode. Al-Raab Airbase and Killhouse will be the former, whereas Drainage and Townhouse will be the latter.

Season 1 of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War launched only recently, and it might seem strange to continue to support Modern Warfare with substantial perks while the newest game finds its feet. However, Activision is trialing a "shared ecosystem business model" for two of its Call of Duty live games: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone. As a result, progression in either Black Ops Cold War's or Warzone's battle passes counts towards both games, so if you prefer one over the other, you won't miss out on goodies that are exclusive. Excellent.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players are currently careening round the new maps (The Pines and Raid), wielding the MAC 10 and the Groza in its first season of content. As well as these, they've gotten acquainted with Stitch, the new Operator is a former KGB agent who has it in for Russell Adler, as he was abandoned by his superiors after he revealed his name and rank while under interrogation. Warzone players have also enjoyed new Black Ops Cold War content in the battle royale, too, with the Resurgence game mode and a brand new island.

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