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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 single-player campaign ending and post-credit scene explained

"No Russian"

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is a reboot version of the Modern Warfare series by Activision and it features a completely new storyline. In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Captain Price and his iconic TaskForce 141 team comprising of Ghost, Soap, and Gaz with the help of Kate Laswell stop the terrorist leader Hassan Zyani from launching a missile towards the USA. Throughout their mission, the team finds General Shepherd’s part in the whole matter. The game ends with TaskForce 141 taking down Hassan Zyani and detonating the missile. However, the ending scene and the post-credit scene give us an idea of what Modern Warfare 3 would be based on. In this article, we will be giving a detailed explanation of the ending and post-credit scene of Modern Warfare 2.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2: complete storyline and plot

As we have mentioned in our Modern Warfare 2 review before, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 features a relatively short storyline with not so many new twists and actions being added to the game. Throughout the campaign, TaskForce 141 sets into a manhunt for Hassan Zyani and also carries on their efforts to find out the stolen missiles. They start from Amsterdam and carry on their missions on the Mexican border to Chicago. In Mexico, they find out that Hassan is working with the Las Almas drug cartel to smuggle the missiles.

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General Shepherd is the commander of the missions to stop this missile smuggling as he orders Captain Price and his team to do anything necessary to find where the missiles are. TaskForce 141 then collaborates with the Mexican Special Forces led by Alejandro. This is when they carry out a mission on the Mexican border but fails to capture Hassan. However, Alejandro and his men find out that Hassan is planning to smuggle the missile through a ship.

The next events see General Shepherd appointing Graves and his Shadow Company to aid TaskForce 141 in the mission to capture Hassan. After a long mission, Price and his team finally capture Hassan but they need to let him go as per the commands of General Shepherd. However, Laswell finds new information on Hassan and an investigation leads them to discover that the Russians are also linked with Hassan. After this mission, Laswell gets captured by Hassan’s men.

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Price and his team then set on a mission to rescue Laswell with no help from General Shepherd. After successfully rescuing Laswell, the team comes back to Las Almas to meet El Sin Nombre, the leader of the cartel. El Sin Nombre finally gives the location of the missiles to TaskForce 141.

The whole plot of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 changes after Price and his team successfully detonate the second missile. After the successful mission, Alejandro and TaskForce 141 find out that they have been betrayed by Graves and General Shepherd. Soap and Ghost get shot and Alejandro along with his team gets detained by Graves. After that we see Ghost, Soap, and Rodolfo going out on a mission to rescue Alejandro by killing Graves with the help of Price and Gaz.

Laswell then finds out the truth behind General Shephard’s involvement in giving the missiles to the Russians, who then handed over the missiles to Hassan. After rescuing the whole team, TaskForce 141 then successfully detonates the third missile on a mission in Chicago.

Modern Warfare 3 will see the return of the most notorious Call of Duty villain

After detonating the third missile, the game scene moves to a meeting between TaskForce 141 and Laswell. Laswell shares her discovery on the investigation of the whole matter. She informs the team that General Shepherd has gone dark. She also shares more information on a Russian terrorist being involved with the whole matter. It does not take much time for Captain Price to recognise that the person is Makarov. The game ends with this scene here.

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The post-credit scene gives us more idea about the upcoming Modern Warfare 3. In the post-credit scene, we see a person assemble his gun while a text comes on his phone to ask if he is ready. Another text that catches everyone’s eye is “No Russian.” The text is most likely from Makarov, as the contact name on the screen shows an M.

People who played Modern Warfare before already know who Makarov is. We saw this antagonist for the first time in a mission called ‘No Russian’ in Modern Warfare, where he kills innocent people in a Russian airport. In Modern Warfare as well, Makarov mentions the ‘No Russian’ to tell his squad not to speak the Russian language, in order to trick the Russian government into thinking that this was an American attack.

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From what it looks like, Modern Warfare 3 will see the return of the notorious villain Makarov. And his team will again carry out an attack on an airport. However, this time Makarov will most likely not be present at the scene. Modern Warfare 3 will most likely feature a storyline to show the hunt for General Shepherd and Makarov by TaskForce 141.

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