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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 dares to revive the most controversial mission in video game history: ‘No Russian’

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Remember, no Russian“. In 2009 came Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 to consoles and PC, serving as a cornerstone for the future of the Activision saga in multiple ways: adding a host of new killstreaks, new weapon customization, upgradeable perks, and the beloved nuke. But that was not what really allowed the sequel to the beloved call of duty 4 leave a mark on the history of video games. Before we start playing the title, a message appeared on the menu warning us of a very delicate missionthe fourth of the first act: No Russian, one of the hardest gaming experiences for the community. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (2023), bring back that mission with a face liftas shown in the official trailer.


The moment ‘No Russian’ is shown in Modern Warfare 3.

‘No Russian’ divided the Infinity Ward team and became one of the cruelest missions in the medium.

The original 2009 mission takes place at the Moscow (Russia) airport and puts players in the shoes of Joseph Allenan undercover CIA agent who is trying to gain the trust of Vladimir Makarov, leader of an international terrorist cell and protégé of Imran Zakhaev. The objective is to carry out a terrorist attack, killing dozens of civilians and innocent people., to provoke a Russian invasion of the United States. The title of the mission refers to the indications that Makarov himself makes before starting the massacre: “Remember, nothing Russian”, since the objective is not to associate the attack with any Russian force. In Allen’s shoes, Players must shoot any civilian they come across to leave a river of corpses. behind their backs and sow chaos.


The mission, logically, generated endless controversy, causing even Russia itself to eliminate the level of its version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Infinity Ward’s own team was split while ‘No Russian’ was being developed, as art lead Joel Emslie commented in 2019: “There was a part of the team that thought it should be played from the perspective of a security guard. caught up in the firefight,” and there was another party who liked the option taken. “I remember doing the civilians and I couldn’t… There was a point where we were discussing how violent it would be with these people being shot.”

What will the new ‘No Russian’ be like in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3?

Even when the remastered version of the campaEsports Extraswas published Modern Warfare 2 for PS4, Xbox One and PC there was a buzz about the return of ‘No Russian’, but Activision doesn’t seem to want to bury the mission and give it a facelift in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 of this year. As we mentioned, during the official trailer of the game, you can see a direct reference to the mission in question on a mobile phone just in what seems to be the run-up to a terrorist attack. The trailer stars a hooded man (probably one of Makarov’s henchmen) on a plane full of people with a loaded gun, accompanied by other terrorists. Among the screams you can hear: “He has a bomb!”. All while, in the body, we carry the song ‘Don’t Fear the Reaper’ with us that is heard throughout the trailer.


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Who will be the mysterious hooded man that appears in the trailer?

The noise of the elevator, referring to the original, appears out of nowhere to revive the nightmares of the players, but beyond that we cannot see more of the mission. It may even all be just a cinematic to try to offer a more watered down version. In any case, the modus operandi of the new Makarov seems to be the same as the one we saw beforeseeking to provoke a third world war, although much remains to be discovered. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 It is scheduled to launch on November 10 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. and will have a beta in October, with PlayStation systems being chosen to have early access to these multiplayer tests.