Today marks the passing of one of Call of Duty’s finest soldiers. After valiantly fighting his way through nearly three entire Modern Warfare games, one Task Force 141 didn’t make it back from the 11 October 2016 mission to assassinate terrorist leader Vladimir Makarov.
Spoilers for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 follow. Surely someone is worried about that.
During the “Blood Brothers” missions in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Captain John Price, Russian loyalist Yuri and Captain John “Soap” MacTavish undertake a mission in Prague to assassinate the villainous Makarov.
Unfortunately, Makarov was tipped off to the assassination plot, and the tower Yuri and Soap were posted in was destroyed.
Captain MacTavish was fatally wounded in the incident.
Soap first appeared in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare as a plucky young sergeant serving in the SAS special forces. He eventually became a Captain in Task Force 411, a multinational anti-terrorist unit. He’s one of the series most recognisable characters, and he will be missed.
Players will be able to relive Soap’s early days in Modern Warfare Remastered, the digital download accompanying next month’s release of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
Rest in peace, Soap. The world is a slightly dirtier place without you.