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For the facepaint in Call of Duty: Black Ops, see Apache (Face Paint).

The AH-64 Apache is an attack helicopter in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Call of Duty: Ghosts, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019), but cut from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.

Call of Duty 4: Modern WarfareEdit

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Several scripts and textures can be found in game files.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2Edit

The AH-64 Apache appears in the campaign several times but mainly just taking off or flying past, only once firing at the enemy. Apaches are also seen on the ground in "S.S.D.D.".

Appearance in CampaignEdit


Main article: Attack Helicopter
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The Chopper Gunner animated emblem.

The Apache is one of the 11 kill-streak reward options, as the Task Force 141, U.S. Army Rangers or U.S. Navy SEALs Chopper Gunner, as opposed to an Mi-28 Havoc for the Militia, OpFor and Spetsnaz. In either case, an AI pilot flies the helicopter and the player controls the 30mm chain-gun through a gray-scale thermal imaging camera, like the one on the AC-130 and the Predator Missile.


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: MobilizedEdit

The AH-64 Apache makes a brief appearance as the attack helicopter that provides fire support for Gopher Squad in the first mission, "Distant Information".

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3Edit

The Apache is the main ground support helicopter for United States ground combat forces fighting in Europe. It can be notably seen in "Goalpost". It also provides support in "Iron Lady" and "Scorched Earth". In Multiplayer, the Apaches are the helicopters in the Strafe Run killstreak of every faction, even if the "enemy" factions should be using Mi-28s.


Known ApachesEdit

  • Helix Eight One
  • Helix Eight Two

Call of Duty: GhostsEdit

An AH-64 Apache is controllable in the mission "Birds of Prey". The player takes the role of Pirate Five-Zero, and must provide support for the Ghosts. After assuming the role of Logan, Pirate Five-Zero will provide support for the player.



Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Edit

The AH-64 Apache returns as a Attack Helicopter killstreak reward for the multiplayer of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) Edit

The AH-64 Apache returns as a Chopper Gunner killstreak reward for the multiplayer of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) and just like the Modern Warfare 2 version of it as well, But having with a higher rate of fire as well as the ability to control its movement, toggle between normal and thermal imaging, and fire 8 Hydra rockets, akin to the VTOL Warship in Black Ops II.


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    The Apache's shark-mouth decal. Note the two copies of Pelayo piloting the aircraft.

    The Apache's nose has a shark-mouth decal painted on it.
  • The AH-64's 30mm chaingun revolves like a minigun. This is likely because the chaingun uses the same animation as the guns on the Harrier, Pave Low, and other gunships in the game.
  • All announcers have voice-acted lines announcing to the player an Apache is waiting for deployment, even the OpFor, Militia, and Spetsnaz.
  • In the mission Goalpost if the player doesn't destroy the two Havocs while on the gunner on the M1 Abrams, two Apaches come along and destroy them using their rockets. Other Apaches are seen shooting down several Russian helicopters throughout the mission.
  • Apaches are piloted by two copies of Pelayo's model from Call of Duty 4, same goes for the Havoc.
  • A formation of AH-64s can be seen escorting a Pave Low in "S.S.D.D.".
  • The Apaches used in the Strafe Run killstreak are missing their landing gear, as do the ones in the icon.
  • In Modern Warfare 3, two variants of the Apache exist: The Modern Warfare 2 variant is used in campaign, while the cut Call of Duty 4 variant (evident by its lack of shark teeth, lower quality textured model and a FCR dome over the main rotor) is used as the Strafe Run killstreak.
  • The Rocket Pods on the Modern Warfare 2 and Modern Warfare 3 variants (no radar dome/shark teeth) are grossly oversized in comparison to the Call of Duty 4 cut model and actual pictures. 
  • The Apache's cannon has gone through several changes in how it fires. In Modern Warfare 2, the cannon fires repetitively at a constant rate, but not as fast as a minigun or the Pave Low or the Attack Helicopter. It also fires grenade rounds. In the Strafe Run killstreak in Modern Warfare 3, the cannon fires exactly like a minigun. In Ghosts, the cannon fires a unique type of direct, grenade-like round with a high rate of fire and orange tracers. 
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