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"Take down Makarov at the Hotel Lustig."
— Level description

"Blood Brothers" is the fourteenth mission of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

This level sees the death of the series main character, John "Soap" MacTavish, as well as the death of supporting character Kamarov, and starts the chain of events that propels Yuri and Captain Price in the final act of the campaign and reveals Yuri and Makarov's backstory from Zakhaev's failed assassination up to the beginning of "No Russian" in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

It also reveals how Imran Zakhaev survived his assassination in "One Shot, One Kill".



The mission starts off with Soap and Yuri on top of a church tower waiting for Makarov's convoy so they can assassinate him. Captain Price and Kamarov are also attempting to ambush Makarov inside the main building. After Soap and Yuri killed the guards on the balcony, Price rappels into the building and finds Kamarov strapped on a seat with C4. However, Makarov, aware about the way which Price and MacMillan attempted to assassinate Zakhaev prepared for them earlier. He spoke on the radio saying, "Captain Price, Hell awaits you" ("Captain Price. Ад ждет тебя") and detonates the explosives strapped to Kamarov, killing him and nearly taking Price with him. After watching Price and Kamarov in the building across the street, Makarov says, "Yuri, my friend. You never should have come here."

When the explosives that were hidden in the building where Soap and Yuri were situated detonate, Soap pushes Yuri out of a window right before the building explodes (Soap manages to jump, but gets caught within the blast radius) and Yuri and Soap fell down onto the ground. Soap is hit by a pile of falling debris which opened his previously patched up stab wound up, causing him to bleed out. Price came to help Yuri and Soap. Price helps Soap and the three ran across the town plaza, but Soap stumbles. Yuri grabs him and resumes escaping from the large enemy force firing at them. Turning a corner, Price spots an enemy helicopter and the three quickly got off the road as Price blows a hole in a nearby building and they escaped inside. Yuri setted Soap down next to a skip where Price picks him up and hands Yuri his M4A1. Yuri protects Soap and Price as they moved through a shop, eventually arriving in a small courtyard.

Taking cover behind a statue, Price decides that it is not safe there and the three moved into an office. Emerging out of the office, Yuri engages more hostiles in the street and as the enemy forces started to converge on their position, they ran into a nearby shop. Yuri covers the other two as they ran through a basketball court. As the enemies started to close in on the three, the Czech Resistance fighters emerged from a building behind Yuri. As they fended the hostiles off, Soap is moved inside and placed on a table. Though Price and Yuri desperately attempted to stop Soap's bleeding, their efforts are in vain. Soap tells Price that Makarov knows Yuri and with that, he succumbs to his wounds. After Soap's death, Price takes Soap's dog-tags and field journal, pulled his M1911 out (The same pistol that Price slid to Soap to kill Zakhaev which was given back to Price after he was rescued from the Russian gulag) and lays it on Soap's chest saying, "I'm sorry." A few seconds later, the hostiles attacked the Resistance. Price and Yuri escaped and they reached a door which Price told Yuri to open. When he opens it, a stairway is revealed. Price, furious over his friend's death, punches Yuri down the flight of stairs and holds him at gunpoint, demanding how he knows Makarov which prompts a series of flashbacks.

Yuri's flashbacks

"I was a soldier of Russia, not a taker of innocent lives. But in his eyes, this marked me as the enemy. "
— Yuri

Yuri and Makarov as it transpired are both present at Price and MacMillan's attempted assassination on Imran Zakhaev in Pripyat. Makarov and Yuri are in the car with Makarov in the driver's seat and Yuri in the backseat. Makarov explained the reason of the deal that they are making to Yuri. Imran Zakhaev was shot by Price in the left arm and quickly got in the car. Makarov quickly drove, running over several of their own men in the process. He was seen with Vladimir Makarov when Makarov ordered Khaled Al-Asad to detonate the nuclear bomb that killed the 30,000 U.S. Marines including Sgt. Paul Jackson while standing at the safe distance as they witnessed the explosion. In another flashback, he attempted to stop Makarov from killing the civilians in Zakhaev International Airport. It was revealed that Yuri tried to leak the information that could prove detrimental to Makarov, but failed. Yuri was shot in the abdomen and left for dead. Makarov, aware about the presence of Joseph Allen killed the American after the mission. Yuri managed to get into the elevator that led up to the airport lobby shortly after Makarov's team opened fire at the civilians and attempted to kill Makarov with a guard's P99, but blacked out and the paramedics found him. After surviving Makarov's betrayal, a new burning hatred for the man was instilled in Yuri. When the flashbacks ceased, he explained to Price that he was "a soldier of Russia, not a taker of innocent lives." Price told Yuri that he bought himself some time for the time being.

Video Walkthrough

Weapon Loadout

Starting Loadout
Found in level


34. After entering a store through the back, find the intel lying on the ground of the store. This is right after Price picks up Soap.



Main article: Blood Brothers/Transcript



  • When Soap dies on the table, Captain Price can be seen taking a journal from him. This journal was included in the Hardened Edition of the game.

    Soap's journal in Price's hand

  • This is the first time in the campaign where a NPC uses the under barrel M203 grenade launcher, as seen by Price using it to take down enemies and destroying a wall.
  • The player can shoot Kamarov as much as they want without any penalties.
  • In the Wii version, when the Resistance leader says, "You have to go, now!" Price just pushes him back, he doesn't say anything. When he puts the pistol on Soap's body, he doesn't say, "I'm sorry," like in the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions.
  • Despite the Pripyat flashback being in 1996, Makarov and Yuri wear Russian uniforms from 2016.
  • During the Pripyat flashback, if the player looks to the right quickly, they can see a scope glint coming from the Hotel Polissya, where Price and MacMillan blew off Imran Zakhaev's arm in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.
  • In the briefing, one can see that beside Soap there is a Barrett .50cal, however in the mission, it changes to an RSASS. While taking the shot, however, it is shown with the Barrett scope reticle.
  • This is one of the only times during the older titles that hitscan is not used in sniper rifles, instead being replaced with semi-realistic ballistics.
  • On the Wii version, Yuri's flashbacks are just a video of the level.
    • Also, color blind assist appears to be on when the flashbacks finish even if it was off before the cutscene started.
  • After the sniper sequence, there is a Suppressor and hybrid sight on Yuri's RSASS. However, before the sniper sequence, there is no Suppressor mounted on Yuri's RSASS.
  • Oddly enough, Soap's blood clips straight through the table he is laid on and drips directly onto the floor underneath it.
  • The sniping sequence in the Redemption trailer isn't the same as the actual one in-game. As in the trailer, it is Price who is sniping.
  • If the player shoots Price during the sniping sequence and has the subtitles on, Price will say "Yuri, you're going to get us compromised." but instead the subtitles will say "Yuri, you're going to get us comprised".
  • Allen uses Lev's character model.
  • There are two animations for passing out during the "No Russian" flashback. If Yuri takes the right metal detector, he will grab onto the detector and fall. If he takes the left one, runs out of ammo, or simply waits long enough without doing anything, his hand goes limp and he drops the pistol before fainting.
  • Unused quotes for this level found in the game files has the characters say the following:
    • Kamarov: Everything...

    • Makarov: Finally our people will see what their government has done to them.

      **Makarov: When those accountable are dealt with.

    • Makarov: No!

    • Makarov: Give me the phone, Yuri. Give me the phone!

    • Soap: Price, they're bringing in a BTR! (Said as if he wasn't in pain.)

    • Makarov: No, let them enjoy these last moments
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  • If using noclip, during the Pripyat flashback, it is possible to see three P99s with knives stuck in their models.
    • Oddly, there are some Ak47s with "heart beat sensors" in Pripyat on the table, although the flashback is in 1996.
  • During the "No Russian", Makarov said "С нами Бог." before "Remember - no Russian.". But in flashback, he didn't say "'С нами Бог"  before "Remember - no Russian."
  • In earlier versions, while inside the Resistance building with the objective marker pointing to help Soap, if the player waits around and doesn't help Soap, he will stand on the table and have an invisible gun held, adding to failing the mission with a statement "Help Soap". This was corrected in the Steam version.