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"Smash through enemy defenses in the Gulag and escape."
Spec Ops description.

Breach & Clear is the twelfth Special Ops level in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. It is in Tier Charlie. The objective is to fight through the gulag showers and get to the hole in the floor at the end of the level.

The Infinity Ward best time for Breach & Clear is 17.00 seconds.


Breach & Clear starts out with the player in a small room with a cache of weapons to choose from. Once the player is ready, they will stand against the wall and plant a breaching charge, blowing a hole into the shower room section of an old Soviet Gulag. Players must fight through a massive group of enemies, who are well reinforced with additional soldiers providing support from the upper levels, who all use Red Dot Sights.

On Veteran, players must complete the objective within three minutes or they will automatically fail. However, even on such a difficulty, it is possible to complete it quickly by taking out the first wave of enemies and using flashbangs to disorient surviving enemies and the second group of hostiles up ahead.

Weapon Loadout

Starting Loadout
Initial area
Found in level

These weapons can be found with and without attachments.



  • At the beginning of Breach & Clear, if the player leaves the playing area and receives a "Mission Failed" notification, a random Spetsnaz will spawn at the playing area end of the tunnel.
  • As the map is based on the campaign mission The Gulag, it is possible using the no-clipping cheat to move back to the top of the map and play through the entire prison. Enemies will spawn where they normally do during the campaign mission.