|Appears in||Call of Duty: Black Ops II|
Call of Duty: Black Ops III
Call of Duty: Zombies (comic)
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
|Country||United States of America|
|Type||Government funded research group|
|Active||November 19th, 1963 - November 5th, 2025 (Original Timeline)|
November 6th, 1945 - (Agonia Fracture)
Gorod Krovi (mentioned only)
Classified (mentioned only)
- "Sir, we believe staff may have been trying to destroy evidence implicating them in the outbreak."
- — Saber 10
- "Maxis told me he had a plan. He said, Broken Arrow showed him how to open up new worlds."
- — S.O.P.H.I.A.
Broken Arrow was a government funded program created by the United States with the primary intention of preventing another undead outbreak. It was first mentioned in Die Rise by recon Saber 5 in the radio message. According to the radios, a fire has destroyed the facility, which might have been lit by the organization's followers to destroy evidence implicating them in the zombie outbreak following the destruction of Earth.
Creation and Early Years Edit
On November 19th, 1963, the Broken Arrow program was created by the United States government with the intention of preventing another undead outbreak after the incident at the Pentagon. Upon the creation of the initiative, the Groom Lake program in Nevada was merged with Broken Arrow. Furthermore, numerous facilities are established throughout the country in order to combat the undead threat which include the facility near the Hanford site. Experimentation began with Element 115 on August 11th, 1973, the program recovered a fragment of the element from the Japanese research group Division 9. On September 29th, 1979, a noteworthy member of the program, Russman, had begun his employment with the initiative. However, over the duration of his exposure to Element 115, his memory began to deteriorate which afflicted him for the rest of his life.
Failed Experimentation and Abandonment Edit
Live animal experimentation began, on April 20th, 1983, with exposure to the shard of Element 115 recovered from the Japanese. Broken Arrow created mutations in order to gain an advantage in the Cold War, dubbed "bios", and subsequently on June 24th, 1986, a containment breach occurred where one of the mutated creatures escaped at the facility and massacred the employees where Russman was working. Despite this, Russman managed to escape alive and as a result of the breach, the facility is abandoned. The projects that were not affected by the breach were transferred to other facilities across the United States.
Exactly 10 years later, Russman and the rest of Victis returned to the abandoned facility where the containment breach occurred. Despite being pursued by a horde of zombies and the newly released bios, they recover the shard of Element 115 and escape through another rift.
Further Experimentation and Disbandment Edit
Later on April 10th, 2025, Broken Arrow intentionally created the Denizens that would eventually roam the fog near the Hanford site after the destruction of the Earth. However on July 8th, 2025, the initiative accidentally created the Avogadro, potentially as an alternative source of power.
As a consequence of the declining supply of Element 115 available to the initiative, Broken Arrow attempts to excavate more of the element through a drill near the Nuketown facility. As a result of Broken Arrow's excavation into the facility, a bomb exploded outside of the facility which led to an undead outbreak at the facility and consequently, the events of Nuketown Zombies occurred. Due to the damning reputation the initiative would receive as a result of the outbreak at the Nevada testing facility, they began destroying evidence that implicated them as the instigators of the event. However, on November 5th, 2025, the primary facility was destroyed in a fire through an act of arson attempting to cover up the events that transpired. Russman's tenure at the company came to an abrupt end through this and he began to wander the fragmented Earth.
- Broken Arrow is also mentioned by Marlton Johnson in the Buried cutscene when trying to get Russman his memory back.
- Broken Arrow is mentioned by S.O.P.H.I.A. in the map Gorod Krovi.
- Broken Arrow is mentioned by Cornelius Pernell in the map Classified through radios.
- "Broken Arrow- refers to an accidental event that involves nuclear weapons, warheads or components which does not create the risk of nuclear war. ... Accidental or unexplained nuclear detonation. Non-nuclear detonation or burning of a nuclear weapon." This is possibly a play on Treyarch's part since Broken Arrow deals with the aftermath of Nuclear Bombardment.