- "Kill General Shepherd."
- — Description
"Endgame" is the eighteenth and final mission of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered. The objective is to kill the rogue General Shepherd before he escapes from Afghanistan. The player takes control of John "Soap" MacTavish along with the assistance of his superior, John Price.
Before the events of 'Endgame', Price broadcasts a recording of their truth behind to be found if they are killed by Shadow Company and General Shepherd:
- "This is for the record. History is written by the victor. History is filled with liars. If he lives and we die, his truth becomes written and ours is lost. Shepherd will be a hero, 'cause all you needed to change the world is one good lie and a river of blood. He's about to complete the greatest trick that a liar ever played on history. His truth will be the truth. But only if he lives and we die."
Following the destruction of the main command base of the Site Hotel Bravo that involved a "danger close" artillery strike, Captain John Price and John "Soap" MacTavish chase after Shepherd down the underground river using Zodiac speedboats. Soap controls the boat as Price shoots at the Shadow Company's soldiers, Zodiacs and helicopters and also the OpFor militia.
Price and Soap chase Shepherd through a cave, a lake with many rock formations and the rapids, dodging all the enemies in their path. Near the end of the rapids, Shepherd boards a Pave Low waiting for him in the river. Price tells Soap to hold the boat steady while he tries to shoot the helicopter down, succeding at the third attempt by hitting its rotor. As the helicopter spins out of control, Soap tries to stop the Zodiac from the fast-moving current of the rapids, but he doesn't succeed in doing so and both him, Price, and the boat go over a large waterfall.
After a brief wait, Soap wakes up on the shore near the waterfall, but Price is nowhere to be seen. He gets up with a knife in his left hand and moves slowly towards the Pave Low's crash site. The two pilots of the Pave Low are alive when Soap reaches them. One crawls away from the destroyed Pave Low. He will eventually bleed to death, but the player can choose to kill him. The other pilot is found on some rocks. He pulled his pistol out and tries to shoot Soap, but he ran out of bullets. He also eventually dies, but the player can choose to stab him as well. Soap finds Shepherd escaping from the crashed helicopter and ran from Soap into the sandstorm. Soap follows him and finds him leaning against a wrecked car.
Soap takes the opportunity to kill Shepherd with his knife, but he blocks the stab and rams Soap's head on the car, causing Soap to fall on his back. Shepherd draws his knife and stabs Soap in the chest, causing him to briefly blackout. Shepherd explains his motivations as to why he betrayed Task Force 141, stating that he "lost 30,000 men in the blink of an eye" (referring to the nuclear explosion that killed the 1st Force Recon of the United States Marine Corps. in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare), and his anger about how the world "just fucking watched." He loads two rounds in his .44 Magnum (one for Soap and the other presumably for Price) and aims at Soap's head.
However, before he can kill Soap, Captain Price intervenes, tackling Shepherd and making him miss the shot. After trading a few punches, Price kicks Shepherd's pistol away. Soap, seeing an opportunity crawls towards the discarded pistol, but when he is almost within reach, Shepherd knocks Price down, kicks the pistol away from Soap and stomps on his face.
Soap, now lying on his back, helplessly watches as Shepherd and Price fight. Eventually, Shepherd knocks Price down and begins to beat him, repeatedly punching him in the face. Soap's attention is redirected towards the knife in his chest. He slowly and painfully pulls it out of his chest and aimed it at Shepherd. Immediately after Soap moves his arm back to throw the knife, Shepherd looks up, being distracted from Captain Price. Soap throws the knife towards Shepherd, which goes into his left eye, instantly killing him.
After a moment, Price coughs, gets up and stumbles towards an injured Soap who was still lying on the ground. He bandages Soap's wounds and at that moment, an MH-6 Little Bird lands. Price recognizes the pilot as Nikolai and helps Soap to the helicopter. Nikolai exits the helicopter to assist. Price tells Nikolai that "he thought he told him this was a one-way trip", to which Nikolai replies, "Looks like it still is. They'll be looking for us" (the word "they" could possibly be referring to the U.S. Government, OpFor, Shadow Company, Makarov's Inner Circle, Central Intelligence Agency, United States Marine Corps, U.S. Army Rangers, among various other groups). Price tells Nikolai that they need to get Soap out of here, to which Nikolai responds, "Da. I know a place". The mission ends and the credits roll.
If this level is played after "Just Like Old Times", the player will keep any weapons from that level. Either way, the Mini-Uzi is still used while driving the boat.
|Found in level|
These weapons are seen with and without attachments. However, none of them can be obtained by the player.
- Intel No. 45: (1/1 Intel) On a crate on the dock.
- Main article: Endgame/Transcript
- The Road Less Traveled (10 / Bronze Trophy ) - Obtained by collecting 22 pieces of intel.
- Leave No Stone Unturned (10 / Bronze Trophy ) - Obtained by collecting 45 pieces of intel.
- Off the Grid (25 / Silver Trophy ) - Obtained by beating "Just Like Old Times", and "Endgame" on Veteran.
- For the Record (35 / Silver Trophy ) - Obtained by beating the Campaign on any difficulty.
- The Price of War (90 / Gold Trophy ) - Obtained by beating the Campaign on Hardened or Veteran.
- Main article: Endgame/Trivia