- "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 because all of what you needed to change the world is one good lie and a river of blood. He was 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."
Captain John Price and John "Soap" MacTavish are chasing after Shepherd in the Site Hotel Bravo cave system moments after the main command base was destroyed by a combined self-destruct and a Danger Close artillery strike. Shepherd who had some distance ahead of Soap and Price boarded a Zodiac speedboat in the underground river. Soap and Price boarded another Zodiac and continued in pursuit of Shepherd. Soap drives the boat while Price fires on the Shadow Company's soldiers, Zodiacs and helicopters and also the OpFor militia on the bridges and the shores.
Price and Soap chased Shepherd through a cave, a lake with many rock formations and the rapids. Near the end of the rapids, Shepherd boards a Pave Low that was waiting for him in the river. Price tells Soap to hold the boat steady while he can successfully shoot it down at the rotor at the third attempt. The helicopter spins out of control, but the fast-moving current of the rapids keeps Soap and Price from reversing and their Zodiac goes over a nearby 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 Shepherd 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. Shepherd briefly explains that he lost "30,000 men in the blink of an eye," referring to the nuclear explosion that killed the Marines 5 years earlier and his anger about how the world "just fucking watched." He loads two rounds in his .44 Magnum (One for Soap and another one 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 stomped on his face.
Soap, now lying on his back, helplessly watches 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. Nikolai says that they are international terrorists and 'they' will be looking for us. (The U.S. Government, OpFor, Shadow Company, Makarov's Inner Circle, United States Marine Corps, U.S. Army Rangers and various other groups) Price tells Nikolai that they need to get Soap out of here. Nikolai declares "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 Items Edit
- 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.
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