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"Saved countless lives during a hospital siege in 2nd Chechen War. Placed on extended psychiatric leave. Accrued several arrest warrants across SE Asia. Called back into service by Cpt Bale to expel Al Qatala from Verdansk."
— In-game biography

Sergeant Maxim Ivanovich Bale (Russian: Максим Иванович Бейл), codename Minotaur, is a Spetsnaz operator for the Allegiance faction featured in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.


Maxim Bale joined with his brother Dmitry in the Spetsnaz selection in 2005 and served in the Spetsgruppa A – Alpha Group in counter-terrorism where he achieved the rank of Sergeant.

During the Second Chechen War, Minotaur saved countless lives during the Kurbanov Hospital siege in 2009. He witnessed the wounding of his brother and was falsely informed of his death. Blaming himself for the "death" of his brother, Maxim was discharged for psychological trauma.

Minotaur spent the following 10 years joining different PMC groups operating in Southeast Asia under the name "Sergei Krovopuskov". During that time, he accrued several arrest warrants for felonies in Cambodia, Laos and Thailand.

He was tracked down by his brother in July 2019 and joined the Allegiance in November the same year.

In March 2020, Al-Qatala's new leader Khaled Al-Asad launched a full-scale assault against Verdansk in Kastovia. Operators from Coalition and Allegiance were deployed to Verdansk to stop Al-Qatala as part of the Armistice initiative.



Name Rarity Image How to obtain
Fully Loaded Base Minotaur Fully Loaded Skin.webp Get 300 Assault Rifle Kills in Multiplayer.
Suns Out Base Minotaur Suns Out Skin.webp Get 300 Assault Rifle Kills in Multiplayer.
Beach Day Base Minotaur Beach Day Skin.webp Get 300 Assault Rifle Kills in Multiplayer.
Armored Up Rare Minotaur Armored Up Skin.webp Battle Pass Season One Tier 40
Tactical Rare Minotaur Tactical Skin.webp Operator Mission
Commando Rare Minotaur Commando Skin.webp Operator Mission
Spetsnaz Minotaur Rare Minotaur Spetsnaz Minotaur Skin.webp Bundle Spetsnaz Pack
All Business Rare Minotaur All Buisness Skin.webp Battle Pass Season Two Tier 90
Poloski Rare Minotaur Ploski Skin.webp Battle Pass Season Six Tier 0
Scales Epic Minotaur Scales Skin.webp Operator Mission
Squad Leader Epic Minotaur Squad Leader Skin.webp Operator Mission
Baroque Epic Minotaur Baroque Skin.webp Operator Mission
Guns Out Epic Minotaur Guns Out Skin.webp Bundle WMD
Hidden Epic Minotaur Hidden Skin.webp Bundle Guerrilla
Valentaur Epic Minotaur Valentaur Skin.webp Bundle Valentine's Slay
Red Tide Legendary Minotaur Red Tide Skin.webp Operator Mission
Gathering Storm Legendary Minotaur Gathering Storm Skin.webp Unobtainable
Gungnir Legendary Minotaur Gungnir Skin.webp Bundle Ragnarok
Call of Duty League Skins


Name Rarity How to obtain
Down Base Unlocked by default
Another Rare Unobtainable
Done With This One Rare Unobtainable
Gone Epic Operator Mission
Lesson Over Epic Operator Mission
Roar Epic Unobtainable
This Is War Epic Bundle WMD
What You Want Epic Bundle Guerrilla
You Want to Play Epic Bundle Ragnarok
Easy to Break Legendary Operator Mission

Finishing Moves

Name Rarity How to obtain
Face the End Base Get 300 Assault Rifle Kills in Multiplayer
Face the Adze Epic Bundle WMD
Pinned Epic Bundle Guerrilla
Universal Finishing Moves

Call of Duty: Mobile

Minotaur appears in Call of Duty: Mobile and was added on September 13, 2021, during Season 7: Elite of the Elite as part of the "Brute Beast Crate".


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare


  • Minotaur's blood type is AB-.
  • Minotaur's vision is 19/20.
  • Minotaur's dossier is found in Operation Paladin.
  • Minotaur's All Business skin heavily resembles Nikolai's campaign outfit.
  • Minotaur's Poloski skin heavily resembles the outfit of J-12.
    • Furthermore, the 2 characters share similar Russian-style prison tattoos.
  • Minotaur's Hidden skin featured in the Guerrilla bundle is a reference to the 1985 action film Commando.
  • Similar to Otter, Minotaur has a special gesture if his face is covered with a mask. It features him moving his head from his left to his right with no hand gestures.
    • When equipped any other skin that does not cover his face, Minotaur rubs his nose with his left hand in a quick motion.
  • In Warzone and Special Ops, Minotaur shares unique dialogues and voicelines with fraternal twin Bale.
  • Minotaur's Gungnir skin is a reference to Odin, whereas the name of the skin is the name of the Norse god's spear.
  • Minotaur appears to be wearing an unused skin in his biography image. It resembles the Armored up skin with a sleeveless shirt.