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The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Ghosts
For other uses, see Mortar (disambiguation).

The Mortar Fire, also referred to as Shock and Awe and Salvo by in-game announcers, is a reward obtained in the Field Order's Care Package on the multiplayer maps Warhawk, Containment and BayView in Call of Duty: Ghosts.

On Warhawk, when activated, an air raid siren blares and the map becomes overwhelmed by mortar fire; explosions go off, killing enemies that are outside (the user may occasionally succumb to friendly fire if they go outside). It lasts for 30 seconds.

On Containment, once called in the same thing occurs, except a bell tolls in the church tower to signal the incoming fire; the small volley of mortars hit the truck containing a small nuclear warhead in the middle and causes a huge explosion, killing anyone and everyone near it, as well as blowing up and sinking the bridge in the middle of the map.

On BayView, when called in the Mortar Fire is actually an artillery strike fired from ships anchored out at sea outside the map. Compared to Warhawk, after the air raid sirens being to blare, it lasts for 60 seconds, as the mortars are actually fired from the ship and take time to travel the distance before hitting the map, and the ships fire more mortars than in Warhawk. Other than that, its much like the same as the one in Warhawk.

Mortar Fire is incredibly strong and is one of the most powerful of the unique Care Package rewards. Mortar Fire typically kills any and all enemies out in the open, and even those that have holed up inside can still be killed by mortars that land right next to the openings of interior areas, meaning that holing up in an interior area is not guaranteed to save a player from Mortar Fire. It is very common for enemies to retreat to indoor areas while the Mortar Fire is active, which can be very useful in objective game modes to dissuade enemies from taking important positions out in the open.


  • The mortars from this also randomly rain down throughout the match on Warhawk.
  • Annoyingly, for the player that calls in the Containment Mortar Fire, any kills they get don't even count as them getting the kills, just the killed players committing suicide by headshot.