"Alex" along with a team of Marine Raiders are sent to secure Barkov's chemical weapons in Verdansk, Kastovia. The operation fails as the team are killed and the poison gas is stolen by Urzik insurgents, leaving “Alex” the sole survivor.
Al-Qatala, now Al-Qatala-Aljahdid, and its new leader Khaled Al-Asad, launchs an offensive against Verdansk with the help of Victor Zakhaev. The city is now occupied.
Laswell informs Price and "Nikolai" about the situation and Kamarov indicates that Russia will cooperate with the West to contain the new threat. A military alliance is formed between the Coalition and the Allegiance, Armistice.
Near Faridah,Urzikstan, Nikto shoots down a helicopter used by Al-Qatala before engaging in a fight against a Coalition team led by Mara over the control of the gas canisters. From the BCH4 TV Station in Verdansk, Al-Asad witnesses the operation and reassures his men they have enough gas.
Armistice launchs several operations in Verdansk with the aim of stopping and crippling the organization access to weapons, funds, intelligence and hardware while Al-Qatala gathers a large quantity of gas.
In an effort to get rid of Armistice, Victor Zakhaev exploits the tensions between Russia and the West to create a conflict within the alliance. Al-Qatala also releases the gas in Verdansk. In an effort to survive, Coalition and Allegiance operators start fighting amongst themselves. Simon Riley who is stationed in Verdansk reports to Price and calls for help before leaving the city.
The Allegiance calls upon a private military company called Shadow Company to assist them. A Shadow Company team led by Marcus "Lerch" Ortega arrives in Verdansk with intel indicating that Zakhaev was hiding in Verdansk's Acropolis National Arena. SC operative Rozlin "Roze" Helms blow up the roof of the stadium allowing the team to land.
"Nikolai" and Farah Karim arrive in Verdansk and reactivate the underground metro railway system as part of Price's plan to find Zakhaev. With the system reactivated, radiation is detected around Verdansk.
With the help of the Task Force 141 as well as Nikolai, Farah and Alex, Price successfully eliminates Victor Zakhaev and prevents the ICBM from launching which was intended to hit Washington D.C..
The Vodianoy reappears near the coast of Verdansk. It grounds near the Zordaya Prison Complex.[Canonical?]
The Vodianoy and the surrounding shipwreck site become infested with zombies, including a variant that emits noxious fumes.[Canonical?]
The infestation spreads to the Gulag and surrounding areas.[Canonical?]
Armistice Central Command issues a containment protocol alert after reconnaissance undertaken by terrain scouts and a multi-lateral Armistice air support squadron confirm the existence of anomalies within Verdansk.[Canonical?]
The infestation spreads to the Verdansk Hospital, with a new variant of zombie being discovered that emits electromagnetic pulse-like discharges.[Canonical?]
Armistice Central Command issues another containment protocol alert. Operators in the area are given orders to exterminate the anomalous threats on site, and Verdansk Hospital is deemed no longer safe for medical use.[Canonical?]
The infestation spreads to the Acropolis National Bank.[Canonical?]
Armistice Central Command issues another containment protocol alert, this time applying the containment protocol to the entirety of Verdansk.[Canonical?]
The infestation spreads to the BHC4 TV Station, with the Emergency Broadcast System issuing a contagion warning for the station. A new variant of zombie is discovered that is highly resistant to ballistics.[Canonical?]
ACC issues another containment protocol alert. The Containment Protocol Level is raised to 33%. An anonymous field operator claims the infestation has gone far deeper than initially realized. The ACC orders to not induce panic and to "remove all alarmist rhetoric".[Canonical?]
The infestation spreads to Atlas Superstore.[Canonical?]
Vice Commander of Armistice issues another containment protocol alert. While the Containment Protocol Level is raised to 66%, the Vice Commander claims that everything is under control. An anonymous operator restates that an evacuation of Verdansk must be planned if the Central Command cares about Armistice.[Canonical?]
The infestation spreads to the Gora Dam. Contaminants able to infect humans in previously infested areas create "Corruption Zones", leaving the areas completely uninhabitable.[Canonical?]
ACC issues another containment protocol alert, revealing that the undead have left contaminants in every area they had infested. The Containment Protocol Level is raised to 100%, and Verdansk is considered to be entirely contaminated. The ACC claims that critical safety measures are being put into place.[Canonical?]
ACC orders a complete evacuation of Verdansk. Operators are ordered to update their comms units.[Canonical?]
ACC Leadership issues a statement encouraging operators to carry out their mission.[Canonical?]
The evacuation of Verdansk begins. Operators are deployed across the city and ordered to evacuate any and all non-infected civilians.[Canonical?]