- "An expert in clandestine tradecraft, sabotage and infiltration. He lives with a redacted past and an undercover present, marked by a concealed appearance to hide his identity and maintain anonymity in the field."
- — In-game biography
Lieutenant Simon Riley, also known as Ghost, is a character featured in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
First mentioned at the end of the campaign, Ghost is one of the few names up for consideration by John Price for the newly assembled Task Force 141. Ghost was released as a SAS Operator of the Coalition with the release of Season Two starting February 11th, 2020 and was playable immediately after purchasing the Battle Pass.
- With the release of Title Update 1.12 on December 18th, 2019, most TVs that displayed static in Modern Warfare multiplayer maps, such as Arklov Peak, Rammaza or Tavorsk District, would occasionally show a distorted image of Ghost for a few seconds
- As of Title Update 1.13, on January 22nd, 2020, the giant screens on the multiplayer map Piccadilly would occasionally display an image resembling Ghost's skull face plate.
- During Season Two, Ghost could be seen in the background inside the lobbies for the Multiplayer and Special Ops modes.