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"Now as an Atlas operative, your squad must rescue the Nigerian Prime Minister from the KVA, a global terrorist organization."
— Level Description

Traffic is the third campaign mission in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.



Mitchell, Gideon and Joker are deployed to Lagos during Operation Lasso, with Irons excitedly informing them of the bridge of opportunities the rescue could entail. The group raids the office building from which Hades is holding the Prime Minister, already having killed his advisor. They breach the room and rescue the Prime Minister Abidoyo, only to find that Hades has already left with the technologist, leading into a lengthy gunfight between KVA forces across a small urban slum, with Ajani feeding them information over comms.

When Gideon and Mitchell finally reach the highway, they fight their way across a swath of vehicles before identifying the van in which the technologist has been taken, jumping across buses to reach the technologist. The duo eventually hijack the van, ramming it into the nearby river where Gideon retrieves the man. All four soldiers regroup on the shore above, with Gideon congratulating Mitchell on his first real assignment.


Exo Type - Specialist[]

Starting Loadout
Found in level


Main article: Traffic/Transcript


  • Life in the Fast Lane (25Gamerscore / Bronze Trophy Bronze Trophy PS3 icon) - Complete "Traffic."
  • Look Both Ways (10Gamerscore / Bronze Trophy Bronze Trophy PS3 icon) - Kill all the KVA in the traffic section without damaging a civilian vehicle in "Traffic."


  1. Following the slow-motion roof breach, move through the building to the large atrium where plants sit in the center. Move to the offices on the left and look for a photo copier near the window. Next to that, there’s a corner desk where the first Intel will be located.
  2. Getting off the main streets, the player will escape a white vehicle and enter an open-air hotel painted up with dark orange bricks beneath egg shell white. Proceed up the steps to the left while entering the building’s courtyard. Enter the office down the way to spot two vending machines. Look behind the passage, right next to the machines, to find the second Intel.
  3. Taking out the technical from behind, the team stacks up near a corrugated wall and prepare to climb up. Don’t do it yet; instead look on the wall directly opposite of the climbing objective to locate the final Intel.
"Lagos - if there were a better example of government ineptitude, I haven't seen it. The KVA walked in like they own the place, like it was their right to take whatever they wanted. Helpless, the officials come to me. They came shocked, that a few well armed men can bring a nation so great, so powerful, to its knees. What sort of men are they, they ask? I tell them they are simply men who are willing to do whatever it takes to achieve their goals. Without emotion, without bias. And once you understand this most basic of facts, you have everything you need."
Jonathan Irons


Concept art[]



  • Several pictures of workers working at the dam that Atlas Gorge takes place at (and appears in Throttle) can be seen in a building in this level.[1]
  • At the end of the intro cutscene, Gideon wields an HBRa3 and Joker carries an SN6, even though in the actual mission they both use the Bal-27.
  • Before jumping onto the next bus where Mitchell stumbles, the player's weapons will gain max ammo halfway to the bus.
  • Jumping down from the billboards to the building to free the Prime Minister and Civilians, the player will take damage when landing.
  • No matter where the player chooses to climb and what direction the go with the mag grips, they will reach the same point.
  • Some KVA weapons will clip through the flooring once shot in the room with the Prime Minister and the hostages, making them unobtainable.
  • The KVA gunner's turret casts muzzle flashes once the technical turns down towards the alley Mitchell and the team are headed. Although, the turret does not make sound until the vehicle is straight towards Gideon.
  • AK12s and ARX-160s are found lying around in Lagos throughout mission.
  • After crossing the streets near the end, enemy dogs appear in the next-gen versions of the game, but not in the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions.
  • When Hades pulls at an Atlas 45 to kill the hostage, one can closely see that there is another pistol on his holster.