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A timeline of events in the "Treyarch universe". It features events from Call of Duty series from June 11, 1904 until June 19, 2026 from the games Call of Duty: World at War, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Call of Duty: Black Ops Mobile, Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified, and Call of Duty: Black Ops II. It also features events from the short story Rightful King.



June 11th


January 9th

April 20th


July 28th

August 10th


June 9th


May 29th


November 11th

December 18th


March 6th


March 20th

August 2nd


July 10th

August 3rd


June 22nd


August 13th


March 20th


March 26th


June 3rd


November 30th


September 1st

October 18th


November 10th

Unknown Date


August 17th

September 17th


January 3rd


September 15th

September 16th

  • Pvt. C. Miller and his squad attack Japanese positions on The Point, eventually entering the cave network and eliminating the heavy gun crews.


April 3rd

  • PO Locke and his PBY Catalina attacks a convoy of Japanese transport ships off Okinawa, flying back to the fleet when they come under attack by Japanese Zeros, rescuing sailors whose ships had been destroyed by Japanese Kamikazes.

April 23rd

April 24th

April 30th

May 14th

May 29th

Sgt. Roebuck is killed in the process.

Pvt. Polonsky is killed in the process.

September 2nd

October 29th

Sometime after October 29th


Unknown Dates

  • The U.S. now officially recognizes the APU (Armed Propaganda Unit) as the NVA ( also known as the People's Army of Vietnam or PAVN)
  • Former OSS field operative Marshall Bryant becomes a recipient of the Intelligence Star.

June 25th

Sometime between 1950 and 1953


July 27th

  • The Korean War ends with the signing of an armistice.

Unknown Date


Unknown Date

November 1st

November 19th


Unknown Date

August 12th


September 1st

September 5th

September 6th

October 5th

  • Ryan Jackson sends a report under the subject name, "Excessive and Suspicious Eastern Bloc Commercial Freighter Traffic in Cuban Ports of Call" to Richard Kain.

November 9th

Unknown Date


March 5th

April 17th

November 24th


January 8th

February 24th

September 5th

Unknown Date between 1961 and 1963


June 6th

June 26th

October 6th

  • 0600: Viktor Reznov and Alex Mason begin their escape from the Vorkuta gulag, sacrificing most of their fellow inmates. Mason escapes, but Reznov is presumably killed.

November 1st

November 10th

November 17th

November 21st

  • John Trent sends JFK a final letter as a "last warning".

November 22nd

November 24th

November 25th


January 24th

  • The SOG is established.


September 1st

  • Ryan Jackson issues a proposal to William Colby for further added Agency presence within Combat Base in South Vietnam, and an expansion of Air America efforts into Laos.

September 17th


February 2nd

February 14th

February 18th

March 15th

March 20th

June 6th

August 1st


January 2nd

January 8th

  • Ryan Jackson writes and sends a letter regarding the Soviet Military Industrial Complex to Joseph Taub.

January 10th

February 11th

April 14th

June 19th

September 7th


January 21st

January 23rd

January 29th

January 31st

  • The Viet Cong attacks within the boarders of South Vietnam, despite the North and South Vietnamese truce during a 2-day cease fire in the honour of the Tet Nguyen Dan Holiday. The NVA joins the assault within 24 hours in full force and fighting spreads on a country-wide scale.

February 2nd

February 4th

February 9th

February 11th

February 16th

February 18th

February 19th

Sometime after February 19th

  • Frank Woods is supposedly captured and sent to the Hanoi Hilton.

February 22nd

February 23th

February 25th

February 26th

Sometime after Febuary 26th

February 27th

  • John Trent sends Hudson a message informing him to tell Mason "This time it's freedom for both of us".

August 12th

November 2nd

December 23rd


May 1st

  • SOG is disbanded, effectively ending its operations in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. A similar but smaller operations group called the Strategic Technical Directorate Assistance Team 158 (STDAT-158) is established to take its place but does not last.

December 23rd

  • There is an earthquake in Managua, Nicaragua, leaving 5000 dead.

Unknown Date

  • Frank Woods is the sole remaining prisoner of the Da Nang POW camp and engineered an escape to get back to the US safely.


June 19th

  • An American sets a warehouse on fire for $11,000 insurance money with Raul and Josefina Menendez still inside. They escape, but Josefina is left badly burnt.



Before April 29th

April 29th

  • Frank Woods destroys agency cipher machines called parable machines so the North Vietnamese cannot get support from the Kremlin.

April 30th



November 19th

  • X sends a letter to Weaver telling him that his sister, Olga, survived Stalin's Purge but died in childbirth and that Weaver now has a niece named Kristina in Moscow.

November 27th

  • Ryan Jackson sends Weaver a letter regarding his niece Kristina Raskova, but apologises that he cannot help him locate her whereabouts. He, however, says that he can forward on this information to his direct report, which may then decide an appropriate means of action.


June 19th

June 30th

July 4th

October 30th

  • The CIA and MI-6 supposedly execute Operation Charybdis, which has the objective of neutralizing Alex Mason, Jason Hudson, and Grigori Weaver after all three fled to South Africa. They are seen as potential threats to national security (Jason Hudson and Grigori Weaver are considered a threat due to Alex Mason's mental status and the fact that Jason Hudson and Grigori Weaver fled with him). CIA analyst Ryan Jackson is adviser. MI-6 provides a SAS operator named Jonathan (last name redacted). Grigori Weaver's niece, Kristina is supposed to play a major role in the operation: seducing Alex Mason. The specifics of the operation itself, including its success or failure, are currently unknown (and likely classified). However, the events of Black Ops 2 clearly show Alex Mason and Jason Hudson are alive, for certain missions, in the 1980's, leading to the result that Operation Charybdis was not successful. The fate of Weaver is unknown, though, as well as his niece.


July 19th

  • A CIA false flag operation rescues U.S. National Guards from Managua as Sandista forces enter the country, but a deep cover operative is captured.

Sometime after July 19th

December 27th

Sometime after Decmber 27th

Between late August to early September 1979


May 21st


Sometime before July 2nd

July 2nd

  • Alex Mason assists Jonas Savimbi and UNITA in a counter-attack against an MPLA charge.
  • Alex Mason and Jason Hudson are sent to rescue Frank Woods from Angola. They eventually rescue him and extract him.
  • Alex Mason attempts to kill Raul Menendez, but instead wounds him severly, causing him to lose his right eye. Menendez swears revenge on Mason.

September 5th

  • Woods, Mason and Hudson are sent to Afghanistan to assist the Mujahideen against the Soviets in return for information on Raul Menendez.
  • Woods and Mason meet Tian Zhao.

Woods and Mason capture Kravchenko and interrogate him, but Mason shoots Kravchenko before they can get any information out of him.

Woods and Mason capture Kravchenko and interrogate him. Kravchenko reveals that there is a potential mole in the CIA working for Menendez. Woods executes Kravchenko.

  • The Mujahideen betray Woods, Mason, Hudson and Zhao, leaving them for dead in the desert. They are rescued by an unknown person, who Mason believes to be Reznov.

September 25th

  • Manuel Noriega and the PDF assist Mason, Hudson and Woods in a mission to find and capture Raul Menendez in his home in Nicaragua.
  • Menendez is briefly captured by the PDF, but then released by Noriega.

Mason recovers CIA documents from Menendez' compound, implying that there may be a mole in the CIA working for Raul Menendez.

  • Josefina Menendez is killed by a grenade thrown by Woods. Raul is also severely injured.
  • Hudson tells Woods and Mason that Menendez is dead. The mission is aborted.


  • SEAL Team Six is dissolved. A new unit, the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU), is created as it’s successor.


February 15th

December 20th

  • Operation Just Cause commences.
  • Woods and Mason find and capture Noriega in Panama.
  • Hudson orders Woods to assassinate "Nexus Target". Hudson claims that Nexus Target is Raul Menendez.

Woods shoots and kills the target. It turns out to be Alex Mason.

Woods shoots and wounds the target. It turns out to be Alex Mason.

  • Noriega escapes unharmed.
  • Menendez cripples Woods' legs with a SPAS-12 and then executes Hudson.


January 8th

  • Ryan Jackson is at the office of the Inspector General, speaking about his career.

January 12th

August 2nd


February 28th

  • The Gulf War ends in a coalition victory.

December 25

  • The Soviet Union collapses, Russia is now the Russian Federation.


June 6th


May 2nd

September 27th

The Taliban capture the city of Kabul, triggering the Afghanistan civil war

Sometime between July and September 1996


September 11th


March 20th


December 15th

  • U.S. forces withdraw from Iraq. The Iraq War ends.


June 19th


June 19th

  • Raul Menendez uploads a video to YouTube regarding the United States' involvement in a cyber-attack on the Chinese Stock Market.

June 30th

  • Cordis Die's Twitter account is deleted by the U.S. Government.

July 2nd


  • The use of fossil fuels is rendered obsolete due to an unknown mineral.
  • Cold war erupts between the USA and China.

April 19th

April 20th

  • Raul Menendez arms a private army made up of ex-Cuban militia and Cordis Die members.
  • J-SOC retrieve a Celerium chip from a hidden base in Myanmar and learn of a potential cyber-threat named "Karma".

May 29th

  • Raul Menendez negotiates with rouge ISI soldiers in Lahore, Pakistan. His conversations are recorded by J-SOC.
  • J-SOC learn that Menendez is planning to attack Colossus.
  • Section briefly meets with Tian Zhao.

Section learns of Zhao's negotiations with Raul Menendez.

June 12th

  • J-SOC go undercover in Colossus to find the cyber weapon, "Karma".
  • Section learns that Karma is in fact a woman named Chloe Lynch, a former employee of the Tacitus Corporation.
  • DeFalco launches an attack on Colossus in an attempt to find and kidnap Chloe.

DeFalco is killed before he can escape with Chloe.

DeFalco escapes with Chloe, who is then taken to Yemen and put into captivity.

June 19th

  • Undercover operative Farid fights alongside Yemeni rebels in an attempt to gain intel of Raul Menendez.

Harper is captured and killed by Farid under Menendez' orders.

Harper is spared and Farid attempts to assassinate Menendez, resulting in Menendez killing Farid.

  • Menendez allows himself to be captured by U.S. Navy SEALs and taken to the U.S.S. Barack Obama for interrogation.
  • Menendez escapes from captivity on the Obama and uploads a virus to the U.S. Command Network, taking control of the U.S. Drone Fleet.
  • Salazar betrays J-SOC and helps Menendez in his effort to gain control of the Drones.

Chloe Lynch is killed

Farid sacrifices himself to save Chloe, who then attempts to counter the virus.

DeFalco is shot and killed by Farid who dies afterwords

Briggs is shot and killed by Menendez

Briggs is fatally wounded by Menendez but later re-activates the U.S.S. Obama's defense systems

Briggs is knocked unconscious by Salazar but later re-activates the U.S.S. Obama's defense systems

Salazar is taken into captivity.

Salazar is executed by Harper.

China sends Drones to defend the U.S.S Obama from attack, resulting in the U.S.S. Obama remaining intact

The U.S.S. Obama is destroyed and sinks.

  • Section escapes the Obama, but Crosby is wounded in the process.
  • A G20 summit is held in LA.
  • Menendez unleashes an attack on Los Angeles using the Drones.
  • The LAPD begins to evacuate the area.
  • Section is assigned to protect the US President.

The French President is saved by Section after being attacked by Mercs.

The French President is killed after being attacked by Mercs.

Anderson is shot down and killed.

Anderson is shot down but survives.

  • Anderson protects Section and his team through downtown L.A.
  • Section pilots Anderson's FA38, clearing the skies of Drones.
  • J-SOC launches a massive attack on a Haitan facility in which the drones are believed to be being controlled from.

Chinese special forces parachute onto the roof of the facility to clear it of snipers.

  • Menendez launches a live Podcast, depicting the Drones being self-destructed.
  • J-SOC is unable to regain control of the Drones.
  • Menendez attempts to escape the facility, disguised as a U.S. Soldier, but is tracked down by Section and fatally wounded.

DeFalco is shot and killed by Section.

Section kills Menendez, resulting in an uprising by Cordis Die that causes massive public disturbance in Washington, D.C.

Section captures Menendez .

Chloe Lynch cracks the Celerium Worm and is invited onto Jimmy Kimmel Live! to talk about her success at cracking the Celerium Worm, much to the displeasure of Raul Menendez.

The "CIA Nerd" fails to crack the Celerium Worm.

Section visits Woods in the Vault and reunites with his father, Alex Mason.

Menendez escapes from his prison cell, goes to the Vault and kills Woods.

Section and Woods both visit Alex Mason's grave.


June 19th

Menendez escapes from jail, assassinates Woods in the Vault and then commits suicide over the grave of his sister, Josefina.

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