‘CoD: Modern Warfare’ Fans Think Ghost Is Returning Imminently, With Good Reason
For those who finished the Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare campaign, the mention of series favourite Simon "Ghost" Riley, if only in passing by Captain Price, was cathartic as all hell.
After a few months of relative silence on the matter, fans (via Reddit) have spotted a very large, very ominous image of what they think is the balaclava-wearing SAS man, leading many to assume his arrival as a playable operator is imminent.
The game's sizeable new update introduces a new crossbow weapon, Ground War Playlist changes and some new cosmetic items. But these all pale in comparison to what's been noticed adorning the advertisement screens on the Piccadilly map. Take a look for yourself.
Unless I'm very much mistaken, the giant skull that flickers briefly is incredibly similar in design to the iconic headgear Ghost wore in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, until his unceremonious murder at the hands of General Shepherd.
There have been sightings of a similar image played on various TV screens throughout the maps before this one, but this is by far the biggest and most obvious hint we've had in regards to a return of the Lieutenant.
If Ghost were to return, it would no doubt spark a huge number of Call of Duty fans to relapse into playing the game again (not that Activision are in desperate need of new players, with Modern Warfare being the most downloaded game of 2019) if only in the hope that the rest of the legendary Task Force 141 will become available in the coming weeks and months.
As an aside, there's been a lot of online speculation as to exactly who the mysterious Simon "Ghost" Riley is in the newly reformed Modern Warfare universe. Most theories seem to point towards him being none other than the killed-in-action CIA agent known as Alex, who bought it at the tail end of the campaign.
If, like me, you were wondering about the legalities of a foreign soldier enrolling in the British SAS to serve, turns out you have to be a resident for five years with no more than six months of prolonged absence from the country. You're welcome. Couldn't find anything on if you can join after you've been pronounced officially dead, though.
The second season of Modern Warfare is dropping on February 12th and promises to bring a collection of new weapons, cosmetics and, more importantly, operators with it. Naturally, there's a general feeling that Ghost will be making his way back to active duty around that time. Assuming he's gotten over that nasty bullet to the head, that is.
Personally, I'd love to see his arrival tied into some bonus story content, or maybe earned through a series of special challenges or unique Spec Ops missions, rather than just available to buy right off the bat.
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