Spoilers for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will be featured in this article.
Some Call of Duty fans are mourning the loss of an iconic character from the original trilogy. The Call of Duty series is probably best known for its fast-paced multiplayer, but it also has some really iconic campaigns. Fans will probably best know the stories of the Modern Warfare trilogy and the early Black Ops games, as that's when Call of Duty was really in its golden age. The original Modern Warfare trilogy was the perfect blend of drama and over-the-top action, allowing you to feel consistently engaged by both the story and the gameplay. The trilogy also packed a punch with some major deaths from both good guys and villains.
The new rebooted Modern Warfare series has been a bit reluctant to kill people off. A lot of the characters that "died" have come back in various ways, even Zakhaev's son who was pushed down a missile silo and is now back in the Zombies storyline. However, Modern Warfare 3 appears to permanently kill off some beloved characters from the original series. Ironically, they're characters who also died in the original games, which leaves fans feeling even more heartbroken. The two biggest deaths in Modern Warfare 3 are Soap and General Shepherd. The latter is killed off in a post-credits cutscene by Captain Price, blaming the General for failing to kill Makarov which resulted in Soap's eventual death. However, the one really stinging people is Soap himself. He was properly re-introduced in last year's Modern Warfare 2 and was a fan-favorite thanks to his incredible chemistry with Ghost. This even prompted some to ask for a spin-off with just those two characters.
Sadly, it seems unlikely that will happen. Soap is killed by Makarov at the end of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 after Soap tries to save Price from being executed. Makarov manages to shoot Soap in the head and he is later cremated and given a funeral by Task Force 141. Of course, the character was also killed by Makarov in the original Modern Warfare 3 when he is blown out of a clock tower and is unable to be saved. Some fans argue that his death was handled better in the original game as it had more emotion behind it. The actor who plays Soap, Neil Ellice, also thanked fans for their love during his time in the role.
My chums,— Neil Ellice (@neil_ellice) November 3, 2023
You all have changed my life forever.
I'm deeply grateful.
And I'll always be here for each and every one of you.
Love Neil 🏼
#MWIIIspoilers like all the deaths in the og games had so much emotions like everyone was screaming and dont get me started on og soaps death and now?? We only got a slight "johnny!" From ghost.....................upsetting— 🍺 bier, out here (@would_btw) November 3, 2023
MW3 SPOILERS— griffin 🎗️ (@pIg50n) November 3, 2023
SOAP DID NOT BEAT THE DEATH ALLEGATIONS pic.twitter.com/WkKEcGTf1m
#mw3spoilers— ellie (@ohh_ellie) November 3, 2023
riding the soap’s not actually dead train. they fakes his death in order to get to makarov at a later point. that’s why he didn’t get a proper funeral.
also – in my mind, price and laswell are the only two that know soap is alive.
join me in my delusion.
mw3 spoilers— markie (villain era) (@GHOSTSGAZ) November 3, 2023
I feel bad for y’all but I feel the most bad for ghost 😭 “i like you alive”
poor fucking man. like soaps death HURTS. but what actually is staying with me and making it worse? ghost. like even outside of soapghost. that was at least his best friend.