Season 3 of ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’ adds a new Operator taken directly from the single-player … [+]
Season 3 of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare is almost upon us. The new season starts this Wednesday and adds a bunch of new stuff like maps, modes and a brand new Operator.
It’s that last one that we’re going to talk about. The other day, Activision and Infinity Ward shared the first Season 3 teaser image on social media. It shows the new Operator but doesn’t name him:
People had guesses, however. It looks like Alex, a CIA operative and one of three playable protagonists in the single-player Modern Warfare campaign.
Interestingly, this image shows Alex sporting a prosthetic leg. That’s a big clue—beyond his appearance—that it really is Alex. After all, at the end of the campaign he stays behind in the chemical weapons factory to set off the charges and, although we never see his body, he’s presumed dead.
Of course, nobody really knew one way or another, and plenty of people theorized that he had, in fact, survived somehow and would make his return in the next game.
Well it looks like he’s making his return much earlier in multiplayer. We know this is Alex for sure now thanks to a promotional email Activision sent out this evening with this image:
Season 3’s new Operator Alex
The writing to the right of Alex’s head reveals that this is, indeed, Alex. It even includes his call sign, Echo 3-1.
So now we know that Alex survived the blast, though not unscathed. I’m glad. I really liked Alex and his self-sacrifice, while noble, would have ended his part in this franchise too soon.
Season 3 kicks off this Wednesday.