For the soundtrack, see Contingency (song).
Contingency menu image MW2
Previous level Of Their Own Accord (in-game)
The Gulag (chronologically)
Next level Second Sun (in-game)
Of Their Own Accord (chronologically)
Game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Character Gary "Roach" Sanderson
Team Task Force 141
Place 14 miles SSE of Petropavlovsk, Russia.
Date Day 5 (August 14th), 2016 - 11:22:34
Objective Follow Captain Price.
Keep enemies away from the submarine.
Enemies Ultranationalists
Console codename contingency
Multiplayer map Sub Base, Derail, Salvage
Special Ops Sniper Fi, Evasion
Contingency minimap MW2
"Help Captain Price reach the submarine."
— Description

"Contingency" is the twelfth mission of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.



After Captain Price is rescued from the Russian gulag, he carries out a plan to end the war in the United States. Task Force 141 must secure a route to a docked submarine at the Rybachiy naval base, which is near Petropavlovsk, Russia. The mission begins with Roach and Price taking out patrols in the snowy woods and following his instructions to avoid alerting them. The player will frequently encounter groups of two or more enemies. At one point a BTR-80 will attack and the player must follow Price into the woods to avoid its fire.

Roach eventually regroups with the task force and initiates an attack on the nearby sub base. Predator Missiles can be used against the defending helicopter, tanks, transport trucks and infantry to a devastating effect.

Price heads to the submarine, while Roach and Ghost defend the area from approaching enemies. Ghost, who is unaware of Price's plans, warns Price that the sub's missile silo doors are opening, but he is shocked to learn that this was Price's doing. Price launches an SLBM into the upper atmosphere where it detonates, creating an EMP which disables electronic devices all across the eastern United States.

The EMP succeeds in pacifying some of the most intense fighting around Washington D.C and ensures the survival of Sergeant Foley and his men from the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment in Washington D.C. The shock wave from the EMP also destroys the International Space Station.

Video WalkthroughEdit

Weapon LoadoutEdit

Starting Loadout
Found in level

These weapons can be found with and without attachments.

Intel ItemsEdit

  • Intel No. 31: (1/3 Intel) After out running the BTR, head North near 3 men patrols and West of the oil pipe, under the parachute.
  • Intel No. 32: (2/3 Intel) At submarine base, enter building marked "33" at west corner, then immediately turn south.
  • Intel No. 33: (3/3 Intel) Take stairs up to helipad at North-West corner. Intel is located at the North-West corner of the helipad.


Main article: Contingency (mission)/Transcript


  • Desperate Times (15 Gamerscore/ Bronze Trophy Bronze Trophy PS3 icon) - Obtained by completing "Contingency" on any difficulty.
  • Ends Justify the Means (25 Gamerscore/ Silver Trophy Silver Trophy PS3 icon) - Obtained by completing "Contingency" on Veteran.



Main article: Contingency (mission)/Trivia