Loose Ends
Loose Ends menu image MW2
Previous level Whiskey Hotel
Next level The Enemy of My Enemy
Game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Character Sgt. Gary "Roach" Sanderson
Team Task Force 141
Place Georgian-Russian Border, Caucasus Mountains
Date Day 6 (August 15th), 2016 - 15:36:11
Objective Neutralize Vladimir Makarov.
Breach and clear Makarov's safehouse.
Regroup with Ghost.
Connect the DSM to Makarov's computer network.
Protect the DSM until the transfer is complete.
Retrieve the DSM.

Get to the landing zone for extraction.

Enemies Inner Circle
Shadow Company (after Shepherd's betrayal)
Console codename estate
Multiplayer map Estate
Special Ops Estate Takedown
Loose Ends minimap MW2
"Find and kill Makarov at his safe house on the Georgian-Russian border."
— Mission Description

"Loose Ends" is the fifteenth mission of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. This is the last level the player where plays as Gary "Roach" Sanderson, and also the last level the player sees Ghost alive. This level has become infamous amongst fans, as it sees the death of two key protagonists in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, while also showing how General Shepherd betrayed his allies.



The player takes control of Gary "Roach" Sanderson. The objective is to find and take out Makarov at a safehouse.

The first challenge is to make it past the mine field (the player must go prone after the first one is triggered, or else it will kill him) and the ambushing troops advancing through the smokescreen, while being fired on by mortars. Upon reaching the safehouse, two bullet-proof Jeeps come out and drive away, then they are taken out by Javelins. According to Archer, they could have been decoys.

At the safehouse, there are multiple breaching points, the front door and the basement door. Also, after getting inside the house, the top floor must be breached. After fighting resistance and not finding Makarov, they find a computer which regards on his intel. The player can then stock up and prepare defenses; the basement has a weapons room, ammo cache, and Claymores, the last of which are very useful for slowing down the enemy. It is recommended to place all the Claymores available to the player before activating the download. The player is then ordered to download all the information.

The player must then defend the computer as its files get downloaded. As the files download at varying speeds, it is difficult to accurately gauge how quickly the process takes (it actually takes five minutes, if the player doesn't die). After completing the download, the surviving members of the team fall back to the extraction point. Scarecrow, Ozone and Ghost are three men on the frontline of the defense.

The player must then make a run to the helicopter while being assaulted by mortars. At one point, Roach is wounded by a mortar strike and finds himself being carried by Ghost as a Little Bird gunship provides covering fire. They successfully make it to the LZ, where General Shepherd takes the files and makes a remark about covering one of the loose ends. Then he betrays them and shoots Roach and Ghost. Shadow Company troops promptly soak the corpses of the player and Ghost with gasoline, during which the player can hear Price over the radio shouting that the Task Force is under attack by Shepherd's men and saying not to trust him. Unfortunately, he is too late as Roach and Ghost are dramatically set on fire by Shepherd's cigar, the players view fades to black as Roach dies. 

Video WalkthroughEdit

Weapon LoadoutEdit

Starting Loadout
Found in level

These weapons can be found with and without attachments.

Basement armory

The following weapons can be found in the basement armory along with an Ammunition Crate.

After Ghost handling Roach

Weapon Loadout when Ghost drags Roach to the extraction point.


Intel ItemsEdit

  • Intel No. 36: (1/3 Intel) Docking house to the far southwest of the main villa.
  • Intel No. 37: (2/3 Intel) Upstairs in the main house, in the breach-able room, on a desk.
  • Intel No. 38: (3/3 Intel) Inside the armory in the basement.


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The Pawn (15 Gamerscore/ Bronze Trophy Bronze Trophy PS3 icon) - Obtained by beating "Loose Ends" on any difficulty.

Queen takes Rook (25 Gamerscore/ Silver Trophy Silver Trophy PS3 icon) - Obtained by beating "Loose Ends" and "The Enemy of My Enemy" on Veteran.



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