Burns, as seen from the UAV.
|Appears in||Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3|
|Weapon||MP5, USP .45, any weapon picked up in "Mind the Gap"|
|Equipment||Frag Grenade, Flashbang|
Burns was assigned to the 22nd SAS, with Sergeant Wallcroft and Corporal Griffen in Bravo Six. They were tasked to investigate a group of suspicious trucks being loaded from the docks in London. Fighting their way to the truckyard using a combination of stealth and lethal force, Burns and company open the first World Charity Organization truck to reveal nothing. Makarov's men fall back into the tube and highjack a train. Bravo Six and Bravo Nine give chase in subway work trucks. The train derails under Westminster Abbey, killing Bravo Nine and Corporal Griffen in the process. Burns and Wallcroft fight through the station and, regrouping with other members of the SAS, manage to stop the second World Charity truck by killing the driver. However, they are unable to contain all the World Charity trucks, and Makarov's men release a chemical agent throughout Europe, causing innumerable casualties, including The Davis Family.
- Burns can be seen very briefly as the camera changes to his perspective from the UAV's, labeled as "Sgt. Burns."
- Burns' last name is humourosly opposite to Derek Westbrook's callsign "Frost", Burns and Frost - both effects when something is exposed to extreme temperatures.
- Should the player choose to skip the graphic content at the start of Mind the Gap, the van of which the player and the team shoots during the roadblock will explode, instead of playing the Davis Vacation cutscene.