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For the Call of Duty: World at War killstreak, see Artillery.
For the Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified killstreak, see Mortar Team.

Mortar is a support weapon used to suppress targets with shells, and are used throughout the Call of Duty series.

Call of Duty seriesEdit

They are seen throughout the Call of Duty series. They are unusable in most of the games, but are usable in Call of Duty 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Call of Duty: World at War, and Call of Duty: World at War (Nintendo DS).

Call of Duty 2Edit

In Call of Duty 2, mortars are used directly by the German Military. Mortars are seen in many levels, such as "The Pipeline" and "The Crossroads". In some missions a hint may appear saying that the player should look for smoke, because that's where the mortars are firing from. Also, two soldiers make up the German mortar teams.


Call of Duty 3Edit

Main article: Granatwerfer 34

Call of Duty 4: Modern WarfareEdit

In Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, mortars are used by the Ultranationalists in the level "Heat"; they target the player's position near the church. An unusable Mortar can also be found on the explosives training range of "F.N.G.".

Call of Duty: World at WarEdit

In Call of Duty: World at War, mortar pits are also seen in "Blowtorch and Corkscrew" and "Breaking Point". It seems like they were going to be usable at the end of "Blowtorch and Corkscrew", but it was cut from the final version. In "Breaking Point", the player fires mortar shells without the actual mortar, just like at the end of the movie, Saving Private Ryan. They are not found in missions that take place on the Eastern Front.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2Edit

In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, they appear in the levels, "Team Player" where they can be seen being used by the OpFor guerrillas across the river in the very beginning as the player cross the bridge. Also in "Loose Ends" where they actually are used by Makarov's Ultranationalist rebels. They can also be seen as scenery on top of roofs in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 version of the multiplayer map Strike.

Call of Duty: Black OpsEdit

Reznov also passively uses a mortar in Call of Duty: Black Ops in the mission "Project Nova" where the player throws a Smoke Grenade at the Mortar Targets. Also the Mortar Team killstreak is available in multiplayer.


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3Edit

Main article: M2 Mortar

The mortar is a usable emplacement on top of a tower in the mission "Back on the Grid", with the ability to destroy huts and technicals with one shell. This is the first time in the Modern Warfare series and Call of Duty series made by Infinity Ward where the player can actually use the mortar.

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIEdit

Mortars are used by the MPLA in the level Pyrrhic Victory, in which the player is tasked to clear the mortar teams. The M29 Mortar Shell is also a usable weapon that can be found in several places in the campaign accessible only with the Access Kit. It acts just like it did in Call of Duty: World at War, being primed by hand then thrown rather than fired through a mortar.


  • In Call of Duty 2, if the player shoots a mortar-carrying soldier, the mortar will disappear.
  • The Call of Duty 2 German mortar model reappears on the unused explosive training range in Call of Duty 4, in the Modern Warfare 2 mission "Team Player" and in the mission "Pyrrhic Victory" in Black Ops II.

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