The emblem used by the OpFor as of the events of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
|Leader(s)||Khaled Al-Asad (K.I.A.)|
|Appears in||Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare|
|Country||Unnamed Middle Eastern Country (Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare)|
Afghanistan (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2)
|Type||Political party and paramilitary force|
OpFor (short for Opposing Force or Opposition Force) is a paramilitary force that seized power in an unnamed Middle-Eastern nation in 2011 following a violent coup d'état. They served as the main antagonists during the first chapter of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare in the USMC segment of the campaign, and the only antagonists in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Nintendo DS).
The OpFor, led by Khaled Al-Asad, came to power during a violent military coup in the Capital City, securing its mineral wealth and cementing itself as a major power in the Middle East. Their coup culminated in the dramatic execution of former President Yasir Al-Fulani on national television.
Following their rise to power, the United States Marine Corps invaded the country in an attempt to remove the OpFor from power. Though the search for Al-Asad was unsuccessful, the Americans were able to score multiple victories during their brief military campaign. In just a few days, the bulk of Al-Asad's forces had been pushed back to the Capital City where they were making their last stand. However, as US ground combat forces closed in on the last enemy stronghold, the OpFor detonated a large nuclear warhead, obliterating themselves and all American forces in the vicinity.
It later became evident that the OpFor had been aided by the Ultranationalist rebels in order to draw attention away from the Second Russian Civil War. The Ultranationalists had been supplying the OpFor with equipment, including weapons, vehicles, and, ultimately, nuclear ability.
Following Al-Asad's capture and execution by the SAS in Azerbaijan, it is currently unknown what happened to the OpFor.
A faction called OpFor also appear in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, based in Afghanistan in the missions "Team Player" and "Endgame". It is possible that they are the same OpFor led by Al-Asad, but it is not completely certain. If they are, it is unknown if they have a new leader or a new set of motives.
Equipment and ArsenalEdit
The OpFor was supplied mainly by Ultranationalist forces. Most of their weapons and equipment are in use by the military of several Middle Eastern nations. Though they are relatively well-known, many weapons available to other factions are not present in the OpFor's armory.
The OpFor in Afghanistan have a relatively better armory, having access to the modernized AK-47, as well as numerous modern attachments like the Red Dot Sight. They also seem to have better armor, as they wear military-grade ballistic vests as opposed to blue Kevlar security vests.
They have a large assortment of armed vehicles, with BMP-2 and T-72 tanks, as well as an air force consisting primarily of attack helicopters and gunships such as the Mi-24. During "The Coup", several MiG-29 fighters are also seen. In addition, they also have several infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs).
Submachine Guns/Machine PistolsEdit
Call of Duty 4: Modern WarfareEdit
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2Edit
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3Edit
In the multiplayer preview in the Survival Mode trailer, a Modern Warfare 2 style OpFor insignia can be seen above an I.M.S. And in the Modern Warfare 3 map U-Turn, the OpFor insignia can be seen in a tunnel.
The nationality of the OpFor is never explicitly stated. The logo of OpFor has the military insignia and flags depicting two crossed swords, similar to the Omani, Saudi Arabian, and 1996-2001 Taliban-era Afghanistan Coat of Arms. Reference to the in-game maps does not provide a conclusion either, as different missions take place in different locations throughout the Middle East. Exposition given by Al-Asad in "The Coup" indicates that the nation was formerly a monarchy before President Al-Fulani was elected. While "Charlie Don't Surf", "The Bog" and "War Pig" take place within the coastal province of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, the next mission "Shock and Awe" takes place in Basra Government, Iraq respectively. This evidence supports the idea that the OpFor nation is in fact fictional, and was created only for story and gameplay purposes. On a television in the mission "Blackout", a news reporter describes it as a small but oil rich country. In some scrapped single player levels, such as "Designated Training", the unknown county is specifically called "Saudi Arabia".
The new OpFor in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 fights in Afghanistan. Their relation, if any, to the original OpFor is not known but their major link is that they speak Arabic. There are also posters of Khaled Al-Asad and Call of Duty 4 OpFor logos around the city in "Team Player".
- !المنطقة محميّة - Almantaqa mahmiyah! / Area Clear!
- !جندي صحافي مسقوط - Jundee sahafi masqoot! / Soldier down!
- !قنّاص - Qanaas! / Sniper!
- !قصف - Qasf! / Airstrike!
- !رمي من جهات متعددة - Ramy min jehat muta'dedah! / We’re being shot at from multiple directions!
- !عندنا واحد مصيب! واحد مصيب - I'ndena wahed musib! Wahed musib! / We have a man down, a man down!
- !تقصّف شديد - Taqasuf shadeed! / Heavy resistance!
- !أنا تحت العدو - Ana taht al a'du! / I’m under the enemy!
- !منطقة السقوط - Manteqat alsuqut! / Landing zone!
- !انتبه وراك - Intebeh waraak! / Look behind you!
- !اهجموا اليسار - Uhjumo al yesar! / Flank left!
- !اهجموا اليمين - Uhjumo al yemin! / Flank right!
- !استمروا الرمي - Estamero aramy! / Keep shooting!
- !خليكم عليّ - Khalikum a'lay! / Cover me!
- !امسكوا مكانكم - Amseku makankum! / Hold your positions!
- !متعرض للنار - Mutaaredh annar! / We’re taking fire!
- !أحتاج تعزيزات - Ahtaj ta'zizat! / Need backup!
- !اقتحام! اقتحام! اقتحام - Eqteham! Eqteham! Eqteham! / Breach! Breach! Breach!
- !اتصل عالمركز - Etasel a'almarkaz! / Call HQ!
- !ارجعوا الرمي - Erjeo'oh aramy! / Return fire!
- !ادخلوا - Udkholu! / Enter!
- !بغيّر مخزن - Baghayir makhzan! / Changing magazine!
- !احميني! بعبّي مخزن - Ihmeeni! Ba'abi makhzan! / Cover me! Filling up storage (Reloading)!
- !بعبّي - Ba’abi / Reloading!
- !رمانة - Romana! / Pomegranate (Semtex Grenade)!
- !أرمي رمانة - Aramy romanah! / Throwing pomegranate! (Semtex Grenade)
- !أرمي قنبلة يدوية - Aramy qunbelah yadaweeyah! / Throwing hand grenade!
- !القنبلة - Al qunbelah!/ Grenade!
- !قنبلة صوتية - Qunbelah sawteyah! / Sound grenade! (Probably Flash)
- !آه! هو كان حقّي - Ah! Hu kan haqi! / Aah! He was mine!
- !ضرب ممتاز - Dharb mumtaz! / Excellent shooting!
- !حاضر - Hadher! / Roger!
- !معليش - Ma'lish! / No problem!
- !ضرب - Dharb! / Heavy fire!
- !تانقو سقط - Tanqo Saq'at! / Target Down!
- !سقط رجل منا - Saqata rajolu mina!/ Man Down!
- "Show no mercy." - Start of match
- "We lost, a new challenge awaits us." - After OpFor lose the match
- "We lost, don't let this happen again." - After OpFor lose the match
- "The war is not over, there will be another day." - After OpFor lose the match
- "Your work is appreciated, well done." - After OpFor win the match
- "Good Job, the challenge has been met!" - After OpFor win the match
- "Good job, we have displayed our dominance" - After OpFor win the match
- "Tactical Nuke ready for launch." - When the Tactical Nuke is obtained
- "Tactical Nuke incoming!" - When a friendly nuke is inbound
- "Enemy Nuke incoming, it's over!" - When the enemy team launches a nuke
- "Our UAV is online!"- When a teammate launches a friendly UAV
- "Enemy UAV is airborne!"- When a enemy launches a UAV
- Enemy AC-130 above! - When a enemy launches AC-130
- Enemy Apache incoming! - When a enemy launches chopper gunner
Call of Duty 4: Modern WarfareEdit
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2Edit
- The OpFor are featured in only two levels in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, "Team Player" and "Endgame".
- The OpFor in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare have a more professional appearance, with the use of ballistic helmets, bulletproof vests, and other military gear. However, in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, they appear to have less gear and simply wear BDUs, chest rigs, and berets for the most part.
- OpFor is the only non-English speaking faction that screams, "Semtex!", when a Semtex grenade is thrown close to an AI.
- In Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Al Asad is the announcer for multiplayer OpFor. In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, it is a different unidentified voice.
- They are the only enemy faction in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 not to appear in any Spec Ops mission.
- In Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare multiplayer, if the player plays as OpFor, he will always wear gloves in first-person, even if third-person character has no gloves.
OpFor's full theme in Modern Warfare 2