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A timeline of events in the "Modern Warfare Timeline". It features events from the Call of Duty series from 25th October 1917 until January 21st 2017 from the games Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. It also features events from the Expanded Universe items Modern Warfare 2: Ghost, Find Makarov: Operation Kingfish, Soap's Journal. It includes DS games Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Nintendo DS), Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3: Defiance.


25th OctoberEdit




September 1stEdit


September 2ndEdit



May 1stEdit



October 10thEdit


October 4thEdit


Unknown Date - PresentEdit

  • An active conflict in Siera Leone so far kills 87,213 people.

November 6thEdit


December 27thEdit

Unknown DateEdit


Unknown DateEdit


Unknown DateEdit

  • Waraabe is born in Mogadishu, Somalia.


Unknown dateEdit

April 26thEdit


February 15thEdit



  • A conflict in Kosovo leaves 6,000 casualties; mine-clearing and ops will continue until 2023.

December 25Edit

  • The Soviet Union collapses, Russia is now the Russian Federation.



Unknown DateEdit

  • Joseph Allen is born in New York
  • A conflict in Rwanda leaves 800,000 to 1,000,000 dead.


Unknown DateEdit



Unknown DateEdit

  • Alejandro Rojas becomes a freelance arms dealer and involves himself with many terrorist organizations.


September 11thEdit

Unknown DatesEdit

  • Vladimir Makarov bombs a Moscow city bus, leaving 29 people dead and 19 injured.
  • Makarov bombs Piccadilly Circus using a modified London Underground train, leaving 407 dead.
  • Makarov massacres a GUM mall in Moscow, leaving 87 dead.


Unknown DatesEdit

  • Makarov hijacks a Greek oil tanker in the Mediterranean Sea and kills 2 members of the Greek Navy before the $3 million ransom is paid.
  • Makarov kills 3 Russian infantry soldiers.


Unknown DatesEdit

  • Makarov represses North Caucasus-based, pro-Western nationalist groups, commits assassinations of political leaders, arson and bombing of opposition parties. Makarov also murders Moscow-based journalist Ilya Lovitch.
  • Makarov bombs several high government buildings in Kazakhstan, killing 245 people.
  • Makarov hijacks two Kriegler Airliner planes, leaving 378 people dead, including 8 of his own henchmen.


Unknown DatesEdit

  • Makarov robs a HBS bank in Istanbul.
  • Makarov kidnaps 15 Russian college students and murders 5 of them.
  • Makarov bombs two African embassies, leaving 28 dead and 48 injured.


Unknown DatesEdit

  • Makarov raids an unknown number of bullion trucks in Moscow, steals 3 million rubles and kills 3 security guards.
  • Makarov hijacks an unknown number of cruise ships in the Baltic Sea, tortures 3 US passengers until the $5 million ransom is paid.


Unknown DatesEdit

  • Makarov robs the Russian State Prostal and Banking Service Depot of 32 million rubles
  • Makarov murders famous British designer Rob Millington.
  • Makarov murders 3 US airmen in Turkmenistan.
  • Makarov assists in coordinating attacks made by the Sudanese Military and Janjaweed Militia against rebels. This action is then implicated in human rights abuses.


Unknown DatesEdit

  • Makarov captures and dismembers the Mossad attache representing Ukraine because he was responsible for investigating Makarov's links to Islamic extremists.
  • Makarov assassinates Pakistani politician Hasni Al'Bura.


Unknown DatesEdit

  • Makarov bombs a Swedish furniture store in a shopping mall located in St. Petersburg, killing 100 people.
  • Makarov ambushes an FSB vehicle and kills 5 agents.
  • Makarov abducts and murders SibGaz owner's wife and daughter.


Unknown DatesEdit

  • Makarov bombs a US oil company in Baku, killing 3 people.
  • Makarov attempts to bomb an English-speaking school in Moscow but fails.
  • Makarov rigs explosives in a Moscow soccer stadium. Makarov is denied publicity when authorities burst a pipe to prevent the match.
  • Makarov receives over $2,100,100 worth of weapons, drugs and people.

Sometime before 2011 Edit

2011 Edit

 Day 0 Edit

 Day 1Edit

 Day 2 Edit

 Day 3 Edit

 Day 4 Edit

 Day 5 Edit

 Day 6 Edit

Between 2011 and 2013Edit


October 8thEdit

  • Operation Kingfish is launched by a joint Task Force 141 and Delta Force strike team to eliminate Vladimir Makarov. Task Force 141 Operatives included are Captain John Price, Simon "Ghost" Riley, John "Soap" MacTavish, Gary "Roach" Sanderson, Delta Force Operators Sandman and Frost. The operation turns out to be a trap and cause John "Soap" MacTavish to be wounded and John Price to be captured and sent to the Petropavlovsk Gulag.

Between 2013 and 2016Edit


  • Vladimir Makarov becomes the CIA's most wanted terrorist.


Prior to Day 1Edit

A statue of Imran Zakhaev is constructed in memory of him hailing him as a hero in Moscow.

Day 1 (August 10th) Edit

Sometime between Day 1 and 2 Edit

Day 2 (August 11th) Edit

Day 3 (August 12th)Edit

  • 08:41 The Zahkaev International Airport Massacre. Because Yuri tried to stop him, Vladimir Makarov shoots his comrade and leaves him to die in the airport's parking garage before he and his men ascend to Terminal 4 and shoot everyone they see. Yuri tries to follow and stop Makarov, but passes out from blood loss. After killing hundreds of civilians, Makarov's team moves out to the tarmac and engages FSB. Many FSB are killed, but Lev and Kiril are also killed. After the slaughter, Makarov shoots another comrade, Alexei Borodin, because he's an embedded CIA agent. The FSB recovers Borodin's body and later identifies him as Joseph Allen. Medics arrive on scene and save as many lives as they can, including Yuri. Later Russia declares war against the United States,starting a conflict between the United States and Russia leading to World War 3

Day 4 (August 13th)Edit

Day 5 (August 14th)Edit

Day 6 (August 15th) Edit

Day 7 (August 16th) Edit

August 17thEdit

  • Nikolai takes Soap and Price to a safehouse in Himachal Pradesh, Northern India. Yuri joins Price and Nikolai and helps them bring Soap to Nikolai's Little Bird to safety from Makarov's forces as they assault the Loyalist safehouse.
  • Sgt. Derek "Frost" Westbrook and codename Sandman of Delta Force fight through Wall Street to the roof of the Stock Exchange where they knock down a jamming tower. They hold out until extraction and clash in a helicopter duel with enemy Hinds.
  • Joined with the U.S. Navy SEALs, Frost and Sandman infiltrate a Russian Oscar-II Class submarine and launch its missiles against the Russian fleet. They escape out of New York Harbor.

Sometime between August 17th and October 3rdEdit

  • John "Soap" Mactavish, John Price, Nikolai and Yuri escape from Makarov's forces and relocate to Africa, where Soap recovers and heals from his knife wound; they conduct a mission in Parrot's Beak, Guinea.
  • Following the mission in Parrot's Beak, they conduct a mission at an international airport in Accra, Ghana. They protect a courier transferring $600,000 worth of gold to a plane. 

October 3rdEdit

  • Russian President Boris Vorshevsky flies to Hamburg to negotiate a peace treaty with NATO. In flight the plane is hijacked by Makarov's Ultranationalists. Security agents including Andrei Harkov defend the president. The plane crash lands somewhere in Eastern Europe. Vorshevsky's daughter Alena is secured. However Makarov kills the president's security detail (including Harkov), and takes Vorshevsky hostage, hoping to get the nuclear launch codes from him.

October 5thEdit

  • Price, Soap and Yuri, infiltrate Sierra Leone, to find where Makarov's chemical weapons are being transported from. Fighting the African Militia, they discover the factory empty and head to a church where the shipment leaves too soon for them to stop it.

October 6thEdit

  • Sgt. Marcus Burns of the SAS, along with Sgt. Wallcroft and Cpl. Griffen, sneak through London to neutralize a Russian terrorist threat. They soon engage in a car chase through the underground train tunnels. They are able to reach the blockade to stop suspected bomb trucks. However, one is set off in London.
  • Chemical attacks are launched all across Europe. This paves the way for a massive blitzkrieg campaign by the Russian Army, who soon reach Hamburg and Paris.
  • Delta Force rescues the US Vice President in Hamburg, Germany in the opening hours of the invasion.

October 8thEdit

  • After gaining a lead by MacMillan, Price, Soap and Yuri go to Somalia to interrogate Waraabe, an African arms dealer. After gaining intel and killing him, they attempt an exfil, but Nikolai's helicopter is shot down. They rescue Nikolai and escape the city through a violent sandstorm.

October 9thEdit

  • Price gives Sandman intel, in turn Delta Force Team Metal goes to Paris to track down Volk. After fighting their way through the city and linking up with GIGN operatives, they move down into the catacombs and find Volk who flees. After a furious car chase, the Team damages Volk's car and capture him.
  • Delta Force escapes Paris with Volk while supported by an AC-130.

October 10thEdit

  • After interrogating Volk, Sandman gives Price intel on where Makarov will be. Price and the team infiltrate Russian-occupied Prague with the help of Sgt. Kamarov and the local resistance to set up a sniping position to kill Makarov.

October 11thEdit

  • The assassination mission goes awry when Makarov learns about it. Kamarov is captured and killed, and the vantage point where Yuri and Soap are watching explodes, mortally wounding Soap. The three escape to a Resistance safehouse where Soap dies, but not before telling Price that Makarov knows Yuri. Enraged Price confronts Yuri, who confesses his past with Makarov. Price allows Yuri to live, for now.

October 12thEdit

  • Price and Yuri infiltrate Makarov's stronghold not far from Prague, and learn that Makarov's men have plans to capture Alena Vorshevsky in Berlin. They make a furious escape as Makarov's men become aware of their presence.

October 13thEdit

  • Nikolai contacts Sandman about Alena Vorshevsky. Delta Force discovers her whereabouts in Berlin. Team Metal backs up Granite as they go into rescue her. In the fighting, Granite is killed by an unseen explosive device. Metal now goes in to rescue Alena backed up by German tanks, which are destroyed by an explosive-rigged collapsed building. They move through the building and reach her location but the Russians get there first taking her away in an Mi-24 Hind helicopter.

October 14thEdit

  • After tracking the Hind to a diamond mine in Eastern Siberia. Delta Force and Task Force 141 assault it. After finding Alena, Truck secures an evac for her. The joint team successfully rescues President Vorshevsky. In the escape, Team Metal sacrifice themselves to buy time for Price and Yuri to escape with the Russian President. Sandman, Truck and Grinch are presumed KIA after the mine collapses.

After October 14thEdit

  • Peace between the Russian Federation and United States is agreed to, ending World War III.
  • Task Force 141 is cleared and reinstated, and is given permission to continue operations to hunt down Makarov, who is still at large.


January 21stEdit

  • Price and Yuri, with the help of Nikolai assault the Hotel Oasis in the Arabian Peninsula, tracking down Makarov. Price stops the terrorist from leaving in a helicopter by crashing it. In the ensuing chaos afterward. Makarov nearly kills Price, until confronted by Yuri, whom he shoots and kills. This buys Price enough time to attack Makarov, whom he strangles and hangs to death by crashing through a glass roof. Price sits on the glass-shard covered floor, bleeding. He finally takes out a lighter and a cigar and smokes while watching Makarov's hanging corpse. Police sirens sound in the distance.

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