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That's No Sandstorm
Sandstorm
Game Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Team USMC
Place Omani-Saudi Arabian border
Date Day 1 – 1012 hrs
Objective Defend the base from opposing forces.
Enemies Possibly OpFor
"That's No Sandstorm" was a planned campaign mission in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. The only proof of its existence is a file called "compass_map_sandstorm.iwi" present in the game's source files. In the mod tools, in the raw/English/localizedstrings folder, a file called "sandstorm.str" can be found. The string file includes information about the level, such as its location, the level name, the date, and various objectives.

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From the level's planned string file, the mission would take place in the Omani-Saudi Arabian border. The player's team would be U.S. Marines on Border Security Operations. The mission would take place early in the game, as the date is "Day 1 - 1012 hrs".

Hint strings include the following:

The latter mentions the M72 LAW which is most likely the M72 LAW anti-tank weapon. No such weapon is included in the final build of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.

Objectives include the following:

  • Defend the patrol with the 50 cal
  • Defend the west perimeter
  • Defend the east perimeter
  • Find a LAW
  • Destroy the BMP Transport
  • Plant C4 on the base weapons caches
  • Protect base interior from being overrun
  • Locate transportation out of the base
  • Access the vehicle depot

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