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The Sins of The Father
Sins of the Father Campaign
Previous level Heat
Next level Ultimatum
Game Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
Character John "Soap" MacTavish
Team SAS with USMC (joint operation) and Loyalists
Place Volgograd Outskirts, Volgograd Oblast, Russia
Date Day 5, 2011 - 06:34:26
Objective Locate the enemy checkpoint.
Get in position to attack the checkpoint.
Secure the checkpoint.
Ambush the enemy convoy.
Hunt down and capture the son of Zakhaev.
Disarm and restrain Zakhaev's son.
Enemies Ultranationalists, Dogs, Viktor Zakhaev
Console codename ambush
"Ambush Zakhaev's Son"
— Level Description
Gaz: "The sins of our fathers..."
Griggs: "Ain't it a bitch."
Gaz and SSgt. Griggs during the intro cutscene.

"The Sins of the Father" is the sixteenth campaign mission of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, in which the main character must chase down Viktor Zakhaev, the son of Imran Zakhaev.



The mission begins with Soap, along with other SAS, Russian Loyalists and Marine forces. They take out a large group of guards at a checkpoint and then change into the enemies' clothing and await Viktor Zakhaev. When he arrives, the team takes down the Ultranationalists, but Viktor makes his escape, leaving John "Soap" MacTavish and Griggs to chase him down.

He runs through an adjoining town where Ultranationalists cover him as he flees. He runs into a partially destroyed building while Soap's team gets support from an American Helicopter, callsign Vulture One-Six, to take out enemies and track Viktor through the building.

Once they wipe out all the enemies in the building, they corner Viktor Zakhaev on the roof and attempt to restrain him; he then takes the opportunity to shoot himself. As the mission ends, Gaz tells Price of his disappointment, and remarks that "His son was our only lead, sir." Price, however, correctly replies, "Forget it. I know the man, he won't let this go unanswered. Let's go."

Video WalkthroughEdit

Weapon LoadoutEdit

Starting loadout
Found in level


Intel ItemsEdit

  • Laptop 24 is found near the beginning of the level, before dressing as a Russian. It is located in the restaurant where most of the enemies are, on the left, on a table. The player will have to be quick in getting it before getting changed.
  • Laptop 25 is found after taking the "Alley on the Left", after seeing a green car and a red dumpster take a right. Kill the enemies then go up some stairs leading into a building, kill the enemies in there and collect the laptop.


Blackhawk firing missiles COD4

Vulture One-Six firing missiles

  • The UH-60, Vulture One-Six, will fire rockets at the enemy reinforcements during the convoy ambush, despite the fact that it clearly does not mount rocket pods.
  • The position of Kamarov before the ambush is randomly generated each playthrough. He can be one of the soldiers on the right side of the road, on the roof or down to the left of the tower.
  • When Viktor Zakhaev shoots himself, a blood cloud appears around his head before the shot is fired.
  • If the player has the "A Bad Year" cheat on when Viktor commits suicide, he will not turn into tires until his death animation is over.
  • If one destroys the red and blue cars that are in front of the guard tower in the first part of the mission, they will be rebuilt in the second part.
  • It is possible to have an M249 SAW drop from the apartments to the ground in the parking lot after Vulture One-Six has cleared out all the enemies defending Zakhaev's son. It is unusable, though.
  • If the player uses the "noclip" cheat in the UH-60 helicopter, the gunner of the helicopter is an Ultranationalist soldier.
  • Upon breaking the neck of the dog in the junkyard, Soap's arms are not clothed in the Russian clothing he wore at the time, but instead in his regular SAS outfit.
  • At the five story building parking lot, the M249 SAW gunner pinning down the SAS can be killed if the player shoots enough into the aperture before Vulture One-Six destroys it. This will be indicated by the sandbag emplacement falling apart.



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