For the achievement/trophy, see Whiskey Hotel (achievement).
Whiskey Hotel
Whiskey Hotel menu image MW2
Previous level Second Sun
Next level Loose Ends
Game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Character Pvt. James Ramirez
Team U.S. Army Rangers
Place Washington D.C., United States of America
Date Day 5 (August 14th), 2016 - 19:28:24
Objective Follow Sgt. Foley to Whiskey Hotel.
Enter the West Wing.
Deploy green flares on the roof.
Enemies Ultranationalists
Console codename dc_whitehouse
"Retake Whiskey Hotel."
— Description
"Hammerdown is in effect. I repeat, Hammerdown is in effect. If you are receiving this transmission, you are in a hardened high-value structure. Deploy green flares on the roof of this structure to indicate that you are still combat effective. We will abort our mission on direct visual contact with this counter-sign."
— Tojo 5-1

"Whiskey Hotel" (White House) is the fourteenth mission of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. This level is the final mission where James Ramirez is playable, and the final appearance of Ramirez, Sgt. Foley and Cpl. Dunn in the series.



The player starts where he/she was left off in "Second Sun". From the bunker, the team emerges onto the South Lawn of the White House and meets up with Col. Marshall.

Marshall explains to Sgt. Foley that they're looking at the "high ground," seeing the American flag still up on top of the White House, which has been severely damaged and fortified with spotlights and machine gun nests. With power still in it, the squad should be able to talk to Central Command if they can retake the building. The group fights and takes on severe losses. The Russians fiercely defend the White House, but are overrun by the US Forces.

The team eventually starts pushing the Russians back, and they regain ground yard by yard. Sgt. Foley leads his team over the left flank to reach the West Wing. The machine gun fire will make it difficult to advance, especially on the harder difficulties, but destroying the searchlights does help make the gunners less attentive to the player. Hearing from a speaker behind a painting in the Oval Office, the team has just 2 minutes before the Air Force initiates the "Hammerdown Protocol" and flattens the city in order to take out the Russians.

The strike will be aborted only on buildings where green flares are spotted. The player then must fight through the building and successfully reach the roof in the nick of time to pop green flares signaling the Air Force to abort the fire mission. All of the Rangers run to the top, taking advantage of this surge of adrenaline to remove the gun and allow Rangers fighting in front of the White House to return to the building.

They finally get to the top, coming just in time to stop the bombing. Looking out at a burning Washington D.C., there are a number of other buildings marked with green flares as the sun sets behind the Washington Monument, meaning that the US Armed Forces succeeded in holding Washington, DC. In the last words of the level, the Rangers begin discussing a possible invasion of Russia.

Video WalkthroughEdit

Weapon LoadoutEdit

Starting Loadout

If this level is played after "Second Sun" then the player will keep any weapons from that level.

Found in level

These weapons can be found with and without attachments.


Intel ItemsEdit

  • Intel No. 34: (1/2 Intel) Soon after exiting the oval office and engaging in a firefight, face west, it's on a leather couch.
  • Intel No. 35: (2/2 Intel) After winding up the last stairs and soon after going through a blown out wall, immediately turn north.


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