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Makarov And His Tattoos Take Centre Stage In The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Trailer

JJ Rankin  |   Aug 10, 9:20 AM   |   6 min read

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III is set to release this November and the game just dropped a baddie reveal trailer where the OG villain Vladimir Makarov reveals his sleek, tatted new look. A former military strategist, known for his ruthless tactics, Makarov was the unseen antagonist in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and also played the villain in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.  In the original games, he was the man who set World War 3 in motion.


The 1:48-minute trailer uses live-action sequences and footage from the game but doesn't give too much of the gameplay away. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will be a direct sequel to last year’s game and will arrive on November 10, across PlayStation and Xbox consoles, in addition to PC.


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The ending of 2022's Call of Duty Modern Warfare II saw Infinity Ward dig up one of the most disturbing moments from the series' past. The post-credit scene saw Makarov send an ominous text to a group of hijackers on a plane, "No Russian". This was an obvious nod to one of the most infamously disturbing mission in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 (2008) which saw Makarov mercilessly shoot up an airport packed with civilians. 



The trailer does not offer any major hints about the features or mechanics. However, social media users on X (previously Twitter) have mixed reactions to Makarov's new avatar and some fans took to the platform to break down his tattoos. 


"Hey I know we're all in our "what's up with Makarov's tattoos" era and I have a contribution He has this on his stomach which in English translates to "Don't go to the forest if you're afraid of wolves." Very much a "no risk, no reward" kinda statement #MWIII #Makarov," wrote one user.

"I saw the reveal trailer of Makarov. It looks like a gulag when I saw a tattoo design as a church but it was actually a gulag. This means Verdansk is going back baby. Heck yeah!" wrote another fan, speculating about the return of Verdansk. Interestingly, CoD leaker CharlieIntel also confirmed that the Modern Warfare 3 campaign will feature Verdnask. The new trailer shows a plane crashing into Verdansk’s stadium and some fans think this will tie in with the No Russian mission.

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