It is about to celebrate its 20th anniversary in October and has left us many unforgettable moments during this time. One of them was that of the “No Russian” mission, which, due to its epic proportions, we can’t say is fun, but on the contrary, due to a controversial artistic choice by Activision, which generated extraordinary criticism at the time, and because there were hardly any social networks,
In fact, this mission triggered countless reactions, both from the media and from the players themselves and some organizations They didn’t quite understand what that plane was doing there; while it might have its logic in the screenplay of a Tom Clancy novel, it’s not the most appropriate thing to necessarily put the player in such a morally complex situation.
What is “No Russian”?
“No Russian” is nothing but the mission of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. What puts the player in the shoes of a CIA agent infiltrating a pro-Russian cell is that he aims for confrontation with the USA and finds the trigger that provokes a kind of third world war. So there is nothing better than starting the conflict with a false flag attack by one of the parties interested in starting this war.
In fact, many of you remember “No Russian,” a bloody terrorist attack in which the player has to shoot innocent civilians walking around an airport waiting for their flights. An unfortunate example of events already occurring in the real world, which has been as awkward as it is expendable for many users.
It goes without saying that the inclusion of this level in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 caused a lot of rejection, and even the Russian authorities banned the game from recording this level when it hit stores in the country. And given the current political situation in which Russia is invading Ukraine and provoking a war that has been going on for more than a year and a half, Going back to the checkout of No Russian doesn’t seem like the right course of action.
Is he really coming back?
The fact is, given what’s going down in Europe, Activision assumed “No Russian” should come back in Modern Warfare III. At least there is evidence that they remember them, as not only does a key character appear occasionally from this episode, but a mobile can be seen from about minute 1:35 in the presentation trailer in which an alarm is activated with this already classic title, Mission.
I hope that the events that tell us this story in Call of Duty Modern Warfare III don’t tempt us to have to play the same level from a different perspective, just as cruel and violent, and just be a reminder of the old deeds of the saga to put us in context. Going back to the airport and the terrorist attack, we end up wondering what Activision is really looking for.
If applicable, Did you like “No Russian” when it came out in 2009? Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2? how did you live it? Would you like it included in the new edition coming out on November 10th? tell us