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Is General Shepherd coming to Call of Duty: Warzone?

Good. That's one less loose end.

Call of Duty: Warzone unveiled the arrival of a new faction for Season Five, Shadow Company. This major announcement might come as a surprise for some after all the major hints dropped these past months. Captain Price was also the poster boy for Season Four. This might give context to the nuke hidden in Bunker 11, and the teaser videos showing Stadium getting lit up by what’s assumed to be a nuke.

For those who need a refresher, General Shepherd runs Shadow Company, which means he might now be coming to Call of Duty: Warzone in the new season.

With the Season Five announcement, does this mean players have to relive one of the greatest betrayals in video game history? There’s a reasonable chance that General Shepherd might take matters into his own hands, shaping Verdansk and Warzone with some major map changes teased for next season.

Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® & Warzone® - Shadow Company Trailer


The announcement came as an intercepted Armistice recruitment video, with what sounds like General Shepherd asking players to join the Shadow Company. Hopefully this major announcement jolts some much needed change into a game that hasn’t fully embraced change so far, instead opting for minor additions like Supply Choppers or new game modes like Rumble.

It’s unclear how General Shepherd would fit as an operator in Warzone, since he died in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The game has Ghost (RIP) as an operator, even though he and Roach died at Shepherd’s hands in MW2, so there’s no reason why General Shepherd couldn’t be included by that logic.

The new faction looks to add some new skins and hopefully some fresh new weapons to beef up the armory. With some clarity to who’s involved with all the shady stuff going on in Verdansk, here’s to hoping the nuke will wipe out all the hackers.

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Aja Jones

Writer from Toronto, Canada. Can taste the difference between Coke and Pepsi. Learned how to play drums through Rock Band. Named after a Steely Dan album.
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