Warning: This piece contains story spoilers for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019, as well as the original series. We recommend you complete the story campaign before reading on!
Infinity Ward’s reboot of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reimagines the 2007 classic in a more contemporary setting. While it tells a new story, elements of the original game are remixed and reused throughout, with a number of characters making their return in new roles and dealing with new circumstances. Modern Warfare 2019 tells a fresh story, but it maintains its links to the original trilogy by making many of those same characters a centerpiece to the story and fleshing them out.
It’s been clear for a while from trailers that Captain Price, one of the original Modern Warfare’s main characters, is back to lead the charge in the campaign. But Price isn’t the only familiar face you’ll see from the past. The new Modern Warfare is full of callbacks to the series that fans will recognize, which suggest that Infinity Ward has more in store for Task Force 141 in future games. Here’s a rundown of all the characters returning in Modern Warfare, and what they hint about the future of the series.