November 10, 2023, will mark the release of COD: MW3 and no one is more excited about this than COD fans. Releasing for Windows, PlayStation, and Xbox, the game has already been made available via early access to players who pre-ordered it. Although this early access is limited to the campaign only. And thanks to that, many critical points of the story are already out in the open. Including the fact that Sergeant John “Soap” MacTavish dies in Modern Warfare 3.
The original Modern Warfare series storyline was something that many players loved. And with this remake of the series, Activision has hopes that the same thing happens this time too. Soap’s death in the storyline is a huge one, and some players are keen to know just how he died. And that’s something we will be discussing in the following paragraphs.
How does Soap Die in COD Modern Warfare 3 (MW3)?
It certainly feels like COD writers are hellbent on making Soap suffer and die. The original MW too had Soap on the verge of dying. With this remake, players expected better things from the developers, including proper character development and a good storyline, which they did get until Soap was abruptly killed in MW3.
What happened is basically that Makarov comes into possession of a flash drive that allows him to control the UK’s rail network, and following this, he plans to destroy the Channel Tunnel by planting a bomb. Task Force 141 learns of this and continues their pursuit of Makarov. Playing as Price, you and Soap fight and kill a number of Konni Group soldiers. And eventually, you come across another set of Konni Group operatives, this time guarding a bomb that’s already started its countdown to annihilation.
Price, along with a few other 141 members, fight through those operatives and try to diffuse the bomb. But under constant Konni fires, many 141’s are KIA. And just as you and Soap are about to cut the bomb’s red wire, Makarov ambushes and shoots Soap. Then he turns his gun towards Price, but Soap intervenes and tries to take down Makarov. The Russian falters a bit but is able to overpower Soap and ends up shooting him right in the head, killing him and giving players an incredible sense of loss. Gaz and Ghost finally appear with reinforcements, but Makarov, as always, escapes. Following that, Price and Gaz successfully diffused the bomb, ending the game’s final mission, Trojan Horse/Countdown. Later on, Price, along with Gaz and Ghost, scatter Sergeant John “Soap” MacTavish’s ash off a cliff in Scotland as they say their final goodbyes to a friend.
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