Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War hasn’t seen its story end with the campaign, as Treyarch is expanding the narrative through its post-launch seasons. With the story now at its midpoint, a recap trailer has been released, allowing Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players who have been out of the loop to catch up.
The trailer begins with Operator Stitch from season 1 detailing his first encounter with Russell Adler. The man behind the production of the deadly Nova 6 gas, Stitch, was eventually captured and interrogated by Adler. The torture caused the CIA agent to remove Stitch’s eye, with Stitch originally behind Weaver’s loss of eye. This little revenge led to the feud to continue into season 1, with Stitch luring Adler onto the multiplayer map of The Pines. Biting the bait, Adler discovered that Nova 6 was being made one more time before being captured by Stitch.
The next part of the trailer recaps Season 2, with the CIA heading to Laos to hunt down Adler. However, the mission does not go as planned, as Adler had already been transferred to a different location. As Woods said in the season 3 teaser, the CIA was able to find Adler’s new whereabouts, with Call of Duty: Warzone’s Verdansk serving as the new hideout for the Russian agent. Hudson sends his soldiers to Verdansk to find Adler, recapping and then touching on the most recently revealed story from season 3.
By showing clips from the season 3 game trailer, the recap ends with players getting a glimpse of Stitch’s plan. The character details his vision of “greater Russia” while looking at Verdansk, with Wraith’s mission to Yamantau shown simultaneously. While Stitch continues to torture Adler, Wraith secures the numerical protocol for the base of the snowy mountain. This is where the recap ends, and it will certainly be interesting to see where this ongoing story goes next.
While the Hunt for Adler event implies that the character will likely be found soon, it may not be the same once recovered. It’s unclear what exactly Stitch wants the numbers for, but based on how they were used to brainwash Alex Mason in the original Black Ops campaign, it seems likely that they serve the same purpose in the sequel. In turn, Stitch could brainwash Adler, with Adler helping Stitch carry out his master plan.
While this is pure speculation, it’s hard to think how else Stitch would use Adler and the numbers, and a converted Adler who needs to be killed could explain his absence in future games. For now, however, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War fans will have to wait and see where the story goes.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War ya está disponible para PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One y Xbox Series X.