Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War has finally hit the market with a new story inspired by events that occurred during the period of diplomatic tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union. We know them better as the Cold War. The campaign Cold War touches on a subject quite disputed for its veracity, but that has inspired countless scripts that focus on espionage and Agent Perseus.
Throughout the saga’s timeline Black OpsWe have seen moments like the US invasion of Panama, the wars in Angola and Afghanistan, and the occasional CIA attempt to assassinate Fidel Castro. However, the trafficking of information by deserters from both sides is a folio that is not frequented in this intrigue network created by Activision.
This is the “supposed” true story of the spy known as Perseus. It should be noted that these data are not true, but they were used to build the plot that surrounds this episode of the Cold War in Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War.
Witness of Armageddon
Theories about the spy Perseus date from the Spanish Civil War of 1936, in which it is believed that he participated. It is also claimed that he was fighting on the Western Front in World War II. He was then recruited by the KGB in New York City in the early 1940s. This was the time of the Great Depression
Before his defection, Perseus presented himself to the Communists as a physicist who had been invited to participate in a research project in Los Alamos, New Mexico. The exercise would be known years later as the Manhattan Project.
Stories say that Perseus worked with Klaus Fuchs, another scientist who defected to the Soviet Union, and both were present at the first test detonation of the nuclear bomb. The mysterious spy would have shared the information with the Soviet government for ideological convictions. He did not receive financial compensation.
According to articles in a Russian newspaper, the defector argued that the acquisition of nuclear power by the United States could annihilate socialism with a single uranium bomb. The information brought to the Soviet consul contained the Trinity Test data. This supposedly put the communists in a better arms position which later led to the Cold War.
Was Perseus a hero of communism or fictitious propaganda?
Many code names were attributed to Perseus: FOGEL, Mlad, Pers, Mr. X, etc. Claims about its existence have had a host of supporters and detractors throughout history.
Other spies born in the United States, such as Morris and Lona Cohen, claimed that Klaus Fuchs was not working alone in Los Alamos and that they had transported the information stolen by the scientist and Perseus. Anatoly Yatskov, consul of the Soviet Union in New York, had confirmed the existence of the agent. However, a lieutenant general by the name of Pavel Sudoplátov commented that the name Perseus had been created to protect the identities of other Soviet spies.
The US government suspected people who may have worked under the code name Perseus. The main theory revolved around Philip Morrison, a scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. However, Morrison refuted the claims saying that he could not be the elusive spy. First, Morrison was studying at Berkeley at the time of the Spanish Civil War, in which Perseus is said to have participated. Second, Morrison contracted polio in his childhood, for which he had to walk with a cane. This prevented him from participating in the war.
Perseus: spy and creative engine
Between 1950 and 1955 it was confirmed that three spies managed to infiltrate the Manhattan Project: Klaus Fuchs, David Greenglass and Theodore Hall. The latter was another of the suspects to carry the code name of Perseus due to its extensive coincidences with the background of the unknown deserter. However, historians believe that the theory is reversed. In other words, Perseus would have been an invention of the KGB created with Hall’s profile to balance the trafficking of information and espionage during the beginning of the Cold War.
In Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold WarPerseus has returned to the Cold War and is seeking the destabilization of the United States. Only the CIA and its Clandestine Operations team can stop him. Start a new climb in this awesome Activision game.
Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War is available now for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, and PC.