Season 5 introduces the Shadow Company, which is a “mysterious new private military company” that is aligned with the Alliance, but in name only.
“An elite PMC, Shadow Company operates outside the boundaries of the original Armistice. Forged from the fires of in-fighting between the Coalition and the Allegiance, Shadow Company has a framework and agenda all of their own,” Infinity Ward said in a blog post.
Shadow Company is a “splinter group” that has grown impatient with Captain Price and his leadership. The squad is coming to Modern Warfare to “deal with terrorist threats directly.”
The Shadow Company includes the new Operators Rozlin “Roze” Helms (who formerly was aligned with the Jackals faction), along with Velikan, and Marcus “Lerch” Ortega.
Lerch is a former US Marine from Plano, Texas who struggled to re-adjust in civilian life, so he joined the private military company. “There’s no contract Lerch won’t take on nor challenge he won’t face which is how he finds himself in Verdansk leading the other Operators of Shadow Company,” Infinity Ward said.
Fewer details are available for Velikan, who is described as “a shadow of a shadow.”
“Tales of his exploits are written off as fairytales at best and gross exaggerations at worst. Those who know him never speak ill of him. Whether it’s due to fear or respect, no one knows,” Infinity Ward said.
As for Roze, we don’t know anything about her beyond her roots with the Jackals.
More details should become available very soon, as Season 5 is expected to release beginning the first week of August on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. A new Battle Pass is coming, too. For now, you can check out the new Season 5 trailer above.
In other news, Modern Warfare and Warzone are now offering double XP, which comes at a good time for those looking to advance through the ranks and claim more Battle Pass items.
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