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"Do or Die"
―Official Game Tagline
Call of Duty: Special Warfare


Infinity Ward (Campaign & Warzone) Raven Software (Multiplayer)

BioWare (Combat AI & Cover System)


Activision & EA

Game Engine

IW 4.0

Release Date

December 17, 2014


Third/First-person shooter




Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Wii U, PS Vita, PC


Single player, Co-Op, Multiplayer

Call of Duty: Special Warfare(also known as Special Warfare) is a third/ first-person shooter, developed by Infinity Ward and Raven Software, with assistance from BioWare in development of the AI. It is the tenth main installment in the Call of Duty series, the sixth for Infinity Ward and the first for BioWare. The game takes place between Special Warfare and Special Warfare: Knightfall.



The single player campaign consist of 13 missions (15 including the Prologue and Epilogue), where the player can control Warwolf as he and Alpha Team fight the Russian Ultranationalists in Poland, South Africa, Panama and Norway, Central America and Southeast Asia.


Warzone is a online campagn component that allows the player to use their multiplayer character to explore the aftermath of Special Warfare: Endgame by leading other players on objective-based missions and free-roaming. The missions are episodic and are released in mission packs. Like in Multiplayer, players in Warzone can customize their character and weapons, however they must be aware that they can carry only three weapons and two Attributes, abilities that can benefit the squad and undermine the opponents. The players must also be aware that they only have 3 extractions which serve as lives. If the player uses all three extractions and dies a fourth time, they must wait 72 hours to recieve more extractions.


The multiplayer component is revolutionary when compared to most Call of Duty games in the past for that Special Warfare allows for 170-plus player combat and more than 50 useable vehicles as well as fully destructable enviroments and fully custumizable loadout and character models. The ranking system's level cap is 90. The included multiplayer maps are:

  • Steelyard - Abandoned Russian steelmill. Perfect for Team Deathmatch & Capture the Flag. USMC vs Spetsnaz.
  • Goal Tender - Mid-sized soccer stadium in northern France. Ideal for King of the Hill and Counter-terror. GIGN vs Spetsnaz.
  • Alcatraz - Iconic island prison located in San Francisco. Epic Search & Destroy battles. US Navy SEALs vs Spetsnaz.
  • Sandstorm - Small desert village in North Africa. Perfect for Free for All and Sabotage. Spestnaz vs Libyan National Army.
  • Warsaw - Midsized suburb in the Polish capital. Classic building to building fighting. GROM vs Spetsnaz.

This is the list of maps included in the Frequent Wind map pack:

  • Saigon - Lage scale combat in the middle of the largest city in Vietnam. Great for all game modes. Delta Force vs Spetsnaz.
  • Frontline - Mid-sized battlefield located in central China. Perfect for Multi-Team Deathmatch. PLA vs SAS.
  • Metro - Close quarter battle within the Moscow metro. Great for King of the Hill. USMC vs Spetsnaz.

This is the list of maps included in the Revolution map pack:

  • Prometheus - Large Silencer battle station located in Near Earth Orbit. Perfect for Hunter and Team Deathmatch. Task Force 141 vs Silencers.
  • Charlie Hotel Seirra - Mid-sized high school located in the Ohio Valley. Perfect for all game modes. CHSDF vs Silencers.
  • HARRP - Large research station in Alaska. Perfect for careful engagements. USMC vs Silencers.
  • Lejeune - Mid-sized Marine Corps base located on the US Eastern Seaboard. Epic Team Deathmatch and Invasion. USMC vs Silencers.

This is a list of maps included in the Legends map pack:

  • Palace - Iconic Royal Family residence. Epic CQB throughout. SAS vs Silencers.
  • Platform - Mid-sized oil rig located off the Gulf Coast.  Sporatic firefights for control of the strategic resource. US Navy SEALs vs Silencers.
  • Sulfur - Mid-sized volcanic island located in the Pacific Ocean. Long sightlines provides a sniper's paradise. USMC vs Silencers.

This is a list of maps included in the Naval Criminal Investigative Service(NCIS) map pack:

  • Ship Yard - Iconic Navy yard located in Washington, D.C. Perfect for Counter-terror and Team Deathmatch. NCIS vs Silencers.
  • LAX - Iconic airport located in Los Angeles. Perferct blend between Close, Medium and Long ranges provide multiple tactical approaches. NCIS vs Inner Circle.

These are the bonuses that players can earn by pre-ordering at these locations:

  1. Wal-Mart - Access to two exclusive weapons on multiplayer and Warzone, the M8A1 and FAMAS assault rifles.
  2. Gamestop - Access to the AN-94 assault rifle and early access to the Revolution map pack.
  3. Best Buy - Access to double XP and extra extractions for Warzone and battle-scared Kestrel multiplayer skin.
  4. Amazon - Early access to the Call of Duty: Special Warfare II beta and access to the Legends map pack and Legends Warwolf and Aztec character skins.

This is the list of game modes featured in multiplayer:

  • Deathmatch - Game mode that includes Free for All, Team Deathmatch and Multi-Team Deathmatch.
  • Counter-terror - Game mode that pits a team of terrorists against a team of counter-terror experts on offence or defence. Similar to Team Deathmatch with the exception that the Terrorists have to defend the target area for 5 minutes before the target is destroyed and the Counter-terrorists have to eliminate all Terrorists.
  • King of the Hill - One static point on the map is selected as the hill and both teams must hold the hill and prevent the oposition from usurping control of the hill.
  • Invasion - Teams take turns between offence and defence for 3 rounds in which the Attackers have to destroy a Communication Tower(Comm Tower) before the Defenders can warn the main outpost of the attack.
  • Hunter - One member of either team becomes the Hunter by making the first kill of the match. You kill the Hunter, you become the Hunter.
  • Bullet of Bullets- 30-man Free for All utilizing expanded maps and no respawns. Included in the NCIS map pack.


Not much is known about the plot except that it starts right after the events of Special Warfare.


  1. Prologue - Recover from Operation Devil Dog and return to active duty.
  2. Zero Dark Thirty - Board the Waldreich and secure the ship's cargo.
  3. Warsaw - Assist GROM operatives in protecting the President from Ultranationalists assassins.
  4. Leap of Faith - Infiltrate an Ultranationalist controlled airbase and rescue SECNAV in China.
  5. Demon Lord - Assist Delta Team Metal in securing the HVI in Napal.
  6. The Fall - Survive an Ultranationalist ambush while uncovering secrets in Vietnam.
  7. Alpha - Prevent the Ultranationalists from detonating a nuclear device during the UEFA Championship Finals Game in Paris.
  8. Semper Fidelis - Assault an Ultranationalist traning camp and rescue Kestrel in Panama.
  9. Tunnel Rats - Locate and destroy an underground Ultranationalist supply depot in Somolia.
  10. Silent Night - Observe and easedrop on an Ultranationalist device codenamed "Mobius" in Norway.
  11. Mobius - Survive the Mobius Device's use in South Africa.
  12. Shadow Warriors - Locate and escort the Mobius Device's designer out of Laos.
  13. Downlink - Infiltrate the Mobius Device command bunker in Costa Rica and discover the location of the device.
  14. Crossroads - Launch Operation Winchester and destroy the Mobius Device onboard the Serpent's Wrath.
  15. Epilogue - Celebrate the destruction of the Mobius Device onboard the U.S.S. Peleliu.


  1. Perfect Is The Word - Kid Cudi & Dot Da Genius (Credited as WZRD). Instrumental heard during The Fall.
  2. Iron- Woodkid. Heard during the first half of the credits.
  3. Drop The World - Lil Wayne & Eminem. Heard at the begining of Zero Dark Thirty.
  4. Munich - Editors. Heard during Alpha.
  5. The Ruler & the Killer - Kid Cudi. Instrumental heard during Semper Fidelis and the full song during the second half of the credits.
  6. When Things Explode - U.N.K.L.E. Heard during the Prologue and the "Alpha November Sierra" live action VGA Awards trailer.
  7. Cool Head - Travis Barker feat. Kid Cudi. Heard during the Epilogue scene and the "Secret Weapons" live action E3 trailer.
  8. Day 'n' Nite (Widdler's Dubstep Remix) - Kid Cudi. Instrumental heard towards the end of Crossroads.
  9. Satellite - Rise Against. Heard during the final half of the credits.
  10. No Giving Up - Crossfade. Heard during the "Special Operations" live action launch trailer.
  11. Black & Yellow(Steeler Nation Remix) - Wiz Khalifa. Instrumental heard during Shadow Warriors and full song heard during the Elite ending.
  12. Cracks(Flux Pavillion Remix) - Freestylers feat. Belle Humble. Heard during the "Cracks" gameplay trailer and during the first half of Crossroads.
  13. Immortal - Kid Cudi. Heard during the begining of Alpha. Included in the Special Edition Soundtrack.
  14. Ignition - Tobymac. Heard during the "Warwolf" gameplay trailer. Included in the Special Edition Soundtrack.
  15. Angel - Depeche Mode. Instrumental heard during Silent Night. Also heard during the "Do or Die" live action Reveal trailer. Included in the Special Edition Soundtrack.
  16. Make It Bun Dem - Skrillex and Damian "Jr Gong" Marley. Heard during the Frequent Wind Map Pack Trailer. Included in the Special Edition Soundtrack.
  17. The Mood - Kid Cudi. Heard during the end of Zero Dark Thirty. Included in the Special Edition Soundtrack.
  18. Maniac - Kid Cudi Feat. Cage & St. Vincent. Heard during the end of Alpha. Included in the Special Edition Soundtrack.
  19. Ascend - BENN. Heard during the Revolution Map Pack Trailer. Included in the Special Edition Soundtrack.
  20. Black Blade - Two Steps from Hell. CHSDF spawn and victory theme. Included in the Special Edition Soundtrack.
  21. Omen - SubVibe. Heard during Mobius. Included in the Special Edition Soundtrack.
  22. The Resurrection of Scott Mescudi - Kid Cudi. Heard during "The Rise of Warwolf" official gameplay trailer. Included in the Special Edition Soundtrack.


Hardened EditionEdit

  • Collectable Steelbook Case
  • Collectable Comic - Exclusive 4-issue comic, Special Warfare: Denied Ops.
  • Exclusive Weapon Camo - Rule the battlespace in style with the CHSDF ForceComm weapon skin.
  • Special Edition Soundtrack.

Warwolf EditionEdit

  • Everything included in the Hardened Edition plus:
    • Collectable Battlescared Warwolf statue - Make your command post more personal with this battlescared Warwolf statue.
    • Exclusive Character Skin - Become one with the battlefield by using the SPECTRE character skin.

Elite EditionEdit

  • Everything included in both the Hardened and Warwolf editions plus:
    • Early access to the Special Warfare: Outlaws animated movie.
    • Exclusive Airsoft Replica AK-47.
    • Exclusive USSOCOM weapon pack - Silence your enemies by using the weapons included in the USSOCOM pack.
    • Early access to the Special Warfare II Beta.


  • This is the first Call of Duty game since World at War to feature the United States Marine Corps as a playable multiplayer faction as well as the first to feature GROM, NCIS and the Libyan National Army in multiplayer.
  • Both Travis Barker and Kid Cudi make an appearance during the Epilogue scene performing Cool Head, marking the ninth appearance of celebrities in the Call of Duty series.

Cover ArtEdit

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