Captain Price (COD4MW)

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Nickname(s) Bravo Six; Prisoner #627
Appears in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare,

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Rank Captain (formerly Lieutenant in All Ghillied Up and One Shot One Kill)
Affiliations 22nd SAS Regiment, Task Force 141
Status In hiding
Weapon M4A1 SOPMOD, M1911, M21, USP .45, Knife, AK47, M14 EBR, AUG HBAR, SCAR-H, Intervention, and any weapon at his disposal in All Ghillied Up and One Shot One Kill
"This is for the record..."
— Captain Price during the intro to Endgame.

Captain John[1] Price, callsign Bravo Six, is a British SAS officer featured inCall of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. He often carried a modified M4A1 and wore a boonie hat during field operations. InModern Warfare 2 (set five years after the first game), Price was incarcerated in a Russian gulag. He is later rescued and becomes field commander of Task Force 141.



Call of Duty 4: Modern WarfareEdit

Fifteen years prior to the events of Modern Warfare, Price held the rank of Lieutenant (pronounced "Leftenant" in the British armed forces) in the 22nd SAS Regiment, and was under the command of Captain MacMillan in a covert operation to assassinate Imran Zakhaev near Chernobyl, Ukraine. While Price was believed to have killed Zakhaev with an M82, Zakhaev survived with a severed arm. Captain Price in a Black Hawk helicopter in the mission Crew Expendable.In the events of Modern Warfare, Price held the rank of Captain and led a four-manSAS squad from the Bering Strait to Russia to Azerbaijan and finally back to Russia. Under his command throughout the events were Gaz and then-Sgt. "Soap" MacTavish . Price during the early stages of his military career.Eventually, at the conclusion of Modern Warfare, Price is severely wounded by Zakhaev's men during the exfiltration following a raid on a Russian nuclear missile silo. Shortly before losing consciousness, Price managed to slide his M1911 to MacTavish, who killsZakhaev and his bodyguards when they are distracted by the arrival of a Loyalist helicopter gunship. Afterwards, a Russian medic can be seen trying, seemingly in vain, to revive Price.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2Edit

Captain John Price wearing the standard SASuniform and sand-coloured (or beige) beret in his dossier in Modern Warfare 2.Between the events of Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare 2, Price has been apparently incarcerated in a gulag in Russia, only to be rescued by Task Force 141. Initially, Price ends up pointing a gun at Roach, but after recognizing MacTavish, he relents and joins the unit. During this exchange, MacTavish returns the M1911 used to kill Zakhaev in the original Modern Warfare.

After the escape from the gulag, Price reprises his role as a Captain, and is present in Task Force 141's mission briefings. He joins the Force in the mission Contingency seemingly to destroy a submarine, only to launch a missile towards the United States with the purpose of using an EMP on Washington D.C. The missile launch saves the lives of Sergeant Foley,Corporal Dunn, and James Ramirez. Price later investigates an arms deal in Afghanistan withMacTavish, only to be attacked by Shepherd's men. Price attempts to warn Ghost andSanderson about Shepherd, only to figure out that they were killed by Shepherd. SeeingShepherd as a threat, Price asks Makarov for intel on Shepherd, focusing on killing the general.Makarov reluctantly gives up information that Shepherd uses Site Hotel Bravo, and telling Price that "he'll see him in hell" to which Price replies by saying "Looking forward to it. Give my regards to Zakhaev if you get there first." Price and MacTavish evacuate the arms deal with the help of Nikolai and head to Site Hotel Bravo. They fight their way through the facility, and pursue Shepherd on a Zodiac.

Price and Soap meet again five years later inThe Gulag.Price eventually shoots down Shepherd's Pave Low, but the duo's Zodiac falls down a waterfall. MacTavish is separated from Price and attempts to kill Shepherd, only for Shepherd to counter that attack and impale the former with a knife. Just as Shepherd is about to kill MacTavish, Price tackles Shepherd, engaging him in a lengthy hand-to-hand fight. Price is overpowered by Shepherd, but is saved when MacTavish pulls the knife out of his chest and throws it at Shepherd's face, killing the treacherous general for good. Price wakes up and starts to tend to Soap's injuries. The two are then evacuated by Nikolai, who informs them of a potential hiding place. During the course of the betrayal, Price and MacTavish are labeled as wanted war criminals. Price in his early days in theSAS.

Behind the scenesEdit

It is unknown whether or not Price is related to the Captain Price in the earlier games. Popular fanonsuspects them to be father and son, as the two characters look very similar to each other. However, given their probable birth dates, it would be more likely for there to be another generation between them. There is no other evidence to support a relation.

Known ForEdit

  • Carried out an assassination attempt on Imran Zakhaev with Captain MacMillan and blew off his arm.
  • Interrogating and personally executing Khaled Al-Asad.
  • Providing Soap with the weapon that was used to kill Zakhaev.
  • Launching a missile that destroys the International Space Station and sets off an EMP blast.
  • Being betrayed by Lt. General Shepherd along with MacTavish.


Before Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

SAS (Lieutenant)

  • Chernobyl, Ukraine - Carried out an assassination attempt on Zakhaev in 1996.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

SAS (Captain)

  • Credenhill, UK - Trained then-Sgt. Soap MacTavish.
  • Caucasus Mountains - Led Bravo Team through a village to rescue SAS informant Nikolai.
  • Western Russia - Led Bravo Team to emergency evac point while being hunted by Ultranationalists.
  • Azerbaijan - Interrogated and killed Khaled Al-Asad.
  • Southern Russia - Cornered Victor Zakhaev in a joint SAS-USMC operation.
  • Altay Mountains - Assisted Soap with deactivating MIRV missiles heading to America.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Task Force 141 (Specialist and Field Commander)

  • Petropavslk, Russia - Only known prisoner in a gulag. Rescued by Soap and Task Force 141.
  • 14 miles SSE of Petropavlovsk, Russia - Team leader of TF141. Launched MIRV missile into outer space that brought theRussian-America War to a halt.
  • Kandahar, Afghanistan - Escaped with MacTavish to Nikolai's plane.
  • Site Hotel Bravo, Afghanistan - Hunted down Shepherd with MacTavish.


Captain Price slides his pistol to Soap in the mission "Game Over". The screenshot itself, however, is from the opening scene of Modern Warfare 2.:"Cheeky bastard..."

— Captain Price to Gaz
"Nice shot, MacMillan would be impressed."
— Captain Price commenting on Soap's sniping in Blackout
"Right...what the hell kind of name is "Soap", eh? How'd a muppet like you pass selection?"
— Captain Price's first words to Soap
"Why'd you do it?! Where did you get the bomb?"
— Captain Price interrogating Al-Asad
"Hind! Six o' clock high!"
— Price informing team of a Hind
"Big Bird this is Bravo Six we're on our way out. On your feet soldier. We are leaving!"
— Captain Price in mission "Crew Expendable" to Soap while he is lying on the ground when the ship gets hit, the second last line being a beautiful reference to the movie 'Aliens'.
"Zakhaev. Imran Zakhaev."
— Price after he shoots Al-Asad
"That was my first thought but your arse had all the C4"
— Captain Price talking to Sgt. Griggs in "Ultimatum".
"Of course we couldn't just let that happen, cash for spent fuel rods. That's one hell of a recipe for disaster. It was the first time our goverment had authorized an assasination order since the Second World War."
— Price during his flashback in "All Ghillied Up".
— Price to Soap after Crew Expendable.
"These dogs are like pussycats compared to the ones in Pripyat."
— Price commenting on dogs in Contingency.
"The healthy human mind doesn't wake up in the morning thinking this is its last day on Earth. But I think that's a luxury. Not a curse. To know you're close to the end is a kind of freedom. Good time to take...inventory. Outgunned. Outnumbered. Out of our minds. On a suicide mission. But the sand and the rocks here, stained with thousands of years of warfare...They will remember us. For this. Because out of all our vast array of nightmares, this is the one we choose for ourselves. We go forward like a breath exhaled from the Earth. With vigor in our hearts and one goal in sight: We. Will. Kill him."
— Captain Price's speech in the cutscene of Just Like Old Times
"This is for the record: History is written by the victor. History is filled with liars. If he lives, and we die, his truth becomes written - and ours is lost. Shepherd will be a hero. Because all you need to change the world is one good lie and a river of blood. He's about to complete the greatest trick a liar ever played on history. His truth will be the truth. But only if he lives, and we die."
— Captain Price's speech in the intro to Endgame


  • Captain Price was ranked #5 for top video game heroes in Game Informer. Unfortunately, they mistook him for the same Captain Price that appeared in Call of Duty 2.
  • When you look at him, his name is "Captain Price" - the only name featured to have an unabbreviated rank. In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Soap seems to inherit this distinction, as he is similarly titled without abbreviation, as "Captain MacTavish". Price retains his unabbreviated rank in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. General Shepherd is also given an unabbreviated rank at some points.
  • When Kamarov, Soap, Price and Gaz are sniping on the bridge in Blackout, if you snipe a group of terrorists fast enough, Price will say something like "Nice shooting. MacMillan would've been proud," or, "MacMillan would be impressed." In the way that Price talks to Soap, it implies that Soap somehow either knew/knows MacMillan or just simply heard about him.
  • Price's time in the gulag seems to have physically aged him, as when you find him in The Gulag, his mustache and beard is made up of mostly gray hairs.
  • It is strange that the British government would not demand Price be repatriated to the UK, dead or alive. Even though the events were secret, Price was in the hands of loyalists who knew of the British involvement, and it is strange that Soap was returned and that Price wasn't, that is unless Price was captured during a mission behind enemy lines some time after he recovered under loyalist custody. The latter seems more likely as Price takes control of the Task Force 141 after he is rescued from the Gulag as if he had been in operational control since before he was captured, Price could not have founded the Task Force if he was captured as he was recovering.
  • It is possible that Price was incarcerated in the gulag because of the killing of Zakhaev. Since Zakhaev is seen as a hero of new Russia they may have labeled Price a murderer; even though it was Soap that killed Zakhaev.
  • In Endgame, just before you get on the Zodiac, if you look at Price's name, his rank is abbreviated.
  • In Game Over, Captain Price is lying on his side with his feet towards Zakhaev looking at you, however after Zakhaev is shot and you turn back to him, he's facing the opposite direction, his feet facing inwards to the bridge crash lying on his back, he wouldn't have been able to do that without standing up and then going back down again.
  • It is strange that Price is labelled as a War Criminal so late in the game, he detonates the nuke wiping out the ISS but then debriefs with Shepherd and the US government about the next course of action.
  • In Contingency, Price uses an AUG HBAR.
  • After Price is beaten up by Shepherd, you can see lots of bruises and cuts on his face.
  • Captain Price is never seen without some form of headwear, even in Modern Warfare 2 despite his boonie hat's strap being behind his head it remains on after falling down a waterfall and a vicious fight with General Shepherd. Or even while he was a prisoner in the gulag, he was wearing a beanie (or toque.) However, his hair, or partial lack of it, is visible in Crew Expendable.
  • Price seems to be an excellent fighter considering his age. We know his assassination attempt on Zahkaev was 20 years ago and he must have been in his 20s then making him at least 40, and unlikely to reappear.In the early developments of the game, Price was schedule to be the player's (as Soap, not Roach) partner in Cliffhanger.
  • In the artbook for MW2, it says Price was originally going to be your leader inCliffhanger and you would play as Soap, not Roach.
  • Despite his age, Captain Price's combat abilities and physical strength are still at its best (even after being imprisoned in the gulag for 5 years), proven by outrunning a bullet-spraying BTR on the level Contingency.


  1. ↑ Cutscene to Just Like Old Times reveals his first name

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