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Call of Duty Adds New (& Super Wholesome) Playable Egyptian Operative

Call of Duty's newest games come with an update that will allow players to assume the role of Jabari Salah, an Egyptian operative with a heart of gold and a military career in Egypt's elite Unit 777.

War is hell, but who says you can't be a nice guy in hell? In Season Four of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, a new story depicts Perseus - an antagonistic faction based on a real Cold War boogeyman - bringing down a satellite in 1984, while NATO operatives rush to minimize the damage as it crashes in Algeria. Season Four brings three new playable Operator characters to the series: a really scary dude named Jackal, a really gritty dude named Weaver, and a surprisingly wholesome dude named Jabari Salah, a member of Egypt's elite Unit 777.


The in-game biography describes NATO Operative Salah as having an "infectious, positive attitude" who is always bringing his team together, driving morale up, and posing for photos with a thumbs-up. Compared to Jackal - the main face of the new season who is always wearing a red mask and choking the life out of people on behalf of Perseus - Salah almost seems adorable, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Especially considering that he's affiliated with Unit 777, an Egyptian military counter-terrorism and special operations unit, which is the game's way of marking him as a badass. Hopefully he has some uplifting voice lines to further set him apart from the gravelly guys going "I am death" all the time.


Salah will be available to play in multiplayer modes during the new season in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Call of Duty: Warzone through the Item Store Operator Bundle.