Modern Warfare And Warzone Season 5 Operators: Shadow Company - AS Well As Frank Woods Teased

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With the new Shadow Company trailer officially teasing Season 5 of Warzone, we now know who will be the featured Operators.

Files have also been added in the past that point to a new Operator for Season 5 and players are theorising that it is Frank Woods from Black Ops.


We've been expecting a COD 2020 reveal/teaser to arrive in Warzone for some time now and it looks like that could be the case.

Season 5 Operators - Shadow Company

Alongside Season 5 comes a new faction for Modern Warfare and Warzone.

The Shadow Company have arrived in Call of Duty with a selection of operators to represent them.

Let's check out what we know about Shadow Company and what they'll bring to Call Of Duty.

The three Operators are: Rozlin “Roze” Helms (formerly Jackals), Velikan, and Marcus “Lerch” Ortega, the Company’s leader.


"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."

"Shadow Company is a splinter group formed without compromise, ready to take the war directly to Mr. Z and into Verdansk and deal with terrorist threats directly."

Shadow Company are an organisation that operates without pretence and operate under their own terms.

All members of Shadow Company have formal military experience and are experts in their field.

The Activision Blog has some interesting details on each of the operators, check it out below:

  • Lerch hails from Plano, Texas and is a former member of the U.S. Marine Corps. Known on the battlefield for his enthusiasm and success in regards to eliminating the enemy, it was better to have Lerch with you rather than against you. Following USMC, civilian life didn’t suit Lerch, so he re-entered the fight in the private sector and is considered a one-man force multiplier. When the Shadow Company CEO came across Lerch’s dossier, he was the perfect combination of skill and moral flexibility. 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.
  • Not much is known about Velikan. Dressed in full body armor for protection in battle and to hide his identity, little is confirmed about this Operator. 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. 
  • Rozlin “Roze” Helms joined the Shadow Company after migrating from the Allegiance faction Jackals. Previously, Roze cut ties with the Armed Services and returned to support her family and ailing father. Periodically in contact with Mace, now a PMC who left the Army after abandoning his post in protest of combat orders he deemed illegal, Roze gained entry into the Jackals mercenary group. Now Roze is letting her skill prove her worth as she provides support to Shadow Company while remaining on cordial terms with Mace. 

Frank Woods & Imran Zakhaev

In a new file that has been found within the game, clues are talking about a "prisoner".


Photo via @TheGamingRevo3

Now on its own, this evidence is very vague and doesn't necessarily point to Woods. But new audio has been found for the Black Ops badass

#تسريب مقاطع صوتيه لحركات انهاء (فينيشر) فرانك وود في ملفات كود ١٦ 😳
— ᴮᴷᵀᴼᴼᴿ (@BKTOOR_)
July 1, 2020

However, TheGamingRevolution has stated that there is a high chance he arrives based off of the files; this is also backed up by @ModernWarzone. It's not referring to Captain Price, as he is already in the game and has been free of captivity the entire time.

If you remember in Black Ops 2, there is a mission dedicated to saving Frank Woods, where he is literally rotting in a shipping container full of dead bodies.


It's certainly a great way to cross over the Modern Warfare and Black Ops lure, as Warzone seems to be doing, whilst keeping true to the original story.

As reported by @ModernWarzone, @CallOfDuty has recently uploaded a photo of Frank Woods to their Instagram account as thanks for 10 million followers.

There is back and forth over whether this is simply a coincidence.

However, the post and the fact that Woods is in the game code suggests he will be a new operator for Season 5.

Check out the post below:

🚨BREAKING🚨@CallOfDuty has uploaded Sgt Frank Woods to their Instagram account!
— ModernWarzone (@ModernWarzone)
July 23, 2020

Meanwhile, we've known for a while that we will be hunting Imran Zakhaev and it seems that this is further backed up by more evidence.

While nothing is confirmed, it wouldn't be a surprise to have such a huge character added as an Operator in what is likely to be the final season of Warzone for the Modern Warfare era.


Photos via @TheGamingRevo3

We'll have to wait and see what the COD 2020 reveal and in-game teaser has in store for us as Bunker 11 continues to divulge more of its story.