The next entry in the Call of Duty franchise, Call of Duty Black Ops 6, was shown off at this year’s Xbox Games Showcase. In that showcase, we got a plethora of new details about the game. Those who tuned in got a taste of some of the new gameplay features, details on the Zombies mode, and a story trailer for the campaign. In the story trailer, we were given confirmation that the game will be set in 1991. We saw some of the characters that would be appearing, with some familiar faces among them.

Returning Characters

Frank Woods (Campaign & Multiplayer)

Frank Woods Call of Duty

First introduced back in the original Black Ops story, Frank Woods is one of the main supporting – and sometimes playable – characters in the series. Woods was recruited to the CIA after achieving a high reputation in the Marine Corps. Under orders from the CIA, he helped in an attempt to take down Fidel Castro during the Bay of Pigs invasion, and assisted in an operation to stop a terrorist named Perseus in the 1980s. Despite having an active role in previous games, Woods will seemingly take the backseat in this game. In the timeline, this story will take place after an incident during a flashback in Black Ops 2 that cost him his legs. 

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Woods has appeared in every Black Ops game, aside from Black Ops 3, and has been a playable operator in Modern Warfare (2019) and in the most recent title Modern Warfare 3 as pre-order bonuses.

Russel Adler (Campaign & Multiplayer)

Russel Adler Call of Duty

Russel Adler was one of the new characters introduced in Black Ops Cold War. He played a major role in both the campaign, and in the tie-in narrative for the multiplayer and Call of Duty Warzone. His skills in espionage made him reliable to the CIA, and he served as the team leader in the hunt for Perseus. Despite being a relatively new character, he is already well known by fans of the series, due to his charismatic personality and recognizable appearance. Adler will be returning as a main character, and will presumably have a large role to play in the story once again. 

Other than his appearance in the campaign, he was also a playable operator in Black Ops Cold War’s multiplayer and Warzone. He will be available as an Operator in Black Ops 6, as confirmed in the Vault Edition details.

Helen Park (Campaign & Multiplayer)

Helen Park Call of Duty

Like Adler, Helen Park was first introduced during Black Ops Cold War as a MI6 operative. She is an expert when it comes to strategy and psychology, even being an experienced hypnotist. Collaborating with the CIA, she helped hunt down Perseus along with Alex Mason, Frank Woods, and others. When the team captured one of Perseus’s allies, she was the one tasked with brainwashing their new prisoner to get him to cooperate and work for the CIA instead. Based on choices made by the player, it is possible for her to die during a mission in the story. Even though she was a newcomer to the series, she quickly became a fan favorite. As of now, it is unknown if she will make an appearance in the Black Ops 6 campaign, but some are speculating that she may make an appearance.

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Previously, Park has been a playable operator in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone. She will be back again as one of the operators in Black Ops 6 multiplayer, as we can see from one of the bonus operator skins given to players for purchasing the vault edition of the game.

Harry Stone (Multiplayer)

Harry Stone Call of Duty Operator

Former member of the Special Air Services, Harry Stone is a pro-communist mercenary that was a playable operator in Black Ops Cold War. Aside from being dishonorably discharged from the SAS in 1975, not much is known about Stone. He is one of the confirmed operators coming back in Black Ops 6.

Call of Duty Black Ops 6 comes out October 25, 2024 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

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