Who is Makarov in Modern Warfare 3? Classic villain returns

Max Candelarezi
OG MW2 Makarov and MW3 2023's Makarov actor Julian KostovActivision

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 is finally out, and the game brings back one of CoD’s most iconic villains, Vladimir Makarov. Here’s a breakdown of who Makarov is in Modern Warfare 3 and what his intentions are in this new installment.

Modern Warfare 3 has officially been released, and many players are diving into the game’s many modes. While some players are busy leveling up in multiplayer, others are curious to see how the campaign plays out.

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Modern Warfare 3’s campaign picks up where MW2 left off, with the return of several player-favorite characters as well as the addition of new characters. The return of Makarov is among the most hyped aspects of the MW reboot universe, so here’s everything about him in Modern Warfare 3.

Makarov returns in Modern Warfare 3

After several teasers in the MW2 Campaign and Raids mode, Vladimir Makarov returns as a new character for Modern Warfare 3.

One of the most despised and yet emblematic antagonists of the Modern Warfare saga has received a new look, and players will have to face him again in SledgeHammer Games’ MW3.

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Introduced by Captain Price as the “ultimate threat,” and “a force of evil, who seeks to tear the world apart, piece by piece.”, Makarov is deemed an immense threat. As Makarov faces Price and his Task Force 141 again, players are eagerly diving into the game and hoping that our beloved characters emerge triumphant.

In previous titles, Vladimir Makarov served as the head of an Ultranationalist extremist group mentored by Imran Zakhaev. He remained an unseen, influential antagonist in the initial Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and later emerged as the primary antagonist in the original Modern Warfare 3 in 2011.

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Modern Warfare 3 Makarov actor

Bulgarian actor Julian Kostov is in charge of giving life to the well-known character of Makarov in Modern Warfare 3, sharing the news on his social media.

Kostov is an actor and producer known for his participation in series and movies like Shadow and Bone (2021), Temple (2019), and the upcoming 1984’s The Toxic Avenger remake.

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Max is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel, primarily covering Call of Duty, as well as general gaming news and guides for other games. He enjoys playing all type of genres and styles of games. You can contact Max by email at [email protected].