The main villain from Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Raul Menendez, will not be returning in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Treyarch has confirmed on their Facebook page.

Treyarch was responding to a user in the comments that asked if he’s returning or whether Menendez’s story ended with Black Ops 2:

So, a few things…
Marshawn Lynch makes a special appearance in the game…he is not “the villain” (i.e. Menendez).
The fictional world of Black Ops 3 carries through from the drone attacks of 2025. For the purpose of the new game, Menendez doesn’t play a part (it would’ve been difficult to do given the multiple endings of BO2).

SOURCE: Treyarch via DumbleWorld

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  • Juses

    Furst!

    N rip n peces menendez

  • Humza Qureshi

    I hope it still has Cortes Dia

  • jordanxbrookes

    I still thought the whole “Cordis Die” shit was cool. Long live the name of JOSEPHINA!!!

  • Humza Qureshi

    They could have went mind-ception and have Menendez show up as a Reznov type character and at one point you realize you killed him and if not he’s the real deal and then you kill him. Then at that point the story merges and stays the same on both sides. That’s the simplest way they could have done it.

  • Shouldn’t this have already been obvious? There no way he could still be alive

    • jordanxbrookes

      It’s Call of Duty, logic doesn’t exist lol.

    • Freeze

      I know, this was kind of silly. Maybe they mean his descendants?

  • Thomasthetankswag

    I dedicated this 6th comment to Kyle, who was brutally murdered by keshav almost 3 weeks ago.

    • Keshav Bhat

      I unbanned him email, and I cannot find his IP. So either he’s not telling me his real IP or idk…

      • Thomasthetankswag

        Ok, ill speak to him again on mp1st. He has a new account now called dolan , Kyle has been deleted.

        • Yeah, he also replied to my comment a while ago on ioshacker.com with that acount.

      • Freeze

        Good day Keshav!

      • UrbanGamer69

        Haters Will Hate. Trolls Are Gonna Troll. Life problems…..Too Many.

    • Will WilFredo Mendoza

      If youre so butthurt about Kyle being banned, you should also go get butthurt then by his banana in your arse. My gosh these stupid kids.

      • Thomasthetankswag

        I like his banana, so much longer and feels shaped to fit. Idk about you, but ScOots just doesnt do me these days.

        • ScOott

          :-/ I hope you choke on kyles ginger pubes, speaking shit about me and my banana, You are slowly losing your swag out your name tomtom, We used to be so close ..

          • Thomasthetankswag

            Kyles ginger? No wonder it burned so much last night

        • WTF DID SCOOT DO TO YOU? You are definitely no longer part of the crew if you ever were. Oh the shame…

          • Thomas the Tankswag

            Dem ame i beck inn teh cruw noe?

          • wut?

      • ScOott

        Willy willy fredo, your so but hurt that no one would care enough to get you unbanned 😀

        • Will WilFredo Mendoza

          Your grammar is an insult to the american language. Joking or not. And to unban me? Lol why would I want to be unbanned in the first place since you and other demented special ed retards are ruining the comment secrion?

          • MichiganerE

            m8 y r u s0 m4d?

          • Matthew Axon

            *English language

          • ScOott

            Yew ruwen teh cumment secshun just bi bein heor :-p

      • ccrows

        ^ This,

        Can we please stop with all the Dolan BS already?! FFS this is not 4Chan. *SMH*

        Seriously I’m about ready to go medieval with the Sarah Palin gifs again, especially when some people already promised that they would stop with the Dolan BS… <_<

        • Thomas the Tank Sw

          Ive stopped with the dolan, and pretty sure kyle will stop too. Dolan can be left to Juses and Spody, and the other Juses wannabes can gtfo and keep kyle company at mp1st.

        • Duffy11

          Please no Sarah Palin

    • zombiefreak935

      Kyle was banned? Why?

      • Thomasthetankswag

        Spamming and talking in morse code, i was also banned

        • Juses

          Bute er comunten nao? Illuminati confirmed?

          • Schruk

            lermenerty kunfermd bcuz Lord Fuckwad taked mi swammp from meh n nao i hef 2 go kil hem.

    • Spodermen

      lmoa su tru

  • Guywithbrains

    Menendez was cool villain and I am glad Mawshawn won’t be main villain. So fingers crossed that we get Spacey/Menendez kind of enemy.

    • Thomasthetankswag

      I want an evil russian like makarov, make the villian someone we hate not our favourite character.

      • burrgee

        I fucking loved makarov he was one of the best characters in the mw series” no Russian”

      • RdJokr

        Makarov was a stereotypical Russian villain though. He’s like Zakhaev 2.0.
        Zakhaev: “My son killed himself, but I’ll blame the Americans and the British anyway, and bomb the fuck outta their country.”
        Makarov: “A British killed my mentor, now I’m gonna bomb everybody.”

        • CrazyWolf

          True story, pal. Menendez however was more human and understandable, given his rough past. But with BO3, I just can’t even imagine who will be the villain. Still, I have a weird feeling that the main villain will be The Unmarked Man. Remember the V.E.R.S.I.O.N. storyline? With the chemical incident in Singapore? Just think about it… (P.S.: If I’m right, I’m gonna be soooo angry with me.)

  • Stefan Lang

    What happened to “Ill see you one year from now. Study Ulyesses” ???

    • Will WilFredo Mendoza

      Look at the ending where he escapes and kills woods. Thats 1 year from now.

      • Stefan Lang

        Oh damn. I didnt even know that. Ill have to YouTube it.

    • Mick

      Haha! I remember that line. Also those suns tho 😛

    • MeisseN

      He was implying to his plan, which was to hijack the firewalls of the entire world and to escape 1 year after his capture… But thanks Karma.

  • Gooby

    ai hope duh main villain is michael condrey soh i caen throw him off of ai building!

    • jordanxbrookes

      I laughed so hard XD

    • Duffy11

      English please…

      • Gooby

        tht’s racist yuu lidl cunt! mi ppl only now da language ef dolan!

    • Dolan

      He’s not!

      • Gooby

        I hate you.

  • burrgee

    I wonder if mason is coming back was it confirmed yet? I don’t know.

  • Freeze

    This was a surprise.

  • Freeze
    • Joshwoocool

      why is it so dark?

      • Freeze

        IDk thats the source image from the page. I thought so too.

        • Joshwoocool

          sweet.

          • Freeze

            What console do you plan to buy on?

          • Joshwoocool

            PC.I dont own a PS4 or a xbox one,and there is no way in hell im buying the port version for 360

          • Freeze

            Nice, Im getting pc and ps4. Gl and hf

      • Freeze
    • zombiefreak935

      They only upload screenshots if there has not been news for a few days. (You know it is true do not deny it)

      • Freeze

        I won’t. I’m just happy. It looks cool.

  • Joshwoocool

    come on the time is 2065 or somewherw around there,Inless they give some sci-fi reason everyone from black ops and before(WAW) would be at least in there 100s

  • lunator100hd .

    How laughable would be if bo3 had a 100 years old villain lol!!!!

    • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

      Past missions?

    • Jay Evan

      With all of the new technology shown in BO3, such as organ replacments and DNA upgrades, i wouldn’t be surprised if there was a 100-year old character.

  • That one joke that kills you

    Menendez was a good villan but to boring

  • Choppabro2psn

    Um, he died in all the endings. I was just thinking about this the other night, actually.

    • Joshwoocool

      you sure?

    • Siftblade of Rivia

      He lived in mine.

    • RdJokr

      Uhh, no. You have a choice to not kill him. Depending on Karma’s status, he will continue to live in prison, or he’ll escape, kill Woods, then go dig up his sister’s grave and burn himself like a crazy maniac.

      • Choppabro2psn

        I watched all of the endings on YouTube, and unless the uploader forgot one, I saw him die in each ending.

    • Mitch

      Nope, he lives if you lock him up and Karma also lives.

      • Choppabro2psn

        He then kills his self at josefinas grave?

        • Mitch

          No, if Karma lives and you lock him up he stays locked up.

          • Choppabro2psn

            Wow

  • Jay Evan

    I thought the storyline for Bo2 was amazing. If they at least have David or Harper appear again, i would like to see where Bo3 goes.

    • PandaMan

      Like DJ Von said, itd be hard to incorporate some of the characters due to the endings. I killed Harper just so that I could get then”good” ending lol

      • Jay Evan

        Well still, David should still be alive.

  • MichiganerE

    So what characters will be returning from WaW, BO1 and 2 then?

    • Run N Gunning Camper

      My guess is that they will just show glimpses or flashbacks of the previous characters and their fates.

      • MichiganerE

        That would at least be something. Speaking of which, it looks like James C. Burns is going to play a BO3, so Woods will most likely in one way or another.

        • or he will voice a different character like craig fairbrass who voiced gaz, ghost and wallcroft or like Michael Rooker who voiced himself and Harper or like Troy Baker who voiced Jack Mitchell, Joseph Allen and Swift

          • MichiganerE

            It’s possible.

  • That one joke that kills you

    Let’s just hope no more tiatanfall copy’s are made in cod

  • imBATMAN

    Awwh it would have been cool to have him back as some half human half robot protagonist

    • That one joke that kills you

      But his human side is dead so he can’t move think of that

    • That one joke that kills you

      His human side is dead so he can’t move so he will have to have his brain but in a full robot body

      • imBATMAN

        YES!

  • PatPatPat

    i just sorta figured he wouldn’t, seeing this game is set 35 years in the future.

  • Jeff

    I wish they showed better gameplay at e3. It was so vague and so unclear as to what was even going on in this fictional world.

    • PandaMan

      I kinda have to agree. They’ve given us almost nothing as to what the campaign will be about. We’ve gotten more multi player info than campaign

  • JoZer805g

    No one can top Makarov as the best villain of the franchise.

    • Killing him was the best!!

    • PandaMan

      I think the Nazi Regime from CoD 1,2,3, WaW, and one mission of BO was better than Makarov lol

    • Thomasthetankswag

      Makarov was one of the best villians in any game, shepherd too.

    • menendez

      Makarov sucked, any BO villain or sheperd even Rorke are better than him

  • Run N Gunning Camper

    I just hope they end the BO line with BO3 and start anew in 2018. I think I have enough of this futuristic stuff. I want to see them go back to WW2 era or an alternate world WW2 and the Nazis won the war.

  • Spodermen

    Cul uf duti lyfe iz duh lyfe 4 mi

  • LovekillerX

    YES! I thought I’m going to see some weird athlete as a villain… no thanks. I want to see real villain whose voice actor would be someone known actor. For example Troy Baker would be cool!

    AW did well because they had Kevin Spacey as a villain. But to be honest best villain this far has been Makarov and Menendez.

    • PandaMan

      Or the Nazi regime…

    • JaBoiKnoWs

      Some weird athlete? Sports are a lot more popular than video games, just sayin

  • Bolbi Stroganovsky

    Meanwhile, people are still mad about Sony getting CoD DLC exclusivity…
    https://twitter.com/Objectings/status/613958953681219584

  • That one joke that kills you

    Yeah I play xbox but I don’t know why players are mad about ps getting dlc early it’s only 30 days

  • Ryumoau

    Menedez was a good vilian but i’m glad they aren’t going to try to shoe-horn him into the new story. Also glad they clarified that Marshawn isn’t the main villian because that would have a huge step down from Kevin Spacey in last year’s game.

  • Space Jam

    I was really hoping for a game based on the Cordis Dia revolt shown at the end of BO2 where the White House is burning and all that. I feel 2065 is so much further in the future I’m not sure any of the main characters from WAW or BO and BO2 will even come close to returning or even get a reference. I don’t know, probably shouldn’t have called it Black Ops 3 maybe something more like Covert Ops or something different, it is still in the same universe but shouldn’t be a Black ops game as no one from black ops would most likely even be in there. Just my opinion at least.

    • ben wills

      And I wanted BO2 to be Operation Charbydis in the 70s. But alas…

  • Now, will David Mason come back? if he was 45 in 2025, that would make him 85 in 2065. And what about Alex Mason? Remember what Woods said: ”where the fuck you’ve been for 30 years?” Are they even going to give an answer? Is there even going to be any returning characters anyway??? SO MANY QUESTIONS!!!