"Battlefield Promotion" is the cutscene that plays upon completion of the missions "Semi-Charmed Life", "What Goes Up...", and "All the King's Men" (the Westside Rollerz', the Carnales', and Vice Kings' final missions respectively), or, to put it simply, when the player has completed all story arcs and disbanded all three enemy gangs in Stilwater.
The cutscene features The Protagonist receiving a phone call from Julius Little, who congratulates them on defeating all the gangs and conquering the city. Julius gives a passionate speech as he justifies the actions of The Protagonist and the 3rd Street Saints, and succinctly sums up the events of the game by stating that, ultimately, the lives lost were worth it due to the larger amount of lives that were saved.
During Julius' speech, the game shows a montage of events detailing the fates of certain characters met throughout The Protagonist's adventures: Johnny Gat is seen giving flowers to Aisha, Donnie is seen mourning over a photo of Lin while leaning on her Voxel, Benjamin King is seen looking at an old photo of him and Julius Little before heading onto a private plane, presumably to leave Stilwater, Luz Avalos is seen attempting to light a cigarette at a bar before Manuel Orejuela appears with a lighter, and Dex is seen heading into Tee'N'Ay, where Troy is seen inside getting drunk.
Julius Little remarks on how much The Protagonist has impressed him before promoting him to second-in-command of the 3rd Street Saints. He then hangs up as he is pulled over by the police, setting in motion the events of the epilogue, and Julius' eventual betrayal.
- Note that in order to start this cutscene, the player must have defended all neighborhoods that may be under attack.
- The song that plays throughout this cutscene is "The Flower Duet" by Léo Delibes. The song also plays on 102.4 Klassic FM and can be purchased at Scratch That.
- This cutscene features Julius Little's last speaking role in the game.
- Donnie is seen leaning on Lin's Voxel, which was last seen underwater in the mission "Burying Evidence".
- Julius Little explains that there won't ever be a need for a gang war in Stilwater ever again. This is ultimately untrue, as by helping Troy destroy the 3rd Street Saints in "Salting the Earth", he paves the way for The Brotherhood of Stilwater, the Sons of Samedi, and The Ronin; thus establishing more gang wars when The Protagonist revives the 3rd Street Saints in Saints Row 2.
- The Protagonist is usually seen with a VICE 9 but in this cutscene they are seen with an NR4.
- When The Protagonist cocks their NR4 at the end of the cutscene, the gun itself is not animated.
- We did it, playa. 3rd Street owns this town. Now, that's not to say that shit didn't cost, and I ain't talkin' about what happened to Johnny's leg or losing Lin. Those two were soldiers, they knew the risk. Hell, Johnny gets off on it. But we crushed a lot of families playa, and someday they're gonna holla at us. But believe me when I tell you, we did the right thing. With the Rollerz wiped out, Benjamin gone, and the Colombians in our pocket, there ain't gonna be a need for a gang war ever again. And in the end, that's gonna save a lot more lives than we took. So relax, playa, you've earned yourself a break. You've impressed the hell out of me son, and I've told the crew you're gonna be my right hand- hold up, some berry just turned on his flashers. Yeah, playa, I think I'm gonna have to call you back. This may take a while.
- Just say the word.
- — Black male Saint