To put this as simple as possible there is no way in hell that the cog would allow baird to go on a escape suicide mission. Before launch wasn’t thier whole reasoning behind not everyone in every mode to preserve the character traits of a specific character. I can forgive guest characters
The reasoning was not applied to individual modes, but only the characters themselves. It was stated well in advance of launch - when Escape was revealed, in fact - that characters other than the Hivebusters would come to Escape, with Kait being used as an example.