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How to unlock all Black Ops Cold War Operators

Published: 12/Nov/2020 15:34 Updated: 16/Nov/2020 16:46

by Alex Garton


A set of new operators will arrive with the release of Black Ops Cold War. To unlock them all, you’ll need to complete a set of challenges.

Operators allow Call of Duty players to use a unique character whilst playing online. These characters each have their own backstory, dialogue, and customization options. A lot of them are also rooted in the past Call of Duty game’s narratives and are recognizable faces from the franchise.

Of course, with the release of Black Ops Cold War, a new set of operators will be introduced to players. The title will provide another 15 operators at release that are split into the ‘NATO’ and ‘Warsaw Pact’ factions.

Each of the new operators will be unlocked by completing specific challenges, which you find below.

The new operators will be usable in Warzone as soon as Cold War releases.

How to unlock all Cold War operators

To make things simple, here’s a list of each operator, their faction, and the challenge required to unlock them.


  • Hunter: Unlocked by default
  • Song: Unlocked by default
  • Adler: Get 10 kills with Scorestreaks in Multiplayer
  • Park: Successfully exfiltrate the map in Zombies 3 times.
  • Sims: Destroy 10 enemy vehicles or Scorestreaks in Multiplayer
  • Baker: Get 100 eliminations with a Sniper Rife in Multiplayer
  • Woods: Get 5 kills without dying 15 times in Multiplayer.

Warsaw Pact

  • Vargas: Unlocked by default
  • Powers: Unlocked by default
  • Portnova: Kill 50 enemies revealed by Scorestreaks or Feild upgrades in Multiplayer
  • Beck: Get 200 eliminations using Pack-A-Punched weapons in Zombies
  • Garcia: Detonate or help your team detonate 5 Dirty Bombs in Fireteam Dirty Bomb
  • Stone: Perform 15 finishing moves in Multiplayer
Black Ops Cold War is set to release on November 13, 9 pm PDT.

Can you use the Operators in Warzone?

Yes – every single operator listed will be usable in Warzone as soon as Cold War releases.

That’s exactly how to unlock all of the operators releasing with Black Ops Cold War. Hopefully, it shouldn’t take you too long to complete all of the challenges.

For more guides on Black Ops Cold War, check out our full list of guides and walkthroughs here.

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Best Warzone loot rotations to get more wins

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:17

by Jacob Hale


Warzone has undoubtedly been a monster hit for Activision and the Call of Duty franchise, but even now players are still struggling to find the best loot rotations to maximize their chances of winning.

While Black Ops Cold War might be fresh on the shelves, Warzone is still super popular. Just as many players are dropping into Verdansk as ever before, and major changes Cold War will bring to the game are highly anticipated.

So, if you’re trying to figure out the best places to pick up loot and put yourself in the most advantageous positions for the long game, you’ve come to the right place, as we take into consideration potential zone pulls, best places to offer mobility and more.


Warzone hospital
Hospital is great if you want solid mobility — just make sure to grab that heli!

What you’ll find is that, most of the time, the circle pulls towards one of the four corners of the map, so there are several places for you to consider with this in mind, based on where you expect the zone to go.

Dropping at Hospital places you in the middle of the lower half of the map, with a whole bunch of loot available. The buildings surrounding the main hospital will often be busy due to the sheer amounts of loot available. But you can often find a lot of mobility as well, including a helicopter, when dropping here, setting you up for the long haul.


Warzone stadium open
The Stadium opening up completely changed the game.

Stadium was absolutely hectic when it first opened, but now it’s a much easier place to land, and as always, offers a lot of loot. The best part about Stadium is the chance of finding a keycard to open up the loot bunkers, which will get you more than sufficiently set up for the rest of the game.

Again, due to how central it is on the map, Stadium is great if the circle pulls anywhere towards the east side of the map, but it can also be used to loot up and push into Downtown, which is always a hotspot for players dropping in to the battle royale game.


Warzone prison
Prison is crammed with loot, but could be a game-winning drop if you don’t mind a slower game.

A Prison drop will rarely be the most exciting, except for the opening few minutes which will likely be hectic. That said, the loot on offer is often ideal, and many games see the circle finish around Prison too.

If you think the zone looks to be finishing in Prison, you can work your way through all the floors to amass serious amounts of loot, and if it finishes away from Prison you can easily float into the likes of Farmland and Port, which equally have good loot on offer.


warzone quarry back building
Quarry is popular, but is usually a fairly safe drop, which could be perfect if you want some peace while you loot up.

Quarry is always a busy spot, filled with contracts and, most importantly, loot. Offering good rotation opportunities, it’s easy enough to stock up on everything you need in Quarry before moving out to the likes of Military Base or even as far as Dam, depending on how the zone moves.

Similarly, you can move out to TV Station for a more central position, which in itself is also filled with loot, to maximize your chances of staying ahead of circle rotations.

Train Station

Warzone train station
Train Station has loot in abundance, and could definitely set you up well at the start of the game.

Finally, Train Station is arguably the best place to drop from a pure loot perspective. There’s unprecedented amounts of loot crates, and it feels like it naturally stretches out towards Downtown, Promenade, Boneyard and Hospital, making it easy to rotate out of when the zone moves.

Needless to say, if you drop at Train Station (and make it out alive), you should be more than prepared to take any gunfight and buy whatever you need from the Buy Station.

They’re our top picks for the best loot rotations in Warzone, but ultimately a lot of it comes down to personal preference. That said, these spots will guarantee you some solid loot and a decent amount of cash to use, so it’s worth practicing these drops and rotations.