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How to unlock all Operators in Modern Warfare

Published: 27/Oct/2019 10:59 Updated: 27/Oct/2019 11:09

by Andy Williams

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A variety of ‘Operators’ launched with the release of Modern Warfare on October 25, each of which are available to showcase in the Multiplayer mode. Here’s how to unlock each Operator, with their respective challenges.

Infinity Ward have released the latest iteration in the Call of Duty franchise and with it, have made a series of changes to the multiplayer experience. 

Alongside a host of gun customization options, the developers have scrapped the ‘Pick 10’ system by going back to their create-a-class roots.

ActivisionGun customization options have taken a step forward in Modern Warfare.

While the new look create-a-class system has been lapped up by fans, the removal of ‘Specialists’ or ‘Combat Rigs’ has also been well received. 

Changing to a more conventional Operator system, Infinity Ward have abolished the character-specific abilities that came in previous titles. 

Instead, they have transitioned to providing each Operator with different in-game appearances, as well as individual dialogues and executions.

ActivisionThe Operator Edition comes with three distinct Operator skins.

Challenges for all Operators in Modern Warfare

In order to unlock each of the 18 Operators available in Modern Warfare, you’ll need to complete a series of challenges that span across the entire game. Specific challenges are tied to the campaign, multiplayer and special ops elements of the game, which we’ve outlined below (stratified by each faction). 

Coalition

SAS

  • Thorn: Complete the ‘Piccadilly’ Campaign Mission
  • Charly: Play 25 public matches.
  • Otter: Complete Operation: Paladin in Western Verdansk.

Warcom

  • Domino: Win five matches of Gunfight.
  • Golem: Complete Operation: Headhunter in Downtown Verdansk.
  • Wyatt: Complete The Wolf’s Den Campaign Mission.

Demon Dogs

  • D-Day: Complete the ‘Hunting Party’ Campaign Mission.
  • Alice: Complete Operation Harbringer in Eastern Verdansk.
  • Raines: Get 500 LMG Kills.

ActivisionEach of the factions within the Coalition.

Allegiance

Spetsnaz

  • Minotaur: Get 300 Assault Rifle Kills in Multiplayer.
  • Bale: Complete the ‘Into the Furnace’ Campaign Mission.
  • Rodion: Complete the Operation: Just Reward in Downtown Verdansk.

Jackals

  • Azur: Complete the ‘Old Comrades’ Mission in the Campaign.
  • Grinch: Get 100 Headshots in Multiplayer.
  • Zane: Complete all the given Co-Op Operations in Verdansk.

Chimera

  • Yegor: Complete the ‘Proxy War’ Campaign Mission.
  • Kreuger: Execute 25 Finishing Moves.
  • Syd: Kill five Juggernauts in any Co-Op Mission.

ActivisionEach of the factions within the Allegiance.

Within each faction of Operators, there is scope to earn specific skin variations of each character, adding to the endless list of customization already integral to Modern Warfare. 

This is the first time in Call of Duty history where players have the ability to unlock multiplayer cosmetics through the other game modes within the game, meaning that you’ll have to play all elements of Modern Warfare should you want to get your hands on each Operator.

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Black Ops Cold War CODE Bowl announced: how to watch & participants

Published: 3/Dec/2020 22:37

by Tanner Pierce

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Activision has announced the second iteration of the CODE Bowl, which brings together high-profile esports players and members of the US and UK military esports teams to help raise money for the Call of Duty Endowment. Here’s what you need to know.

The Call of Duty Endowment has been raising money for veterans for a while now. The company, which was started in 2009, helps veterans find jobs after their deployment. In 2019, the owner of the company, Activision, held the first Modern Warfare CODE Bowl, which brought together major streamers and members of the US Army esports team.

Fast forward to December 2020 and Activision is continuing this tradition with two major changes: Black Ops Cold War is the name of the game this time around, and members of the UK military will also be participating. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the tournament.

Who’s participating?

Like last year’s tournament, the 2020 CODE Bowl will feature teams made up of famous streamers/pro-players, including Courage, LEGIQN, Huskerrs, Swagg, TeeP, Espresso, Vikkstar, Tommey, C9Emz, and Spratt. According to Activision, more will be announced in the near future.

Beyond that, however, those players will be joined by members of the US Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, and Space Force, as well as members of the UK British Army, Royal Navy, and Royal Air Force.

In addition, each team will be coached by a “Call of Duty League professional” but the exact list of those people has yet to be announced.

Currently, it’s unknown how the teams will be split, but all in all, it should make for a pretty interesting dynamic.

How can I watch the 2020 CODE Bowl?

According to Activision, the 2020 CODE Bowl is set to take place on December 11, 2020, at 6:00 PM GMT. If you’re unsure about what time that is in your area, we’ve broken it down for you below:

  • 1 PM EST
  • 10 AM PST
  • 3 AM JST (Saturday, December 12, 2020)
  • 5 AM AEDT (Saturday, December 12, 2020)

In addition, the event will be streamed entirely on Call of Duty’s YouTube and Twitch channels. It’s currently unknown if the event is going to be streamed on the above players’ respective accounts, but one would imagine they would be. Embeds for each stream will be added once they become available.