How to unlock all Operators in Modern Warfare

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.

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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.
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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.
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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). 

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


  • 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.
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  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.
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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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