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Warzone 2 Operators: How to unlock every Operator

How to unlock every operator in Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2

How can I unlock all Operators in Warzone 2? Operators are your playable characters in Warzone 2 and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Even though we're only at the start of Season One, there are already over 30 Operators for you to choose between. However, only a small handful are available by default, with the rest being unlocked either via paid add-ons or by completing in-game feats.

On this page, we've collected information about every Operator you can currently play as in Warzone 2 and MW2, along with a brief explainer of the unlock requirements for each one.

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How to unlock every Operator in Warzone 2

If you want to unlock every single Operator in Warzone 2.0, you'll need to own Modern Warfare 2 and play the campaign, because certain Operators cannot be unlocked purely by playing Warzone 2. Some Operators will also require you to spend money on packs via the in-game store in Warzone 2.

Consult the below table to find out how to unlock every Operator in Warzone 2:

Operator Name Faction How to unlock
Ranger I SpecGru N/A (unlocked by default)
KorTac Group I KorTac N/A (unlocked by default)
Fender KorTac Get two kills with a launcher in one multiplayer match.
König KorTac Execute a finishing move.
Calisto KorTac Get five headshot kills in one multiplayer match.
Chuy SpecGru Complete Mission 6 ("Cartel Protection") in MW2's campaign.
Hutch KorTac Complete Mission 17 ("Countdown") in MW2's campaign.
Horangi KorTac Get five kingslayer kills in one multiplayer match.
Gus SpecGru Get five assists in one multiplayer match.
Zimo SpecGru Get a kill with a secondary weapon.
Kleo SpecGru Get a kill with lethal equipment.
Nova SpecGru Complete Mission 10 ("Violence and Timing") in MW2's campaign.
Price SpecGru Exclusive bonus character (Modern Warfare 2 Vault Edition)
Farah SpecGru Exclusive bonus character (Modern Warfare 2 Vault Edition)
Ghost SpecGru Exclusive bonus character (Modern Warfare 2 Vault Edition)
Soap SpecGru Exclusive bonus character (Modern Warfare 2 Vault Edition)
Gromsko SpecGru Complete the "Low Profile" co-op mission
Reyes SpecGru Complete Mission 14 ("Prison Break") in MW2's campaign.
Luna SpecGru Complete the "Defender: Mt Zaya" co-op mission
Roze KorTac Get a point blank kill.
Zero KorTac Complete the "Denied Area" co-op mission
Conor KorTac Get five hipfire kills in one multiplayer match.
Aksel KorTac Get 20 kills in one multiplayer match.
Stiletto KorTac Get two revenge kills in one multiplayer match.
Zeus KorTac Purchase Season 1 premium battle pass (unlocks at Tier 0)
CDL Male Away KorTac Purchase Call Of Duty League Team Pack from in-game store
CDL Female Away KorTac Purchase Call Of Duty League Team Pack from in-game store
CDL Male Home SpecGru Purchase Call Of Duty League Team Pack from in-game store
CDL Female Home SpecGru Purchase Call Of Duty League Team Pack from in-game store
Oni KorTac Exclusive bonus character (Modern Warfare 2 pre-order)
Klaus ? N/A (expected later in Season 1)
Gaz ? N/A (expected later in Season 1)
Neymar Jr ? Purchase limited bundle from the in-game store from 21st Nov
Pogba ? Purchase limited bundle from the in-game store from 25th Nov
Messi ? Purchase limited bundle from the in-game store from 29th Nov

Note that while unlocked MW2 Operators can be used in Warzone 2, at the time of writing it seems that any Operators which require you to complete a campaign mission can't be unlocked by F2P players who only play Warzone 2.

However, in the original Warzone, exclusive skins were frequently made available via the in-game store at a later date. So, while you might still need to part with cash if you want to complete the collection, there's still hope that you won't be locked out of content forever if you don't want to purchase MW2.


What do Operators do in Warzone 2?

Functionally, Operators in Warzone 2 are purely cosmetic, so you don't need to worry about which Operator to pick when you drop into your next match. But at the same time, they're not just skins: each Operator has a backstory, voice acting, and outfits that differentiate them from each other.

However, Operators don't have stats or abilities that impact their performance in matches; they're mainly just cosmetic variants to help you tell characters apart in matches. So in that sense, they really are more like skins than actual character options.

If you're keen to unlock everything on the Season 1 Battle Pass, take a look at our explainer of the Warzone 2 Battle Pass, as well as our guide to earning Battle Tokens fast in Warzone 2.

Alternatively, if you want to kit out your new Operator in the best gear possible, consult our Warzone 2 best guns tier list, as well as our dedicated guides on the best Assault Rifle, best SMG, best Sniper Rifle, best LMG, best Shotgun, best Marksman Rifle, and best Battle Rifle in Warzone 2 right now.


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