How to unlock every Operator in Black Ops Cold War multiplayer
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With Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Activision introduced Operators as unlockable content in the franchise. These characters look completely different from each other and are unlocked in different ways. Some, like Frank Woods, even have a backstory to go along with their unique quips while in-game. Black Ops Cold War, as we saw in the beta, is continuing this stream of content. In the current build of the game, there are 13 Operators available to use. However, not all are immediately unlocked once you load up multiplayer. Here’s how to unlock each unique Operator in Black Ops Cold War.

Unlocking each Operator in Black Ops Cold War

To view the various characters, all you need to do is click the “Operators” tab at the lobby menu. This will bring you to a new screen where you can look at each individual character and their appearance. You’ll see familiar faces, like Woods and Adler, along with some newbies.

Black Ops Cold War Operators how to unlock
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Of course, the first thing you might notice is that all but four are locked. Hunter, Song, Vargas, and Powers are available to use by default, but the rest require a challenge completion to unlock. If you want to use a specific Operator within a certain faction, follow our guide to see how you can unlock each character.

NATO faction

  • 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 Rifle in multiplayer
  • Woods: Get 5 kills without dying 15 times in multiplayer
Call Of Duty Black Ops Cold War operators
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Warsaw Pact faction

  • 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

There are various challenges to complete in both multiplayer and Zombies. However, for most tasks, you should be able to complete them within a few hours of playtime. Fortunately, some of the challenges line up with weapon camo tasks in multiplayer. So you can kill two birds with one stone if you pay attention.

That’s all of the current Operators in the game. Make sure to stay tuned to Daily Esports for all Call of Duty news.

Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 7+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.