There are various ways you can unlock Modern Warfare 2 operators, so it’s not quite as simple as simply grinding the game. From iconic figures like Captain Price, to returning characters from Modern Warfare 2019’s operator line-up like Roze, there is a wide range of characters to choose from, each with their own wardrobes of cosmetics.
While they won’t improve your game like the best Modern Warfare 2 guns, they will certainly make you look the part when you’re clutching up in multiplayer maps or taking to the battlefield of Al Mazrah in Warzone 2.
Modern Warfare 2 how to unlock all operators
In Modern Warfare 2, operators can be unlocked by completing challenges in various game modes or as a platform or version-exclusive incentives. Below is a full list of how to unlock every operator in the game in more detail right now, according to an official blog post from Activision:
- Chuy – Complete campaign mission 6.
- Nova – Complete campaign mission 10
- Reyes – Complete campaign mission 14
- Hutch – Complete campaign mission 17
- König – Execute a finishing move in a match
- Kleo – Get a kill with lethal equipment
- Roze – Get a point blank kill
- Calisto – Get five headshot kills in a single match
- Zimo – Get a kill with a secondary weapon in a match
- Gromsko – Complete Low Profile Spec Ops mission
- Luna – Complete Defender: Mt. Zaya Spec Ops mission
- Zero – Complete Denied Arena Spec Ops mission
- Aksel – Get five hipfire kills in a single match
- Conor – Get five hipfire kills in a single match
- Fender – Get two kills with a launcher in a match
- Gus – Get five assists in a match
- Horangi – Get five Kingslayer kills in a match
- Stiletto – Get two revenge kills in a match
- Price – Included in the Red Team 141 Operator Pack, part of the Modern Warfare 2 Vault Edition
- Ghost – Included in the Red Team 141 Operator Pack, part of the Modern Warfare 2 Vault Edition
- Soap – Included in the Red Team 141 Operator Pack, part of the Modern Warfare 2 Vault Edition
- Farah – Included in the Red Team 141 Operator Pack, part of the Modern Warfare 2 Vault Edition
- Oni – Exclusive to players who pre-ordered MW2 from the PlayStation Store
As more operators are added to the game over time, we will update this list with any that require specific methods (outside of grinding your battle pass) to unlock.
If you’re a Call of Duty grinder that wants to really dazzle in Modern Warfare 2, check out our Modern Warfare 2 mastery camos guide which tells you all about the game’s most prestigious weapon camos, including how to get and unlock the ultimate Orion camo.