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How to Unlock all Operators in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Modern Warfare 3 features a roster of incredible Operators, here’s how to unlock them.
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 launches today and with it comes a lot of new content. However, a lot of content from Modern Warfare 2 is also coming to the game, giving us a massive roster of Operators for this year. 

Along with the Operators, Modern Warfare 3 brings new weapons, maps and gameplay mechanics that are set to provide an amazing experience this year.

There are over 25 Operators to unlock as you progress through Modern Warfare 3, and here’s how to unlock all of them.

All Modern Warfare 3 Operators

Modern Warfare 3 has 25 Operators at launch, and they’re divided into two factions, SpecGru and KorTac.

MW3 Operators

Choose your operator from 25 options at launch

  • Warden
  • Makarov
  • Ghost
  • Price
  • Blaze
  • Thirst
  • Alpine
  • Enigma
  • Bantam
  • Doc
  • Raptor
  • Corso
  • Swagger
  • Lockpick
  • Blueprint
  • Rocket
  • Byline
  • Scorch
  • Ripper
  • Pathfinder
  • Warrior
  • Riptide
  • BBQ
  • Jabber
  • Jet

How to Unlock all Modern Warfare 3 Operators

Each Operator can be unlocked through a different challenge, or by purchasing the MW3 Vault Edition. However, these challenges are not strictly multiplayer, with some needing to be done in Zombies or even the Campaign.

SpecGru Operators

  • Warden - MW3 Vault Edition
  • Makarov - MW3 Vault Edition
  • Blaze - Unlocked at Launch
  • Thirst - Unlocked at Launch
  • Alpine - Multiplayer Challenge
  • Enigma - Multiplayer Challenge
  • Bantam - Multiplayer Challenge
  • Doc - Highrise Campaign Mission
  • Raptor - Multiplayer Challenge
  • Corso - Reactor Campaign Mission
  • Swagger - Multiplayer Challenge
  • Lockpick - PlayStation Pre-Order Exclusive

KorTac Operators

  • Ghost - MW3 Vault Edition
  • Price - MW3 Vault Edition
  • Blueprint - Unlocked at Launch
  • Rocket - Unlocked at Launch
  • Byline - Multiplayer Challenge
  • Scorch - Zombies Challenge
  • Ripper - Zombies Challenge
  • Pathfinder - Crash Site Campaign Mission
  • Warrior - COD Endowment Warrior Pack
  • Riptide - Multiplayer Challenge
  • BBQ - Multiplayer Challenge
  • Jabber - Danger Close Campaign Mission
  • Jet - Multiplayer Challenge

That’s all the Operators in Modern Warfare 3 and how to unlock them. The MW3 Vault Edition Operators are for sure going to be a fan favorite as they are the main characters from the MW3 Campaign and the Modern Warfare storyline as a whole. However, there are also some exclusive Operators, such as the Burger King pack which is only available in certain countries by purchasing a meal at Burger King.

In addition to this, you have the Operator Packs that can be brought into the store such as the Nikki Minaj Operator and 21 Savage Operator. These are some of the best skins in the game as they are completely different from the usual Operators that you can unlock by just playing. These Operator packs give you more than just the character, they come with weapon camos, vehicle skins, calling cards, and much more.

All content from Modern Warfare 2 is also carrying over to Modern Warfare 3. This means that any Operator skins you have bought in MW2 will be useable in Modern Warfare 3 as soon as it goes live. This also applies to other cosmetics such as camos, as they are all useable in Modern Warfare 3 and even useable on the Modern Warfare 3 weapons if they were earned in MW2.