Operators

Pre-Game Preparation

Learn about all the Armistice Operators that you can play as in Warzone, as well as how you can customize them with their signature Finishing Moves.

Introduction: Welcome to Joint-Ops Task Force Armistice

Introducing the best in the business; the Operators.

These unique characters – each with their own backstory, nationality, character dialogue, character skins, and cosmetic customization options – have reported for duty as part of one of two opposing factions: Coalition and Allegiance. However, in Warzone, these Operators combine to form Armistice, a joint-ops task force whose sole goal is to survive, no matter who is on their side or against them.  

At the main Operators menu screen, you have the option to choose either Coalition or Allegiance as your favorite faction. When you queue up into a Warzone match, you will be the Operator that is on your preferred faction.

The Operators menu screen is also where you can preview Operators and any Operator skins you may have unlocked.

You begin your Warzone career as a Default Operator for either side. This Default Operator changes its appearance based on your loadout; for example, using a shotgun may cause your Default Operator to don a tactical vest that would be worn for a breach-and-clear mission.

While the Default Operator is pretty cool, you can unlock many of the others through gameplay challenges in the full Modern Warfare® experience, purchase them or their skins in the Store, or by unlocking tiers in the Battle Pass system. In fact, you can obtain an initial Operator Skin just for completing the mandatory Warzone Orientation Tutorial!

Those that already have a Modern Warfare profile will find all of their Operators and skins available in Warzone. Also, players will earn an Operator once they complete the Orientation Tutorial.

Joint-Ops Task Force Armistice is divided into two main factions: Coalition and Allegiance. Within these factions are special forces squads known as Fire Teams: Coalition Operators fall into the SAS, Warcom, and Demon Dogs special forces, while Allegiance Operators represent Spetsnaz, Jackals, and Chimera special forces.

Due to the temporary truce between factions, your Warzone squad can be comprised of any Operator from either faction and any Fire Team. You can unlock additional Operator skins in the Store, via the Battle Pass system, and by completing Missions in the “Missions & Challenges” menu, as you progress through the Battle Pass system. Get those Operators some skins and they’ll enter the Warzone with some serious style!

Note! Due to the temporary truce between factions, your Warzone squad can be comprised of any Operator from either faction and any Fire Team.

If you purchase an Operator skin in the Store or unlock a skin in the Battle Pass the Operator automatically becomes available, even if you haven’t completed his or her associated Challenge yet. These Challenges require you purchase the full version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

You can unlock additional Operator skins in the Store, via the Battle Pass, and by completing Missions in the “Missions & Challenges” menu, as you progress through the Battle Pass. Get those Operators some skins and they’ll enter the Warzone with some serious style!

 

Coalition Faction: SAS Fire Team

Ghost

Faction: SAS

Citizenship: United Kingdom

First Language: English

Status: Active

Unlock By: Purchasing the Season Two Battle Pass (Modern Warfare full game)

Background: An expert in clandestine tradecraft, sabotage and infiltration. He lives with a redacted past and an undercover present, marked by a concealed appearance to hide his identity and maintain anonymity in the field.

Thorne

Faction: SAS

Citizenship: United Kingdom

First Language: English

Status: Active

Unlock By: Completing the Piccadilly Campaign Mission (Modern Warfare full game)

Background: Known as “Union Jack” to his peers. Served with distinction under Captain Price for three years until transfer for “ethical disagreements.” Chose officer track, achieved rank of Lieutenant. Hand-picked by SAS for the Coalition.

Charly

Faction: SAS

Citizenship: United Kingdom

First Language: English

Status: Active

Unlock By: Play 25 Public Multiplayer Matches (Modern Warfare full game)

Background: Raised on trips to Africa with her father, hunting poachers in Kenya and Tanzania. Expert tracker. Joined British Army, passed selection for the SRR. Helped liberate a besieged CIA safehouse, earning a friend in Kate Laswell.

Otter

Faction: SAS

Citizenship: United Kingdom

First Language: English

Status: Active

Unlock By: Complete Special Ops – Operation: Paladin (Modern Warfare full game)

Background: Orphaned as a child, raised in and out of foster care. Earned a criminal record in London punk scene. At 18, intervened in public stabbing (Al Qatala,) gaining local fame. Joined British Commandos, later passed SAS selection.

Coalition Faction: Warcom Fire Team

Talon

Faction: Warcom

Citizenship: Canadian

First Language: English

Status: Active

Unlock By: Purchase “Talon Operator” Bundle in Store.

Background: Canadian Special Forces. Raised by a blended First Nation family in Ontario. Recommended to Warcom after serving with Griggs in Urzikstan. Earned commendations in daring midnight raid of an AQ encampment.

Domino

Faction: Warcom

Citizenship: France

First Language: French

Status: Active

Unlock By: Win 5 Matches of Gunfight (Modern Warfare full game)

Background: Fourth generation Korean-French. Trained to represent France as an Olympic sprinter until Al Qatala attacked Paris. Joined French Army, chosen for Special Forces. Extremely competitive. Maintains few personal relationships.

Golem

Faction: Warcom

Citizenship: Germany

First Language: German

Status: Active

Unlock By: Completing Special Ops – Operation: Kuvalda (Modern Warfare full game)

Background: Joined KSK, following family tradition of elite soldiers. Master bow hunter and wilderness tracker. Hunts the enemies of the EU in the harshest conditions on Earth. Enjoys reputation as an excellent cook and storyteller.

Mara

Faction: Warcom

Citizenship: Venezuela

First Language: Spanish

Status: Active

Unlock By: Purchasing the Season One Battle Pass (Modern Warfare full game)

Background: Venezuelan national turned CIA asset at 15; provided intel for US to launch in-country covert ops against Al-Qatala sleeper cells. Volunteered for US SOF training. Conducted clandestine ops for CIA until invited to join WARCOM in 2017.

Wyatt

Faction: Warcom

Citizenship: Australia (Tasmania)

First Language: English

Status: Active

Unlock By: Completing the Wolf’s Den Campaign mission (Modern Warfare full game)

Background: Born in rural Tasmania, grew up on long-distance 4x4 expeditions into the bush. Described as “fearless” by friends and family, enlisted with Australian Army “for the challenge.” Proficient in navigating chaotic hot zones.

Coalition Faction: Demon Dogs Fire Team

D-Day

Faction: Demon Dogs

Citizenship: United States

First Language: English

Status: Active

Unlock By: Completing the Hunting Party Campaign mission (Modern Warfare full game)

Background: West Texas native. Served with Army Rangers in Afghanistan, pre/post Iraq War. Discharged (Section 8) after failed rescue attempt of a teammate. Returned to Afghanistan as a PMC. Recruited by Alice to join the Demon Dogs.

Alice

Faction: Demon Dogs

Citizenship: United States

First Language: English

Status: Active

Unlock By: Complete Special Ops – Operation: Headhunter (Modern Warfare full game)

Background: Born a US citizen after mother immigrated from Sinaloa under asylum. Joined Army at 18. Despite “disciplinary issues,” passed selection for Task Force Orange. Served in Afghanistan, adept in combat and indigenous relations.

Raines

Faction: Demon Dogs

Citizenship: United States

First Language: English

Status: Active

Unlock By: Get 500 LMG Kills in Multiplayer (Modern Warfare full game)

Background: Chicago born and raised. Expelled from high school after defending another student. Self-taught student of history. Joined Marine Corps to qualify for GI Bill, went career instead. Served in Iraq and Afghanistan as a Marine Raider.

 

Allegiance Faction: Spetsnaz Fire Team

Minotaur

Faction: Spetsnaz

Citizenship: Russia

First Language: Russian

Status: Active

Unlock By: Get 300 Assault Rifle Kills in Multiplayer (Modern Warfare full game)

Background: Saved countless lives during a hospital siege in 2nd Chechen War. Placed on extended psychiatric leave. Accrued several arrest warrants across SE Asia. Called back into service by Cpt Bale to expel Al Qatala from Verdansk.

Bale

Faction: Spetsnaz

Citizenship: Russia

First Language: Russian

Status: Active

Unlock By: Complete the Into the Furnace Campaign mission (Modern Warfare full game)

Background: A legend among Spetsnaz. Wounded in 2nd Chechen War, removed from active duty. Re-learned how to walk, passed requirements to re-enlist. Served under Gen. Barkov until filing complaint with Moscow, citing civilian deaths.

Rodion

Faction: Spetsnaz

Citizenship: Russia

First Language: Russian

Status: Active

Unlock By: Complete Special Ops -Operation: Paladin (Modern Warfare full game)

Background: Spetsnaz, Special Weapons Company, selected for technological skill and familiarity with Western culture (Hollywood action movies.) Though top of the charts in performance, Verdansk is his first active combat deployment.

Nikto

Faction: Spetsnaz

Citizenship: Russia

First Language: Unknown

Status: Active

Unlock By: Purchase “Nikto Operator” Bundle in Store.

Background: Former FSB deep cover agent; captured and tortured at the hands of “Mr. Z.” Face disfigured, diagnosed with acute dissociative disorder. Remains a methodical, calculating soldier. Reassigned to Spetsnaz to utilize skill set.

Allegiance Faction: Jackals Fire Team

Mace

Faction: Jackals

Citizenship: United States

First Language: English

Status: Active

Unlock By: Purchase “Mace Operator” Bundle in Store.

Background: Ex U.S. Ranger turned gun for hire. Joined Jackals cutting his teeth in the slums of Soweto, South Africa. Marked with traditional Zulu tattoos to honor his heritage. Has earned a reputation for being a vicious operator.

Azur

Faction: Jackals

Citizenship: Unknown

First Language: Arabic/English

Status: Active

Unlock By: Complete the Old Comrades Campaign mission (Modern Warfare full game)

Background: Known arms-dealer. Deals with Al Qatala rivals discovered by “The Butcher.” Storehouses were raided. Family was killed. Used connections to expand North Africa network. Partnered with Jackals to destroy AQ and feed ambition.

Grinch

Faction: Jackals

Citizenship: Unknown

First Language: English

Status: Active

Unlock By: Get 100 Headshots in Multiplayer (Modern Warfare full game)

Background: Origin unknown. Found by the Jackals, alone in an abandoned village in the Congo (DRC.) Killed 3 Jackals before Zane made contact and brokered a deal: Services in exchange for wire transfer to anonymous off-shore account.

Zane

Faction: Jackals

Citizenship: Federal Republic of Nigeria

First Language: Hausa/English

Status: Active

Unlock By: Complete all launch day Special Ops – Operations (Modern Warfare full game)

Background: Former Nigerian Army. Witnessed atrocities committed by Al Qatala. Defected after accusing govt of keeping funds meant to fight AQ. Formed the Jackals to defend Africa, funded by black market oil. Classified as terrorist.

Allegiance Faction: Chimera Fire Team

Yegor

Faction: Chimera

Citizenship: Ukraine

First Language: Ukrainian

Status: Active

Unlock By: Complete the Proxy War Campaign mission (Modern Warfare full game)

Background: Mercenary and professional fixer. A man of the cities, night-life, and excess. Known as more gangster than PMC, but reliable when called upon. Serves Nikolai under exclusive contract with Chimera. Ulterior agenda suspected.

Krueger

Faction: Chimera

Citizenship: Austria

First Language: German (Austro-Bavarian)

Status: Active

Unlock By: Perform 25 Finishing Moves in Multiplayer (Modern Warfare full game)

Background: Austrian-born, fled to Germany to evade murder charges. Served with KSK under false ID until mission gone-wrong. Civilians died. Identity discovered, escaped custody before court-martial. Maintains innocence.

Syd

Faction: Chimera

Citizenship: United States

First Language: English

Status: Active

Unlock By: Kill 5 Juggernauts in any Special Ops experience (Modern Warfare full game)

Background: Born in Washington DC to family of wealthy politicians. Joined US Army at 18. Family had her stationed in Bulgaria. Served full enlistment. Traveled 5 years off-grid, fighting in conflict zones from Eastern Europe to Africa.

 

Equipping Your Operator: Skins, Quips, and Finishing Moves

After you’ve chosen your favorite Operator, which can be swapped out between Warzone matches to any other Operator, be sure to head to the Operator Select and then the Customize Operator Menu to choose a specific skin, quip, and Finishing Move for them. Here’s how:

Skins: An Outfit for Every Occasion

Once purchased or unlocked, you have a variety of cosmetic skins you can collect and choose from for every Operator. This allows you to pick an outfit for any occasion; mainly taking down enemies across Verdansk, though certain skins (Otter’s “Woodland” outfit, for example) may prove useful for hiding in rural locations. Select Skins and pick the one you’d like to wear. You can pre-select a skin for every unlocked Operator at any time between matches.

Quips: Put Downs Before Punishment

Your Operator also has a witty retort they can utter during the course of battle; usually after a kill. Make sure the last utterance your victim hears is a put-down of your choosing!

Finishing Moves: Dispatching with a Flourish

Although weapons are the stars of Warzone, few can rival the flourish of Finishing Moves when removing threats.

Each Finishing Move takes a few seconds, and is purely optional, but it is an incredibly satisfying method of disposing of troublesome rivals you may come across who aren’t being as situationally aware as perhaps they should be.

To equip a finishing move, before a Warzone match go to the Operators menu, select your preferred Operator, head into the Customize submenu, and tab over to Finishing Moves. There, you can choose any of the unlocked Finishing Move that the chosen Operator has.

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Performing a Finishing Move is as simple as holding down the Melee button behind an enemy.

Each named Operator relies on their specific and preferred method of close-quarter combat. Minotaur, for example, prefers brute strength while Charly favors a baton. By default, each Operator comes with their own signature Finishing Move for both regular situations and when the enemy is laying prone.

One of the hardest parts of performing these moves is setting yourself up to perform one. While enemies with bad situational awareness are prime targets for Finishing Moves, using certain Field Upgrades, such as Dead Silence, and tactical equipment, like the Heartbeat Sensor or Stun Grenade, can actively help you get behind opponents, know their locations, or slow their ability to know your presence and stop you.

Finishing Moves can also be interrupted; if you see a friend getting finished, take down the enemy performing it before it’s too late.

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Operator Callouts

Tip #064

Operator Callouts

When making callouts to teammates in Warzone, especially when scouting ahead with a high magnification optic, it may be wise to note what Operators your opponents are using, or even what they are wearing. In other words, the more intel you communicate, the better your teammates can understand how to tackle the situation at hand.

They’ll Never See It Coming

Tip #067

They’ll Never See It Coming

Having trouble trying to pull off a Finishing Move? Try using the Dead Silence Field Upgrade to sneak behind them, tactical equipment to stun them, or a fellow teammate to distract them!

Spot the Difference!

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Spot the Difference!

There is no problem in showing off in Warzone... Just be careful that you may be easier to spot if your gear doesn’t really match your surroundings.

C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER!

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C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER!

Finishing Moves can be interrupted during their animation. If you are performing one, be sure to stay far away from an enemy’s teammates. If you are getting finished… be sure to have reliable teammates who can save you from an embarrassing death.

Don’t Forget to Equip a Finishing Move!

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Don’t Forget to Equip a Finishing Move!

If you are wondering why you aren’t seeing a specific Finishing Move in-game, you may not have equipped it correctly. Once you earn or receive a Finishing Move, go to the Operators menu, select an Operator, head into the Customize submenu, and choose from their collection of Finishing Moves.

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