Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 releases with 24 new operators to unlock and use within the game at launch, which can be used across multiplayer and Zombies, and eventually Warzone. Here we list all your operator choices and how you can unlock them.
All MW3 operators
Modern Warfare 3 operators are divided into two different factions: SpecGru and KorTac. There will be a selection of mil-sim operators immediately available to you, others will be available to unlock with an in-game challenge, and some will require the purchase of a specific edition of the game.
These aren’t currently available for use in the existing Warzone game. MW3’s integration will arrive in Warzone with the first official season, which should be sometime in December.
Additionally, any operators you unlocked in Modern Warfare 2 will carry over to Modern Warfare 3 as part of Call of Duty’s new Carry Forward program. This lets you keep using Spawn, Nicki Minaj, Homelander, and any other operator you collected from last year’s game.
MW3 operator menu
How to unlock all operators
Here’s a list of every MW3 Operator, their faction, and how to unlock them:
- Ghost – Available with purchase of MW3 Vault Edition
- Price – Available with purchase of MW3 Vault Edition
- Blueprint (Mil-Sim) – Immediately unlocked
- Rocket (Mil-Sim) – Immediately unlocked
- Byline – Unlocked by getting 3 operator hip fire kills with SMGs in a single MP match
- BBQ – Unlocked by killing 3 operators affected by your tacticals in a single MP match
- Lockpick – PlayStation exclusive from preordering the MW3 Digital Standard or Vault Edition
- Scorch – Unlocked by completing 3 contracts in a single Zombies match
- Ripper – Unlocked by getting 100 kills in a single Zombies match
- Jabber – Awarded for finishing the Danger Close campaign mission
- Pathfinder – Awarded for finishing the Crash Site campaign mission
- Jet – Unlocked by getting 5 operator kills with snipers in a single MP match
- Riptide – Unlocked by getting 1 kill with a cruise missile in a MP match
- Warden – Available with purchase of MW3 Vault Edition
- Makarov– Available with purchase of MW3 Vault Edition
- Blaze (Mil-Sim) – Immediately unlocked
- Thirst (Mil-Sim) – Immediately unlocked
- Alpine – Unlocked by getting 3 operator kills while crouching in a single MP match
- Enigma – Unlocked by getting 3 kills while aiming down sights in a single MP match
- Bantam – Unlocked by performing 1 finishing move in a multiplayer match
- Doc – Awarded for finishing the Highrise campaign mission
- Raptor – Unlocked by getting 5 operator kills with frag grenades in a single MP match
- Corso – Awarded for finishing the Reactor campaign mission
- Swagger – Unlocked by getting 10 kills with LMGs in a single MP match