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

Grinch is a Jackals operator of Allegiance that appears in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.


Not much is known about the early life of Grinch, however his eastern bantu accent suggests he received a Western education. Grinch appeared to be educated in both Coalition and Allegiance battle doctrines combined with self-taught survivalism.

In 2017, Grinch was found by a Jackals patrol, lead by Commander Viktor "Zane" Metiko, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Three members of the Jackals were killed by improvised traps and sniper fire. Zane negotiated a cease-fire and contracted Grinch for the Jackals. Coalition intel later revealed payments from known Jackals shell companies to an anonymous off-shore account in the Cayman Islands.

In March 2020, Al-Qatala's new leader Khaled Al-Asad launched a full-scale assault against Verdansk in Kastovia. Operators from Coalition and Allegiance were deployed to Verdansk to stop Al-Qatala as part of the Armistice initiative.



Name Rarity Image How to obtain
War Face Base Grinch Warface Skin.webp Get 100 Headshots in Multiplayer or Special Ops.
Wayward Base Grinch Wayward Skin.webp Get 100 Headshots in Multiplayer or Special Ops.
Feral Base Grinch Feral Skin.webp Get 100 Headshots in Multiplayer or Special Ops.
Overgrowth Rare Grinch Overgrowth Skin.webp Battle Pass Season One Tier 90
Webfoot Rare Grinch Webfoot Skin.webp Operator Mission
Armadillo Rare Grinch Armadillo Skin.webp Operator Mission
Jackals Grinch Rare Grinch Jackals Grinch Skin.webp Bundle Jackals Pack
All Ghillied Up Epic Grinch All Ghilled Up Skin.webp Bundle All Ghillied Up Operator Pack
Blood In The Water Epic Grinch Blood In The Water Skin.webp Bundle The Unseen
Bog Epic Grinch Bog Skin.webp Unobtainable
Muddy Waters Epic Grinch Muddy Waters Skin.webp Unobtainable
Forest Spirit Legendary Grinch Forest Spirit Skin.webp Bundle Eloko
Gilded Assassin Legendary Grinch Gilded Assassin Skin.webp Bundle Golden Scales
Nightfang Legendary Grinch Nightfang Skin.webp Bundle Asanbosam
The Creature Legendary Grinch The Creature Skin.webp Bundle Bog Demon
The Lionheart Legendary Grinch The Lionheart Skin.png Bundle Grinch: Heart Of A Lion
Call of Duty League Skins


Name Rarity How to obtain
Be at Peace Base Unlocked by default
Nothing Lasts Common Unobtainable
You Can Let Go Rare Unobtainable
Can't Have You Epic Unobtainable
Forgive Me Epic Unobtainable
I Release You Epic Bundle Eloko
Join the Others Epic Bundle Asanbosam
Not Fair Epic Operator Mission
Shh Don't Tell Epic Bundle The Unseen
That is the End Epic Bundle Golden Scales

Finishing Moves

Name Rarity How to obtain
Infiltration Base Get 100 Headshots in Multiplayer
Go Clubbing Epic Bundle The Unseen
Universal Finishing Moves



  • Grinch is ambidextrous as well as left-eye dominant.
  • Grinch's dossier is found in Operation Just Reward.
  • Prior to the release of Modern Warfare, Grinch was intended to have a ghillie suit on his default skin. This is reflected in an early image in the beta version of the Operator selection menu.
    • In Grinch's intro video, he wears this ghillie suit.
    • All of Grinch's Finishing Move preview icons show him with the ghillie suit.
  • Grinch's Forest Spirit skin bears the emblem of Zakhaev Arms on his shorts, despite not being affiliated with the faction.
  • Grinch has a friendly relationship with Raines, sharing unique dialogue with one another in Special Ops operations and Warzone.
    • When Raines revives Grinch, he jokingly calls him "Green Man" which is a reference to the Dr. Seuss cartoon character, The Grinch.
  • In some lines of dialogue, Grinch is noted to hear voices in his head.
  • With Grinch selected, he will remark "We need eyes in the sky" when requesting for a UAV. This line is a reference to the 2015 war-thriller film Eye in the Sky.
  • Grinch is 1 of 2 characters in Modern Warfare that lists their blood type as "Unknown" in their biography. He shares this trait with Simon "Ghost" Riley.