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The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War The subject of this article appeared in Zombies mode The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Warzone The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Mobile

For other characters with a similar name, see John and Baker.

"Reluctantly following in his father's footsteps, Baker enlisted and qualified as a Navy SEAL. He saw action in Operation Condor as a Scout Sniper. His temper never bothered Adler, who recruited him to help hunt down Perseus."
— In-game biography

John Baker is an operator for the NATO faction featured in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. He is playable in Multiplayer and Zombies modes within Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, as well as in Call of Duty: Warzone upon purchase of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.


Born in 1950, John Baker enlisted in the United States Navy in 1971 before qualifying for the SEAL program. Although enlisting and following his father's footstep wasn't his first choice, Baker thrived in the service and served two tour in Vietnam as a Scout Sniper.

In 1972, Baker was recruited by the Special Activities Division of the CIA for the Phoenix Program, a program designed to identify and destroy the Viet Cong in Vietnam and Laos.

After Vietnam, Baker took part in Operation Condor and was deployed in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia. During this time, he met Russell Adler who hand-picked Baker for the hunt of the rogue Soviet operative codenamed "Perseus".



Name Rarity Image How to obtain
Portside Base Baker Portside Skin.webp In Multiplayer, get 100 eliminations with Sniper Rifles.
Slugger Rare Totino's Exclusive Content (US only)
Flight Jacket Rare Baker Flight Jacket Skin.webp Battle Pass Season One Tier 80
Pitcher Rare Baker Pitcher Skin.webp Operator Mission
Basebrawl Rare Baker Basebrawl Skin.webp Operator Mission
Roughneck Rare Baker Roughneck Skin.png Battle Pass Season Four Tier 10
Runner Rare Baker Runner Skin.png Operator Mission
Varmint Rare Baker Varmint Skin.png Operator Mission
Scuba Diver Rare Baker Scuba Diver Skin.png Battle Pass Season Five Tier 50
Sand Dab Rare Baker Sand Dab Skin.png Operator Mission
Underwater Rare Baker Underwater Skin.png Operator Mission
Extraction Rare Baker Extraction Skin.png Battle Pass Season Six Tier 70
Flank Rare Baker Flank Skin.png Operator Mission
Wet Work Rare Baker Wet Work Skin.png Operator Mission
Brushfire Epic Baker Brushfire Skin.webp Battle Pass Season Two Tier 60
Flannel Nights Epic Baker Flannel Nights Skin.webp Operator Mission
Safari Sniper Epic Baker Safari Sniper Skin.webp Operator Mission
Breaker Epic Baker Breaker Skin.webp Bundle Carnival Captain
Cobra Hunter Epic Baker Cobra Hunter Skin.webp Bundle Deadly Hunter
Dissident Epic Baker Dissident Skin.webp Bundle Brawler
Endurance Epic Baker Endurance Skin.webp Bundle Call Of Duty Black Ops Cold War Combat Pack Season Two
Financier Epic Baker Finacier Skin.png Bundle Bank Heist II
Grasslands Epic To Be Determined
Opticks Epic Baker Opticks Skin.png Bundle Thermal Tracker
Quickscope Epic To Be Determined
Ring Leader Epic Baker Ring Leader Skin.png Bundle Proper Bully
Stranded Epic Baker Stranded Skin.png Bundle Dark & Stormy
Clown Legendary Baker Clown Skin.webp Bundle Big Joke
Deep Dive Legendary Deep Dive Icon BOCW.png Bundle Land, Sea and Air Pack (Ultimate Edition Bonus)
Frank the Rabbit Legendary Baker Frank the Rabbit Skin.png Bundle Tracer Pack: Donnie Darko
Last One Standing Legendary Baker Last One Standing Skin.webp Bundle Beyond the Grave
Motocross Legendary Baker Motocross Sin.png Tracer Pack: Motocross Bundle
Stunt Double Legendary Baker Stunt Double Skin.png Tracer Pack: Motocross Bundle
Nosedive Legendary Nosedive Icon BOCW.png Bundle Land, Sea and Air Pack (Ultimate Edition Bonus)
Shrub Legendary Baker Shrub Skin.webp Bundle Quickscope Sniper
US Tanker Legendary US Tanker Icon BOCW.png Bundle Land, Sea and Air Pack (Ultimate Edition Bonus)

Call of Duty: Mobile

Baker appears in Call of Duty: Mobile and was added on April 18, 2022 during Season 3: Radical Raid as part of the War Gamer Lucky Box.


Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War


  • Baker's blood type is O+.
  • The design of Baker's "Clown" skin is a reference to the Joker's thugs in the film The Dark Knight.
    • In Call of Duty: Warzone, the skin is slightly different, with the color of the hair and eyes of the mask changed to blue, and the nose changed to red.