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The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 The subject of this article appeared in Zombies mode The subject of this article appears in Blackout The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Mobile

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"We're only as good as our intel."
— Katsumi "Recon" Kimura

Katsumi "Recon" Kimura (Japanese: 木村克己) is a character and playable Specialist in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 multiplayer.



"Raised in the small town of Higashikawa, Katsumi was expected to enter the family business - sourcing lumber from nearby forests to supply local artists and artisan furniture makers.

He was a loner, who had inherited the hair-trigger temper that ran the family as far back as anyone could trace. During his rages, his Grandfather would calm him by teaching him how to read the I-Ching; the repetitive casting of coins or sticks allowed him to focus, quieting his mind.

His Grandfather was taught by his Grandfather before him; mastering the family rage was a multi-generational work-in-progress.

In 2038 a virulent flu ripped though Japan and much of the Southern Hemisphere, decimating the population. Katsumi and his Father were the only members of their family that survived. Higashikawa's populace was reduced to triple digits.

As the nation descended into turmoil, Katsumi joined the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force to do his part in restoring and maintaining order, rebuilding what had been lost. He has risen steadily through ranks stripped of older, senior officers - serving as a Recon Scout.
— Official Biography

Special Issue

"Intel wins wars. Expose your foes' movements to your team with the powerful intelligence gathering capabilities of your Sensor Darts and Vision Pulse."
— Description