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The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Warzone The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Vanguard The subject of this article appeared in Zombies mode The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Warzone 2 The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile
For the Advanced Warfare customization feature, see Operator (Advanced Warfare).
For the similar feature from Black Ops III and 4, see Specialists.

Operators are the playable characters that feature within the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Call of Duty: Vanguard, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III Multiplayer, Co-op and Zombies modes, as well as Call of Duty: Warzone and Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare[]

As of August 3rd, 2021, there are 38 named operators in Modern Warfare (not including Mil-Sim operators). Modern Warfare's Season Five introduced the new sub-faction Shadow Company.

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  • S<number> - post-release operators and season they appeared in
  • BP - debuted in a battle pass
  • $ - debuted in a store bundle
  • CW - exclusive to owners of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  • CWS<number> - operator released during a Black Ops Cold War season.

Mil-Sim[]

Main article: Mil-Sim

Mil-Sim operators were introduced with the release of Season Three.

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  • Flag of the United States PararescueS3·BP
  • Flag of the United Kingdom CTSFOS3·BP
  • Flag of South Korea SKSFS3·BP
  • Flag of the United States USEFS3·BP
  • Flag of the United States USMC RaiderS4·BP
  • Flag of Italy LagunariS4·BP
  • Flag of Canada JTF2S5·BP
  • Flag of the United States Frogman UDTS3·$
  • Flag of the United States VeneratedS3·E
  • Flag of Poland JW GROMS3·$
  • Flag of Russia Default

  • S<number> - post-release operators and season they appeared in
  • BP - debuted in a battle pass
  • $ - debuted in a store bundle
  • E - exclusive to owners of the Fearless Pack

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War[]

As of May 6th, 2022, there are 37 named operators in Black Ops Cold War (not including CDL operators).

NATO Warsaw Pact
Mil-Sim
Operators

CDL
  • S<number> - post-release operators and season they appeared in
  • BP - debuted in a battle pass
  • $ - debuted in a store bundle
  • V - exclusive to owners of Call of Duty: Vanguard
  • VS<number> - operator released during a Vanguard season.

Call of Duty: Vanguard[]

As of Season Five, Vanguard features a total of 31 Operators. All operators also sport a "Favorite Weapon", and using the corresponding weapon with the corresponding operator will earn additional XP. Operators also have a leveling system, and upon leveling up, various rewards (such as MVP Intros, Finishing Moves, and Operator skins,) can be earned. Upon getting all operators in a single unit to max level, players will obtain a unique skin for all operators in that unit incorporating a gold and black color scheme. Upon getting all operators of any four units to max level, a unique skin for all operators is unlocked, incorporating a black and silver color scheme as well as gas masks.

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"Hellhounds"
SOTF 003
"Sentinel"
SOTF 004
"Barbarian"
SOTF 005
"Shadow"
SOTF 006
"Trident"
SOTF 007
"Yeti"
SOTF 420
"Executioners"
SOTF 008
"Harpy"
SOTF 009
"Immortal"
SOTF
"Terminators"
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"Tyrants"
  • S<number> - post-release operators and season they appeared in
  • BP - debuted in a battle pass
  • $ - debuted in a store bundle

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II[]

As of Season Six, Modern Warfare II features a total of 64 named Operators (not including Mil-Sim and CDL operators).

SpecGru KorTac
Mil-Sim
Operators

CDL
  • VE - debuted as Vault Edition exclusive
  • S<number> - post-release operators and season they appeared in
  • BP - debuted in a battle pass
  • $ - debuted in a store bundle
  • BC - exclusive to the BlackCell Battle Pass bundle

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III[]

As of Season Four, Modern Warfare III features 45 new named Operators (excluding CDL Operators), in addition to all the Operators from Modern Warfare II.

SpecGru KorTac
Mil-Sim
Operators

CDL
  • PS - timed exclusive to the PlayStation version of the game
  • VE - debuted as Vault Edition exclusive
  • S<number> - post-release operators and season they appeared in
  • BP - debuted in a battle pass
  • $ - debuted in a store bundle
  • BC - exclusive to the BlackCell Battle Pass bundle
  • BO6 - exclusive to preorders of Call of Duty: Black Ops 6

Trivia[]

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare[]

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War[]

  • With Season Four of Black Ops Cold War, most of the Warsaw Pact Operators' in-game biographies were updated and expanded with a "Peer Assessment" section written by Perseus regarding who could be recruited.
  • Following an update in February 9, 2022, Sergei Ravenov appeared as a Warsaw Pact Operator in custom matches with bots. However, after an update in April 25, 2022, the Operator character was removed from the game.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II[]

  • In the Open Beta, Nova was in the KorTac faction, while König was in the SpecGru faction.
  • Following the Season Two update on February 15, 2023, some Operator bios were shortened in order to fix the issue of viewers not being able to scroll all the way down in order to read their full background.
  • Prior to the Season Three Reloaded update, each Operator would feature a unique portrait render in the selection screen. After the Reloaded update, the portraits are replaced with a cropped version of their default skin's render.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III[]

  • Some Modern Warfare II Operators have updated portrait renders in Modern Warfare III. These include: Price, Ghost, Izzy, Vega, and Snoop Dogg.
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