- "Clear all of the enemy targets as fast as possible. Shooting civilians will prevent you from getting 3 stars."
- — Spec Ops description
The Pit is the first Special Ops level in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 in the Alpha group of operations. The objective is to clear all enemy targets, while avoiding killing civilians, and get to the end while being timed.
The Infinity Ward best time for The Pit is 22.6 seconds.
The Pit takes place in a training area with both stationary and moving enemy and civilian targets popping up. The player begins the level with an M4A1 and a USP .45, but may swap them out for other weapons provided nearby. There are 24 enemy and 5 civilian cutouts in the pit.
Stars are obtained based on the player's performance; one star is given if the player takes more than 45 seconds, two if the player completes within 45 seconds, and three if the player completes within 35 seconds. If a civilian is hit, players will be ineligible for three stars even if they complete the course within 35 seconds.