How to unlock every Operator in MW3 & Warzone: Rick Grimes, Laswell, more

Max Candelarezi
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Modern Warfare 3 introduces a fresh lineup of Operators that players can access as they progress through the game ranks. Here’s a complete guide on how to unlock every Operator in Call of Duty MW3.

Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone Season 2 carried a ton of exciting content to fans, including brand-new maps, and fresh weaponry such as the RAM-9 SMG and BP50 AR, alongside new Operators and cosmetic items.

Thanks to the Carry Forward feature, MW3 gets a lot of content from its predecessor, Modern Warfare 2, such as Operators, weapons, and more. For those who appreciate diverse character options, Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone introduce a unique Operator lineup.

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Here are all of the Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone Operators, including how to unlock each one.

Every MW3 & Warzone Operator

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The MW3 and Warzone Operator roster features fan-favorite characters like Ghost, Price, and Makarov.

Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone boast 38 Operators to unlock and use within the game at launch, divided into two different factions, SpecGru and KorTac. Here’s a list of every MW3 Operator.

  • Warden
  • Makarov
  • Ghost
  • Price
  • Blaze
  • Thirst
  • Alpine
  • Enigma
  • Bantam
  • Doc
  • Raptor
  • Corso
  • Swagger
  • Lockpick
  • Blueprint
  • Rocket
  • Byline
  • Scorch
  • Ripper
  • Pathfinder
  • Warrior
  • Riptide
  • BBQ
  • Jabber
  • Jet
  • CDL 2024 Male Away and Home
  • CDL 2024 Female Away and Home
  • Dokkaebi
  • Nolan
  • Abolisher BlackCell
  • Paul Atreides
  • A-Train
  • Firecracker
  • Laswell
  • Rick Grimes
  • John Doe

How to unlock all Operators in MW3 & Warzone

MW3 and Warzone feature a ton of Operators available for players to select, with some becoming accessible through multiplayer, Zombies, and campaign progression, as well as pre-order bonuses or exclusive access.

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In addition to all the Operators that are achieved through challenges, players can also select the default Mil-Sim Operators available right from the beginning of the game’s launch representing each faction.

SpecGru

MW3 and Warzone’s SpecGru faction features a roster of 20 Operators, featuring well-known CoD antagonist Makarov. Additionally, players who pre-ordered the Digital Standard or Vault Edition of Modern Warfare 3 from the PlayStation Store are rewarded with the exclusive Lockpick Operator.

Here’s every SpecGru Operator included in MW3 and Warzone.

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OperatorHow to unlock it
WardenAvailable when purchasing MW3 Vault Edition
MakarovAvailable when purchasing MW3 Vault Edition
Blaze (Mil-Sim)Initially available
Thirst (Mil-Sim)Initially available
AlpineGet three Operator Kills while Crouching in a Single Multiplayer Match
EnigmaGet three Kills while Aiming Down Sights in a Single Multiplayer Match
BantamPerform one Finishing Move in a Single Multiplayer Match
DocComplete Highrise campaign mission
RaptorGet five Operator Kills with Frag Grenades in a Single Multiplayer Match
CorsoComplete Reactor campaign mission
SwaggerGet 10 Kills with LMGs in a Single Multiplayer Match
LockpickPlayStation exclusive, available by preordering the MW3 Digital Standard or Vault Edition
Abolisher BlackCellPurchase Season 1 BlackCell Battle Pass
CDL 2024 Male AwayPurchase CDL Launch Pack 2024 in the MW3 and Warzone store
CDL 2024 Female AwayPurchase CDL Launch Pack 2024 in the MW3 and Warzone store
Paul AtreidesPurchase Paul Atreides Tracer / Operator Pack in the MW3 and Warzone store
A-TrainPurchase A-Train Tracer / Operator Pack in the MW3 and Warzone store
LaswellPurchase Season 2 Battle Pass
Rick GrimesPurchase Season 2 Battle Pass
John DoePurchase Season 2 BlackCell Battle Pass

KorTac

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Fresh Operators will join the roster with each new season of MW3 and Warzone.

The MW3 and Warzone KorTac faction contains 18 Operators, including beloved Task Force 141 members Price and Ghost. Here’s every KorTac Operator included in MW3 and Warzone.

OperatorHow to unlock it
PriceAvailable when purchasing MW3 Vault Edition
GhostAvailable when purchasing MW3 Vault Edition
Blueprint (Mil-Sim)Initially available
Rocket (Mil-Sim)Initially available
BylineGet three Operator Hipfire Kills with SMGs in a Single Multiplayer Match
ScorchComplete three Contracts in a Single Zombies Match
RipperGet 100 Kills in a Single Zombies Match
PathfinderComplete Crash Site campaign mission
WarriorAvailable after purchasing the Call of Duty Endowment ‘Warrior’ Pack (available November 10)
RiptideGet one Kill with a Cruise Missle in a Single Multiplayer Match
BBQKill three Operators Affected by your Tacticals in a Single Multiplayer Match
JabberComplete Danger Close campaign mission
JetGet five Operator Kills with Snipers in a Single Mutliplayer Match
DokkaebiPurchase Season 1 Battle Pass
NolanPurchase Season 1 Battle Pass
CDL 2024 Male HomePurchase CDL Launch Pack 2024 in the MW3 and Warzone store
CDL 2024 Female HomePurchase CDL Launch Pack 2024 in the MW3 and Warzone store
FirecrackerPurchase Firecracker Tracer / Operator Pack in the MW3 and Warzone store

All in all, that’s everything you need to know about Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone’s Operator roster, including how to unlock each one.

For more on MW3, be sure to check out our other guides:

Best guns in Warzone Best Warzone controller settings | Best PC settings for Warzone | How to get a nuke in Warzone | Best Assault Rifles in Warzone | Best SMGs in Modern Warfare 3 | Best Assault Rifles in Modern Warfare 3 | Best Sniper Rifles in Modern Warfare 3

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