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What are Operator Kills in MW2?

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If you are wondering how to get Operator Kills in MW2, all you need to do is eliminate another live player during a match for it to count.

As you play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, you'll come across a variety of challenges. They might be daily challenges that award XP or weapon challenges that unlock more guns or camos. One type of challenge that has players confused require Operator Kills in MW2.
So, what are Operator Kills? Simply put, they are when you kill another player within a game of Modern Warfare 2.

How to get Operator Kills in MW2

Mow down real players, not bots, to net Operator Kills (Image via Esports.gg)
Mow down real players, not bots, to net Operator Kills (Image via Esports.gg)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 includes some challenges that are easier said than done. This is one that is just as easily said as it is performed. The majority of kills you will get in MW2 are Operator Kills. So, if you're trying to unlock a certain weapon or complete a daily task, just jump into a game of multiplayer.
Use the required weapon, if it is a gun specific challenge, and play through the match with it. Any time you get a kill, it will count as an Operator Kill. This means modes like Warzone 2.0, DMZ, and Invasion aren't the best options.
Those modes have AI enemies in them. If you take down a slew of computer-controlled opponents, it won't count towards the kills needed. Yes, they do have player-controlled enemies, but you're better off racking up a killstreak to get the challenge done quickly in something like Team Deathmatch or Domination.

How to tell if an enemy is another player

The enemy down the lane is a bot, shown by the way it has taken cover and is aiming (Image via Esports.gg)
The enemy down the lane is a bot, shown by the way it has taken cover and is aiming (Image via Esports.gg)
If you're a diehard Warzone or DMZ player and don't journey into MW2 multiplayer that often, or you just can't stop playing Invasion, then you'll have to try and get your Operator Kills in those modes. It helps to know how to differentiate a real player from a bot.
These tips will make it easy to spot an Operator that counts:
  • Real players often have fluid, yet sometimes erratic, movement from one piece of cover to another
  • AI enemies will complete their scripted action, such as taking cover behind a corner, before firing upon you
  • If you shoot an enemy, watch how they retaliate, as bots may not immediately react
  • Pay attention to the Operator skin, as AI opponents are generic-looking, while real players may have skins from the shop
When it comes to telling if an enemy is an actual player or a bot, movement is key. Just watch how they traverse the map. If they're moving with a purpose, you'll know gunning them down will count as an Operator Kill.
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Brandon Moore
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Brandon "Mothman" Moore is an esports journalist based in the United States. He has a heavy background in FPS titles, including professional Valorant coverage from day one. Brandon is a family man who loves writing, gaming, and catching a baseball game.