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Black Ops 4 How to Unlock Blackout Characters

Keep your eyes peeled for unique challenges in every match of Blackout.

by William Schwartz

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Call of Duty’s new Blackout Battle Royale has a bunch of different unlockable characters in the game to customize the experience.  Though the game does not do a very good job of explaining how to unlock them.

There are characters from older Black Ops games like Resnov, Mason, and Mendez.  There are some default characters, like the Ranger, Frogman, Airborne, Seal, and Battle Hardened models.  There are characters from the Zombies mode, and there are all of the Specialist characters from multiplayer to unlock.

Each character is going to have unique challenges associated with them to unlock.  The first of which we’ve seen in the first day since Black Ops 4 has released.  Not all characters have a clear unlock path, while some do.

Here are the characters that are currently unlockable and how to unlock them.

The best way to find the items required to start these missions is in supply drops, but they can be found in other places all across the map in any given match.  

Blackout Characters

  • Ranger – Reach Level 20
  • Frogman – Reach Level 40
  • Airborne – Reach Level 60
  • Seal – Reach Level 80
  • Battle Hardened – Reach Level 80 & Max XP

Classic Black Ops Characters

There are also some characters from the Black Ops franchise with Woods, Reznov, Hudson, Menendez, and Mason.  Each of these characters can be unlocked by completing specific objectives found below.

How to Unlock Hudson

Hudson – Reach Tier 200 in First Strike

How to Unlock Woods

Woods can be unlocked by acquiring Woods’ Bandana and completing the mission requirements.

How to get Woods’ Bandana:  Can be found at the Helicopter spawn north of Firing Range.

Woods Skin Unlock Mission Requirements:  

  • Ride in helicopter for one minute minimum
  • Win the match
  • Have bandana in your inventory at the end of the match

Head here for a more detailed guide on how to unlock Woods in Blackout and where to get Woods’ Bandana.

How to Unlock Menendez

Menendez can be unlocked by acquiring the Locket and completing the mission requirements.

How to get Locket:  The Locket can be found in Supply Drops.

Menendez Skin Unlock Mission Requirements:   

  • Kill 2 enemies with a shotgun
  • Finish the match with the Locket in your inventory at the end of the match

You can head here for a more detailed guide on how to unlock Menendez and where to get the Locket. 

How to Unlock Reznov

Reznov can be unlocked by acquiring the Ushanka Hat and completing a set of requirements.

How to get Ushanka Hat:  Can be found in the Estates or Asylum areas.

Reznov Skin Unlock Mission requirements:  

  • Get 1 Long Range Kill
  • Place Top 5 in Solo, Top 3 in Duos, or Top 2 in Squads
  • Must have the Ushanka Hat in your inventory at the end of the match

Head here for a more detailed guide on how to unlock Reznov in Blackout and where to get the Ushanka Hat

How to Unlock Mason

Mason can be unlocked by acquiring the Stained White T-Shirt

How to get Stained White T-Shirt:  Can be found in a Supply Stash

Mason Skin Unlock Mission Requirements: 

  • Activate the emergency broadcast at the Array to Awake the Sleeper Agent
  • Place top 15 in Solos, Top 8 in Duos, or Top 4 in Squads

Head here for a more detailed guide on how to unlock Mason and how to wake the sleeper agent.

Specialist Characters

Specialist characters are unlocked by completing different character missions during a Blackout match.  This usually requires that players perform a task during a match, collect an item, and then keep that item with them through the duration of the match while placing towards the top of the leaderboard.

How to Unlock Prophet

Prophet can be unlocked by acquiring the Ocular Prosthetic and completing Mission Requirements.

How to get Ocular Prosthetic:  The Ocular Prosthetic can be found in Supply Drops

Prophet Skin Unlock Mission Requirements:

  • Win the match while the 3 perks are active and you have the Ocular Prosthetic in your inventory.

How to Unlock Ruin

Ruin can be unlocked by acquiring the Punching Mitts and completing Mission Requirements.

How to get Punching Mitts:  Can be found at the top of the Red Crane at the Construction Site, the Lighthouse, on rafters at Turbine Hangar 2, and on the Asylum Roof.

Ruin Skin Unlock Mission Requirements: 

  • Find the Punching Mitts
  • Kill enemy while in Close Quarters
  • Finish match with Punching Mitts in inventory

For more detailed instructions on how to find the Punching Mitts and unlock Ruin in Blackout check out this guide. 

How to Unlock Recon

Recon can be unlocked in Blackout by acquiring the Ching Coin and completing Mission Requirements.

How to get Ching Coin:  Ching Coin can be found in Supply Stash

Recon Skin Unlock Mission Requirements:

  • Avoid collapse damage
  • Place in Top 30 (Solo)/Top 15 (Duos)/Top 7 (Quads)
  • Finish the Match with 1 Ching Coin in Inventory

How to Unlock Torque

Torque can be unlocked in Blackout by acquiring Torque’s Note and Completing Mission Requirements.

How to get Torque’s Note: Can be found in a Supply Drop with Razor Wire and Barricade

Torque Skin Unlock Mission Requirements: 

  • Deploy 2 Razor Wires
  • Deploy a Barricade
  • Place in Top 15 Solo, Top 7 (Duos), Top 5 (Quads)
  • Finish the Match with the Note from Torque in your inventory

How to Unlock Ajax

Ajax can be unlocked by acquiring Destroyed Armor Plating and Completing Mission Requirements.

How to get Destroyed Armor Plating:  Killing enemies that are armored will drop armor plate pieces.

Ajax Skin Unlock Mission Requirements: 

  • Loot three broken armor plates
  • Complete the match with armor plates in your inventory

How to Unlock Battery

Battery can be unlocked by finding the War Machine and completing Mission Requirements.

How to get War Machine:  Can be found in Supply Drop

Battery Skin Unlock Mission Requirements: 

  • Find the War Machine and Finish Match With it in Inventory
  • Get 2 kills with the War Machine

How to Unlock Crash

Crash can be unlocked finding the Poker Chip and Completing Mission Requirements.

How to get Poker Chip: Can be found in Medical Stash

Crash Skin Unlock Mission Requirements:

  • Finish in the top 15 (if Solo), Top 8 (if Duos), Top 3 (if Quads)
  • Finish the match with 15 healing items in inventory
  • Finish match with Poker Chip in your inventory

Head here for a more detailed guide on where to get the Poker Chips and unlock Crash.

How to Unlock Firebreak

Firebreak can be unlocked by finding the Burned Doll and completing Mission Requirements.

How to get Burned Doll:  Can be found in Supply Stash

Firebreak Skins Unlock Mission Requirements: 

  • Confirm Kill or Clean Up a downed player with fire (Molotov).
  • Finish Match with Burned Doll in inventory

How to Unlock Seraph

Seraph can be unlocked by finding the Anihilator and completing mission requirements.

How to get Annihilator:  Shoot target at Firing Range and then loot green box inside the building in front of range.

Seraph Skin Unlock Mission Requirements: 

  • Get 1 Kill with Annihilator
  • Place Top 15 (Solos)

For more detailed instructions on how to find the Annihilator check out this detailed guide to unlocking Seraph in Blackout. 

How to Unlock Nomad

Nomad can be unlocked by finding Juneau’s Tags and completing Mission Requirements.

Where to find Juneau’s Tags:  These can be found in a Supply Stash

Nomad Skin Unlock Mission Requirements: 

  • Kill 2 enemies without taking any damage
  • Finish match with Juneau’s Tags in your inventory

For more detailed instructions on how to find Juneau’s Tags and unlock Nomad check out this guide.

Zombies Characters

How to Unlock Dempsey

Dempsey can be unlocked through picking up the Juggernog bottle in the Nuketown Bunker’s Diner area.

  • Find the Juggernog Bottle in Nuketown Diner
  • Kill any enemy with a grenade

Head here for a detailed guide on how to get the Juggernog Bottle and unlock Dempsey in Blackout.

How to Unlock Richtofen

Richtofen will be unlocked by getting the Blood Vial at the Asylum and then finishing in the Top 5.

  • Collect Blood Vial
  • Make it Top 5

Head here for a more detailed guide on how to unlock Richtofen in Blackout and where to get the Blood Vial.

How to Unlock Nikolai

Nikolai will be unlocked by finding his hat in a locked crypt in the cemetery possibly near the blue light.

  • Find Nikolai’s Russian Tanker Hat in Cemetery
  • Make it the Top 10

Head here for a more detailed guide on where to get the Russian Tanker Hat and unlock Nikolai.

How to Unlock Takeo

Takeo will be unlocked once you’ve found the Letter to the Emperor and meet the challenge requirements.

  • Find the Letter to Emperor
  • Make it the top 15
  • Use no equipment

Head here for a more detailed guide on how to unlock Takeo and where to find the Letter to the Emperor

How to Unlock Shadow Man

Shadow Man is an exclusive Blackout character that can only be unlocked through purchasing the Black Ops pass.

How to Unlock Scarlett

Scarlett’s unique items that must be found are racing goggles and a scarf.  Her objective is to kill an enemy with a vehicle.

  • Find the Racing Goggles and Scarf.  Finish the match with it your inventory
  • Kill an enemy with a vehicle

How to Unlock Bruno

  • Find the Mug Shot
  • Down an enemy with a melee attack

How to Unlock Shaw

  • Find the Alchemal Set and finish the match with it in your inventory
  • Kill 2 Enemies with Acid Bomb or Wraith Fire

How to Unlock Diego

  • Find the Magazine and finish with it in your inventory
  • Kill or Down 1 Enemy With Headshot (if solo), 2 with headshots (if duos), 3 with headshots (if playing Squads).

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