Modern Warfare – How to Unlock Nikto

One of the game's new Operators isn't available in the store yet.

by Diego Perez

The intro cinematic for Season 1 of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare showcases the two new Operators for the season, Mara and Nikto, but only one of them is currently obtainable right now. You’ll get Mara from the Season 1 Battle Pass, but the method of getting Nikto isn’t as clear.

How to Get Nikto

UPDATE: Nikto is now available in the in-game store. You can get him in a bundle for 2400 COD Points that includes some weapon blueprints, calling cards, and other cosmetic items.

Like much of the other content promised for Season 1, Nikto currently isn’t available in Modern Warfare at the time of writing. Mara is already in the game, but if you want to get your hands on the new Allegiance Operator, you’ll have to wait a little while longer. Once he becomes available, you’ll be able to purchase him from the in-game store, which launched alongside the Battle Pass when the Season 1 update went live.

When Will Nikto Be Available?

Sadly, there isn’t a concrete date for Nikto’s release in Modern Warfare. Season 1 only lasts until early February, so he’ll become available sometime in the next few months. In the blog post detailing Season 1, Activision had this to say about cycling content in the store:

“Be on the lookout for a multitude of bundles for sale in the Store throughout Season One. These bundles will include the other new Operator Nikto, new watches such as the ‘Tomagunchi’, a variety of Operator skins, and weapon blueprints like the Area 51 submachine gun blueprint!”

There’s no telling at what point during Season 1 Nikto will release, but considering how prominently he was featured in the Season 1 cinematic, it’s safe to assume he’ll be available for purchase soon. Nikto isn’t the only piece of content held back for release later during Season 1. Two of the three multiplayer maps that were promised have yet to be released, with Crash being the only map to make the cut for launch. Nikto will most likely release alongside one of the other new maps or some other significant content drop at some point during the season.

- This article was updated on December 18th, 2019