How to unlock Graves Operator in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone

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Screenshot of Graves in Modern Warfare 2 holding a rifle
Credit: Activision
August 1, 2023: Want to know how to get your hands on Graves? Find all there is to know in our guide.

How to unlock Graves in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone is something several Call of Duty fans will want to know once Season 5 gets underway. The leader of Shadow Company has returned and is one of three Operators appearing in the final Warzone and Modern Warfare 2 season of the cycle.

Seasonal updates for Call of Duty often see the arrival of new Operators in addition to a battle pass that's packed with content ranging from new weapons to exclusive skins for your favourite characters.

As Graves is one of the main characters from the Modern Warfare 2 campaign, there's a high chance his unlock process is rather straightforward. But, before we take a closer look at how to unlock Graves, check out our other Call of Duty guides showcasing the best Warzone Cronen Squall loadout and the best Modern Warfare 2 ranked play loadouts for competitive play.

How to get Graves Operator

Graves is one of two playable Operators that feature in the Season 5 battle pass. All you need to do to unlock him is purchase it. It's an incredibly straightforward process and a must-buy if you're a fan of the main Modern Warfare 2 antagonist and Shadow Company.

Screenshot of Graves Operator holding submachine gun
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Is Graves dead in Modern Warfare 2?

If you've not played the Modern Warfare 2 campaign, this part of our guide contains a few spoilers so bear that in mind if you want to keep reading.

At the end of the story, Graves is inside a tank which you destroy to round off the story. But, we never see the Shadow Company Commander enter the tank and his voice over the radio never changes tone as the tank becomes weaker. Perhaps he was never in the tank to start with.


With Graves returning in Season 5, there's a chance we'll see a cutscene of his miraculous escape as he heads to Al Mazrah.

That's all there is to know about how to unlock Graves in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone. As soon as we find out if he's part of the battle pass, we'll update the guide with all the intel. For now, take a look at the best Warzone ISO 45 loadout and the best Modern Warfare 2 SMG for close-quarters action.

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