How to unlock Io Operator in Warzone and Modern Warfare 2

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Screenshot of Warzone Io Operator wearing a mask and a black hooded cloak
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Wondering how to unlock the Io Operator in Warzone and Modern Warfare 2? We've got all the intel you need. Io is one of the Operators arriving as part of Season 4 for Warzone and Modern Warfare 2, and unlike other playable characters, the unlock method is slightly different.

Season 4 for the battle royale and multiplayer is the next seasonal update The long-awaited Vondel map for Warzone and DMZ was officially unveiled alongside a new battle pass packed with content to unlock.

As showcased in the Season 4 content roadmap, fans got to see the Io operator for the first time. Although, Io is not a named Operator on the roadmap. Instead, they are seen as the headline operator to advertise the BlackCell version of the battle pass. If you want to see exactly you can unlock the Io Operator in Warzone and MW2, you can keep reading the guide below.

How to unlock Io Operator in MW2 and Warzone

Io Operator in Warzone and MW2
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The Season 4 roadmap of Warzone and MW2 showcases the Io Operator.

As you might expect, the only way to unlock the Io Operator in Warzone and MW2 is to purchase the Season 4 Blackcell battle pass. If you're unfamiliar, the Blackcell version of the battle pass was introduced in Season 3. It replaced the battle pass bundle, which cost an extra £15 but gave players access to 25 battle pass tokens.

The BlackCell version costs the same in real money, and offers the same number of tokens, but comes with exclusive cosmetics that cannot be obtained in any other way. The BlackCell skins in Season 3 featured black and gold versions of new and existing operators in Warzone and MW2. In Season 4, the same seems to be true, with Io being one of the new Operators featured alongside Nitko who is available in the standard battle pass.

At this time, we have very little information on the background of Io, how they fit into the story of the season, and if they will have any additional skins in the store or on the premium version of the battle pass. What we do know is that when players purchase the BlackCell version of the Season 4 battle pass, they will gain immediate access to the black and gold skin for Io as seen on the content roadmap.

The skin features Io with a hood up and gold accents on a black jacket and pants. They are also holding a black and gold weapon blueprint, which we can assume is another exclusive BlackCell cosmetic in Season 4.


So, to sum up, it appears the only way to unlock Io in Warzone and MW2 Season 4 is to purchase the Blackcell Battle Pass. This will run players roughly £25 of real-life money (no COD Points) and give them access to tier skips on the premium Battle Pass. It's possible that a store bundle containing another skin for Io arrives throughout Season 4, but we don't have any details on that possibility as of yet.

There you have it, that's how to unlock the Io Operator in Warzone and Modern Warfare 2. For more Call of Duty, take a look at our guides showcasing how to unlock the Tempus Razorback and the best SMG for close-range action.

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