All New Vanguard Operators

Call of Duty: Vanguard gets at least three new Operators every season. And these aren't just skins. Each of the Operators give an XP buff to their “favored weapon”. Here are the latest Operators, and the next one's planned for release.
Mercenaries of fortune oeprators
These are the Mercenaries of Fortune. | © Activision

New Operator bundles are always the most popular items in the shop. Even in a first-person game, this makes sense, because in Vanguard, we have to watch four victory displays at the end of every single game thanks to the new “play of the game” and “MVP” animations. It's not popular, but those animations are here to stay, so understandably, you're all looking for the coolest Operators and skins. In this article, we're going to give you an overview of the newest Operators, what their favored weapons are, and then we're going to take a look at which Operators will appear next in Vanguard.

Who Are The New Vanguard Operators?

New Season 4 Operator: Carver Butcher

Favorite WeaponMarco 5
ReleaseAt Launch
Year of BirthN/A
NationalityEnglish
BackstoryButcher served in the British Army during Operation Devon, battling against the 16th Panzer Division. He was dismissed after sustaining injuries to his face from exploding shrapnel but returned to the front lines soon after. There he witnessed resistance fighters in action.
Inspired, went on to become the founder and recruiter for the Special Operations Task Force. The rest, as they say, is history.
Carver Butcher
Carver Butcher. | © Activision

New Season 4 Operator: Callum Hendry

Favorite WeaponUGM-8
ReleaseIn-Season
Year of BirthN/A
NationalityScotland
BackstoryAll his life, Callum was a showoff, getting into trouble with neighbors, the law – everyone. His unwavering spirit helped him quickly ascend the ranks of the British Army to eventually become a recruit trainer. In World War II, Callum, harboring deep hatred for Nazis and their ideals, fought hard for a future without them. Currently he is the trainer for all S.O.T.F. agents.
Callum Hendry
Callum Hendry. | © Activision

New Season 4 Operator: Ikenna Olowe

Favorite WeaponVargo-S
ReleaseMid-Season
Year of BirthN/A
NationalityNigeria
BackstoryIkenna Olowe understood strategy from a young age. As a child in Nigeria, he excelled at chess, quickly surpassing his teachers. He grew strong studying Gidigbo, a martial battle of wits. Balances in body and mind, Ikenna joining the war effort as a battlefield engineer. His work established critical supplies lines across the globe. Ikenna became a grand planner. Knowing when to build and when to demolish.​
Ikenna Olowe
Ikenna Olowe. | © Activision

Who Are The Next Vanguard Operators?

After we recently got Snoop Dogg as a playable operator, and even King Kong and Godzilla are playable, nothing surprises us anymore. However, nothing is known about new Season 5 operators or other new additions yet. As soon as we have news about upcoming operators, we will let you know here.

Who Are The Vanguard Operators Based On?

The first Vanguard Operators were based on real WWII heroes, but since launch, most new Operators have been original creations from Sledgehammer. Here are the famous war heroes that have appeared as Call of Duty: Vanguard Operators:

  • Polina Petrova is based on Lyudmila Pavlichenko, nicknamed “Lady Death”, who had 309 confirmed kills as a sniper for the Red Army.
  • Arthur Kingsley is based on Sergeant Sidney Cornell, an American soldier who parachuted behind enemy lines on D-Day, and fought tooth and nail from there until the end of the war.
  • Lucas Riggs is based on Charles Upham, New Zealand's greatest war hero. He was awarded the Victoria Cross twice during his service, and has become a legend for numerous heroic acts.
  • Wade Jackson is based on Captain Vernon L. Michael, the hero of the Midway, who defended American servicemen from the air against the Japanese fleet.

We have a complete overview of these characters, and the veterans who inspired them, here.


Will New Vanguard Operators Carry Over To Warzone?

Yes, all Vanguard Operators also appear in Warzone Pacific. However, you will not get the XP buff for using their favored weapons in Warzone, but Warzone isn't the best way to grind weapon XP anyway, this is.

Well, there you have it, folks, everything you need to know about Operators in CoD: Vanguard. It'll be interesting to see whether this Operator-orientated design makes its way into Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 later this year, it certainly made for a good campaign.