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Modern Warfare 2 Spec Ops mission list

Our Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Spec Ops mission list details every scenario available to play with a friend in Infinity Ward’s FPS game so far

Modern Warfare 2 Spec Ops mission list: An Operator in the Spec Ops two-player multiplayer mode, dressed in stealth camo with a night vision camera strapped to his face while peering around a palm tree.

The Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Spec Ops mission list, is starting off small, with more episodic releases planned for future updates. Fans of 2019’s Modern Warfare will be pleased to discover that Spec Ops coop is making a welcome return to the multiplayer game – albeit with a slightly different structure, opting for an army of two instead of four. Nevertheless, its core tenets remain the same: a cooperative mode that blends narrative and teamwork.

The first three missions went live with the FPS game‘s launch, but the expansion the coop mode has been confirmed, alongside new three-player Modern Warfare 2 Raids. All of these cooperative missions take place in Al Mazrah, though we don’t doubt there’s scope to expand into the Modern Warfare 2 maps and scenarios available. That said, here’s the complete list of the current Modern Warfare 2 Spec Ops missions and their Star challenges.

Modern Warfare 2 Spec Ops missions

Here is the full Modern Warfare 2 Spec Ops missions list:

  • Low Profile
  • Denied Area
  • Defend: Mt Zaya

Low Profile

Star Reward challenges

  • Complete Low Profile
  • Complete Low Profile within 25 minutes
  • Complete Low Profile within 15 minutes

If the title of this Spec Ops mission didn’t give it away, Low Profile is a stealth-oriented night mission that involves infiltrating a town to procure intel left behind by Al Qatala. But, of course, getting to your objective is only half the battle; you also must successfully exfiltrate without drawing too much attention. So prepare for all hell to break loose if one of you gets caught.

Modern Warfare 2 Spec Ops mission list: two silhouettes of soldiers advancing stealthily through a treeline at the break of dawn in the two-player co-operative mode making its return in Modern Warfare 2.

Denied Area

Star Reward challenges

  • Complete the mission
  • Complete the mission within 25 minutes
  • Complete the mission within 16 minutes

Denied Area is the Modern Warfare 2 Spec Ops mission for you if you’re a fan of vehicular warfare. One of you must get behind the wheel to navigate winding suburban streets, while the other must shoot down the SAM turrets preventing entry into Al Mazrah. Once you’ve taken out the enemy forces, this mode culminates in a mad dash to the exfil plane waiting to transport you to safety.

Defender: Mt. Zaya

Star Reward challenges

  • Complete Defender: Mt. Zaya
  • Complete Defender: Mt. Zaya while allowing 9 or fewer bombs planted
  • Complete Defender: Mt. Zaya while allowing 3 or fewer bombs planted

Described by Infinity Ward as a “love letter to fans of survival modes”, this Modern Warfare 2 Spec Ops mission has you taking up a defensive position within an observatory to fend off waves of enemies attempting to detonate bombs. As with most traditional horde modes, these waves make it increasingly trickier to survive, punctuated by moments between rounds to catch your breath and purchase Modern Warfare 2 killstreaks, revive kits, armour, and more.

That concludes our Modern Warfare 2 Specs Ops mission list – remember to check back as Infinity Ward’s game continues to expand. If multiplayer is your main draw when it comes to Call of Duty, it’s worth checking out our guides to Modern Warfare 2 split screen and Modern Warfare 2 crossplay to get the full lowdown on the various ways you can play with your pals.