Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Blackout mode operates in a similar manner to that of other Battle Royale games, in that skins are the main form of customisation. The base game ships with a large assortment of different characters to play as, and here's how you unlock them. We'll continue to update this article as more methods and unlocks are discovered.

How to Unlock Blackout Characters

Character Character Mission Steps
Reznov Currently unknown
Mason Currently unknown
Woods 1. Obtain the Bandanna by killing zombies or looting enemies
2. Get in a helicopter during a match
3. Win a match
Menendez 1. Obtain the Locket
2. Kill an enemy with a shotgun
3. Kill an enemy with a melee attack
4. Finish the match with the locket in your inventory
Ranger Reach Echelon 20
Frogman Reach Echelon 40
Airborne Reach Echelon 60
Seal Reach Echelon 80
Battle Hardened Reach Echelon 80 Prestige

How to Unlock Zombies Characters

Character Character Mission Steps
Shadowman Purchase the Black Ops Pass
Dempsey 1. Find a Death Machine
2. Kill zombies
3. Finish the match in the top 10
Nikolai 1. Find a Cymbal Monkey
2. Kill Zombies
3. Finish the match in the top 10
Richtofen 1. Find a Ray Gun
2. Kill zombies
3. Finish the match in the top five
Takeo 1. Find the Katanas
2. Kill zombies
3. Finish the match in the top 10
Bruno Currently unknown
Diego Currently unknown
Scarlett 1. Obtain the Racing Goggles and Bandanna by killing zombies or looting enemies
2. Currently unknown
Shaw Currently unknown

How to Unlock Multiplayer Characters

Character Character Mission Steps
Ajax 1. Loot three Broken Armor Platings from enemies
2. Finish the match with the three Broken Armor Platings in your inventory
Battery 1. Obtain Battery's War Machine
2. Get kills with the War Machine
3. Finish the match in the top 15
Crash 1. Obtain Poker Chips
2. End the match with 15 healing items
3. Finish the match in the top three
4. Finish the match with the Poker Chips in your inventory
Firebreak 1. Obtain the Burned Doll from a supply box or a supply drop
2. Kill or finish off a downed player with fire
3. Finish the match with the Burned Doll in your inventory
Nomad Currently unknown
Prophet Currently unknown
Recon 1. Obtain the I Ching Coins from a supply box or a supply drop
2. Avoid taking any damage from being outside the circle
3. Finish the match in the top seven
4. Finish the match with the I Ching Coins in your inventory
Ruin 1. Craft the Grapple Gun from missing pieces
2. Finish the match in the top 15
Seraph 1. Find the Annihilator
2. Get kills with the Annihilator
3. Finish the match in the top 15
Torque 1. Obtain the Note From Torque from a supply box or a supply drop
2. Deploy two razor wires and one barricade
3. Finish the match in the top seven players
4. Finish the match with the Note From Torque in your inventory

Which characters are you focusing on unlocking next? Scavenge the steps above and post your finding in the comments below.