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Call of Duty: MW3: What Are Operator Assault Kills?

Players will need to get Operator Assault Kills to complete one of this week’s Call of Duty: MW3 challenges. But what are they, and how do you get them?

Call of Duty: MW3 offers players weekly challenges to earn some extra XP. Typically, they’re pretty straightforward, but occasionally they’ll use confusing terminology forcing you to look for guides like this. One of this week’s challenges requires you to get 20 Operator Assault Kills with a recommended weapon. Fortunately for you, below we explain exactly what an Operator Assault Kill is and how to get it.

What Are Operator Assault Kills in MW3?

Operator Assault Kills in MW3 are when you kill another player defending an objective in objective-based modes, including Hardpoint, Control, and Domination. Operator is another word for player, and Assault Kill is a kill you get when you’re attacking an objective and get kills in it. The alternative word would be Defend, which is when you get a kill while defending the objective, as opposed to assaulting it.

The MW3 Week 3 challenges with the Operator Assault Kills one highlighted
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How to Get Operator Assault Kills in MW3

To get an Operator Assault Kill in COD: MW3, you simply need to kill a player on an objective you’re trying to take. The easiest mode to get Assault Kills on is Hardpoint, although it is easy to get them on Control and Domination as well. Additionally, the opposing team needs to currently control the objective you’re trying to take for it to work. You cannot get an Assault Kill in non-objective-based modes, including Deathmatch and Free-For-All.

Of course, it goes without saying that you’ll need to actually play the objective in these modes in order to complete this challenge. You can’t get Assault Kills outside of objective areas, so randomly killing enemies within objective-based game modes won’t count. If you want to complete this challenge, you’ll need to suit up and be a good team player.

That’s everything you need to know about Operator Assault Kills in MW3 and how to get them. For more guides just like this one, be sure to check out our Games Hub.