Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Mason reporting for duty: The original Black Ops protagonist arrives in Season Six

Mason reporting for duty: The original Black Ops protagonist arrives in Season Six

Enlisting in the United States Marine Corps at 18, Alex Mason would go on to play a crucial role in confrontations around the globe as a major character in the Black Ops saga. Despite being a primary player in preventing a Nova 6 attack against the United States, his service record is anything but clean.

Some wonder if he really could have shaken off the reprogramming he was subjected to in Vorkuta, though his closest allies never doubt his capabilities. In this time of Adler’s need against the influence of the Numbers Program, Mason’s own experience may be the most valuable asset on hand.

Available October 7 in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Call of Duty: Warzone, Mason joins the NATO faction via the Season Six Battle Pass. Here’s what we know about this iconic soldier:

Alex Mason, doing what he does best

Meet Mason

Full Name: Alex Mason
Date of Birth: 06/03/1933
Nationality: USA
Birthplace: Fairbanks, Alaska
Faction: NATO
Blood Type: O+
First Language: English

1951 — Enlists in USMC.
1952 — Selected for 2nd Marine Division Recon, dispatched to Korea.
1958 — Recruited into the CIA, Special Activity Division.
1961 — Selected for CIA squad Operation 40. Infiltrates Cuba as part of Operation Zapata. Primary assassination target escapes. Captured by Cuban and Soviet troops.
1963 — Returns to U.S. after escaping imprisonment in Vorkuta, Russia.
1968 — Joins Studies and Observations Group in Khe Sanh, Vietnam, with Frank Woods and Jason Hudson. [REDACTED]. Participates in assault on Soviet ship Rusalka. Responsible for killing primary target.
1976 — [REDACTED]

Impulsive, reckless, and passionate, Mason represents the best and worst of the CIA. A primary protagonist of the Black Ops storyline, he fought alongside Joseph Bowman and Frank Woods in the Bay of Pigs, escaped imprisonment in Vorkuta, prevented a massive Nova 6 attack, and was subjected to intense psychological interrogation and reprogramming. And that’s just a small part of his complex history.

Though his service record and reputation are mired in controversy, his effectiveness is indisputable. In Black Ops Cold War, he’s arrived just in time for the epic confrontation between Adler and Stitch. His history with foreign influences suggests he is unlikely to be receptive to the Numbers Program, making him a key component in the coming fight.

Alex Mason sporting a rare (and extra fashionable) Operator skin

Battle Pass Intel: Get Mason at Tier 0 and Tier 100

Purchase the Season Six Battle Pass to gain instant access to Mason’s Legendary “Alaska” Operator skin at Tier 0, featuring a tactical vest with a tool for every job and a dress shirt and gloves to match.

Complete his included Operator Missions to receive XP rewards, cosmetic items for your player profile, and additional Operator skins. Progress to Tier 100 to unlock Mason’s Ultra-rarity “Aurora Borealis” Operator skin and light up the night sky with this animated outfit.

The Season Six Battle Pass can be purchased for 1,000 CP, giving you the ability to unlock all 100 Tiers within the Season Six Battle Pass system. You can also pick up the Battle Pass Bundle for 2,400 CP, including the Season Six Battle Pass along with 20 instant Tier Skips. By getting the Battle Pass Bundle, you’ll gain immediate access to items like the .410 Ironhide Shotgun, the “Lycan Hunter” SMG Weapon Blueprint, the “Axe Murder” Finishing Move, and more.

Ready up and deploy today in Season Six of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, now live and full of free new content. Visit for more info.

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