Operations are the new challenges in Call of Duty: Ghosts. Operations can be vital to leveling and player development, as completing various Operations within a given time frame can earn XP and Squad Points, and unlock soldier customizations.
Operations fall under five categories, each with a distinct specialty designed to challenge gameplay: Perk, First Class, Game Mode, Weapon, and Gear. Each Operations category consists of 10 individual challenges that automatically rotate every 14 days. Players can also choose to force an Operations rotation at the cost of one Squad Point. One Squad Point is awarded for each Operation that is completed within the 14 day time frame, and bonus Squad Points can be earned for completing multiple Operations within the same 14 day period.