How to unlock Watch Select in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

The process involves pizza rolls, DLC packs, in-game bundles, and even battle passes.

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As a part of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer, Activision added a locked option called Watch Select. A watch allows the player to wear one of several accessories and actually check the time during their matches. 

But the option was initially locked when you first entered the multiplayer menus—and the game didn't say how to unlock the option, either. The process can involve pizza rolls, DLC packs, in-game bundles, and even battle passes.

Here are some of the ways in which you can "earn" a watch in CoD: Modern Warfare.

Endowment Defender Pack

The simplest way to get access to the extra feature is purchasing the Endowment Defender Pack DLC for $9.99, which gives you a whole bundle of cosmetic goodies, including one of the first watches made available.

The Old School Watch will immediately be added to your inventory along with all of the other DLC items, thus unlocking the Watch Select option in the barracks and allowing you to equip it. This will let you go through with an animation at any time during gameplay where your operator will look at their wrist to check the time. 

As a bonus, 100 percent of the proceeds from this DLC pack will go toward the Call of Duty Endowment, a non-profit organization that helps veterans in the U.S. and U.K. find high-quality civilian jobs after serving in the military. 

Totino's Pizza partnership

If you don't want to buy the DLC but want to collect all of the items available, you can also get a watch by entering special codes on select packages of Totino's products

A total of three different rewards are available through this promotion, so if you want to get each item, you'll need to purchase three separate products marked with the promotion. 

  • Code one: Animated Calling Card
  • Code two: In-game Watch
  • Code three: In-game Charm

If you just want the watch, purchasing the Endowment Defender Pack is a better deal that also supports a great cause. The $9.99 price tag is likely cheaper than any combination of Totino's products that will get you the necessary codes. So unless you're really in the mood for some pizza, the DLC is one of the easiest ways to go. 

Seasonal battle passes

Each Modern Warfare season comes with a battle pass full of cosmetic items to unlock. Though watches were absent from earlier battle passes, they've become a staple of recent ones. You'll need to grind XP to reach their respective tier, meaning you'll also be able to unlock watches by simply playing the game.

If you'd like to hurry up the process, you can increase your XP gain during double XP weekends or seasonal events.

Item bundles from the in-game shop

Some of the cosmetic bundles offered in the in-game shop may include watches. These bundles can be bought with CoD Points. You can acquire CoD Points by leveling up your battle pass or purchasing them in exchange for real-world money.

How many different watches are there in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare?

When watches were first discovered in the game, players had only access to two of them. Over time, it was revealed that there are more than 20 watches available in the game. These watches are a part of different bundles and battle passes, meaning unlocking each of them will require a separate grind if you aren't looking to spend real-life cash.