I think 26 has more to do with confusion over how the unlocks happen. They are aligned to the Operations which need to be "available" and activated in order to be earned. The next update should add in text that alerts the player to the availability of the operation.
Is there any chance you can leave this stuff until a much later date and concentrate on the real important game destroying stuff, like the game killing spawns, framerate/lag, graphics so we can see things properly, at least before April. That would be really nice.