Call of Duty: Warzone 2’s nuke was initially a rumor until someone blew it up (opens in a new tab) three days after launch. This was a far cry from the nuke in the original Warzone, a single event that was used to transform the original Verdansk (opens in a new tab) and usher in the Cold War era with the revamped ’84 version. This time around, it doesn’t have such lasting consequences.
The Warzone 2 nuke works similarly to the old Tactical Nuke killstreak in that once it’s triggered, it’s game over for everyone in the match. Unlike the killstreak, you’ll need to locate a number of specific items during a game and fend off anyone else with the same idea. Still, if you’re determined to win whatever the cost, here’s how to get the nuke in Warzone 2.
How to Trigger the Warzone 2 Nuke
If you want to activate the nuke in Warzone 2, you will have to do some legwork first. There are several steps you will need to complete to bring total devastation to everyone on the Al Mazrah map and good teamwork will come into play.
Here is a breakdown of the steps to get a Warzone 2 nuke:
- Win five consecutive Warzone 2 matches
- Start the Champion’s Quest Contract
- Find the three elements that make up the nuclear bomb
- Wait for the bomb site to appear on the map
- Arm the nuke with all three components
- Defend the bomb against other players for two minutes.
If the first step did not put you off and you manage to collect five consecutive winsyou will have a special contract called Champion’s Quest appear somewhere on the map. Once launched, you will need to collect three nuclear components, Tritium, Beryllium and Plutonium, marked at random locations on the map.
These steps may seem relatively simple until you realize that other players can take these items from you. In this case, they are even more likely to hunt you down as you will be marked on the map for all other players to see with a big golden crown, as long as you have one of the nuclear components in your possession.
Once you have all three elements, wait for the bomb site to appear on the map, then head towards it once it spawns and assemble the bomb by placing the three elements. Now you need to arm for nuke to start the two minute timer.
You’re not off the hook yet, now you have to defend the bomb against other players until it explodes. Once done, your screen will flash white and the match will end, declaring you and your team the winners. Good job – I mean, if you can call it good work as your atoms have just been freshly sprinkled on the impact zone. A win is a win, right?