How to get a Nuke in Warzone 2

How to get a Nuke in Warzone 2
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Written by 

Tarran Stockton


10th Nov 2022 15:29

You may want to know how to get a Nuke in Warzone 2, as it's the biggest achievement in the entire game and a mark of a quality player. Warzone 2 makes a few big changes to the battle royale formula that was popularised in the original, and one of the biggest new additions is the nuclear bomb which can be used to end a game. If you need to know how to get a Nuke in Warzone 2, we've got you covered.

  • We also have a breakdown of the Warzone 2 Black Sites and how they work, including information about the AI enemies they house.

How to get a Nuke in Warzone 2

Getting a Nuke in Warzone 2 is one of the biggest challenges, meaning the majority of players will never be able to use one. Much like in the classic Modern Warfare 2 game, getting a Nuke allows you to end the game instantly, securing the win in a fiery, radioactive blaze.

There are several steps you need to take to call in and use a Nuke in Warzone 2, with the biggest hurdle being the very first step. We'll run through the exact process of getting a Nuke below.

  1. Win five games of Warzone 2 in a row.
  2. Start the Champion's Quest contract.
  3. Find the three elements for making a Nuke.
  4. Wait for a bomb site to appear on the map and make your way there.
  5. Arm the bomb with the three elements.
  6. Defend the bomb for two minutes.

Once the two-minute timer hits 0, the bomb will explode and the game will end, securing your and your team the victory.

The original Warzone was also set to feature a nuke until it was cut sometime during development. Back during launch, leakers and data miners also found strings in the game's files which pointed toward its existence, but it looks like Activision recycled this concept for the sequel.

That's all for our explainer of how to get a nuke in Warzone 2, and now you know the exact process for securing one and winning a game.

We also have an answer to the question, will Warzone 2 have loadout drops?

Tarran Stockton
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Tarran Stockton
Tarran is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. He previously wrote reviews for his college newspaper before studying Media and Communication at university. His favourite genres include role-playing games, strategy games, and boomer shooters - along with anything indie. You can also find him in the pit at local hardcore shows.
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