How to get the Nuke in Warzone 2: Champions Quest explained

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The iconic Call of Duty nuke is present in Warzone 2, but unlocking it works very differently from the multiplayer counterpart. Here’s everything you need to know about completing the Champions Quest.

Warzone 2, just like the multiplayer features the beloved Nuke, which serves as a reward for highly skilled players. Activision dropped it into the game at launch among the new Gulag, backpack system, and proximity chat features spiced up the experience.

What was once only the subject of leaks and speculation is now a well-documented fact, as multiple Warzone 2 streamers and content creators have succeeded in launching nukes by now. Some even do so under extreme conditions, such as one player who secured the first melee-only solo Nuke.

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Here’s a step-by-step guide on how they pulled it off and how you can do the same.

How to get a nuke in Warzone 2

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Getting a Nuke in Warzone 2 requires coordination from all of your squad mates.

In order to get the nuke in Warzone 2, you will have to complete the Champion’s Quest. The contract only appears after winning five consecutive matches.

Once the Champion’s Quest contract does appear in your game, follow the steps below.

  1. Locate the Champions Quest icon on the map and land near it to activate the contract
  2. Collect three elements (Beryllium, Plutonium, and Tritium)
  3. Locate the bombsite and put all three elements into the bomb
  4. Arm the nuke and defend the bombsite for two minutes
  5. From there, the nuke will detonate and destroy Al Mazrah

Once you land near the contract, a message will pop up saying, “Champions Quest initiated. Assemble the nuke and destroy the Warzone.” From this point, you have just under 27 minutes to locate the three elements.

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The nuke will automatically end the Warzone match.

Each element is marked one at a time within a yellow circle on your map. One of the squad members will be live-pinged with a crown on the map, so other teams can prevent you from constructing the nuke.

After collecting all three elements, a message will eventually appear on your screen saying, “bomb site revealed.”

Go to the bombsite, put all three elements in the bomb, and then arm the nuke. A two-minute timer begins, and you need to defend the bomb site, as players are able to defuse the nuke before it detonates.

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If you successfully defend the bombsite for two minutes, the nuke goes off, and the match ends.

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