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How to open Warzone’s vaults

Published: 19/May/2020 9:36

by Connor Bennett


Following the May 18 update, Call of Duty: Warzone players can now open the doors of the mysterious vaults and capture a huge load of surprises that are inside. Here’s what you need to get those doors open.

Ever since Call of Duty: Warzone launched back in March, players have been finding secrets hidden around Verdansk. We’ve seen strange wolf howls near Dam and even teasers about a new map, though nothing has quite captured the imagination like the handful of vault doors. 

These doors were found across the map and players immediately went to work on trying to figure out how to open them. Did you need a killstreak? Was there a keycode for the scanners that sat outside? Well, it turns out, the answer is actually much easier than those and you can walk right on in following the May 18 patch

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There are plenty of secrets still hidden in Warzone.

How to get inside a vault in Warzone

One of the first players to get inside was FaZe Dirty, who noted that if you manage to find one of the incredibly rare red key cards around the map, you can get access to a vault.

You simply have to take the key card to the door, interact with the small panel next to the door, and then wait for the vault to open up. Though, the rewards aren’t immediately waiting for you on the other side. You’ll have to run down a hallway of sorts to get to those.

  1. Find a key card in Warzone
  2. Head to a vault
  3. Interact with the small button that is to the right of the vault door
  4. Wait for the vault to open up

The effort of getting inside one of the vaults very much appears to be worth it as the Warzone vaults work similarly to both Fortnite and Apex Legends with the ridiculous amount of rewards inside.

However, unlike Epic Games’ take on the secret area, you won’t have to get a keycard that belongs to a specific door – one card should open any of them. Though, make your choice wisely because you won’t be able to go and open a number of different vaults with one keycard swipe.

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NICKMERCS’ overpowered VLK Rogue Warzone loadout kills in “one shot”

Published: 29/Nov/2020 20:53

by Theo Salaun


Shotguns have dominated the Call of Duty: Warzone meta for a while now and FaZe Clan’s NICKMERCS thinks that a souped up, “one-shot” VLK Rogue class might be the next one up. 

First, it was the Origin-12 that supplanted the MP5 as everyone’s favorite secondary weapon in Warzone. After that got nerfed, people pivoted to the R9-0, also known as the “Doof Doof,” which, bolstered by Dragon’s Breath rounds, knocks fully armored enemies in just two shots.

Now, in anticipation of a nerf that many are hoping will come to the R9, Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff is taking TimTheTatMan’s suggestion and trying out the VLK Rogue. While many have become somewhat enamored with the semi-automatic shotgun in the early game, given its potency as ground loot, few have truly experimented with it in their loadouts.

Basing his class on Tim’s, Nick ran a Dragon’s Breath-powered VLK in a game with Swagg and the results were surprising. Although it may not overtake the R9 until nerfs come through, the potential is undeniable.

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The VLK Rogue doesn’t look that big, but it packs a punch.

Noting that Tim and chat had been telling him to try the VLK, Nick built out a class for it and proceeded to drop a casual 30-bomb. Using the Kilo 141 at range, he managed to pull off some nasty close-quarters kills with the Rogue, suggesting it may actually be viable. 

Here’s the full class that Nick used to bully enemies with the VLK:

  • Muzzle: FORGE TAC Marauder
  • Barrel: 16” Warlord
  • Laser: 5mW Laser
  • Ammunition: 8-R Dragon’s Breath
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape

After taking some time to get his loadout, Nick got his first kill with the Rogue at about the 6:20 mark in the video. In that fight, he encountered a bathroom camper and easily one-shot him as the enemy tried to turn the corner. 

Pulling off similar kills throughout the big game, the popular streamer proceeded to confirm suspicions that this shotgun really could play into the next meta once the R9 gets nerfed.

“If the R9 nerf actually does come in, do we think that the VLK is gonna take its place? Personally, I do. I think this is next up. If the R9 gets nerfed, I think people go to the VLK (or maybe we go back to the MP5).”