Warzone 2 Strongholds: How to get Stronghold key and White Lotus Intel

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Warzone 2’s Stronghold keys are hard to find, but you’ll need one in the DMZ mode to complete the “Storm the Stronghold” mission. Here’s how to find the Warzone 2 Stronghold key and the White Lotus Intel.

The Warzone 2 Al Mazrah map is filled with plenty of exciting content that Call of Duty fans will need to master. From the revamped looting system to Gulag changes, there are plenty of gameplay differences that set Warzone 2 apart from its predecessor, but the DMZ mode is even more different.

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This mode of the game sets players a series of missions to complete, and while the initial set are fairly simple, the “Storm the Stronghold” quest may be giving you a bit of bother. Whether you’re struggling to find a Warzone 2 stronghold key or can’t find the White Lotus Intel, here’s how to complete the mission.

Warzone 2 Strongholds explained

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Warzone 2 Strongholds can be extremely dangerous.

Strongholds are areas on Al Mazrah that feature AI enemies. During each Warzone 2 DMZ match, three Strongholds will be activated around the map. Squads can choose to enter these combat areas to fight the AI within them for a chance to earn better loot and mission-critical objectives.

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In Warzone 2’s Battle Royale mode, things are a little different as teams can earn loadout drops and access to Blacksites through Strongholds. However, only the first team who manages to successfully disarm the bomb and defeat the enemies will receive a Black Site key. According to the official Warzone 2 blog, “successive teams must eliminate a specific number of defenders (AI or players) and will earn their Custom Loadout, but not a Black Site key.”

This makes Strongholds extremely valuable to squads looking to gain access to their Custom Loadouts. After all, Loadout drops can no longer be purchased from Buy Stations. Because of this, Strongholds will be extremely popular places to drop and players will need to eliminate both the AI and other enemy squads within them. 

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Where to find Stronghold Keys in Warzone 2

Warzone 2 Stronghold Keys can be found by taking out AI enemies on the map. We recommend eliminating as many AI opponents as you can and looting their bodies. This can obviously take a while to do, so it’s best to do this method in a squad to speed up the process.

In our experience, we’ve had more success in the following scenarios:

  • Waiting for a helicopter full of troops to arrive near the Stronghold. If this happens, your radio will tell you that you have “increased enemy presence in the area”, or words to that effect. Kill the troops, and one of them may have the key.
  • Focusing on enemies in the Stronghold’s vicinity. It’s still a random drop, though.
  • Killing other players that have the Stronghold key.

Even if you don’t happen to find a bot that has a Stronghold Key, then you can always use the cash to purchase one from a Buy Station for $5,000 when they’re available. So, if you have the funds and want to speed up the process, we recommend splashing those dollars to get the key, but they’re not always available.

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When you do find a Warzone 2 Stronghold key, you’ll need space in your backpack for it, so be sure to keep a spot free.

Warzone 2 White Lotus Intel location and how to complete Storm the Stronghold

The “Storm the Stronghold” DMZ mission opens up a whole host of new objectives, but you’ll need to find the White Lotus Intel within the stronghold.

In our experience, the White Lotus Intel cannot be found by searching in crates or other storage containers. Instead, it’ll be dropped by a random enemy found within the Stronghold. Since you’re required to eliminate all targets within the Stronghold, keep shooting until there’s no one left, and then scavenge around.

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While picking up the Intel is part of the mission, it won’t count unless you successfully extract, so be prepared to run to an extraction point as soon as you have it.

If two players in the squad have the same objective, it’ll be completed for both players if they successfully extract together — so don’t worry if your teammate is carrying it.

So, there you have it, that’s everything you need to know about Warzone 2 Strongholds, including how to get a Warzone 2 Stronghold Key and where to find the White Lotus Intel. Make sure you check out our Call of Duty page for all the latest news and guides. 

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